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Ace Hole Pale Ale - Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant

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87
very good

112 Ratings
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our newest regular member of the pale ale lineup. Hopped with Sorachi Ace and Citra hops.

(Beer added by: sprucetip on 04-02-2010)
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Photo of Florida9
1.4/5  rDev -63.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Orange 3/25 sticker on the side.

A: A darker shade of yellow in color. Forms a moderate sized off white head that quickly reduces to bubbly surface coating. Moderate amounts of lacing.

S: No, that doesn't smell good. Not at all. Burnt butter and fermented vegetables.

T: Burnt, bitter, brown butter. Maybe some caramel malt. Oh man, the taste just lingers too. Seriously, this tastes like a brown butter sauce, but in the worst way possible.

M: I've got to admit, it's really hard to judge the mouthfeel on this one because my face is wincing. Medium bodied? Buttery? Wait, there is some bitterness.

O: Undrinkable. Absolutely disgusting and completely undrinkable. A complete diacetyl bomb. Whoever allowed this beer to make it to the can should be shot.

Florida9, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of dcp27
2.31/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

orangey-amber pour with good clarity, tho some floaties, and a lasting off-white head. aroma is butter (diacetyl), caramel, & over-ripe fruit (citra). taste is similar plus some grass, pretty much all diacetyl and over-done citra. seems like got a bad batch based on other reviews, but probably won't be giving it a second shot. never experienced so much diacetyl in a commercial brew.

dcp27, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of dasenebler
2.58/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Marshall Wharf Ace Hole
7/25/13
16oz can, packaged 7/12/13

Pours a bright gold with decent clarity but tons of floaties upon further inspection. Good head and retention. (3)

Aroma is has some hop--ripe fruit, citrus-- and diacetyl. (2.5)

Grassy hops, earthy, leafy. Bitter on the back, with a strange, corn-like malt flavor. Moderate levels of diacetyl, but not horrible. Some citrus, pepper, and butterscotch on the finish. Voluptuous malty backbone, biscuit and hay. Full mouthfeel and appropriate carbonation. Drinkable, but I wouldn't buy another pint. (2.5, 4)

This beer just tastes weird to me, probably because of the diacetyl combined with the Citra and Sorachi. Might be good for homebrew, but it just doesn't seem like a pro beer. Looking back on the times I've had it on tap, the buttery character has definitely been there: DiACEtyl Hole Pale Ale? (2)

dasenebler, Jul 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

DonFrap, Jul 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

jbarletto, Feb 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Mikeypnh, Mar 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Jason1337, Jul 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Rochefort10nh, Jan 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

pearljam118, Feb 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

acurtis, Aug 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

JJChrist, Jun 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

CTJman, Feb 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

tinterlande, Apr 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

CurtFromHershey, Apr 21, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -10.3%

Suzu, Sep 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

virinow, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Three Tides, Belfast, ME

Poured a clear orange-yellow with a small white head and very little carbonation. Crisp citrusy hops all over the aroma. Citrus zest in the taste, balanced very well with light sugar and lightly toasted malts. Light-medium mouthfeel and a bit syrupy sweet; easily drinkable.

Rifugium, May 14, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

banger7, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

erlenmeyer, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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JAHMUR, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Pwbres, Jul 16, 2014
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Ace Hole Pale Ale from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
87 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.