Woods & Waters | Maine Beer Company

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4.08/5
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191 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:
#3,461
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
191
pDev:
6.37%
Bros Score:
4.05
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
46
Trade:
0
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Photo of Ronl12
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color. Crystal clear and rather effervescent initially. Thin white head dissipates quickly leaving no residual head or lacing.

Aroma has notes of peach, orange, mango, some piney notes and light cracker malt backbone.

Taste follows the nose with some light peach, orange and mango fruity notes up front. Light piney bitterness comes through towards the back and and through the finish. Cracker malt backbone allows the hops flavors to shine while providing some light balance. A hint of fruity sweetness comes through.

Feel has a moderate to medium body, but is very drinkable. Sprightly fizzy carbonation. Somewhat oily from the hops, but not overly so.

Overall this is a lovely IPA - balanced bitterness and balanced flavors - exemplary old school IPA here.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Orny18
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Greasy
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CSO
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbrauneis
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a bright pale straw yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint pale golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall fluffy dense sudsy foamy white head that slowly reduces to a large patch (approximately 50% of the surface of the beer) of thick film surrounded by a large patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit + pine/resin hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of pale + wheat + bready malts with a hint of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there are just shy of moderate flavors of pale + wheat + slightly bready malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by slightly stronger than moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit + pine/resin hops which impart a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly fluffy.

O: Easy to drink, refreshing, and enjoyable with well hidden alcohol and a nice old school citrus + pine hop flavor and aroma.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

**
04/15/18
Bottle to tulip glass.

Bright yellow. Big white head.

Lime, lemon, grapefruit, grass, wood, mold.

Tart finish.

Light body. Refreshing. Excellent carbonation.

**

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of meatyard
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bschmidt_37
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GOBLIN
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Citrus and pine in balance, as refreshing as those Maine woods and waters. Very nice refreshing, if not complex, brew.

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Photo of hermit990
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pahn
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into a NEBCO Gandhi-bot tulip. Bottled 3/13/18, drank 4/7/18.

Appearance: Hazy yellow, with a frothy white head and sweeping lacing. I love a light looking IPA like this.

Smell: Faintly lemony. Bit of stone fruit and more citrus in the background, but only if you make some effort. Smells good but the amplitude could be higher.

Taste: Love it, piney, bitter hop bite constantly lifted up by a cereal malt backbone. Semi-mineral-y water flavor, with the delicious pale malt backbone of a good VT IPA, with a powerful pine-forward hop bite. Not complex, but the few notes there are really sing. Alcohol is felt rather than tasted; taste is clear and clean, but the beer gets heady quickly.

Mouthfeel: Pretty great. Light side of medium bodied. Dry finish. High side of moderate carbonation.

Overall: Kind of an "old school Cali style IPA meets new school New England IPA", but more than that it's just a really really well put together showcase of good pale malt and bitter piney hops. A beer lover's beer, in my opinion; straightforward, high quality ingredients contributing to their maximum extent. No bullshit.

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Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pint .9 fl oz bottle on April 4, 2018. Made to commemorate the establishment of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Incorporates Maine grown barley and wheat from Blue Ox Malthouse in Lisbon Falls, Maine. Brewed with generous amounts of American hops. Flavors and aromas of citrus and pine.

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Photo of Jhfinn
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Woods & Waters from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 191 ratings