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Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

553 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 553
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 15
Gots: 39 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-10-2014 02:40:22 | More by threedaggers
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-08-2014 18:44:12 | More by AndrewMichael
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.11/5  rDev +1.5%

The beer pours a fairly creamy light tan head that lasts quite a while. The beer itself is a dark, cloudy red with hints of orange and brown. Leaves some lacing behind but not a lot and in clumps. The smell has a strong hop presence with an even stronger roasted and caramel malt nose. The caramel malts seem to dominate the smell and the hops compliment it rather than dominate. The taste is different from the smell. While the caramel and roast malt notes are still there, the hops tend to dominate the pallate. The mouthfeel is smooth and bubbly with a slightly dry finish. Overall, a fantastic beer and worth getting.

02-01-2014 00:14:40 | More by HattedClassic
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Zorora

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-30-2014 19:44:36 | More by Zorora
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-24-2014 10:18:46 | More by jmsedgwick
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adamdarcy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-20-2014 05:10:02 | More by adamdarcy
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-20-2014 01:56:53 | More by qcbrewer
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

01-20-2014 00:14:21 | More by Molson2000
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Phil_H

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -25.9%

01-19-2014 21:30:00 | More by Phil_H
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tegelaar

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

01-19-2014 21:25:02 | More by tegelaar
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JKV96

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

01-19-2014 21:24:20 | More by JKV96
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Roy1586

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-19-2014 20:04:31 | More by Roy1586
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773-F-I-B

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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jw1978

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-16-2014 22:29:49 | More by jw1978
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Peter1977

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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CLE4goodBeer

Ohio

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%

Appearance - hazy brown, one finger of foam
Smell - outstanding hop aroma
Taste - flavor,forward with little to no bitter. Very different where it hits the taste buds but good.
Mouthfeel - good consistency

A nice hoppy amber. Strong on aroma but I prefer more bittering hops personally.

01-15-2014 01:08:20 | More by CLE4goodBeer
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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ChrisCorbin

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Paccamacca

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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JamesGWittel

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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dsauter

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Bjorn2bWild

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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ThatsThatDude

New York

1/5  rDev -75.3%

01-06-2014 17:01:46 | More by ThatsThatDude
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

Thanks to Tauroe for sending this one down! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 16.9 oz. bottle into an Upland pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy, brownish red, with a thick, dense, two-finger light tan head and low visible carbonation.

S: Citrus, resinous pine, some dankness and tropical fruit, and just a touch of sweet roasted malts.

T: Grapefruit, citrus rind, dank, and some biscuit malt - though the accompanying sweetness dies under the onslaught of hops- and some bready yeast flavor as well. Moderate hop bitterness in the hang but it fades fairly quickly.

M: Medium to heavy body for the style. Moderate alcohol presence and good carbonation sensation.

O: This was a pretty tasty, hoppy red ale. Not balanced…but very good. Recommended.

01-05-2014 18:12:03 | More by macrosmatic
Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.