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Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

552 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 552
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 15
Gots: 39 | FT: 2
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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Reviews by JohnnyHopps:
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

3.66/5  rDev -9.6%

Appearance - A dark murky brown color. I guess I was expecting the hues to be a little more red based on the name.

Smell - The aroma is a little less than exciting. Dried grass or hay are present; I do not really detect the hops in the aroma.

Taste - In the initial taste, one detects sweet grass, something musty, and lemony hops. The citrus hits the drier side of the tongue. I am a little surprise by the absence of a malt backbone in this one. The modest hops linger in the aftertaste for a surprising time period based on the un-thickness of the beer.

Mouthfeel - I expect a little more malt in a red ale. Perhaps this is the reason Red Wheelbarrow seems relatively thin.

Overall - I generally like red ales, but I think this one is pretty average. The lack of a malt in the taste bothers me.

12-15-2013 00:27:24 | More by JohnnyHopps
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4.18/5  rDev +3.2%

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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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.

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Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 552 ratings.