Andrew's English Pale Ale | Andrew's Brewing Co.

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Andrew's English Pale AleAndrew's English Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Andrew's Brewing Co.
Maine, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2001

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: The bottle I got must've been shaken because it sort of exploded. Once it settled down it was a copper orange color with a one-and-a-half inch white head and pretty heavy carbonation. Leaves some decent lacing.

Aroma: It has your standard English pale aromas - malt, hops, caramel, toast, bread, some faint fruitiness.

Taste: Taste follows the nose. Again, standard English pale ale profile. Kind of Bass-like.

Mouthfeel: It's got the same kind of depth as Bass, too. Light enough to be refreshing.

Overall: It's a well-executed pale ale, but it's kind of unremarkable. It's refreshing and has flavor, but it doesn't linger in the mind when you're done with it. Decent, but not a standout in Maine's busy beer scene,

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had on tap at Delvino's in Belfast, ME.

Light fizzy head, faint hint of lacing, semi hazy light tan copper orange color.

Nose light grassy pale hops, light reddish malts, decent hops, grassy floral.

Taste lighter, grassy floral hops, decent bitterness, slight herbal earthy hop, grainy reddish malts little yeasty, little and fairly crisp. Long bitter finish, but more herbal grassy hops and light malt, dry.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb.

Overall pretty good, nothing special and a bit light on everything but drinkable.

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Photo of rudzud
2.7/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Sampled at Delvinos up near Marshall Wharf.

A - Poured into a standard pint glass clear dark amber hue with a super minimal half finger white head that fades to leave thin side lacing.

S - Aromas of some light malty sweetness and faint grassy hops and light caramel.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with nice malts and soft grassy hops. There is a slight metallic taste on the finish that lingers heavily. Soft cardboard too. Meh

M - Mouthfeel is fairly average for the style.

O - Overall this beer was average for me. Still it was good for the moment and a nice base before Marshall Wharf's fest.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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2/5  rDev -42%

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1.17/5  rDev -66.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Pours a hazy gold with the head taking up 2/3 of the glass and heavy lasting lace.It's aroma is of wet blankets and, unfortunately, vomit. The flavor is mildly fruity and slightly sweet leading to a long lasting, bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium and sticky. Andrews English Pale Ale is a not very good beer. This beer will be given another chance asap, believe it may have been spoiled.

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3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Into a pint glass:

A: brown colored body with a decent sized tan head that lasts about a minute or so and gently recedes, there is a good amount of ringy lacing as the beer goes down

S: light hop presence with a bit of a grainy maltiness

T: hops up front but centered with a slight hops bite

M: medium body with nothing harsh on the tongue, sessionable, slightly sweet aftertaste, no finish

O: This is a good brew that I would have again

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.22/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler, the beer pours with a half inch, foamy, light, frothy, off-white head that is big bubbled. The head quickly settles down into an even film, coating the glass as it disappears into a vibrant, opaque, orange-ruby colored body. The nose is complex, with some smokey roasting, floral highlights, citrus aromas, caramel malt sweetness, and slight spicing. The flavors are very crisp and sharp, with a good dose of dry hops bringing pepper and cedar flavors, along with only the slightest hints of malt and very tart citrus tones. Very bold flavors on an extremely crisp and mid-body. The aftertaste is bitter and tangy sweet, with a drying finish on the end of the palate. Continues to slightly pucker and dry the mouth after you have finished. Good offering for the style.

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2.53/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Style: pale ale
Brewed by: Andrew's Brewing Co.
Location: Lincolnville, ME
Rating: 2.5
First had: on tap at Natalie's Restaurant, Camden, ME

I had this on tap and it was okay. Clean and refreshing, light and drinkable, as a pale ale should be, but a bit watery for my taste, and not a very impressive character to it.

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2.73/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Review adapted from notes taken 8/30/10

Appearance: Amber colored, a bit darker than I expected, some lacing

Smell: Biscuits, subtle floral hops, some kind of waxiness

Taste: Biscuits and some hard water (minerals) - seems to be an English style - hops are rather dull - there is an undeniable waxiness and solvent-like flavor to this brew that I've encountered in my own homebrews - not necessarily terrible, but some quality control may be in order - not genuinely bad, but not good

Mouthfeel: A little watery, but not bad for the style

Overall: I hope I got a bad six pack because this tastes like an imperfect homebrew

There are some good things about this beer, but mostly I was amazed at how it tasted like something I could make. It's not exactly offensive, but it's not good.

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4.37/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into pint glass. Deep amber - like dark southern iced tea. Nice head that lingered. Smells of malt and caramel. Taste was the same - not bitter - but good balance. It left me wanting more - I will make sure I have a good supply from now to fulfil that desire. This brewery is just up the road from my favorite summer spot - hopefully I will get the chance to visit it someday.

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Andrew's English Pale Ale from Andrew's Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.45 out of 5 with 58 ratings