A Tiny Beautiful Something - Maine Beer Company

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89
very good

550 Ratings
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Ratings: 550
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 19
Gots: 59 | 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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Reviews by Greywulfken:
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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

A: medium-to-deep golden body, hazy and dull; two fingers of fluffy head showed good retention and left some lace trails behind

S: grains and herbal notes atop a mildly fruity undercurrent - suggestions of citrus and pale dried fruits

T: I got a lotta grains, like a field ripe for harvest; fruit and citric and yeasty flavors were subtle - overall impression was dry grains and mild yeasts, slight fruitiness and very mild bitterness

M: light and crisp, medium-thin body, ample carbonation, slight drying on the finish

O: a decent pale ale, which is not a style I drink too much of - so take my notes with a grain of salt - would probably be very session-able if not for the high price. Worth a try and buy, and probably great for fans of the APA, but slightly underwhelming if that's not a go-to style for you.

More User Reviews:
Photo of emerge077
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank two of these, sorry Wil one was meant for you...

Pale gold with frothy white foam that leaves plentiful lacing in the glass. Bright clarity and lasting head retention.

Aroma is the strong suit, aromatic and fruity, indistinct citrus and passionfruit.

Taste was less intense with more pale malt flavor coming through and an orange peel citrus flavor lending some bitterness in the aftertaste. Body was on the lighter side of things, easily drinkable but not all that substantial. Overall it was good but I'd prefer most other Maine APA/IPA's to this one. Still it's worth a try if you find a fresh one.

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4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a glass. Moderate lacing, foam around the edges, some mapping of bubbles on top. Hazy.

Smell- fresh, fruity, very pleasant. Like the smell of the first few days of spring. Do I smell carmel too, or am I nuts?

Taste- Immediately fruity- grapefruit and orange peel with a moderate after taste of wheat. Very bright and uplifting taste. This would be a grade A beer to drink after doing yard work on a hot day. I don't think my taste buds are crazy, but I feel like there is some sort of vegetable related or plant like aftertaste?

Mouthfeel- very crisp and well carbonated.

Overall- Very surprised by how tasty this beer is. I haven't found myself motivated enough from many beers to type a review, but this one definitely stands out. Pleasantly fruity, but not super fruity or sweet. A perfect balance of different flavors and textures.

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A Tiny Beautiful Something from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 550 ratings.