A friend drove through Maine on the way to drop off his daughter at University in Halifax and brought back some of this beer to try.
I have to say, I really liked this beer a lot. I wish he'd brought back more than 6. The beer is clearly an English influenced IPA although it does have a touch more bitterness and perhaps a bit of citrus character but the backbone is definitely English. Not overly hoppy, very well balanced and drinkable. At 6%, this is a beer that would get me into a lot of trouble because it drinks like a much lower alcohol session beer.
Copper coloured and clear. The Geary's website states "English Malts" but I don't really perceive anything that I would say was clearly English in the malt profile but I admit, I'm not the best at picking up more subtle characteristics like that. It's the more subdued hopping that clearly makes this an English style IPA as opposed to the more upfront bitterness you'd expect in an AIPA.
Excellent beer and one that I will definitely get again (I hope).