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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

340 Ratings
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Ratings: 340
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 15
Gots: 28 | 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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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A striking color combination between the head and body. A just off white head sitting on top of an orange amber beer which is a bit hazy. The head shows good retention and never really fades leaving patches of lacing around the glass.

The aroma is equally up to what I've come to expect from MBC, very aromatic.
The aroma featuring the El Dorado hop variety is very fresh and has plenty of fruity notes.
I can smell pineapples and citrus but also candied orange slices and honeysuckle. The aromas are bold but subtle and never get to the point of being intrusive.

The taste sports fresh candied malts. The hops are not as prevalent in the taste as in the nose.
The hops are fresh and bold with a decent amount of flavor but not enought in either malt or hops to stop a lean washed out feel.

Drinks pretty clean on the palate with a smooth easy drinking feel. There is a hint of refined bitterness.

I like this beer, it smelled fantastic and looked fantastic. I wish some of those El Dorado hops came through in the taste, but it's a dual purpose hop and that could be difficult when used as a single hop in the brewing process.
Still it was good.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 11:39:47 | More by micromaniac129
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A Tiny Beautiful Something from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.