Ace Hole Pale Ale | Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant

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Ace Hole Pale AleAce Hole Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
Maine, United States
marshallwharf.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our newest regular member of the pale ale lineup. Hopped with Sorachi Ace and Citra hops.

Added by sprucetip on 04-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
146
Reviews:
28
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
13.18%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 146 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Sammy
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EatonHops
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhavs
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The combination of Sorachi Ace and Citra is very interesting. This beer is very unique and I can't think of a similar tasting pale ale or IPA. The Sorachi Ace gives it a bit of a spicy/vegetal flavor that is odd, but not unpleasant. Fresh crisp green pepper straight from the garden comes to mind. I drank this beer poured from a 2 day old can. Not sure if the flavors change over time.

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Photo of gobuccos
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of braican
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jambutter
4.41/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bootdown21
3.66/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puboflyons
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 16 fl. oz. can dated 5/14/16. Sampled on May 22, 2016.

It pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with lots of carbonation bubbles heading upwards to a tremendous but soft cream colored head.

Big aroma of toasted bread, toasted biscuit, citrus, and herbs. Rosemary maybe?

Medium body.

Easy drinking toastiness with a vibrant bitter hop finish. But still balanced overall. Hop heads should like it even though it is not an IPA or DIPA.

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Photo of WanderingFool
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakeTWBSB
4.82/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers in Maine. Sweet, soft, great finish.

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Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Starts off with a carmel and citrus flavor and ends with notes of dill.

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Photo of meb3476
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paresis
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Caput_H_lupulorum
3.67/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a can.
Look: Very thick head, beer amber brown in color. Head leaves good lacing on the glass.
Smell: Citrus with some malt/caramel.
Taste: Bready at first, finishing with bitterness, the citrus is mellowed in the tase and somewhat marmalady.
Feel: Good effervescence and mouthfeel.
Overall: Satisfying but not great.

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Photo of billab914
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a tallboy can into a shaker pint, the beer is a rich, crystal clear, copper gold coloring with a slow roll of carbonation bubbling in the body, and a foamy, light, off-white head that laces the glass as you drink. Aromas of grass, cedar, subtle blueberry, sticky and dank moss highlights, subtle citrus notes, and a rich caramel backbone. Very balanced, but still with a hoppy, sticky lean. The flavors are resinous and dank forward, with pine pitch and tassel notes, rich caramel backbone, subtle grapefruit and tropical fruit highlights, and a sticky, wet grass and pepper spice blend at the tail end. Very bitter and resinous throughout, lingering on as a solid aftertaste. You know your palate is wrestling some big hop profiles when you drink this one. The body is robust, but the dryness and bitterness provides an edge to the otherwise smooth feel. The finish is dry, resinous, and with a decent linger. This is a really solid APA.

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Photo of pelletiermh7
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNbeerded
3.19/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gatheredwaters
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OJT1993
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into 12 oz snifter

A: light a bearish orange hue a little bit of a head perfect clarity

S: Has a buttery and fresh cut grass smell with maybe a slight over ripe melon smell

T: A lot like the smell with some tartness on the end, I like the mellow overripe smell people often confuse this I think with diacetyl but I don't believe that's it.

M: pretty full mouthfeel for a pale ale

O: I love this beer I think the sorachi hops play well off the Citra and give you a lush buttery melon tasting fresh grass refreshing ness . Very underrated pale ale in my book . And if you can get it under a month it is a rare treat.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.64/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from Bier Cellar Portland
Deep golden color with a huge frothy white head that persists forever. The citrus and earthy tropical hop notes seem to clash a little. Decent brew, but probably nothing I'd seek out again.

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Photo of lyonsm2
4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Ace Hole Pale Ale from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
3.87 out of 5 based on 146 ratings.
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