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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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 42
Reviews by MaineBeerMan:
Photo of MaineBeerMan
4.22/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear light amber color with a good head of white foam that stays well and leaves just a bit of lace.
Aroma of floral/citrus hops, with no real malt smell noticed.
Well balanced flavor, lots of fruity citrus hops up front, with a bit of malty, almost caramel character coming on after.
Smooth drinking with a rather dry finish, medium carbonation and body, this is another fine pale ale from the state of Maine.

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Photo of oberon
3.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First off before I bought this beer I figured this would be and old school New England style malt tilted pale ale so I knew what I was getting into when I bought it and will review accordingly.Pours a light to medium golden with a nice tight well sustained 1/2 finger white head atop a bit of sentiment settled to the bottom of pint glass as well.Mainly a malt profile in the nose caramel biscuit malt mainly with a touch of minty/leafy hop showing thru but its malt driven no doubt,no frill but quaffable lightly sweet biscuity malt with a hint of toastiness with a gentle herbal hop smack in the finish.Hey it is what it is a malt tilted pale and its a good example of it.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is a nice unpretentious beer. It's a pretty amber color with not much head to it. I can get a malty odor , with a fruity background. It has a mildly malty/hoppy taste. It isnot terribly carbonated. I think this is a very pleasant beer to drink, a beer that you could spend an evening with.

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Photo of merlin48
4/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at a seafood restaurant in Lincolnville Beach, just down the road from the brewery. The body was a clear, amber color with a small, ivory hued, tightly knit head. Attractive islands of patch lace are left down the glass.

Aroma is very pleasant, redolant of Fuggles hops and McIntosh apples.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slick.

Taste is of an excellent, English style, pale ale. Very softly hopped with hints of pear and apple, and a pleasant, mild bitterness. Finishes very clean with a soft, pear aftertaste.

This Old English Ale is a hidden gem of the Maine coast. I highly recommend it for its superb drinkability, standing alone or as an accompaniment to fresh clams and mussels.

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Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of briandaube
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of dcbeers
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of ElGordo
2.77/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a cloudy, nay, turbid yellowish orange with a touch of a creamy white head. Lots of sediment suspended in the glass indicates that I wasn't quite careful enough on the pour. Nice aroma of spicy hops, mellow malt, and classic ale yeast, with a hint of citrus and pine. The taste, however, falls flat. Hops are present up front, but a transition occurs mid-palate to a slightly sour light malt tempered by an odd woody character. Finish continues to be woody, with a bit of lemony tartness. Not really pleasant. Carbonation is minimal, which doesn't help things. Had trouble getting the whole glass down. It started out so promising; I'm really disappointed in this one.

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Photo of Reds76
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of GuyIncognito
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of B967ierhunter177
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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Photo of angrybabboon
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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Photo of goz
4.22/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slighty hazy amber, small white head that quickly recedes to a small ring, but laces nicely. Aroma is mostly about the floral and piney hops, with a slight caramel hint in the back - while it isn't that strong, it is a beautiful nose. Flavor starts with some caramel covered toast, and ends with a lovely hoppiness. Body was medium, seemed very "cask-like" to me - another superb beer for sessions around the campfire in Maine this summer.

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Photo of ChugsMugs
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Heard of this beer at Cappy's Chowder House in Camden ME and had to give it a try.

A- Golden copper color, small head that dissipated with lacing left only in the top of the glass.

S- Sweet, some citrus, orange maybe.

T- Tastes like it smells. Some good bitterness and a god blast of hops.

M- Pretty thin but very refreshing.

D- I'll be looking for it on shelves.

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Photo of illpass78
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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Photo of donkeyrunner
2.96/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Still drinkin' my way through a recent Maine beer haul.

Clear copper with a 1 finger off-white head. Decent retention but great lacey webbing even on a sultry summer evening.

Smells of spicey fruity esters: good but faint. Taste has a heavy apple juice lean with a heavier than usual (but much appreciated) spicy hop in back. The whole this is undone by an ugly, dry, champagne-ish finish. It's bubbly, it's course, it's...bleh.

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Photo of jwc215
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jcwattsrugger for this!

Pours amber with a foamy, off-white head that leaves patchy lacing.

The smell is floral/herbal with mild lemon.

The taste is of herbal/floral bitterness with a caramelish sweet undertone. Mild lemon and salted butter mix in. Mild tartness and dry bitterness come together in the finish.

It is on the border of light-to-medium-bodied with a buttery texture.

It does have a firm "English" character. Perhaps a touch more bitter than most English Pales, but that's fine by me. It is a bit too buttery, but otherwise an enjoyable brew!

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Photo of ppoitras
3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle obtained via trade with keelkemper. Thanks for the opportunity...

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a dense 1/2" beige head over the burnished copper brew. Frothy head fades slowly, with heavy sticky lacing. Aroma is grain pellets and green hops. Taste follows right along with the nose, generic bitterness on par with style. Mouthfeel is creamy, dueling with the bitterness, and drinkability is not bad either. Reasonable brew here, certainly wouldn't pass up if it was available.

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Photo of villainchiwwin
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured from 12 oz. bottle
unfiltered golden-beige, nice thick head after pour that dissipated. nice lacing. nose was caramel malt, some hops, some buttery notes. bit of pine and floral scent too. very tasty - buttery malt with a mild hops backbone that grew increasingly sturdier with bitterness in a lasting finish. medicinal and slight citrus qualities also detected. very nicely balanced. light-bodied and creamy mouthfeel, smooth. extremely quaffable, a session brew for sure.

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Photo of jlindros
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 Rifugium
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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Photo of ale207
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of berley31
3.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: I've just got to say that the labels on these Andrew's beers are hilarious. Poured with hardly any head at all, that was down to nothing in seconds. Body is a very nice, burnt orange color, and quite cloudy.

S: Quite hoppy and citrusy. Very nice.

T: The citrus and hops are quite apparent, as the beer finishes quite hoppy and dry. Average duration on the flavor.

M: Light bodied, with a thin texture that has a touch of oiliness to it. Average carbonation.

D: A good pale ale that manages to compete with some of the big boys. Very tasty and hoppy.

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Photo of jdhilt
2.68/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a cream, two-finger head that goes slowly leaving a good lace. Nearly clear amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is somewhat hoppy. Starts with a hint of malts but the hops kick in with a bitter but not lingering finish. No doubt an English pale. $1.37 for a 12oz bottle from Downeast Liquors Portland, Me.

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