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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our first run at an American Pale Ale. Flavors and aromas of zesty citrus, passionfruit, and pine present themselves throughout. A very subtle malt sweetness for balance, but this is intended to finish dry.

Added by BEERMILER12 on 02-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,210
Reviews:
469
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.2%
 
 
Wants:
293
Gots:
712
For Trade:
19
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Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of superspak
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/22/2013. Pours moderately hazy golden orange color with a nice 2-3 finger dense and rocky off white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts the entire glass. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pineapple, peach, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, floral, grass, light honey, light caramel, light pine, and floral earthiness. Fantastic aromas with huge hop complexity and a fair amount of malt balance; and great strength. Taste of big pineapple, tangerine, orange peel, peach, grapefruit, lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, light honey, light caramel, and floral earthiness. Good amount of earthy floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, orange peel, lemon zest, floral grass, light pine, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity and balance of bright juicy hop flavors; with a crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic pale ale! All around awesome complexity and balance of bright hop and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mothman
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Hollie for this one! I could instantly smell the citrus when I cracked it.

Poured into chalice. Pours a finger of off white head. Good retention with a lot of sticky lace. Color is a hazed dull golden orange.

Aroma: A massive amount of hops and citrus. Grapefruit, oranges, and clementimes. I get some floral hops and a light amount of caramel with some bready malts.

Taste: Very citrusy to start things out. All kinds of fruits. Grapefruit, oranges, and maybe some blood orange. Some bready malts with a caramel sweetness that shoes up in the backgound. Floral and earthy hops.

Mouthfeel: Bitter and sweet. Medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Ends sticky.

Overall, this was a great APA. I have been impressed 2 out of 2 times with this brewery. Their hoppy stuff is legit. Very flavorful and very drinkable. This is right up there with TH APAs for me.

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Photo of Boone757
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DrBier
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of chinchill
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Pour Taproom (SC).
Pours with a lightly hazy amber body and a generous white head that has very good retention.
Aroma: sweet and odd (but not in a bad way), with fruity and berry notes.
Flavor: tropical fruit and floral notes from the hops; faint bready malts. Surprisingly sweet for style: in fact, more sweet than bitter.
Mouthfeel: near medium body with soft, medium carbonation.
Overall: refined and mild for style, this has a distinctive but very appealing aroma and flavor.

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to chowdahead for sending this bottle out my way. Served in a Maine Beer wine glass.

Pours a clear light apricot color with a nice white head and a pretty good ring of white lace as the head falls. Good cap and collar throughout.

The nose carries some faint tropical fruits and a bit of citrus. Light mango. Just a touch of pale malt lingering in the background for some depth. The flavor has the same elements with a bit of orange peel sneaking in. Nice and light. Light body with crisp carbonation and a slightly-bitter dryness through the finish.

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Photo of jlindros
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 2/23/12, gotta love when they date the bottle. Pours a big fluffy 2+ finger fluffy pasty white head that fades pretty slowly with some soapy and fluffy big thick lacing, over semi clear honey darker orange colored beer.

Nose is somewhat like peeper if I remember correctly, fresh hops, bit of resinous fresh hop aroma, very slight hints of tropical fruit, peach, grapefruit that disappear after the first couple sniffs, then slight pine and even touch grassy with some earthy hop aromas. THen just a touch of a malty base that props up the hops, with a hint of caramel or another reddish malt.

Taste starts with a light pale ale flavor, some sweet malts start it off, with a hint of caramel and toasty reddish malts, and almost syrupy. THen the hops kick in with a decent bitterness, pretty average bitterness for an APA, with some spicy hops, hint of resinous fresh hop, not really any tropical fruit this time and no real citrus either, but I do get a hint of apricot like fruit. THe malts break through again to add another wave of toasty malts. Then the finish dries quite a bit, but leaves a slight sticky malt feel, and a decent hop bitterness with some grassy, slight spicy and earthy hops.

Mouth is med bodied, good carb.

Overall not bad, def not their best beer so far. It's more like an amber than APA with the amount of malty flavors in it, esp the reddish toasty malts. THe hops aren't quite what I was expecting either, but all in all a decent tasty beer that is worth a try. I would like to try this again on tap and see if it changes, like Peeper did.

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Photo of oberon
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours into a standard pint a dull medium golden with a large blooming white head,maybe a little over carbonation issue.Juicy grapefruit in the nose with a little grassiness as well,not much malt profile just juicy hops.Maybe the best hop profile of any "standard" pale I have had flavor-wise,fresh grapefruit and grassy flavors with a dryer base making for just hoppy goodness.A tad sharp in the mouth but man this is just a hopped up flavor punch of an APA.Wow.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.89/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is an excellent blend of grassy hops, caramelized malts and fruity citrus.

T: The taste starts out with strong sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down extremely easy, not too filling, decent kick, excellent representation of style, this is a great beer to pound down for a whole evening.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy golden orange in color that glows when held up to the light, there is also some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation near the surface of the beer at the edges of the glass. The beer has a half finger tall creamy light beige head that reduces to very thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Strong aromas of tropical fruit hops - combination of passionfruit, guava, peach, and mango. Lighter amounts of citrus and grapefruit hops with some caramel malts.

T: The beer has a solid caramel malt backbone with some light sweetness but not too strong in flavor and it does not overpower the hops flavors. There are some really nice hop flavors in this beer with the strongest being tropical fruits - peach, mango, and passionfruit. Very light notes of grapefruit + citrus hops. Light to moderate bitterness but not overly agressive, it lingers slightly.

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

O: This beer is incredibly enjoyable - a delicious aroma and flavor that is very enticing. Wonderful tropical hops. I found this beer easy to drink and not too strong in ABV making it very easy to drink - I would enjoyable sitting back and having a couple of these.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Kegatron
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap. Pours a burnt golden orange in the glass with a ½ finger of bright-white head. This stay smooth and creamy looking, leaving back a robust smattering of lacing behind. Smells fresh and floral with a little dankness and pine mixed in. Lot of juicy tropical fruit notes. Taste has a zesty grapefruit bitterness with a resinous finish. Sticky notes of fruit, herbal flavors and neutral malt sweetness do a tremendous job of balancing and adding extra flavor to this. The mouthfeel is medium with a firm and sharp feel in the mouth which is undercut by just the right amount of creaminess. This was really nice. An APA with a good bit of aggressive to it yet was still extremely well balanced, with those tropical passion fruit flavors in particular really standing out. Well worth checking out.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Poured a hazy golden orange with a delicate white head; moderate retention and lacing. Aroma is hop-dominant, with scents of fresh citrus. More of the same in the taste, loads of fresh juicy citrus hops, floral notes, orange, passionfruit, light caramel sweetness. Light and crisp, medium body, very drinkable. Another MBC success.

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Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of smithj4
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of billab914
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into my Three Floys's glass. Pale golden color with a thick, rocky, white head to it. It's got a little unfiltered haze to it. Nice lacing as well. Great looking APA.

Aroma has a fresh, zesty citrus. I get some tropical fruit notes to it, which really like. A little bit of pale malts show through, but the hops are the real draw. Really nice hoppy aroma to it overall.

The taste follows through with more of the juicy, tropical fruit notes up front. The finish shows a little more citrus rind bitterness to it. The finish is dry and the juicy hops linger nicely.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter side with moderate carbonation. Very good beer overall. The hoppiness was really nice, especially the juicy tropical notes. Very easy drinking and flavorful beer. Great APA overall.

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Photo of mendvicdog
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of vfgccp
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Great looking pale ale. Yellow gold body with a towering, foamy white head. Great retention and lace.

S - Bright nose. Pine, orange, rosemary, and fresh green cilantro.

T - Woody pine, light rosemary, tart tangerine. Touch of honey and plant stems on the finish.

M - Refreshingly light on the palate.

O - A great session ale. Perfect for the summer.

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Photo of atrocity
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of smcolw
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Large, frothy near-white head that settles in a dome-like fashion. Cloudy liquid with a gold to amber color. Sports spots of chunky lace on the glass.

Fresh evergreen and grapefruit hop aroma with a touch of pineapple. Appealing.

Slight fruitiness initially. Dry bitterness takes over quickly and is particularly tingly on the tongue. Exceptionally long bitter aftertaste. The body leans on the richer side while the carbonation is as expected.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy dark copper with orange highlights. A solid white head forms on top and lasts for a very long time. Great retention and lacing.

S: Lots of fresh citrus fruits, plenty of grapefruit and a little orange and orange zest. Some faint caramel and grainy hops, but really like the tropical fruit explosion up front.

T: Upfront some more citrus, similar to the aroma but not as intense. Grapefruit and some orange zest. There is a bit more of a malt presence on the flavor profile than on the aroma, a bit of bready malt and caramel.

M: Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Slightly sticky finish.

O: Another solid offering from MBC. If the flavor profile had been as intense as the aroma it would have been a real winner.

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Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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