Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company

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Red WheelbarrowRed Wheelbarrow

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BA SCORE
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694 Ratings
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Ratings: 694
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 20
Gots: 65 | FT: 4
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:
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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Reviews by Ego:
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3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

eyes...
massively nuts head on a very careful pour, around 4 fingers o' foam, soapy on top and then more packed in towards the brew, beautiful deep red/amber hue with an upside down waterfall of bubbles rumbling through at quite a pace, this thing is clingier than lycra on ...
well never mind, it is damn clingy with tons of lace left all over, really super looking beer

nose...
really nice citric hops, herbal hop aroma with a lemon bent, a nice effervescence is also apparent, the spiciness is just delicious, great bouquet here

taste etc...
a subtle honey tinged hop bite, solid bitterness that lasts for sometime but yet is mild enough, right after a pour the carbonation is smackingly good... but man it fades fast and is detrimental if this sits around for a few minutes, a nice medium full feel in the mouth
which feels right for this brew, a very bright brew in terms of the impact, is it stunning and lasting.. eh? not so much,

verdict?
really tasty but not perfect.. damn good though, worth checking out if you see a bottle

date stamped 111213 02

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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 694 ratings.