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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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BA SCORE
87
very good

108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
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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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

08-27-2013 14:24:08 | More by tigg924
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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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marcdalke

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-23-2013 10:10:26 | More by marcdalke
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-21-2013 02:30:37 | More by Hopsiam14
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

08-18-2013 13:58:12 | More by macrosmatic
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alaimoa

Connecticut

4.13/5  rDev +6.4%

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

08-17-2013 21:43:40 | More by alaimoa
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hopkrid

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-17-2013 01:53:17 | More by hopkrid
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MNPikey

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

08-14-2013 22:54:46 | More by MNPikey
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RKing44

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-11-2013 23:53:47 | More by RKing44
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pieface22

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-11-2013 23:25:19 | More by pieface22
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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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DarkLordPsycho

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

08-07-2013 19:32:01 | More by DarkLordPsycho
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Maineraidah

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +16%

08-07-2013 18:15:26 | More by Maineraidah
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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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-03-2013 00:13:18 | More by djrn2
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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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blt2646

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-29-2013 00:22:17 | More by blt2646
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-28-2013 14:41:28 | More by tom10101
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rderedin

Maine

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-27-2013 20:53:21 | More by rderedin
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Jonny41

Maine

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-27-2013 00:32:27 | More by Jonny41
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jtdolla911

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +16%

07-26-2013 01:27:14 | More by jtdolla911
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dasenebler

Maine

2.58/5  rDev -33.5%

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)

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

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-22-2013 15:36:30 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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redleaves

Maine

4.79/5  rDev +23.5%

A very large nose, lemongrass, citrus and a hint of pine. A touch of spice. Taste is the same way, big lemons and spicey. Aggressive hop for a pale, I think this should be called an IPA. Huge malty backbone and smooth but aggressive bitterness. My mouth feels a little numb actually. I could drink this all night. Big but delicious!

07-19-2013 13:22:02 | More by redleaves
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

07-18-2013 02:44:49 | More by Jspriest
Ace Hole Pale Ale from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
87 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.