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Zoe - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
94
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1,949 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,949
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.81%
Wants: 279
Gots: 221 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our take on an American amber ale. Complex malt bill delivers notes of dark raisin, chocolate and biscuit. Copious additions of American hops yield notes of pine and citrus.

(Beer added by: deltatauhobbit on 12-03-2009)
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Digital fist bump for mjn5036. Thanks Matt! Poured into a Duvel tulip. Dark ruby body, huge taupe head, ridiculous head retention, ridiculous lacing. Ultimate score for appearance. Fantastic nose that seems to be heavy on the "C" hops. Pine and grapefruit I abundance. The bottle is dated 102711 but the bouquet is still phenomenal. Perhaps it's a little subdued at the moment but it's a hop lovers wet dream. More of the grapefruit and pine on the tastebuds. Not really an amber ale as much as it's an IPA. It's reminiscent of Furious. Nice soft level of carbonation compliments a dry finish. Great beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep red ochre color, almost crimson with a very craggy red tinted head. Super hoppy nose. Very resinous and piney, lots of citric peel. touch of grapefruit.

Surprisingly light and subtle compared to the nose but the bitterness is huge on this one! Clean light bubbly body hits the tip of the tongue, caramel malts follow along the mid palate, then BAM super resinous pungent hop character. Citrus rind, lots of pine, and bitter hop resin coats the back of the tongue and throat. Huge bitterness comes up after the swallow, lingers, and builds with every sip and swallow. Light caramel body and huge hop flavor. While most ambers are balanced, this amber uses a faint caramel back bone to carry hops along the palate. Alcohol is very well hidden in this brew. Allow this brew to warm a bit for more of the malt complexity to come forward and balance the hop a bit.

Possibly a bit too bitter for an amber and could use some more balance but an overall great beer.

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Zoe from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 1,949 ratings.