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

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87
very good

108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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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Florida9

Illinois

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.

Serving type: can

04-17-2014 23:50:49 | More by Florida9
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dcp27

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: can

03-18-2014 02:00:47 | More by dcp27
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dasenebler

Maine

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)

Serving type: can

07-25-2013 22:09:08 | More by dasenebler
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

07-16-2013 02:42:42 | More by DonFrap
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jbarletto

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

02-19-2014 01:48:13 | More by jbarletto
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -22.7%

03-25-2014 21:03:33 | More by Mikeypnh
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.7%

07-10-2013 08:36:34 | More by Jason1337
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -22.7%

01-29-2013 01:30:21 | More by Rochefort10nh
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.7%

02-23-2014 16:42:57 | More by pearljam118
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

08-03-2013 02:52:33 | More by acurtis
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JJChrist

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

06-15-2014 15:22:17 | More by JJChrist
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CTJman

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

02-20-2014 00:39:32 | More by CTJman
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tinterlande

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

04-03-2014 19:05:35 | More by tinterlande
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CurtFromHershey

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

04-21-2014 00:49:44 | More by CurtFromHershey
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virinow

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-29-2013 01:03:43 | More by virinow
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wroywel

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

04-06-2013 21:23:02 | More by wroywel
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2011 19:14:02 | More by Rifugium
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banger7

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-23-2013 11:57:29 | More by banger7
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erlenmeyer

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

10-04-2013 23:03:21 | More by erlenmeyer
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IPAFrankieH

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-09-2013 16:00:27 | More by IPAFrankieH
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metalgdog

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-09-2013 23:48:53 | More by metalgdog
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

05-19-2014 23:34:01 | More by AJ01923
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-25-2014 01:07:44 | More by JAHMUR
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Pwbres

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

07-16-2014 01:43:40 | More by Pwbres
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-03-2013 00:13:18 | More by djrn2
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Ace Hole Pale Ale from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
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