Woods & Waters | Maine Beer Company

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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:
#4,657
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
335
pDev:
6.36%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
85
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 335 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of Sabtos
3.45/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Foggy pale yellow, almost greenish-white, with a tall, densely thick whipped egg-white froth that recedes in lumps clinging in chunks on the glass.

Smell is spicy and dank and slightly metallic. These Maine IPAs don't hold up well after a month or so. There's also a bit of eucalyptus and biscuit.

Taste is ruggy, and again almost metallic. It's quite bitter of pine that's woody and rindy. Notes of grapefruit and lemon rind accent the middle. I love the quality of their beers, but if it's not ultra fresh, and preferably on draft, it's almost not worth it. Sure I can drink this and watch a game without being mad about it, but I'd rather have our local IPAs, but a mile.

Body is light with a crisp, nearly pillowy carbonation and a semi-dry finish.

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

Photo of richj1970
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BCB76
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a translucent orange-yellow that turns foggy and hazy with floaties after the final ounces enter the glass. Head is a pillow-like two fingers of dense foam that retains well. Aroma is pine and citrus, like eating a fresh orange in a grove of evergreen trees. Lovely balance between slight bite and slight sweetness. Flavor profile is bigger notes of pine, citrus, and a sticky resin that comes on at the finish. Lingering notes of resin and tropical fruit hops leave a long impression with a bitter finish. It tastes like a blend of east and west coast style IPAs. Nice balance that tips clearly towards bitter at the finale. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a fuzzy opening texture that turns sticky at the finish. Overall, splendid balance and contrast between the bite of the pine hops and the soothing sweetness of citrus hops. Maybe a touch heavy bite for those with an aversion to bitter hoppy beers.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16.9oz bottle.

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Photo of Cylinsier
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tap

Pours hazy golden orange. Head is yellowish white, finely textured, and retains indefinitely.

Smells of fresh citrus juice and zest, hemp, and earthy and herbal hops.

Flavor is of fresh citrus, orange zest, sourdough bread and dry biscuit malts, herbal and floral hops, and a citrus juice aftertaste.

Medium body, stinging carbonation.

Very good and tasty hazy IPA. Very nice aroma and pour. Good body. Taste is good but slightly bland. Drinks easy, worth trying.

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Photo of russpowell
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a bright & effervescent gold with 2 fingers of whippy ivory colored head. Hazes a bit as this bottle is fully poured. stellar lacing & head retetion

S: Citrus & pine

T: Follows the nose, bready sweetness & dryness as well. Grapefruit & pine mixes with breadyness as this warms, a little woody hop as well. Finishes with a little grassy hop, limes, some peppery hops & a touch of piney/woody dryness

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation, good balance

A pretty easy to drink IPA here, but didn't really knock my socks off

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Photo of Theogre83
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of 22Blue
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Allurex
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of David19457
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bubseymour
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of illpass78
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint on draft at Arcadia.

Appearance: Fairly clear straw with very minimal head.

Aroma: Fruit, hops. Little grapefruit, little apricot.

Taste: Fruit leads. Citrus, apricot, a little grape, definitely grapefruit. Hops. Pine.

Mouthfeel: A little on the thin end. Doesn’t pack a huge punch, but does have a lot of flavor. Lemony finish.

Overall: Solid IPA. Doesn’t approach their Lunch or anything like that, but definitely pleasant.

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

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle dated August 28, 2018. Purchased at brewery and kept cold. A bit leery on October 13 because I know how Maine beers fade quickly, even with good care. Poured into Carton Dubvariant glass.

L: Big fluffy white head with spotty white lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is a mostly clear pale gold.

S: The advertised citrus and pine smells along with a hefty whiff of grains. It seems pretty decent.

T: Seems to have held up pretty well. Orange, lemon-lime predominate, along with a solid wheat/barley backbone, and a piney, earthy, slightly bitter finish.

F: Light to moderate body, moderate carbonation. Drinks pretty easily. Construction and balance are very good.

O: Solid IPA, doesn't reinvent the wheel or anything, but doesn't need to.

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Photo of NiceTaps
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's, Fell Point. Pint glass, friendly bartender.

Light colored IPA with a nice 2F white cap.

Dank, pine, citrus.

Citrus hop and pine over pale malt.

Fresh, medium bodied with mild hop bitterness. Clean finish with lingering flavor.

Good old American IPA from NE without the juice. Likeable.


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Photo of BeTheBall
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Weird, weak mouth feel, but very tasty!

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Photo of hipster2u
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great taste smells great tastes more like pale ale, but solid.

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

Photo of metter98
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head consisting of medium-sized bubbles covering the entire surface.
S: Light aromas of citrusy and floral hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of citrusy hops—oranges seem to stand out in particular—along with notes of floral hops. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit shy of being light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No crispness is detectable.
O: This IPA is easy to drink, but none of the aromas or flavors really seemed to stand out in particular.

Serving type: bottle

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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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Woods & Waters from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 335 ratings