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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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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to andrewinski1 for this. Poured into a pint glass.

4.0 A: Clear medium yellow color. Two fingers of pillowy white head with great retention and some touches of lacing.

3.0 S: Not much going on here. Lightly grainy with grassy hops.

2.0 T: Even less going on in the taste. Malts don't do much of anything. There's a detectable bitterness, but just barely and only because the malts don't exist.

2.5 M: Light body. Good moderate carbonation. Could be creamier.

2.5 D: Pretty much water, but not disgusting.

Serving type: can

03-11-2011 06:08:18 | More by DavoleBomb
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2.63/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A - this beers pours brilliantly clear with a slightly amber golden color. I'd guess around a SRM of 5. The head is white and billows like a mass produced lager and fades quickly. Not sure the appearance matters much since most people are probably going to drink it from the can.

S - Very faint malt and hop aromas. Nothing grabs your attention when you take a whiff. It's pale and bland with hints of floral and citrus northwest hop aromas.

T - Corn. First few sips are strong with a husky corn flavor that fades fast and then you get mild hop flavors. Cascade seems to be the most evident hop in the mix. Everything fades fast in the aftertaste and leaves you're pallet wondering where the flavor went.

M - The mouthfeel is pretty thin. It's slightly over carbonated which I think helps the hops a bit but makes the malt flavor a little too harsh. There is nothing hanging around in the aftertaste.

D - This is a quaff-able beer for sure and on the can it's says "Camp * Lake * BBQ * Mountain * Hike * Picnic * Beach * Cooler * Backpack * Fridge * Golf Course". I do think they hit the mark with this if they want you to buy it for these reasons. This is a lawnmower/golf course type beer. Ice cold in the can the little malt and hops flavors this does have will be subdued and will make this a thirst quenching between golf shots.

Overall my impression of this beer is that it's a brew that a macro beer co. would put out to grab a piece of the craft beer segment. It's got good intention but is rather lackluster in my opinion. If you're a hardcore or seasoned craft beer drinker you'll find this comes up short. But this could be a great gateway beer for someone trying to ease into microbrews and being in a can certainly helps that cause.

Serving type: can

01-28-2011 14:16:31 | More by jbear725
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2.74/5  rDev -21.7%
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Color is a thin yellow gold, just a shade darker than most macros. Smell of grass, stagnant water. Taste is decent though -- light and fizzy with a bit of a malty bite. Ideal for outdoors on a hot day. It's like what I wish a Miller Lite actually tasted like.

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2.78/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Two-finger head that leaves a lot of sticky, web-like lace. The liquid is cloudy, dark gold color.

Very mild aroma of predictable malted grain and faded hop bitterness.

First impression is of the thinness of the body and weak grain flavor. The hop bitterness makes up for some of the flaws, but not quite.

Serving type: can

12-11-2011 00:22:55 | More by smcolw
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12 oz can poured into a pretty things pint glass. date on can is 9/21/11

A - golden orange body with two finger white laced head. pretty good retention very good lacing.

S - pine hops, orange peel, sweet bread malts.

T - sweet malts, earthy grain malt base. grass hop bite hits in the back and is subdued.

M - good carbonation light bodied with a very watery feel to it.

O - eh. its alright not so bad I won't go try something else by baxter but certainly not impressed by this.

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Pamola Xtra Pale Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.