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A Tiny Beautiful Something - Maine Beer Company

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A Tiny Beautiful SomethingA Tiny Beautiful Something

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89
very good

539 Ratings
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Ratings: 539
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.8%
Wants: 19
Gots: 57 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A tiny beautiful something showcases a new hop variety, El Dorado. We started playing around with this hop last year. We brewed a pilot batch with this hop exclusively and one with it blended with some of our other favorite Northwest varieties. In the end, we decided that the El Dorado had such a unique and interesting character on its own, so we decided to brew it as a “single hop” pale ale. The aroma and flavor offer intense candied orange and citrus zest. A touch of flaked oats provide a rounded, silky mouthfeel. And like our other hoppy offerings, tiny was brewed to finish dry and clean.

(Beer added by: RKing44 on 02-18-2014)
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4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear light to medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rinsing from the bottom of the glass and some faint amber + copper highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy light beige head that reduces to a large patch of mottled thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/orange and citrus/orange zest hops over the top of grainy malts.

T: Upfront there are grainy malts with a light to moderate amount of sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/orange and citrus/orange zest hops which impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and just about sessionable with a nice showcase of the El Dorado hop. I continue to be impressed with everything I have sampled from Maine Beer and will continue to seek out and try their beers.

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3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrus hops are present in the nose—oranges stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste is dominated by favors of orange zest. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer does a very nice job of showcasing the El Dorado hops in both the smell and taste. It was easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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On the color, be sure to roll the bottle to get the yeast incorporated onto a beautiful rich orange

The aroma is slightly restrained, but still hoppy of orange zest, a touch of citrus Starburst.

The flavor follows with some green grass and floral up front. Then it moves onto orange zest, spritzy fruit notes, clementines, a touch of sweetness, with a beautiful clean malt backbone.

In general, a really refreshing brew, but restrained to the point that it is probably the weakest of MBC's hoppy offerings. Despite the prices, perfect for food pairing and summer drinking.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.88/5  rDev -2.5%

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A Tiny Beautiful Something from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 539 ratings.