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Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 732
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 22
Gots: 80 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: sleestak12 on 10-23-2013

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).
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4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 10/22/13. Basically a month old.

A: Pours a hazy dark red. Enormous and fluffy light light brown head. Head takes forever to fade out. Great island of foam sticks around just as long. Moderate streaks of vertical lacing interestingly enough.

S: Nice bright citrus and tropical fruit. A little herbal aspect too with a decent bready malt. Very pleasant.

T: Strong pine up front with this one. Mild tropical fruit and garlic (must be citra). Kinda herbal and medicinal too. A little caramel but a strong bready backing. Decent bitterness on the back end with lingering pine between sips. Quite dry and moderately bitter in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, dry.

O: Interesting red. Not as big or hoppy as Zoe. Kinda combines a more traditional red with a modern hop bomb. It works - results in a more balanced but still hoppy brew. Very tasty and drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 10/22/13.
In a MBC pint glass this beer was a hazy rust color. There as a thick tan head, and a moderate amount of sticky lace.

Mostly a citrus aroma. Some grassy hops and caramel malt.

Grapefruit taste up front, followed by the grassy hops. Sweet caramel background.

A hop-forward beer, easy to drink.

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Dark honey colroed with a half inch head of oatmeal colored foam that lingers long, and leaves big webs and pinwheels of lace on the insides of the glass as it's drained.

Inviting aroma of toffee, cinnamon, brown sugar, and grapefruit.

Bright and pungent hoppy flavors upfront, full of pine and grapefruit, assertive bitterness. A subtle malt backbone rides beneath, but hops fully overpowers.

Full mouthfeel, puckers the cheeks, finishes with a carbonation tingle. Great beer.

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Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
91 out of 100 based on 732 ratings.