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
Ratings:
1,160
Reviews:
185
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
290
For Trade:
4
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4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sd123
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jchow17
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wordemupg
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of luxemint
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bhunter0812
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CollinaTiger
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LooseMoose1978
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Icemann383
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NewEnglandBAR
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gowens18
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of browne429
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

LOOK: pours nicely, clean look, good shine, looks clean and bright, yellow brick road... clear and bright head as well.

SMELL: morning dew, bright, crisp, clean, citrus notes, specifically orange and tangerine... early morning pine, halfway through the beer the citrus dissipates from the nose and hits more on the palate

TASTE: hay, grassy, hangs around the tongue, spring/summer grass, dewy, non-dimensional in a good way, clean, subtle hoppiness, easy drinking, forward on the palate, but subtle maltiness as well, balanced. halfway through the beer the citrus comes forth and it's much more balanced. tastes better with every sip.

FEEL: beautiful mouthfeel, washes over palate nicely, cloudy, white, clean, refreshing

OVERALL: very drinkable, high price point, clean and delicious. overall a B+/A-

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4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The appearance was a hazy rounded and rustic looking orange with an invading one finger white foamy head that dissipates at a decent pace. This one ends up leaving a nice foamy lacing. The smell is spectacular as it showcases a decently noticeable candied orange and citrus zest. The taste models the same flavors coming out in the smell and has the same aftertaste that leads to a somewhat clean dry finish. On the palate, it sits a moderately medium on the body and has a carbonation that is good for the APA style and for me. This is fairly sesionable to have perhaps several pints if it was available to me on a daily basis. Overall, absolutely fantastic APA that I would love to have again.

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4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from MBC bottle into tall, narrow Tree House glass. Pours a mostly transparent golden/honey color, with a tall, frothy head that leave a really nice amount of lacing. Smell is of grassy hops, and a bit of sweet yet crackery malt. This beer drinks like a slightly hoppy pale ale, but smooth like a lager. So good! Definitely will be grabbing a bottle or two of these whenever they pop up at my local bottle shop.

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4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DruC4
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BradMacMullin
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft at Stoddards. Maine Beer Co doing everything right is starting to get boring - another solid pale ale. Back to work....

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle stamped 050917

Hazy pale gold with a small, bubbly white head sticking to the surface. Zesty orange, tangerine, melon, and subtle passion fruit aromas with a bit of white bread. Clean, simple, tasty hop flavor...grapefruit peel, flowers, grass, and orange. Medium-light with fluffy carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Refreshing!

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4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CHickman
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 050917, it pours a very hazy gold color with a solid 1 finger white head that was full of tiny bubbles and dissipating very, very slowly and leaving excellent foamy lacing. The bottle conditioning gave it a nice cloudy look, great looking brew.

Smells of lemon zest, floral notes, orange peel, citrus fruit, biscuit, hints of caramel or candied sugar and herbal or piney accents. It's a very soft smelling beer where the hops are showcased but the malt and oats keep it tame and balanced.

Tastes very much like the nose with lemon, orange peel, citrus fruit like mild grapefruit, floral notes, biscuit, toasted grains, sweet malt, caramel, chalky yeast, and then it finishes with herbal or piney accents. Earthy tones come out more and subdue the citrus, but this is a very smooth and well balanced APA. A great summer beer, very easy to drink.

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3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmurphy7
3.49/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

for me, the closing notes on this beer are weak and watery. the look and smell were decent for a pale ale, but the finish is weak and the aftertaste is metallic.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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