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Pamola Xtra Pale Ale - Baxter Brewing Co.

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Pamola Xtra Pale AlePamola Xtra Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

220 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 12
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baxter Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brilliant clarity, bright golden in color. Pamola Pours with a nice creamy head and subtle malt and hop aroma. Crisp, clean, effervescent start with a touch of malt character and a balanced bitterness. Hop flavors linger nicely. Finishes clean, crisp and dry with a light body. Pamola is brewed with pure, soft Maine water from Lake Auburn; three different hop varieties, plus domestic and imported “Character” malts provide complexity, color and body while making use of a clean, well attenuating, top-fermenting American ale yeast. The beer is then cold conditioned for a smooth, clean and crisp flavor. This one is extremely drinkable!

27.5 IBU

(Beer added by: Casey10 on 01-22-2011)
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Ratings: 220 | Reviews: 73 | Display Reviews Only:
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Kered557

Maine

5/5  rDev +42.9%

12-11-2011 23:23:12 | More by Kered557
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Baxter Pamola XTRA Pale Ale has a very thick, frothy, off-white head, lots of thick lacing down the glass, a few streaming bubbles, and a hazy, orange-gold appearance, which becomes hazier when the bottom of the can is swished and poured in. The aroma is of grapefruit, sugary malts, and white bread. Taste is of grapefruit, sugar, malt, and bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Pamola XTRA finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and lager like in it’s somewhat flinty ending. Overall, this is excellent, and I strongly suggest giving it a try.

RJT

Serving type: can

11-13-2012 18:21:02 | More by RonaldTheriot
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

10-14-2012 13:24:25 | More by kaelingirl
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Thedon8900


4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

06-27-2014 02:30:33 | More by Thedon8900
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

02-05-2013 01:44:06 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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Larrydoherty

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

04-25-2012 18:15:54 | More by Larrydoherty
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josephmullett

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

02-16-2014 21:45:31 | More by josephmullett
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

07-08-2013 21:35:55 | More by josephwa
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spicyvelveetas

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

05-27-2014 23:49:42 | More by spicyvelveetas
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Dburke

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

11-01-2013 02:55:34 | More by Dburke
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beerbiatchMD

Maine

4.18/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a wine glass.

A: Pours an opaque golden orange with one finger of nice frothy head that has quite good lacing, pretty decent retention as well.

N: mostly bready and yeasty up front, also get some citrus as the glass warms a bit.

T: Very good, very approachable. Starts with some bready malty character that is soon followed by a subtle hop bitterness. A little bit of citrus zest in there as well.

M: Crisp, light bodied, good carbonation, no complaints at all but nothing exceptional.

O: This is actually a very good beer. I have to admit I've been skeptical about the cans, but so far Baxter has made a great impression on me. Currently the average score on this beer is 79, and I think that's way too low. This beer is certainly comparable to SN Pale Ale (which has a rating of 'exceptional'). Pamola Xtra Pale is an approachable beer, and I highly recommend it. I will be drinking more of it, especially in the summer, and I'll be shipping some to friends in SoCal as well.

Serving type: can

12-29-2011 20:04:50 | More by beerbiatchMD
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap @ The Horseshoe Pub in Hudson, MA.

A: Copper-orange with a big, white, lacy head that sticks to the glass. Bit of retention. Good looking beer.

S: A fantastic Pale Ale nose. Hops are fresh and steal the show.

T: Very tasty, full hop profile. Fresh, fruity, piney, dry, every a hoppy Pale Ale should be. A bit of sweet malt and booze in the finish to balance it out well.

M: Fresh, oily hops, welcomed hint of sweet alcohol, and a pleasure to drink.

O: Well done, Baxter!

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2012 05:07:02 | More by Gatch
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PressFastF0rward

Maine

4/5  rDev +14.3%

06-28-2014 22:47:33 | More by PressFastF0rward
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Another6Pack

Michigan

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-20-2011 15:41:16 | More by Another6Pack
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.3%

08-19-2012 20:55:39 | More by kevgod
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jpmclaug

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Thanks goes to Bill for this one

A - orange/yellow body with a fair sized white head resting on top

S - light hint of citrus hops with some orange-y notes. A definitely noticeable grainy backbone lingers as well

T - If there was a balanced category this beer would get a 5. A nice mingling of grainy pale malts with a hint of orange rind and grassy hop flavors. mouthfeel is light to medium with a fair amount of carbonation

Overall a solid beer. I am not sure how much this one cost but for the right price I could see this one being worth picking up before going camping, fishing or any other activity that requires you to be outside that you just want to relax with an easily quaffable beer. A nice take on the style and I could definitely see this one appealing to the masses and being a good gateway craft. I'm glad to try this one.

Serving type: can

08-26-2011 22:06:36 | More by jpmclaug
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-28-2011 23:09:11 | More by Bilco
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mirish72

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.3%

01-27-2013 03:23:59 | More by mirish72
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yay cans, tasty crack cans.

Pours a huge pasty white fluffy head of 2+ fingers with mostly clear pale straw yellow colored beer and lots of bubbles floating up from the etch, some sticky lacing.

Nose adds some light hops, light grassy noble hops, touch of citrus and orange rind, hints of fruits, and a light grainy malty base with a bit of a sweet malty aroma.

Taste is light, starting with a malt base, some light sweet toasty malts, bit grainy and almost lager like toasty pilsner like malts, then some light hops, some light grassy noble hops, light citrus, fruity and juicy hop addition, hint of bitterness. The finish gets a bit more bitter and very slightly astringent (maybe the only thing keeping it from A- range), slight dry finish contrasting the semi sweet start. The slightest hint of a mint like hop flavor wicked late on the back end and barely detectable.

Mouth is medium bodied, good carbonation.

Overall good, pretty spot on for an APA, not supper bitter or hoppy which is why I think this gets lower ratings than it deserves as most Americans want super hoppy and bitter, but I think this hits right in stride with a good xtra pale, nice hops, nice malty balance, drinkable, sweeter start drier finish. The only negative is the slight astringency on the finish.

Serving type: can

07-14-2011 02:37:07 | More by jlindros
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randomdanger

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-15-2011 16:28:34 | More by randomdanger
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jlogan7

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +14.3%

05-13-2012 02:26:51 | More by jlogan7
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portia99

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can I picked up as a random buy on a recent trip to Maine. Poured into a Brooklyn snifter.

A - Pours a translucent, hazy and juicy orange glow color tending towards the paler side of things. A finger of foamy white head forms on top, lingers for a minute or so, and falls to the surface leaving a low level lacing on the glass just above the collar.

S - Soapy and grassy hops up fornt with a just a touch of citrus. Grainy, cereally malt. Smells fresh (no date on can to confirm/deny) and gives an overall "green" aroma to it.

T - Flavor gives the same "fresh" impression. Well defined hop bitterness that is surrounded by some sugary sweetness from the malt. Light to medium intensity citrus, grapefruit mainly, plays off of the hop bitterness and gives the flavor a bit more "fullness". Flavors are well balanced and integrated with each other...no one aspect dominates the flavor profile - all work together pretty harmoniously.

M - Lightish in body with a lowish mid-level carbonation that gives just enough of a tingle on the tongue. Smooth...goes down easily.

O - I am pleasantly surprised by this one. Had never heard of this beer (or the brewery for that matter) when I bought it. Although not earth-shattering, this is a very solid pale ale. I definitely would not mind having this again - I will have to keep my eye out for Baxter Brewing when in Maine...good, solid, well priced local pale ale - makes me happy all around.

Serving type: can

08-27-2011 22:52:43 | More by portia99
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bdoggboston

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.3%

01-21-2012 14:45:22 | More by bdoggboston
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brentk56

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a modest head that leaves a few patches of lace behind

Smell: Biscuity malts with a lemon/pineapple edge

Taste: Opens with the biscuity malts but by mid-palate the sweet lemon/pineapple edge; nicely balanced, after the swallow and into the finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A terrificly balanced session ale that has a lot of English character; so much so that I was thinking ESB rather than APA, but the lemon/pineapple flavor is really intriguing and adds an American angle

Thanks, bendurgin, for the opportunity

Serving type: can

10-28-2011 22:41:32 | More by brentk56
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jlordi12

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.3%

06-01-2012 11:52:34 | More by jlordi12
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Pamola Xtra Pale Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.