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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

214 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.14%
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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MacQ32

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

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

New Hampshire

3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

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

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

11-10-2012 02:11:59 | More by AndrewDeci
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smcnulty1981

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +14.3%

10-22-2012 03:00:10 | More by smcnulty1981
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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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brewdente


4/5  rDev +14.3%

09-12-2012 20:56:45 | More by brewdente
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

09-12-2012 11:34:25 | More by yossarian14
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grannaniwa

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.3%

08-30-2012 01:47:13 | More by grannaniwa
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WeldBeerMan


3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-29-2012 01:43:37 | More by WeldBeerMan
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MNBeerNE

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

08-26-2012 13:56:06 | More by MNBeerNE
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-21-2012 01:22:57 | More by t0rin0
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kevgod

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +14.3%

08-19-2012 20:55:39 | More by kevgod
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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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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-17-2012 17:59:21 | More by Bdel34
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guezarka

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

08-13-2012 01:40:59 | More by guezarka
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BEERMILER12

Maine

3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 07/06/12

A: Pours a clear yellow color with a half fingers worth of head

S: Some light pale malts and fruity hops. Not too much going on, but it is pleasant

T: Follows the nose, very well balanced. Some light malts and hops make for a very generalized APA

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Again, good but nothing special

O: Good for an anytime beer that is easily portable in cans. Doesn't really stand out from the crowd, but that doesn't mean it isn't a solid beer

Serving type: can

08-04-2012 23:33:38 | More by BEERMILER12
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skullsplitter

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.3%

07-02-2012 14:29:41 | More by skullsplitter
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doof116

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -42.9%

06-24-2012 21:40:46 | More by doof116
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a very hazy yellow with orange tints, kind of like light human piss from a dehydrated man. Nice bubbly white head with larger bubbles than normal along with a Styrofoam like lacing on the side. Good carbonation

Smell: Caramely malts with a kick of fruity hops, and some bready after smell. There is also a slight citrusy tinge reminiscent of oranges.

Taste: Bready citrus is the first thing that comes to mind, with a distinct orange peel taste in the back. The caramel malts seem to be lost between the bready yeast and the citrusy hops. This is not that over powering over a flavor though, which goes nicely for a session ale.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, which comes as a bizarre experience considering how harshly the bubbles first hit your mouth. After feeling is dry on the very top of the tongue while wetter on the sides with thick stings of saliva, and a slight tingle on top. Nice consistency to the beer, not too watery.

Overall: A great session ale, goes down very smoothly and leaves room for more. Overall it doesn’t quite fit into the bracket of a “pale ale” which makes its name very reasonable. This beer is also nicely portable in its canned six packs, making it a great beer on the beach.

Serving type: can

06-23-2012 21:26:36 | More by Maxwell
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ms11781

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

06-23-2012 03:32:09 | More by ms11781
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Fattsmagee

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-04-2012 01:55:35 | More by Fattsmagee
Pamola Xtra Pale Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.