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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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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | 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 BobZ
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint can poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Bright golden yellow with a really nice 2" head that hangs around with lots of sticky lacing.

Smell: Floral hops and citrus dominate the aroma, refreshing.

Taste: As in the nose a pleasant balance of citrus, floral hops, and pine. Flavorful IPA, some tropical flavors beneath the expected grapefruit and balanced well against a malt backbone. Very well constructed IPA.

Mouthfeel: Very, very, clean, smooth and refreshing.

Overall: A highly sessionable and well constructed IPA, another really nice warm summer afternoon beer.

BobZ, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of millionsuns
4/5  rDev +3.1%

millionsuns, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of tigg924
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
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
Photo of banger7
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

banger7, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of marcdalke
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

marcdalke, Aug 23, 2013
Photo of Hopsiam14
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Hopsiam14, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
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
Photo of alaimoa
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a case of this last time I was in Maine around the 4th July and after having Can't Dog, my expectations were high
The initial smell has floral and citrus
Taste has tart citrus notes and a bit of biscuity backbone at the end
Mouthfeel with the MW beers is amazing, nice and creamy and leaves a nice coating in mouth

Overall very good- love the citra and creamy mouthfeel. I've given a few cans to friends and they have both loved it

alaimoa, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of hopkrid
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

hopkrid, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of MNPikey
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

MNPikey, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of RKing44
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

RKing44, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of pieface22
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

pieface22, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of metalgdog
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

metalgdog, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of DarkLordPsycho
4/5  rDev +3.1%

DarkLordPsycho, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of Maineraidah
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Maineraidah, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

acurtis, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

djrn2, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of virinow
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

virinow, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of blt2646
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

blt2646, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

tom10101, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of rderedin
4/5  rDev +3.1%

rderedin, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of Jonny41
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Jonny41, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of jtdolla911
4.5/5  rDev +16%

jtdolla911, Jul 26, 2013
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
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
Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

ZethOfTheNorth, Jul 22, 2013
Ace Hole Pale Ale from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
87 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.