A Tiny Beautiful Something - Maine Beer Company
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3.86/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottled on 04/08/14
Pours a very hazy, dark golden orange color with tangerine edges and a two finger frothy white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Excellent retention with the pillowy foam cap leaving large streaks of soapy lacing in it's path. A little darker and cloudier than I prefer and possibly over carbonated but otherwise looks pretty good.
Earthy, floral hop aroma with strong hints of sticky pine needle, hop resins and fresh cut grass countered by sweet tropical fruit notes, caramel malt and boozy sweetness. Smells more like an IPA with dank grassy hops countered by grapefruit, pineapple and citrus zest, although these fruit notes are somewhat muted. Malt backbone is a bit stronger than expected with hints of bread, biscuit, toffee and caramel. More alcohol than I expect/prefer, especially at only 5.5%.
Lighter body than expected with soft carbonation and a crisp hop bite that lingers over the sweeter notes, yeast and pale malt backbone into a dry finish. Smells like an DIPA but tastes and feels more like a pale ale. Nice earthy hop bitterness with hints of sticky pine needle, grass and wet hay countered by subtle citrus fruit. The tropical/citrus fruit presence found in the nose are mostly gone in the flavor. There's some grapefruit and orange rind but it's a delicate presence providing some needed balance. This is followed by some bready yeast and a prominent malt backbone. Sweeter than expected with biscuit, cracker and faint caramel. Not the most complex beer but A Tiny Beautiful Something is very drinkable with a nice balance of interesting flavors.
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2014 03:32:29 | More by corby112
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A Tiny Beautiful Something from Maine Beer Company
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