Woods & Waters
Maine Beer Company

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From:
Maine Beer Company
 
Maine, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #440
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,235
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 6.34%
Reviews:
138
Ratings:
406
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 06, 2022
Added:
Sep 26, 2016
Wants:
  17
Gots:
  115
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Woods & WatersWoods & Waters
Notes: We brewed this special IPA to commemorate the establishment of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. We incorporated Maine-grown barley and wheat, along with generous amounts of hops with flavors and aromas of pine and citrus, reminiscent of the outdoors. Hops listed as Columbus, Idaho 7, Magnum, Mosaic, and Simcoe. Cheers to Mother Nature and all she provides us!
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Rated: 4.23 by scottyshades from Florida

Nov 06, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Maine Beer Co. "Woods & Waters"
16.9 fl. oz. brown glass bottle coded "067 02AUG22 09:40:45" and sampled on 01OCT22
$7.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: A hazy straw gold body is capped by a finger's width of rocky white foam. The aroma is bright with citrusy and otherwise tropical hops. It's also a little herbal, and.... ? I'm not sure how to describe it, but maybe earthy gets there somewhat. Is it garlicy? Wait, no, yes, but also onion like... that suggests Summit hops to me. They're weird but I'm a big fan. I once brewed a beer called Swamp Hop at Devil's Creek in Collingswood, New Jersey because they had so much on hand when I came on board and it was a little weird but some people, including an older gentleman from Poland, really loved it. The flavor opens up those hop flavors even more with notes of sugar coated pink grapefruit, soft mango, apple, pineapple, cantaloupe, herbs, berries, and delicate pine. There's not as much garlic and onion in the flavor as there is in the aroma. The malt is fairly basic, sweetish, and grainy and bready. Everything is really well balanced, and a firm bitterness keeps it dry in the finish. What lingers? Well, there's some malt and citrus that quickly fades to leave herbs and a little bit of garlic and onion. "Wer ist der Freund des Knoblauchs? Zwiebel." In the mouth it's medium bodied and delicately crisp. The head retention was OK but the lacing was limited ~ disappointing. All in all, however, this is a pretty decent IPA that's slightly different from most of what's out there on the shelves and I like it.
Review #8,270
Oct 01, 2022
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
500 ml bottle purchased at Stompers Beverage and drank at my campsite in Acadia National Park

Pours a light to medium golden color, fairly clear. thick foamy white head. Nice citrus and pine hop aroma and flavor. Good clean bitterness in the taste.
Sep 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.14 by Lobina from Arizona

Sep 13, 2022
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look - slight hazy yellow white head and lacing
Smell - floral citrus grain
Taste -pine floral citrus
Feel - medium body and carb
Overall - a lot of taste and complexity
Sep 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.41 by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

Sep 05, 2022
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Reviewed by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Serving: Bottle
Bottled: Aug-2-2022
Consumed: Aug-14-2022

A:
Pours fairly clear light brass with billowing bobehwhite meringue head. Majestic lace. (4.75)

S:
Bright citrus pith, a touch of herbal green and pale malt honey sweetness. (4.25)

T:
Yum. A thin bracing bitterness offset by a slight citrus pith sweetness; a drying, resinous finish. (4.5)

M:
Dry, clean, drinkable, quenching, suffig. (4.5)

O:
The sort of IPA that I haven't had in longer than I'd like.
Bright, bracing, balanced. Bang. It has a tasty, dry citrus and forest floor flavor; dry and drinkable. (4.5)
Aug 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by LAM01833 from Massachusetts

Jul 31, 2022
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle. White head. Golden color.

Earthy, floral hops. Grapefruit citrus. Some dank and weedy hops. This is a classic styled ipa, big west coast influence. Clean and well done. Light bitterness, light stickiness.
Jul 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by cold_beer

May 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.81 by SViterileroux74 from Texas

Apr 23, 2022
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Found a bottle of this beer at a local grocery store. Poured into a tulip glass. Bright yellow color with excellent white foamy head and curtain lacing. Pine and citrus smell and taste. A bit of lemon. Some herbal notes. A clean and refreshing IPA. Something I would buy again.
Apr 14, 2022
 
Rated: 3.83 by Noelito76 from New York

Apr 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.87 by tonystanhope from Florida

Apr 04, 2022
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Rated by GregoryK57 from Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
On tap. Fresh taste and smooth feel. Very nice. Definitely recommend!!
Mar 27, 2022
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Reviewed by TBoneJones from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pale yellow/ golden pour with foamy head and very nice lacing.
Nose is freshly floral and lemony/citrus hops, hints of orange and grapefruit too.
Taste is refreshing with the notes I smelled but with added earth and light cracker malts. .Pine comes through at the end.
Feels smooth and is crisp, ending fairly dry.
A high quality IPA and not surprising given my experience with this brewery’s Lunch.
What’s there is clean and fresh.
Mar 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On-tap at Blind Lady Ale House in San Diego, of all places! Tastes like home and just as I remember. Heavy on the pine and super drinkable. Just an awesome all-around tasty IPA.
Mar 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.83 by beerrat from Virginia

Mar 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.02 by craigbelly from Iowa

Jan 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jan 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by Jaymgould from Minnesota

Dec 26, 2021
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A- Slightly cloudy pale yellow golden pour from the 500ml bottle into a witbier glass. Sturdy one finger head with a whipped creamy texture. Lacing is a mix of huge sheets and large webs.

S- Kind of your classic NE/West Coast IPA hop bouquet in the aroma. A fairly balanced mix of citrus, stone fruits and floral hops. Bright notes of tangerine, grapefruit and mango front and center.

T- Has a nice ripe citrus hop flavor throughout with strong orange, tangerine and grapefruit. Some balance is struck by a light grainy flavor, some bread and the other hop notes of mango, floral, herbal and pineapple.

MF- Fluffy and creamy medium bodied brew with a moderately high level of carbonation. Ends with a clean light-medium bitterness.

Definitely another nice Maine Beer Co. IPA with a balance of citrus, fruits, light malts and floral hops. Its a formula but it is sort of a timeless one that you wont get sick of.
Dec 19, 2021
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Rated by nelsonracite from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a light gold. Has nice citrus notes with hops. Taste really nice overall with small amounts of bitterness, its a solid IPA.
Dec 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by maxarvo from England

Oct 22, 2021
 
Rated: 3.92 by kkarimi from Texas

Oct 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by cd34 from Illinois

Oct 07, 2021
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours the color of a deep lemon juice with a very bright white head. Nose is slightly peppery and piney. Taste is certainly citrus with a back bite of bitterness. Good beer, however I would not rate it as world class. Just my 2 cents.
Sep 28, 2021
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Reviewed by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500ml bottle - $7.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a hazed, pale yellow body with a lofty, frothy, foamy, white head.

Smell: Clean, fresh-cut grapefruit and little pinch of citrus zest. Slighter touches of pine, peppery herbs and floral peach. Underneath, a lightly milky maltiness hinting, a bit, of wheat.

Taste: A nominal sweetness upfront with scant, pale maltiness and touches of crustless bread, turgid grains with a little inkling of wheat. It's got piney, herbal qualities, but the citrus really pops for me and has a good bit of brightness to it. Glistening white grapefruit, grated lemon and a teensy-sized plop of tangy kumquat marmalade. Medium-plus bitterness. A bit of cereal creaminess on the mouthfeel, further fruity niceties and a low degree of dogged bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Has an all-around, light airiness about it.

Overall: It's wonderfully balanced, has a pleasing freshness about it and an overall inviting drinkability. With junk beers as far as the eye can see, it's a delight to get a nice one from time to time.
Sep 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.23 by tpauer from New Hampshire

Sep 06, 2021
 
Rated: 4.34 by BeerBeast from Florida

Sep 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.24 by BKotch from Texas

Aug 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.72 by einman from Minnesota

Aug 06, 2021
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
my first beer from these guys in years, awesome to find it on tap in upstate new york, not always the beeriest place, and i was stoked on this overall. really light, it drinks like a session type and i was surprised to learn its even as strong as it listed here, its so light and clean. its radiant yellow colored clearish but not immaculate, and holding an inch of frothing white head with sticky lace on the edges of the glass. it smells like pineapple juice from the can, light juniper, floral honey, and clean citrus, slightly grassy too, like the best of all possible hop worlds here but in a very delicate package overall. its springy and light, the malt is flavorful but minimal in body, light biscuit to it, wheaty almost like a saison base too, earthy and not at all sweet to me. there are some light hop oils swirling here, juicy ripeness to the fruity side and a blooming botanical liveliness. nice carbonation here, very refreshing and drinkable, but also interesting and well refined, sort of reminds me of some of their other awesome lighter ones, peeper comes to mind, its been too long for me with their beers! i was thrilled to encounter this one and continue to love maine beer company, this is wonderful summer ipa!
Jul 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.13 by TXRobbo from Texas

Jul 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by KrissyKat6 from New York

Jul 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by brew-Ed from Texas

Jul 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.11 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

May 21, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

May 14, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by njbusa from New Jersey

Apr 29, 2021
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