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Andrew's English Pale Ale - Andrew's Brewing Co.

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Andrew's English Pale AleAndrew's English Pale Ale

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 19.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Andrew's Brewing Co.
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2001)
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Reviews by B967ierhunter177:
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1.15/5  rDev -66.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours a hazy gold with the head taking up 2/3 of the glass and heavy lasting lace.It's aroma is of wet blankets and, unfortunately, vomit. The flavor is mildly fruity and slightly sweet leading to a long lasting, bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium and sticky. Andrews English Pale Ale is a not very good beer. This beer will be given another chance asap, believe it may have been spoiled.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 00:19:31 | More by B967ierhunter177
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: The bottle I got must've been shaken because it sort of exploded. Once it settled down it was a copper orange color with a one-and-a-half inch white head and pretty heavy carbonation. Leaves some decent lacing.

Aroma: It has your standard English pale aromas - malt, hops, caramel, toast, bread, some faint fruitiness.

Taste: Taste follows the nose. Again, standard English pale ale profile. Kind of Bass-like.

Mouthfeel: It's got the same kind of depth as Bass, too. Light enough to be refreshing.

Overall: It's a well-executed pale ale, but it's kind of unremarkable. It's refreshing and has flavor, but it doesn't linger in the mind when you're done with it. Decent, but not a standout in Maine's busy beer scene,

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 23:03:08 | More by illpass78
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-22-2013 16:33:06 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

12-17-2013 02:26:16 | More by rorjets
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-03-2013 03:28:54 | More by UncleJimbo
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

07-22-2013 14:18:41 | More by briandaube
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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -13.3%

07-02-2013 03:35:08 | More by dcbeers
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3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Delvino's in Belfast, ME.

Light fizzy head, faint hint of lacing, semi hazy light tan copper orange color.

Nose light grassy pale hops, light reddish malts, decent hops, grassy floral.

Taste lighter, grassy floral hops, decent bitterness, slight herbal earthy hop, grainy reddish malts little yeasty, little and fairly crisp. Long bitter finish, but more herbal grassy hops and light malt, dry.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall pretty good, nothing special and a bit light on everything but drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2012 13:09:26 | More by jlindros
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2.68/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sampled at Delvinos up near Marshall Wharf.

A - Poured into a standard pint glass clear dark amber hue with a super minimal half finger white head that fades to leave thin side lacing.

S - Aromas of some light malty sweetness and faint grassy hops and light caramel.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with nice malts and soft grassy hops. There is a slight metallic taste on the finish that lingers heavily. Soft cardboard too. Meh

M - Mouthfeel is fairly average for the style.

O - Overall this beer was average for me. Still it was good for the moment and a nice base before Marshall Wharf's fest.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2012 19:58:32 | More by rudzud
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-04-2012 00:24:10 | More by maddog4never
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

09-23-2012 21:59:57 | More by GuyIncognito
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2/5  rDev -42.2%

09-13-2012 01:33:17 | More by rderedin
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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

08-04-2012 00:15:19 | More by Blind
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3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Into a pint glass:

A: brown colored body with a decent sized tan head that lasts about a minute or so and gently recedes, there is a good amount of ringy lacing as the beer goes down

S: light hop presence with a bit of a grainy maltiness

T: hops up front but centered with a slight hops bite

M: medium body with nothing harsh on the tongue, sessionable, slightly sweet aftertaste, no finish

O: This is a good brew that I would have again

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 01:08:29 | More by BeerKangaroo
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New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -13.3%

11-22-2011 18:14:14 | More by Rochefort10nh
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

11-22-2011 03:08:52 | More by rab53
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North Carolina

3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler, the beer pours with a half inch, foamy, light, frothy, off-white head that is big bubbled. The head quickly settles down into an even film, coating the glass as it disappears into a vibrant, opaque, orange-ruby colored body. The nose is complex, with some smokey roasting, floral highlights, citrus aromas, caramel malt sweetness, and slight spicing. The flavors are very crisp and sharp, with a good dose of dry hops bringing pepper and cedar flavors, along with only the slightest hints of malt and very tart citrus tones. Very bold flavors on an extremely crisp and mid-body. The aftertaste is bitter and tangy sweet, with a drying finish on the end of the palate. Continues to slightly pucker and dry the mouth after you have finished. Good offering for the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 22:01:25 | More by GarthDanielson
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2.53/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Style: pale ale
Brewed by: Andrew's Brewing Co.
Location: Lincolnville, ME
Rating: 2.5
First had: on tap at Natalie's Restaurant, Camden, ME

I had this on tap and it was okay. Clean and refreshing, light and drinkable, as a pale ale should be, but a bit watery for my taste, and not a very impressive character to it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2011 21:22:24 | More by Rifugium
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Rhode Island

2.7/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Review adapted from notes taken 8/30/10

Appearance: Amber colored, a bit darker than I expected, some lacing

Smell: Biscuits, subtle floral hops, some kind of waxiness

Taste: Biscuits and some hard water (minerals) - seems to be an English style - hops are rather dull - there is an undeniable waxiness and solvent-like flavor to this brew that I've encountered in my own homebrews - not necessarily terrible, but some quality control may be in order - not genuinely bad, but not good

Mouthfeel: A little watery, but not bad for the style

Overall: I hope I got a bad six pack because this tastes like an imperfect homebrew

There are some good things about this beer, but mostly I was amazed at how it tasted like something I could make. It's not exactly offensive, but it's not good.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2011 00:26:30 | More by angrybabboon
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4.38/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into pint glass. Deep amber - like dark southern iced tea. Nice head that lingered. Smells of malt and caramel. Taste was the same - not bitter - but good balance. It left me wanting more - I will make sure I have a good supply from now to fulfil that desire. This brewery is just up the road from my favorite summer spot - hopefully I will get the chance to visit it someday.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 22:44:09 | More by mainlyale
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2.58/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to my Father-In-Law for brining me this bottle from the brewery in Maine. Also brought me one of their Porters

Pours with a couple fingers of creamy off whit head that fades slowly to a cap of foam. A slightly hazy orange/amber beer.. Lots of lacing.

As I type this I still haven't tasted the beer, but I am concerned. I smell a solvent/medicinal smell as well as some diacetyl. This has me concerned.

Flavor is grainy with slight bread tones the diacetyl is certainly present and I'm afraid that classic "homebrew" solvent flavor is there probably due to fermenting temps. The beer does not taste spoiled, but these flavors are noticeable.

A bit watery in the mouth... There is an empty feeling just after you swallow.

Happy to have tried this, but I think they need to work on their fermenting temps based on some of the flavors in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 20:35:38 | More by Reagan1984
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4.13/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Reviewed from my notes; poured at the Great Lost Bear. I was at the bar reading through Andy Crouch's Good Beer Guide to New England and was impressed with what he had to say about Andrew's. I was inspired to order myself a pint, as this is a another readily available local beer that I often pass over for something more exotic. I'm really glad I gave it the consideration it deserves.

The beer has a good-sized tan head that recedes with great lacing. The liquid is a beautiful shade of orange. Very little carbonation is visible within the glass. Except that is has been presented to me in a 12 ounce glass instead of an Imperial pint, this is a perfect British style pale.

The aroma has a very subtle hop presence with a bit of whole grain maltiness.

The pale malts up front make up most of this beer's flavor, but the Amarillo hops bring in a slight fruit juice flavor (without any distracting corn syrup flavors). t ends with a subtle hop bite that grows in intensity after I swallow. This is a fine English pale.

The beer has a medium body and low carbonation levels. There is a small coat that is ever so slightly sticky. There is nothing off-putting here.

This is a great session beer. I should really drink this more often. The subtleties of this beer are easily overshadowed by Maine's more adventurous (Allagash, Marshall Wharf) and better funded (Shipyard, Gritty's) brewers, but this is an exceptional brew. If British session beers were as popular as the average Russian Imperial stout, people would be lining up at Andy's door for this beer. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2010 16:07:40 | More by ToasterChef
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased at Treats in Wiscasset Maine on a recent road trip.

Appearance: Pours a dull pale orange with a nice 1 finger white crown that displays moderate retention and lace.

Smell: Melon, slightly fruity malt, english hops, and grass.

Taste: Lots of hop bitterness up front that gives way to that melon flavor. Hints of fruity malt and semi-sweet toffee malt appear towards the end.

Mouthfeel: Thin bodied with small carbonation bubbles that are fairly fizzy.

Drinkability: Easy drinker if you can get past the mediocre taste and mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2010 03:02:51 | More by koopa
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2.98/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Still drinkin' my way through a recent Maine beer haul.

Clear copper with a 1 finger off-white head. Decent retention but great lacey webbing even on a sultry summer evening.

Smells of spicey fruity esters: good but faint. Taste has a heavy apple juice lean with a heavier than usual (but much appreciated) spicy hop in back. The whole this is undone by an ugly, dry, champagne-ish finish. It's bubbly, it's course, it's...bleh.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2010 23:19:14 | More by donkeyrunner
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3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Thin layer of head on a hard pour, the color is between iced tea and copper, slight lacing - 3.50, S: Lots of biscuity malts, noticeable yet mild hop aroma - quite herbal and earthy, smells somewhat of punky wood - 3.50, T: Significant hop bite for a pale ale though nicely balanced with a solid malt base, dry and with some grapefruit rind - 3.50, M: Medium bodied - 3.25, D: A quite drinkable English Pale Ale that edges closer to APA than most, a brew I would drink again - 3.50

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2010 01:39:50 | More by deereless
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Andrew's English Pale Ale from Andrew's Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.