Red Wheelbarrow | Maine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
mainebeercompany.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Like many of our beers, Red Wheelbarrow (which started out as a pilot batch brewed by Brewer Dan Roberts) doesn’t fit neatly into a style category — think of it as a stronger, more hop-forward interpretation of a traditional red ale. Red Wheelbarrow is not, however, a “red IPA” — there is robust malt character (think raisin and fig) on both the nose and palate that temper the abundant hop presence (think citrus fruit).

Added by sleestak12 on 10-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
963
Reviews:
127
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.05%
 
 
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45
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187
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.6/5  rDev -12.2%

Thanks to pjkelley82 for this beer, arriving as an extra last week. 500 ML bottle split with my wife while watching a little Justified. I think if I talk like Raylan my wife might…never mind.

The pour is more orange than red, which makes me wonder about Maine wheelbarrows. Or colors. Plenty of carbonation. The nose consists of rusty caramel, really, I can’t get any hops up my nose at all. Pretty underwhelming.

Red Wheelbarrow brings nothing glib to mind. Tons of hops coat the tongue & create third degree hop burns front to back: wow. Bitter, bitter, bitter, with secondary symptoms of orange & tangerines. Rusted caramel malts cut the anger somewhat, but the bitterness returns with a vengeance to hop up the finish, too. Half a shorty bottle is enough.

Half a hop vine clearly went into this hop bottle, making it the harshest, hoppiest red I’ve ever laid tongue on. Interesting & good.

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3.4/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.97/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.08/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

A- Bright red with an off white head that laces.

S- Tropical, fruity, and berry hop aroma. The malt is muted in the background.

T- A burst of tropical and funky hop flavor up front. There is a slighty grainy malt backbone in the flavor. I also get some popcorn flavor in the aftertaste.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O- Overall, very good and funky. The hops outshine the malt in this beer. I wish the malt made more of an appearance.

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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark cloudy amber with a large lasting beige head, good lacing. Aroma starts with a floral citrus nose, slowly the tangy notes of grapefruit find there way thru followed by a sweet caramel flavor, some orange comes in as well on the back end. A medium to full body smooth on the palate, good carbonation and a sticky mouth feel. The finish is a combination of sweet caramel malt tones, citrus, orange and a tangy grapefruit hops bitterness flavor are left lingering on the palate and taste buds. Overall a wonderfully full flavored and tasty brew for those who dare. enjoy with caution.

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Red Wheelbarrow from Maine Beer Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 963 ratings.
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