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

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Ace Hole Pale AleAce Hole Pale Ale

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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.99%
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 -63.7%
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 brewandbbq
3.9/5  rDev +1%
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
Photo of tinterlande
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

tinterlande, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of hopley
4/5  rDev +3.6%

hopley, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Tidesox28
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Tidesox28, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Mikeypnh
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Mikeypnh, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of dcp27
2.31/5  rDev -40.2%
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 Auror
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Auror, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of pearljam118
3/5  rDev -22.3%

pearljam118, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of valdieu2
4/5  rDev +3.6%

valdieu2, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of CTJman
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

CTJman, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of jbarletto
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

jbarletto, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of mjstacker
4.46/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a month old can into a tulip glass.

Deep copper color, very hazy and dense. Not looking through this one. Head was deep, dissipated quickly, almost no lacing.

Smell is good-ish to great, I bet it's great fresh out of the keg.

Mouthfeel is near perfect for me, very carbonated. Tiny little bubbles.

Overall, this is a great Pale Ale. This is the taste I hoped for when I opened their "Can't Dog" last night. The two beers have similar qualities but this beer is much more balanced in my opinion. I prefer the more citrusy, hoppy taste here as opposed to the heavy malt in "Can't Dog"

mjstacker, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Flounder57
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can was poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a good sized head that reduced to a small puffy layer. It is a slightly hazy light orange color with good clarity and vision of slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass. Super frothy lacing all the way down the glass.

Smell: Grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, light caramel, floral, and aromatic.

Taste: Definitely Sorachi and Citra hop characteristics. Mild lingering bitterness with some toasted and pale malts.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness, delicious, and low to medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty solid pale ale. 16 oz cans are awesome too. Limited production and canning and these guys put out some quality brews

Flounder57, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of losethemittens
4/5  rDev +3.6%

losethemittens, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of Turbojet307
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Turbojet307, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of dougfur
4.21/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very clear, orangy color, with a substantial head. Smell is dank, slightly skunky hops, but as it warms in your hand, the citra really starts to come through. This is true of the taste as well. Let this one warm up a bit and it gets a lot better! There's a nice nutty malt taste as well, similar to what you get from Sam Adams. Mouthfeel is great and overall, this beer is impressive. It's a solid APA and when it warms up a bit, it goes from good to great!

dougfur, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Knapp85, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of Luweezy
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Luweezy, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of Omnium
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz Can > Hopsun 20oz Glass

A - Pours a slightly hazed rich gold color 2 finger white thick bubbly head, thick lacing.
S - Aroma is a tad subdued but you get some nice dank hop traits a little pine and citrus, some slight spice and biscuity malt.
T - Malt is a big bread style with some nice floral and citrus hop flavor, a little of that hop dankness.
M - Crisp and refreshing, but not very light.
O - This is closer to an IPA than a pale, but its still very good, definitely something to get if you can get your hands on it, not my favorite pale though.

Omnium, Oct 17, 2013
Photo of Adamostella
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Adamostella, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of dfecteau
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

dfecteau, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of huysmans
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

huysmans, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of jamesb7
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jamesb7, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of erlenmeyer
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

erlenmeyer, Oct 05, 2013
Ace Hole Pale Ale from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
87 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.