Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

695 Ratings
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Ratings: 695
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 21
Gots: 66 | 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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4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled on 4/22/14; consumed on 5/30/14, making this one about 5 weeks old. . . .

A: Poured into a Sam Smith's nonic-style pint glass. Body is slightly hazy coppery-amber with a BIG (3-finger) ecru-colored head that retains well, settling (finally) to leave good glass-painting random splotchy lacing.

S: Very nice - caramel malt and brown sugar foundation. Followed by juicy citrusy hops.

T: Nice variety here. Solid malt foundation of caramel malt, brown sugar and toasted bread. This is followed by citrusy grapefruit and a touch of grass and pine. Nice profile of a hoppy big red ale.

M: Loses some points here, as the feel is a little . . . thin isn't the right word; it's more about the bubbly fizziness that doesn't seem right for a beer like this. Call it medium in heft, but it drinks a little lighter due to the active fizzy carbonation.

O: Good stuff. If this were priced like NN, I'd be happy to buy it regularly when NN was off-season, as it's a nice substitute.

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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.

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 695 ratings.