Woods & Waters | Maine Beer Company

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4.09/5
Exceptional
311 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
mainebeercompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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. Cheers to Mother Nature and all she provides us!

Added by ThatsThatDude on 09-26-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,515
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
311
pDev:
6.36%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
77
Trade:
0
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Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw filtered with lots of carbonation and 3 fingers of white head.

Smells of dank funk, a bit of skunk, cat pee, and green leaf. Very earthy.

The taste follows the nose, very pungent.

Light body with lots of carbonation. Dry finish.

Got this in Redding, it was produced at the end of May. Today is Sept 19th, and its still great.

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Photo of Lucular
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An incredibly clean, elegant, refined IPA. I had this alongside a couple of milkshake IPAs and please just give me this all day. Bright hoppy flavors of citrus (mainly grapefruit) and pine over a clean malt backbone. Simply marvelous.

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Photo of jak
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpd026
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sdm9465
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoosier222002
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gmcmillan67
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very pale straw color, some haze, yet it soon clears up. A large frothy and foamy head, eggshell color, displays an excellent retention and plenty of lacing.
The aroma opens up citrusy, evoking light grapefruit and orange peel. Grassy and piny hops aroma nicely interplay against bready and toasty malt. Later, there are hints of tropical fruit, pear set against a mild dank aroma. At the end there is an interesting whiff of mint and melon.
The taste starts off rather innocently with a clean and dry palate that is bready and cracker like and yields a clean finish. In the middle palate the citrusy hops lend an understated flavor of grapefruit pulp and orange peel. A muted grassy and piny hops flavor adds a bit of spice without any trace of bitterness. However, soon a tropical fruit sweetness develops, yielding flavors of dry papaya, mango, pineapple, as well as pear. An increasingly clean bitterness develops, subtle and never over the top. Likewise, the finish becomes more flavorful, with a moderate bitterness, light dank, citrus peel and a peppery quality.
It is on the lower side of medium bodied with a light drinkability to it. The very gentle carbonation lends a fluffy smoothness to it. Fruity, earthy and dry at the same time.
I love how this starts off so simple and truly grows into its own. Yet, its depth of flavors never reach over the top quality, instead, it is understated and sublime.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrojanRB
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avisong
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Atg1095
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcquinn
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hallertau
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBucks
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThePold
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

a little sharper than the west coast ipa's like Stone, it's got sort of Pilsnery taste to it, excellent for a hot day

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Photo of roast_90
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gatornation
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a mostly clear straw yellow color with a white head. Smell is lemon citrus with grassy herbal notes. Taste had citrus up front followed by lemon grass and pine. Mouth feel was crisp with citrus and pine resins a dry finish. A good IPA here but nothing special it overhyped and overpriced.

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Photo of npachl
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danmullens1
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keeling
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Woods & Waters from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 311 ratings