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Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

568 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 568
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 15
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Like many of our beers, Red Wheelbarrow (which started out as a pilot batch brewed by Brewer Dan Roberts) doesn’t fit neatly into a style category — think of it as a stronger, more hop-forward interpretation of a traditional red ale. Red Wheelbarrow is not, however, a “red IPA” — there is robust malt character (think raisin and fig) on both the nose and palate that temper the abundant hop presence (think citrus fruit).

(Beer added by: sleestak12 on 10-23-2013)
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%

Huge, frothy beige head, great retention and lacing. Brew is a hazy, pulpy, translucent dark reddish-brown.

Big notes of citrus (ruby red grapefruit, pith, and lemon) and pine. Biscuit and sweet toasty grains take a bit more to detect. Smells like a classic IPA.

Flavor follows the nose, mostly, with a much grainier malt presence, some honey, and a very green, leafy, herbal, earthy hop note. Citrus is more a cleansing back-end presence, while pine resin is present throughout.

Lively and smooth feel; medium; long finish with wet retention but drying alcohol. Very drinkable.

This is a very good hoppy amber that easily could be called a Red IPA (regardless of what MBC claims). It's very hoppy, but it's got a dry, grainy malt bill that comes through very strong and clean.

08-31-2014 18:17:29 | More by Roguer
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julielynndubee

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-31-2014 10:49:05 | More by julielynndubee
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Olinnelson


3.8/5  rDev -6.2%

08-31-2014 00:50:19 | More by Olinnelson
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mful2875


4.12/5  rDev +1.7%

08-30-2014 00:46:20 | More by mful2875
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akeiii


4.04/5  rDev -0.2%

08-29-2014 23:48:30 | More by akeiii
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BraveMountie

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-29-2014 00:26:29 | More by BraveMountie
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +5.7%

08-27-2014 00:40:22 | More by dvmin98
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

Bomber poured into a pilsner glass. Bottled 6.10.14

Copper colored translucent liquid with a steady stream of carbonation. Thick, bountiful, frothy three finger taupe foam cap.

Aroma of floral hops, brown sugar, fig, raisins and a whisper of pine.

Hop bitterness on the middle of the tongue, malt with hoppiness, good balance.slight bitter aftertaste.

Smooth, well crafted beer, medium body, very little carbonation.

Another fine Maine beer company beer. Enjoy

08-26-2014 22:35:24 | More by WunderLlama
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -13.1%

08-26-2014 03:05:11 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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chefdave37

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Caskaway

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Jemes21

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +0.7%

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ErinnA

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

08-19-2014 21:49:58 | More by ErinnA
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ZDSmith87

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-19-2014 17:16:17 | More by ZDSmith87
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

08-19-2014 10:56:47 | More by blue-dream
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rbrefbeerman

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-18-2014 02:19:39 | More by rbrefbeerman
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smanson56

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-17-2014 12:50:16 | More by smanson56
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imhoudinibitch

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

08-16-2014 14:21:37 | More by imhoudinibitch
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4.04/5  rDev -0.2%

08-16-2014 00:20:54 | More by Eludwigson
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Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.