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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
86
very good

123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 14.03%
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:
Beer added by: sprucetip on 04-02-2010

Our newest regular member of the pale ale lineup. Hopped with Sorachi Ace and Citra hops.
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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)

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Ace Hole Pale Ale from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
86 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.