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Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our original hoppy American ale. Dry, clean, well-balanced with generous dose of American hops.

Added by ToasterChef on 07-30-2009

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of MCain04
3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

6 week fresh, bottled, poured into shaker pint.

Amber yellow cloudy body with a large fluffy head with good retention and lacing.

Citrus aromas and spring flowers. Straight outta the meadow.

Taste is thin and watery. Some light fruits hops are present. Not malty at all. light and dry.

Mouth is thin, watery, on the dry side, very drinkable

Overall a decent APA from a great young brewery. For the price point, probably not worth drinking on the reg. But go ahead and give it a try if only once.

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4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The bottle date was 09-03-13

Golden body and creamy white head. Lots of citrus and melon scents floating in the air. Mild grain flavors that quickly give way to a zesty hop bitterness. Medium-light body, crisp, clean and dry finish.

An excellent brew for washing down some Maine seafood (had a fried seafood platter with this review, but had a nice, classy paella with this beer the night before). Very hop-forward, so the grains take a secondary position to things, but it's all good. A first rate, satisfying thirst quenching ale.

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4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bright lemon-yellow brew, translucent and bubbly. Thick, 3-finger fluffy white head with great retention and decent lacing.

Aroma: hops! Bright, bright hops: mostly citrus, lemon in particular. Possibly some pine. Wheat grains in the background.

The flavor is surprisingly balanced after the nose. There's an initial blast of citrus hops on the tongue, but that is immediately followed by the grain bill, giving this a very earthy flavor. The finish is of super-bright hops, primarily pine, with a bright woody finish.

Fairly light mouthfeel, with a very lively and pleasant carbonation sting.

This is a very light (5.5% ABV) ale, packed full of hops, but balanced quite well. The flavors come in waves; overall, they're a little bright for me. It almost comes across as hoppy seltzer water, especially as you let it linger in your mouth longer. This is an exceptionally drinkable beer, and would be quite refreshing on a warm day, I imagine.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pale gold with maybe just a touch of orange around the edges. Bright white fluffy head, some strings of lace, and very nice retention. Smell is quite refreshing and mouthwatering. Happy in general. Grassy, brisk, floral, and a little stinky too. Smells a little bit wild farmhouse.... Taste is dry, brisk, peppery, floral, herbal, dank, and citrus rindy. Mouthfeel is dry, tingly, juicy, and resinous. Overall pretty good stuff. I would think best on a hot summer day.

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4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear pale yellow on the first pour with a lovely, sudsy white head. Fresh, clean, oily citrus hop aroma...flowery with a waft of cereal grain. A little more bitterness upfront than expected, but the following hoppiness is very nice. Again, super oily and zesty lemon, light grapefruit, melon, perfume-y floral notes, and grass. Light, slick, and crisp with a long bitterness. A good, textbook APA that while full of hop flavor, doesn't try to be an IPA. Too bad I only had the one small bottle and it was as bit pricy because this is a very drinkable beer.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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