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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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very good

120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 22
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:
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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2.58/5  rDev -33.2%
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)

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.78/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 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!

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Canned last week. Served from a pint can into a Crooked Stave tulip.

Appearance- Golden/orange with nice one finger head that left some real nice lacing.

Smell- Spruce, orange peel, grapefruit, fresh cut grass, spicey pepper. Slight booze tinge, but nice citrus and herbaceous.

Taste- Pine, grapferuit, sweet oakyness, again slight booze.

Mouthfeel- Medium carbonation with medium body. Nice resinous feel though.

Overall- Another great pale from Marshall Wharf. They do hoppy beers well, but too pricey in the cans.

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Canned 6/17

A: Pours a golden yellow color with a fingers worth of head that settles down to a nice little cap for the entirety of the can

S: The sorachi ace hops pop the most, giving off some nice lemon peel and lemongrass notes. Following that is a bit of crackery maltiness and some citrusy hops

T: Starts off with that same lemon peel and lemongrass hoppiness from the sorachi ace. This is accompanied by the crackery malts right alongside. The citra hops sneak in towards the end, leaving a nice citrusy hop note in the finish along with some bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A nice, well-balanced APA with a decent amount of hoppiness to go along with the malts. Very easy to drink at 6.3% (that's what is on the can for the abv), and not too difficult to get fresh, as they can a 200 gallon batch every week. A solid new addition to MW cans, replacing Can't Dog for the time being (or at least, so I've heard)

Ace Hole Pale Ale from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
87 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.