Pamola Xtra Pale Ale | Baxter Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
81
good
378 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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Pamola Xtra Pale AlePamola Xtra Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Baxter Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
baxterbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brilliant clarity, bright golden in color. Pamola Pours with a nice creamy head and subtle malt and hop aroma. Crisp, clean, effervescent start with a touch of malt character and a balanced bitterness. Hop flavors linger nicely. Finishes clean, crisp and dry with a light body. Pamola is brewed with pure, soft Maine water from Lake Auburn; three different hop varieties, plus domestic and imported “Character” malts provide complexity, color and body while making use of a clean, well attenuating, top-fermenting American ale yeast. The beer is then cold conditioned for a smooth, clean and crisp flavor. This one is extremely drinkable!

27.5 IBU

Added by Casey10 on 01-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
378
Reviews:
88
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
12.46%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
78
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 378 |  Reviews: 88
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5/5  rDev +41.6%

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5/5  rDev +41.6%

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4.68/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Baxter Pamola XTRA Pale Ale has a very thick, frothy, off-white head, lots of thick lacing down the glass, a few streaming bubbles, and a hazy, orange-gold appearance, which becomes hazier when the bottom of the can is swished and poured in. The aroma is of grapefruit, sugary malts, and white bread. Taste is of grapefruit, sugar, malt, and bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Pamola XTRA finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and lager like in it’s somewhat flinty ending. Overall, this is excellent, and I strongly suggest giving it a try.

RJT

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Pours a light yellow with almost no head. Nice and easy to drink. Not too complicated. A nice touch of malt and almost grassy if that makes any sense. I could drink several of these on a hot day.


Wife's Review: "It's good. Simple and easy to drink. Give me more."

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Photo of Maxandfam
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An excellent example of an American Pale Ale. Clean, smooth, delicate and well balanced. Would rank it among the best.
Very impressed.

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of beerbiatchMD
4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a wine glass.

A: Pours an opaque golden orange with one finger of nice frothy head that has quite good lacing, pretty decent retention as well.

N: mostly bready and yeasty up front, also get some citrus as the glass warms a bit.

T: Very good, very approachable. Starts with some bready malty character that is soon followed by a subtle hop bitterness. A little bit of citrus zest in there as well.

M: Crisp, light bodied, good carbonation, no complaints at all but nothing exceptional.

O: This is actually a very good beer. I have to admit I've been skeptical about the cans, but so far Baxter has made a great impression on me. Currently the average score on this beer is 79, and I think that's way too low. This beer is certainly comparable to SN Pale Ale (which has a rating of 'exceptional'). Pamola Xtra Pale is an approachable beer, and I highly recommend it. I will be drinking more of it, especially in the summer, and I'll be shipping some to friends in SoCal as well.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.11/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

pours a shade darker than straw gold. close to gold with a solid white head and constant bubbles from carbonation. nucleated glasses really show that off.

smells like malt and hops, very plain aroma.

taste is clean, slight sweetness from the hops as well. goes down smooth, easy drinker for sure.

definitely not an "Xtra Pale Ale", its a small pale ale. if not for the full(er) body i would think it's a pale lager. a small yet clean pale ale. wouldn't search this out but good for a variety pack. the Baxter variety pack has been good so far

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Photo of illpass78
4.09/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden straw with a big white head. Moderate lacing and heavy carbonation. Paler than I'd expected - looks sort of lager-like.

Aroma: Smells of lemongrass, biscuit, grapefruit, citrus, and some sweet malt.

Taste: The taste follows the nose, with citrus taking the lead. This is somewhat like a cream ale/pale ale hybrid, with the heft of the former and bitter bite of the latter. I like it. Nice malt backbone, too.

Mouthfeel: Nice drinkable depth. Good session beer.

Overall: A nice offering from Baxter that offers folks some good versatility. It's complex enough to pair with a good meal, but also fine for cookouts or just hanging around. I'd have another.

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4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap @ The Horseshoe Pub in Hudson, MA.

A: Copper-orange with a big, white, lacy head that sticks to the glass. Bit of retention. Good looking beer.

S: A fantastic Pale Ale nose. Hops are fresh and steal the show.

T: Very tasty, full hop profile. Fresh, fruity, piney, dry, every a hoppy Pale Ale should be. A bit of sweet malt and booze in the finish to balance it out well.

M: Fresh, oily hops, welcomed hint of sweet alcohol, and a pleasure to drink.

O: Well done, Baxter!

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4.04/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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Pamola Xtra Pale Ale from Baxter Brewing Co.
3.53 out of 5 based on 378 ratings.
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