A Tiny Beautiful Something
Maine Beer Company

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From:
Maine Beer Company
 
Maine, United States
Style:
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #232
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,300
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 8.68%
Ratings:
1,377
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 08, 2021
Added:
Feb 18, 2014
Wants:
  46
Gots:
  342
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: 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.
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Photo of nelsonracite
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by nelsonracite from New Jersey

Looks to be a golden hazy yellow. Smells crisp with some hop. Taste smooth with some hops and citrus. Overall is very tasty.

Dec 08, 2021
 
3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Nov 27, 2021
Photo of hman43
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by hman43 from North Carolina

Look: It pours golden and slightly hazy with a white head. Head retention is very good.

Smell: It has an orange aroma with apricot. There is also light spicing with a hint of perfume.

Taste: It has flavors that feature apricot up front with floral elements, spice, and orange. There is very light grassy elements in the background.

Feel: It has a medium body with a slightly sharp bitterness in the finish.

Overall, it's has good flavors and is easy drinking which is what I would expect from a pale ale.

Oct 16, 2021
 
4.18 by Tomlarson123 from Ohio on Sep 28, 2021
 
4.12 by cdub70085 from Connecticut on Sep 24, 2021
Photo of LifesAnesthesia
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

L - Clear, golden with a white head that dissipated somewhat quickly leaving behind some lacing
S - Clean crisp malt along with some hops
T - Subtle piney hops, crisp citrus, malt backbone, clean. Earthy notes, floral notes.
F - Light to medium bodied with moderate amount of carbonation. Clean, crisp, refreshing
O - A very drinkable pale ale with a clean profile. Great for a summer day

Sep 06, 2021
 
4.32 by caffeinelogic from New York on Aug 11, 2021
Photo of ANIMOUL
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ANIMOUL from Vermont

Pours pale yellow with plenty of effervescent bubbles. Good carbonation with watery hops taste that is very refreshing. While a great pale ale it doesn't necessarily stand out.

Aug 07, 2021
 
4 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Jul 22, 2021
 
4.15 by Casterbridge from Connecticut on Apr 04, 2021
Photo of JRybacki
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JRybacki from Pennsylvania

Ah yes another fine bottle of beer from my new fav brewery. Poured from their patent 16+ oz bottle into a stem glass.
Nice two finger head that did not need to be coaxed. Interesting foamimess to the head.
Color a rich orange brown.
Aroma is piney and earthy.
Taste is hoppy, piney, then earth notes- think I picked up orange peel and/or coriander notes.
Mouthfeel is oh so clean and crisp, ending sparkling dry.
Overall, another really nice beer, but not my favorite. I will enjoy my journey trying all their beers.
Keep it up.

Mar 27, 2021
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3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by jpbrooklyn from New Jersey

Not really much depth here, very standard one-note IPA. Meh.

Feb 04, 2021
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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by firesidewithphil from Illinois

Tiny Beautiful Something from Maine Beer Company is a light and resinous pale ale. One of the more easy drinkers in their lineup. This is one beer that actually could use a few more hops.

IG: @firesidewithphil

Jan 24, 2021
Photo of woodsman13
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by woodsman13 from Maine

Smells clean, slightly fruity, grassy or dandelion notes, but soft. Think lying in a grassy field eating slices of apple and melon.

Taste is sharper than the nose, fruitier, but still not sweet. It’s got a light sour note that makes it really clean on the tongue, with a brightness like how certain light roast Costa Rican coffees get (but like obviously not a coffee taste). There’s a robust grassiness there, like if you’ve ever chewed on a dandelion stem. They’re getting some really interesting flavors from the hops on this one.

Very carbonated, probably too much so.

Unique beer, cool name!

Oh and it retains some nice bubbly swirls on top - pretty.

Jan 23, 2021
 
4.15 by ummswimmin from New Jersey on Jan 16, 2021
 
3.65 by sisterofba from Maryland on Jan 05, 2021
 
3.69 by Dbot from Delaware on Dec 18, 2020
 
4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Nov 07, 2020
 
4.24 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts on Oct 07, 2020
Photo of crazyspicychef
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

Looks like a pale ale, tastes and smells like an IPA.
It is a nice pale color with loads of citrus up front and in the middle and in the finish.
I'd rather drink a Dale's, but this is OK.
If you like citrus hop bombs, this is for you.
If you are looking for a well balanced pale ale, look on.
The specialty hops not only shine through, they burn through.
One is enough for me.

Oct 02, 2020
 
4.37 by dansushi from New York on Sep 26, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by imnodoctorbut from Texas

pint bomber dated 8/11/20; poured into a tulip on 9/20.

pours a hazy dark gold body with a finger tall thick-bubbled off-white foam head that has moderate retention and leaves patches of sudsy lacing as it settles into a patchy cap with defined halo

floral spritzy and clean apricot, slight grapefruit and pine hop earthiness, and a whiff of malt in there somewhere.

follows that nose, with an additional slice of juicy over-ripened cantaloupe (you know when cantaloupe has been in its juice for a day or too past its "prime" and gets kinda sparkly? that jazz right there is what kicks in). earthy hop is much more noticeable here but is very conversational and easy. malt hangs back, recognizing it's not their gig.

fairly high carbonation, medium-light (but full) body. smooth talker until it finishes nice and dry; bittersweet dryness sticks around on the tongue and cheeks and roof.

overall:
lots of reviews on here mention Starburst and they're 100% on the money. add classic grapefruit and pine hop to that and here's what you get. immensely enjoyable which is a total bummer considering the bomber price here in Timbuktu Tejas. a night of sipping this away would be absolutely sublime. I am on my second and last glass of this beaut and am dragging it out as long as possible!

Sep 21, 2020
 
4.21 by anthony-s from New Jersey on Sep 20, 2020
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4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by puck1225 from Texas

Maine Brewing expanding distribution to Texas. Bought this at the Thistle Draftshop in a bottle. Poured a bright cloudy yellow color with fluffy white head and nice curtain lacing. Lemony, piney smell and taste. Some floral notes. Good feel. Looking forward to other Maine offerings in Texas. PLEASE something in addition to Lunch!

Sep 20, 2020
 
3.84 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on Sep 11, 2020
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4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by mushroomcloud from Texas

16.9oz bottled 8/11/20, opened 9/10/20.
2 finger eggshell white head with excellent staying power. Thick patches of lace.
Golden color with limited clarity potentially chill haze.
Lime and apricot. Starburst candy - orange or cherry. Ripe melon.
Apricot and orange marmalade flavors. Citrus peel bitterness.
Medium body, smooth/full mouthfeel. Medium length dry finish.
Drinkability is high at 5.5% and a unique aroma.
Very Good to Outstanding.

Sep 11, 2020
Photo of HipCzech
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HipCzech from Texas

Serving: 1 pt .9 fl oz bottle (stamped “08/11/20”) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: Lightly hazy pale golden yellow with a lush, frothy head of white foam and streaky lace.

Smell: Juicy aromas of tropical fruit (mango, pineapple), candied citrus and stone fruit.

Taste: More bright fruit, leaning towards candied orange and lemon, but with some tropical and stone fruit notes. Light malty body and sweetness balanced with just enough crisp bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, creamy smooth feel, and moderate but gentler carbonation.

Overall: Another highly drinkable Pale Ale from MBC, with very pleasant fruity hop notes.

Sep 08, 2020
 
4.09 by Luckydog91 from Texas on Sep 07, 2020
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3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by champ103 from Texas

A: Pours with a slight haze, a pale golden/yellow color. A dense white head rises to over two fingers with excellent retention. Plenty of sticky lace clinking to the glass.
S: Citrus and orange zest up front, even a bit of pineapple and touch of melon in the nose. Not a lot of malt character here, but the hops are very vibrant and fresh.
T: Citrus and orange rind up front again. Melon fruits. Cereal grain, and a touch of sweetness. There is a substantial bitterness lingering and drys everything out along the way.
M/O: A medium body with good effervescent carbonation. Crisp, clean and finishes dry. An easy one to drink and come back to, which is pretty par for the coarse for MBC.

Like everything I have had from Maine, this is really well made. A solid pale ale all around, even if it is more in IPA territory, though thats also not surprising as that line continues to get blurred. No bother, another good offering. I might like Peeper just a touch more, but that is splitting hairs, and both are well done.

Sep 06, 2020
 
3.78 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Aug 31, 2020
 
4.53 by jdow117 from Ohio on Aug 29, 2020
 
4.09 by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas on Aug 27, 2020
 
4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 02, 2020
 
4.08 by mgundy32 from Wisconsin on Jul 21, 2020
 
4.01 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Jul 15, 2020
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4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by beergoot from Colorado

A soft golden yellow body made semi-cloudy with an immense amount of rising carbonation bubbles; thick, soapy white head. A gorgeous aroma of berries and sweet musk melon and cantaloupe. Lightly sweet taste with some nice ester counterpoint; mild bitterness adds depth to the flavor; light cereal grain base; pear. Medium body; mild residual sugar presence brings softness to the palate; semi-sweet mouthfeel.

This pale ale delivers deft and well-rounded flavor and character. Nuanced and balanced, and a real nice summer afternoon sipper.

Jul 05, 2020
 
4.02 by Rainintheface from Massachusetts on Jul 02, 2020
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4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by Ego from New Jersey

eyes...
like almost all their PAs this is a cloudy straw pale yellow, lovely pure as white head that settles into one finger even after sitting around waiting for this hump to drink it already and quit with the littany of useless verbiage, but I digress... lacing is perfect, coats the glass like moistened seaweed on rice, they got the motts when it comes to cloudy PAs, that is fo sho

nose...
orange flavored jolly rancher, not that the flavor exists (I think?), but that is what it smells like immediately, some pine is lingering in the back, not a falcon punch but nice

taste etc...
drinks dry, clean, a hint of lemon, invites another sip and then another and then (you get it, if not, well, you should probably be on some other site), the hops are all over the mouth but not overwhelming, a nice mix of mild tropical flavors with the more aggressive pine/citrus types, I usually find tropical hops a bit too much (maybe I saw Cast Away a few too many times, eh wilson?), but here, here we have balance and man is this stuff drinkable, totally refreshing, the carbonation is flawless

verdict?
damn diggity delicious, so perfectly balanced, I am usually into the hop nuke bombs (and still am) but man this is so refreshing and lip smacking, this would be superb at any barbeque, protest or riot this summer.

Jun 25, 2020
 
4.08 by eagles22 from Pennsylvania on Jun 23, 2020
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