A Tiny Beautiful Something | Maine Beer Company

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A Tiny Beautiful SomethingA Tiny Beautiful Something
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A Tiny Beautiful SomethingA Tiny Beautiful Something

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Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States

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

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4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Bottled Feb 11th 2014.

Not that great on appearances as usual per Maine Beer Co. Muddy. Muted dull apricot orange and yellow body. Head always manages some good appearances. Three fingers tall, fluffy, good retention and clumpy thick lacing to match.

Just the perfect sense of light tropical and specifically pineapple aromatics. Zesty, fruity, no hop bitterness noticeable at all. Goes to peach and grapefruit like fruit, real nicely and soft tropical warmth. Pineapple, and juicy to match. Very impressive fruit nose on this.

Taste brings much more tropical goodness. Lots of pineapple and juiced warmth. Very light, but feels highly sessionable and lighter than the abv indicates. Juicy large tropical girth but does manage to quickly dissolve into some light wet qualities. Minimal carbonation. Malt backbone is simple but carries flavours well, some tonic like but super fine carbonation on the palate feel.

Perhaps it's the easy drinking pale ale qualities that make me want to discount this but I can't. It's pineapple beer with great aromatics in the glass. it's excellent stuff. Classic Maine Beer Co. goodness. Pineapple easy drinking beer punch in a glass.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500mL bottle (enjoyed 14 days after bottling), served in tulip glass. Melon and berry hop profile, medium bitterness, medium mouthfeel, coats the palate with deliciously balanced fruity aftertaste. Well worth seeking out, though I imagine this might be a one-off release (unfortunately).

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle date: 2/11/14 very fresh.

The beer poured an attractive honey color with a 3F head in a stein. The beer is unclear and appears to be unfiltered.

Nice aroma: vanilla, pine, mango.

The taste was not typical for an American pale ale: tropical fruit, citrus, and grapefruit.
APAs can be lackluster in taste.

Finish: excellent. crisp, fresh, and light bitterness. Very hoppy.

Unlike other pale ales, this beer is not lightweight. It's a sipper.
There is heft to this beer, and the bitter hoppiness makes one want to slowly drink it. The body
is light, but it has character.

Another excellent beer from the Maine Beer Company.

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A Tiny Beautiful Something from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 1,233 ratings