A Tiny Beautiful Something | Maine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A tiny beautiful something showcases a new hop variety, El Dorado. We started playing around with this hop last year. We brewed a pilot batch with this hop exclusively and one with it blended with some of our other favorite Northwest varieties. In the end, we decided that the El Dorado had such a unique and interesting character on its own, so we decided to brew it as a “single hop” pale ale. The aroma and flavor offer intense candied orange and citrus zest. A touch of flaked oats provide a rounded, silky mouthfeel. And like our other hoppy offerings, tiny was brewed to finish dry and clean.

Added by RKing44 on 02-18-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,679
Reviews:
204
Ratings:
1,254
pDev:
8.96%
 
 
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Trade:
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Photo of bendukes86
2.64/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

1 pt. .9 fl. Oz. 072 8:44 9/11/18 opened on 9/22/18

A slight haze hangs over an otherwise, bright golden and copper color. Very lively and fresh appearance with a husky, all white foam cap and excellent coverage.

A very bold aroma of tangy citrus, pine sap, lemmon zest, strawberry, peach puree, and old herbs and spice combo. A cleanly sweet and field grain style malt aroma brings it all together.

Such a crispy, clean malty profile. Light, golden style malt, maybe medium bodied at the most with a honey-dipped white bread and earthy grains all over the place. This is an excellent malt flavor and the extra jazzy mouthfeel from the bottle conditioning really sets it off.

After the shock and awe of the malty complexity, the hops, the El Dorado single hop just crushes the taste buds. For an APA, this thing is loaded with hoppy depth. Multiple layers of flavors flow in and out: At first, its a raw, earthy kick, like dried grains of the field, dank herbals, spicy citrus and sweet wild berries. The earthy-dry and then juicy sweet fruitiness duality really digs in deep. Rather impressive depth from just this one single hop.

Amazing drinkability, excellent depth in the malt and multi colored hop taste makes it a tiny beautiful something (APA).

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Photo of baldy00
3.44/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gmcmillan67
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Unclevince
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtbone
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tinfang
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ronl12
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

1 pint .9 oz glass into Maine Beer tulip. Dated 8/14/18.
Look is very nice cloudy golden. Nose is beautiful nice tropical fruit. Taste follows, very clean medium tropical taste. Feel is crisp and clean. Overall very good APA that's an easy drink. Will buy whenever I see it.

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Photo of Bshaw22
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tastybeer
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Almighty1
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coryhk
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chitoryu12
3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Very cloudy yellow, like a diabetic's urine. Thin white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Heavily hopped, but balanced by sweet citrus.

Taste: Mild soapy bitterness, a bit of sweet orange zest.

Mouthfeel: Decently thick and smooth. Average carbonation.

Overall: I feel like this could be great if the hops were toned down a tad to balance it out more.

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Photo of cheer4beer_
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of grapeshops
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThePold
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TrojanRB
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an imperial nonic a slight orange infused medium golden with a half finger white head atop.About as dank as a pale can get get in my mind,dank pine resin and floral hops over top of biscuit malts,damn that aroma!Slightly more subdued hops on the palate but it's piney and slightly spicy with a fruity note in the finish,a firm slightly sweet malt base thru to the finish.This is a pale to seek out,an adventure to drink....Not a ho hum APA by any means.

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Photo of jak
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Maine is awesome. Maine is beautiful. Maine is is the Victoria Secret of craft beer. So, like, imagine a bangin’ Party on the Maldives; nothing but 9’s and 10’s; and then an 8 shows up... And that 8 is A Tiny Beautiful Something. Do you scoff? Do you turn the other way? Hell no! This thang might not be Lunch, but I’ll be hell bent if it isn’t invited to the party. This thang is sexy, this thang is beautiful, and at the end of the day, I want it.

Cheers to everything. Cheers to everything that is sexy in its own right.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really smooth and easy drinking. Floral flavor with some grapefruit, and crisp and dry finish.

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A Tiny Beautiful Something from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 1,254 ratings