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Red Wheelbarrow - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

619 Ratings
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Ratings: 619
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 16
Gots: 50 | FT: 4
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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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

WesFoxlove, Sep 01, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +3.2%

Huge, frothy beige head, great retention and lacing. Brew is a hazy, pulpy, translucent dark reddish-brown.

Big notes of citrus (ruby red grapefruit, pith, and lemon) and pine. Biscuit and sweet toasty grains take a bit more to detect. Smells like a classic IPA.

Flavor follows the nose, mostly, with a much grainier malt presence, some honey, and a very green, leafy, herbal, earthy hop note. Citrus is more a cleansing back-end presence, while pine resin is present throughout.

Lively and smooth feel; medium; long finish with wet retention but drying alcohol. Very drinkable.

This is a very good hoppy amber that easily could be called a Red IPA (regardless of what MBC claims). It's very hoppy, but it's got a dry, grainy malt bill that comes through very strong and clean.

Roguer, Aug 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

julielynndubee, Aug 31, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -6.2%

Olinnelson, Aug 31, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +1.7%

mful2875, Aug 30, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -0.2%

akeiii, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

BraveMountie, Aug 29, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +5.7%

dvmin98, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Bomber poured into a pilsner glass. Bottled 6.10.14

Copper colored translucent liquid with a steady stream of carbonation. Thick, bountiful, frothy three finger taupe foam cap.

Aroma of floral hops, brown sugar, fig, raisins and a whisper of pine.

Hop bitterness on the middle of the tongue, malt with hoppiness, good balance.slight bitter aftertaste.

Smooth, well crafted beer, medium body, very little carbonation.

Another fine Maine beer company beer. Enjoy

WunderLlama, Aug 26, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -13.1%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

chefdave37, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Daniellobo, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

WesM63, Aug 20, 2014
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Jemes21, Aug 20, 2014
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ErinnA, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

ZDSmith87, Aug 19, 2014
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Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
90 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.