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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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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-24-2014 10:57:29 | More by jmsedgwick
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-20-2014 21:37:20 | More by ScaryEd
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rallyr32

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

01-19-2014 05:08:51 | More by rallyr32
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NHhomebrewguy

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-15-2014 00:17:37 | More by NHhomebrewguy
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jbeervt

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-11-2014 05:47:59 | More by jbeervt
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Canti4341

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

12-26-2013 20:16:46 | More by Canti4341
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RichIron883

New York

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

12-06-2013 19:56:51 | More by RichIron883
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can > Pint Glass

A - hazed yellow with two fingers of really bubbly white head, sporadic lacing.
S - Fresh cut grass, some a little lemongrass, very grainy though.
T - Very grassy, but also kinda soapy, some very light grapefruit traces.
M - Lots of carbonation, almost like a soda, chalky mouthfeel afterward.
O - Kinda let down by this one, lacking in flavor, and the mouth on this one leaves a lot to be desires.

Serving type: can

12-02-2013 04:10:28 | More by Omnium
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

11-30-2013 05:24:46 | More by WhitmansNiece
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Cheld

Maine

3.5/5  rDev 0%

11-26-2013 03:00:16 | More by Cheld
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev 0%

11-25-2013 02:29:03 | More by DrStiffington
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

11-15-2013 04:20:47 | More by discharmingly
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

11-08-2013 19:47:55 | More by trevorpost
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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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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Gold with 1 finger of white head. Excellent clarity, decent retention and low carbonation.

Nose
Caramel, green apple, honeydew and butterscotch.

Taste
Caramel, biscuit and butterscotch maltiness. Additional notes of honeydew, white grape and touches of toffee. Very light hoppiness with suggestions of white grapefruit and pine.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp and clean.

Overall
This is closer to English Bitter territory, but it's still mighty tasty.

Serving type: can

10-29-2013 20:27:24 | More by justintcoons
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

10-21-2013 00:42:51 | More by carrollmel7
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev 0%

10-14-2013 13:26:05 | More by ChrisL24481
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jgammoniv

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

10-12-2013 03:37:51 | More by jgammoniv
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Infiniteingest

Massachusetts

3.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Generally: Not quite a whisper of an ale, but definitely a wallflower. It turns out, however that this shy little lad has plenty to offer and is, I suspect, exactly the type of broadly appealing session strength ale that Baxter wanted to make. It has all of the character of a carefully thought out ale. Of course their intentions are made manifest on the can... this beer is for camping, hiking, bbqing, etc., etc.. It works on its own terms.

The Pour: The first thing I notice is some extremely lively carbonation, which makes my mouth water a little. Crystal clear and pale golden in color with a nice, very finely built head. Very pretty beer.

Face in the glass: Nice lemony hop notes and a faint breadiness greet you, but they are not saying that much. Very subtle on the nose.

Temperature: 47 to begin with.

With Regard to Taste: For a beer with 4.9% ABV, there is a genuinely impressive amount of structure here. Citric hop notes are balanced up front with a nice bready sweetness and it concludes with a heck of lingering bitterness. Not too dry, not too bitter, not too much beer for mountainside shenanigans and/or waterskiing. And I have to add that the mouthfeel is outstanding. Creamy and Bright have never gotten along so well.

Abstract: While not a style of beer that is likely to excite devotees of huge beers on first pass, it has a few tricks up its sleeve if you give it a chance. More importantly, it's a very nice articulation of the style.

Epitoma: It's a bummer that all of this will be lost on 76% of the people who drink it because they'll be too busy throwing lawn darts at each other and trying to climb trees.

Note: It's a perfect lunch beer, for the rest of us, because it won't make you slur your words and it would go nicely with something like grilled cheese. It's bright enough to cut through some fat.

Serving type: 12 oz Can. I liked the 2nd can better than the first, whatever that means.

Serving type: can

10-07-2013 20:18:11 | More by Infiniteingest
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Beermaine

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

10-03-2013 00:21:54 | More by Beermaine
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PalatePilot

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

09-14-2013 21:07:32 | More by PalatePilot
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jmmy3

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%

09-05-2013 02:13:03 | More by jmmy3
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

08-29-2013 21:36:21 | More by tarheels4life23
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-14-2013 22:09:45 | More by rondufresne
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-12-2013 14:03:56 | More by gpblackgt
Pamola Xtra Pale Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.