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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

232 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 232
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 12
Gots: 20 | 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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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -14.3%

06-24-2013 12:30:12 | More by Craftonly23121
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meghmmm

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

06-19-2013 00:07:18 | More by meghmmm
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Niebeendend

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

05-31-2013 22:27:17 | More by Niebeendend
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +3.7%

A - Poured from the can into a pint glass. Light gold, a bit hazy, limited head retention.

S - Didn't pick up too much here. Typcial for a pale ale.

T - They did well with a balance of malts. Best I can say here is that I liked it, but pale ales don't really blow me away. I didn't taste much of the hops.

M - A little thin for me. It went down really quickly, which can be good and bad. I generally like beers to linger a bit longer.

O - Nice pale ale, but nothing really special here.

05-19-2013 01:34:55 | More by Andrew041180
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bootdown21

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -14.3%

05-18-2013 03:33:22 | More by bootdown21
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JonRogers

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +9.4%

I like Baxter Brews. I think they did a good job sneaking in a little bitterness and subtle hops. I believe it gave a golden glow and had a good head in a glass but Id prefer it straight from the can. It is crisp and a little light for me but went down super easy.

05-18-2013 03:07:50 | More by JonRogers
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-04-2013 23:50:03 | More by HoistinBrews
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trotnixon

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

04-24-2013 11:00:42 | More by trotnixon
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bluerabbit

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-01-2013 21:37:44 | More by bluerabbit
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PriorDoubleDark

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

03-08-2013 17:36:20 | More by PriorDoubleDark
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Mullen2525

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

02-24-2013 21:31:00 | More by Mullen2525
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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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mirish72

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.3%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

12 ounce can, w/o freshenesss info

Pour: Heavily hazed, darker apricot. Fluffy off white head that exhibits excellent retention. Leaves a frothy film, thick collar and thick sheeting, spots, bands and major blobs of lacing. Nice looking beer.

Somebody mentioned a buttery popcorn note on the nose and this is definatly on point. I dont recall another beer with a popcorn nose! I do also get some leafy, herbal hop notes.

On the palate, I get some herbal hops again, light citric fruit, a hint of smoke perhaps.

Light and refreshing pale ale, perhaps a bit thin and watery, but not bad and fairly enjoyable stuff. Nothing special, but sessionable and likely would be nice on a warm summers day with some cheese, bread and salads.

Nice that more and more decent beers are being canned. Hope this trend continues and continues

01-22-2013 01:48:05 | More by Billolick
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ScottHeidrich119

Maine

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-22-2013 00:12:00 | More by ScottHeidrich119
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brureview

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +12.9%

I wasn't expecting much- but I was pleasantly surprised.

Serve it cold. The beer poured a light pale tea color with a two finger head. Good amount of lacing.

The aroma was good- fruit and hops.

The mouth feel complemented the style- pleasant carbonation. Refreshing malt presence.

The taste was quite good- fruity apple and quite crisp.

Sometimes a pale ale can be lackluster. But there is a lot to this refreshing beer if
served cold and in my favorite tasting glass- a snifter. It's a good session beer and a nice alternative to the heavier ABV winter beers .

01-14-2013 02:51:20 | More by brureview
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BeerCosmonaut

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-05-2013 20:54:03 | More by BeerCosmonaut
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-29-2012 15:25:43 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +2.3%

A - Pours a straw yellow/slightly golden/orange. Lots of fine sediment, quite cloudy in the wider part of my Sam Adams glass, very clear in the lower/thinner portion. Lots of very fine sediment floating around. Nice constant/relatively slow carbonation rising through the beer. Poured a solid finger of barely off-white head, solid lacing. OK retention, a thin layer covers most of the surface ~5 minutes later.

S - Lighter sweet fruity hop presence (apple/lemon/orange). Bready light caramel malt. Slightly yeasty. Fairly subtle but pleasant.

T - Decently bitter (mild+), really nice citrusy qualities. Predominantly lemon, some orange too. A wee-bit bready/sweet from the malts. The citrus qualities of the hops are nicely balanced. Slightly dry finish, does not linger too long.

M - Definitely easy to drink, refreshing and crisp. Lighter bodied, generous/appropriate carbonation.

O - Not a show stopper but enjoyable and easy to drink. If I'm drinking a sixer at a party or something this would be a good one to bring.

12-15-2012 22:16:10 | More by MacQ32
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sailorastro

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +14.3%

12-10-2012 19:49:40 | More by sailorastro
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-09-2012 02:18:59 | More by Dizzy242
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LiquorsInc

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.3%

11-28-2012 20:59:13 | More by LiquorsInc
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MrHurmateeowish

Maine

3.45/5  rDev -1.4%

12 oz. can purchased at Hannaford in Gardiner, ME. Pours a hazy light yellow body with nearly an inch of off white head. Smells grainy with light citrusy hops. Lemon, pith, and orange comprise the flavor. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Not bad overall.

11-26-2012 01:08:35 | More by MrHurmateeowish
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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

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

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

11-10-2012 02:11:59 | More by AndrewDeci
Pamola Xtra Pale Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.