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A Tiny Beautiful Something - Maine Beer Company

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420 Ratings
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 17
Gots: 37 | 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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3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm glad the rating system has changed. This format I like! Well time for the brew. This is a beautiful looking brew. Nice golden orange body with a soapy white head. A bit hazy with straw colored hues. The aroma is quite pleasant, candied citrus (orange juice and lemon zest). Nice touch of crushed crackers. Smells clean. Taste test time! Orange citrus with a touch of lime. A little touch of peppermint. Very dry finish with a subtle clean bitterness. Lime, mint and bread in the aftertaste. The feel is medium-light and tight fizzy carbonation.

Overall: This brew is gorgeous to look at! Nice and pleasant aroma. Yet the flavor doesn't seem meld as nicely as the aroma. Its a hoppy ale, yet it lacks something. Maybe some more resinous hops or residual sugars? IDK, it's still enjoyable and well crafted. This brew is worthy!

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3.4/5  rDev -14.6%

Bottled 8/26/14

Pours a straw color with a huge white head, fades at a decent rate, no lacing on the glass.

Smell has a nice strong lemon citrus aroma with a mild hop presence, the hops essentially get pushed to the back on this one.

Taste is a bit of a mixed bag, the lemon citrus dominates yet it has that weird bitter rind flavor that leaves a bad aftertaste, piney hop bitterness is less represented with the El Dorado hops, carbonation is between medium with a foamy softness to it yet a touch lacking in fullness.

Bit disappointing when compared to the other hoppy offerings from MBC, I'd really like them to expanding beyond the IPA/APA style, maybe something that's not hoppy at all as it's starting to become rather one-noted.

deltatauhobbit, Sep 13, 2014
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Pours a nice creamy 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, decent spotty lacing, hazy mango nectar orange color with column of streaming bubbles. 4

Nose fairly fresh hops, bit fruity and citrus notes, a juicy fruit, almost tangerine like, nice orange juice, little note of zest, and a touch of sweet fluffy malts under give a little orange cream impression. 4.25

Taste starts with more citrus, orange peel and zest with creamy malts again bring a little orange cream note. Rind turns up a bit and gets pretty bitter, with a touch of a tangerine and generic fruity notes from the hops as well. I think I get some wheat notes but hard to tell, light grainy malt with little creamy taste and tangy zest. Finish is dry and quite bitter, esp for an APA, long lingering orange zest bitter rind flavor, and that's about it. 4

Mouth is med bod, lots of small bubble carbonation, maybe a bit too much, it's a bit distracting. 3.75

Overall, not a super complex beer but decent all around. Enjoyable, hits it's good parts well. 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

This review is my first impression-- my initial bottle of this libation.
Pours a nice hazy straw color-- whatever that signifies.
Opened with a nice fruity nose-- maybe flowery.
I don't know what to make of this-- on one hand its flavor is too strong and it's too demanding to be categorized as a "summertime refresher beer but even though an ale-- still could be as such. It does have a nice complex hops flavor-- and to my palate it's dominated by hops. But it seems to be a rather thin beer-- that is its wonderful hops bouquet is but skin deep as if the flavor dissipates rather quickly turning transparent. It does have a long finish but it ends as more of a hum than a bang. Overall I like this beer and I'll be tanking more of it. But what would I call this beer if blindfolded-- and American Pale Ale? Maybe.

gueuzeonhigh, Sep 08, 2014
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A Tiny Beautiful Something from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.