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

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116 Ratings
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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.95%
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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Ratings: 116 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

djrn2, Aug 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

acurtis, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Knapp85, Nov 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

JAHMUR, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of jlindros
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dry-hopped Firkin at the Anniversary festival.

Light fizzy head, hazy golden tan orange color.

Nose has some fresh resin, grassy hops, little citrus and tropical fruit, fairly floral though too.

Taste has more fresh hops, grassy and floral, some citrus with tropical fruits, papaya and nectarine strike me, a light sweet reddish malt, fairly bitter, and quite resinous with a light hop oil.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb for firkin, little oily.

Overall pretty good, nice hops, quite fresh tasting, light malty base, pretty close to the original beer but with fresh hops and oily resins added mostly.

jlindros, Nov 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

oline73, Sep 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

mendvicdog, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
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  rDev -22.5%

Rochefort10nh, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

oriolesfan4, Sep 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

duceswild, Sep 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

AngusOg, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

tom10101, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of tigg924
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: 1 inch head, high carbonation, gold in color, cloudy

Smell: citrus hops and pine hops

Taste: citrus hops and pine hops--light honey and malt to balance out the beer

Mouthfeel: sweetish start with a dry bitter middle and aftertaste, light body, medium carbonation

Overall: A nice dry and hoppy beer that is never overly bitter. One of the better pale ales I have had. I am glad I picked up a four pack of this and would get it again if I wanted this style.

tigg924, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

warnerry, Jun 23, 2013
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1.4/5  rDev -63.8%
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
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

thegerm87, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Jspriest, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Adamostella, Oct 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

MacQ32, Sep 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

DonFrap, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Tauroe for sending this one down! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 16 oz. can into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a light bronze - quite a bit darker than expected for an APA. Hazy, medium visible carbonation, with a one-finger white head.

S: This has a nice, big nose on it. Pine resin, tropical fruits, citrus rind and grapefruit, a bit floral, dank and grassy, and just a hint of candied sugar sweetness.

T: Tropical fruits, melon, cat urine, citrus and spicy hops with some delicate light cracker malt and a bit of that candied sugar. Moderately bitter with some sweetness in the hang.

M: Quite full-bodied for an APA, with lots of carbonation sensation. The alcohol flavors are well-hidden given the hefty ABV for style.

O: This was pretty tasty - but I would have preferred different hop flavors. The Sorachi Ace is not generally my favorite hop. Still, it was a well-crafted beer, and one I would recommend.

macrosmatic, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

ElGallo, Feb 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

CTJman, Feb 20, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can dated 3/25.

Pours hazy copper with a dense head and plenty of lacing after settling down.

Aromatics are a nice blend of lemons and weed. Spicy and dankish with a hint of grapeskins.

Medium bodied with a crispish mouth feel. A bit tacky.

A balancing malt foundation starts the palate with shades of toasted biscuits and caramel. Bright, piney hops follow through with a fairly substantial bitterness for an APA.

Finishes with a lingering hop bite and some residual malty sweetness.

Tasty beer and the hops are a good mix. I just prefer a dryer Pale ale with less malt backbone.

brewandbbq, Apr 11, 2014
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Ace Hole Pale Ale from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
87 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.