A Tiny Beautiful Something | Maine Beer Company

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4.02/5
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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:
#6,950
Reviews:
208
Ratings:
1,267
pDev:
8.96%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
326
Trade:
3
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Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greyvtrayn
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 9/11. Medium orange color, fluffy off-white head that fades away leaving a thick rim of foam around the glass with a thin and consistent layer of suds on the surface. A pleasantly sweet nose with notes of citrus, pineapple and tart passion fruit. Taste is more floral forward than the nose but it is also balanced with notes of sweet citrus, pine, and grapefruit rind. Very soft mouthfeel, perfect carbonation, smooth finish. A very well-made and delicious beer. On the pricey side at $7.99 for the bottle but would definitely treat myself again.

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Photo of revonoc
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gordavidson
4.62/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of _Adam_
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright golden yellow body, minimal white head. Nose is pine and a bit of lemon. The flavor is primarily fruit, floral notes. Brisk and clean. A rock solid Pale.

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Photo of TheWolf
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very well crafted. Complex and delicious without being over the top in your face.

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

Hazy orange color with a thick head with great retention.
Aroma with notes of sweet oranges, pineapples, herbal resin and a bit of cantaloupe.
Flavor with notes of pine, ginger, lemongrass, oats, melon, white bread, some resin and flowers. Dry aftertaste with a rounded bitterness. It feels lower than its 45 IBUs.
Bordering medium body with velvety carbonation.
They know how to craft an APA perfectly without appealing to exoticism or extremes.

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Photo of gr0g
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patre_tim
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper and slightly hazy with moderate carbonation and 2 fingers of well sustained, white head.

Smells of pineapple, citrus, and black pepper.

Taste very floral with a light, bitter finish.

Light body with moderate carbonation.

Got this in Sacramento, drinking in Redding, Sept 29th, 2018.

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3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rcjennings
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

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A Tiny Beautiful Something from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 1,267 ratings