Pamola Xtra Pale Ale | Baxter Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
81
good
378 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 378 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of jebrew
3.04/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spectre1966
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of krl2112
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sprat1960
3.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look: Golden towards yellow in color; completely transparent. Lots of medium bubbles visible. Pours was a large 3 finger head that dies down leaving an uneven thin layer of foam on the surface of the beer. Some lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Not much in terms of aroma; mild grassy - malt scent.

Taste: Malt, mild grain flavor, extremely mild hoppy taste. Tastes like a good quality commercial light ale; similar to a lager in taste. Not bad, but nothing spectacular.

Feel: Thinner body. Mild carbonation provides a slight fizzy sensation. Mild, dry finish but not overly dry; refreshing.

Overall: A decent lighter-bodied ale, but nothing special. Would be good on a hot day. I would drink again, but probably will not purchase again only because there are so many better beers out there.

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Photo of BPMeyer27
3.02/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OnTheBusWithGus
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gonzo000
3.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MSandahl23
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheElectricOne
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
2.93/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of arnulfooxblood
3.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thegerm87
1.99/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Coldstorage
2.83/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

L: Golden with no head.
S: Promising tropical hops but a bit of soap
T: Oh yeah there is that soap..
F: Under carbed.
O: Never again

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Photo of bkbassdude
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a ton going on, but really drinkable and full-flavored for such a low ABV beer.

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Photo of malfunxion
3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of coombski
3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HamdenHector
3.69/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: hazy; medium gold in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded slowly to a thick cap; OK lacing;

S: bready malts; earthy hops with a little floral in the background;

T: a little citrus up front; more bready at mid-palate and that continues to the finish; lightly bitter at the end;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: not very interesting;

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Photo of metter98
3.54/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides.
S: Light aromas of biscuit and caramel malts are present in the nose along with notes of citrusy hops—oranges seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but also seems to have notes of lemongrass flavors and a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and a little crisp and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer doesn't seem to have any interesting aromas or flavors but has a good balance in the smell and taste between the malts and hops. It is relatively easy to drink.

Serving type: can

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Photo of pagriley
3.78/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatrickCT
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice balanced everyday beer.

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Photo of jharmon
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of grahuba
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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