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

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Ace Hole Pale AleAce Hole Pale Ale

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

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

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Ratings: 144 |  Reviews: 28
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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

Pint can poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Bright golden yellow with a really nice 2" head that hangs around with lots of sticky lacing.

Smell: Floral hops and citrus dominate the aroma, refreshing.

Taste: As in the nose a pleasant balance of citrus, floral hops, and pine. Flavorful IPA, some tropical flavors beneath the expected grapefruit and balanced well against a malt backbone. Very well constructed IPA.

Mouthfeel: Very, very, clean, smooth and refreshing.

Overall: A highly sessionable and well constructed IPA, another really nice warm summer afternoon beer.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Appearance: 1 inch head, high carbonation, gold in color, cloudy

Smell: citrus hops and pine hops

Taste: citrus hops and pine hops--light honey and malt to balance out the beer

Mouthfeel: sweetish start with a dry bitter middle and aftertaste, light body, medium carbonation

Overall: A nice dry and hoppy beer that is never overly bitter. One of the better pale ales I have had. I am glad I picked up a four pack of this and would get it again if I wanted this style.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Tauroe for sending this one down! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 16 oz. can into a Russian River pint glass.

A: Pours a light bronze - quite a bit darker than expected for an APA. Hazy, medium visible carbonation, with a one-finger white head.

S: This has a nice, big nose on it. Pine resin, tropical fruits, citrus rind and grapefruit, a bit floral, dank and grassy, and just a hint of candied sugar sweetness.

T: Tropical fruits, melon, cat urine, citrus and spicy hops with some delicate light cracker malt and a bit of that candied sugar. Moderately bitter with some sweetness in the hang.

M: Quite full-bodied for an APA, with lots of carbonation sensation. The alcohol flavors are well-hidden given the hefty ABV for style.

O: This was pretty tasty - but I would have preferred different hop flavors. The Sorachi Ace is not generally my favorite hop. Still, it was a well-crafted beer, and one I would recommend.

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4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a case of this last time I was in Maine around the 4th July and after having Can't Dog, my expectations were high
The initial smell has floral and citrus
Taste has tart citrus notes and a bit of biscuity backbone at the end
Mouthfeel with the MW beers is amazing, nice and creamy and leaves a nice coating in mouth

Overall very good- love the citra and creamy mouthfeel. I've given a few cans to friends and they have both loved it

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Ace Hole Pale Ale from Marshall Wharf Brewing Company / Three Tides Restaurant
3.87 out of 5 based on 144 ratings.
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