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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Original Pub Style is a light copper-colored medium-bodied with a nice dry bite at the finish. A subtle combination of Cascade and Willamette hops give this ale a fine floral aroma and a slightly fruity aftertaste. The taste captures the freshness of a hand-crafted brew pub ale that goes right from the conditioning tank to your glass!

Note: Bottled version is contract-brewed by Shipyard.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericmoss3799 (73) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 1, 2001
I miss the micro breweries in the state of Maine. This beer came in a 24 ounce bottle. I am not sure if itís available in 12 or not? It was a good beer and everything I expected and is similar to a Sam Adams Pale ale, but fresher.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2002
A great pale ale, if you get a good batch. I have had problems with old/stale bottles and kegs, but when it is right, itís great.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wsc3 (3) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2013 does not count
Excellent pub ale style. Nice and bready but not overpowing. Subtle and smooth. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2004
I realize that they use american hops in this but I honestly think this should be considered an english pale ale or an english bitter due to its fruity aromas and flavors. Some of the esters noticed in the aroma reminded me of English style yeasts. The palate is excellent. Very smooth and exceptionally drinkable especially on tap. Very under-rated.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
williamherbert (1290) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2010
2007: Hazy light orange. Almost no head. Has a nice thick "real ale" look to it. Looks very English. Very nice normal, typical ale smell. The malt dominated with a hint of gentle flowery hops. Very subtle, but very pleasant. A bit toasted. Terrific dry ale with a dry biscuty malt. Very light wheat aftertaste with an estery finish. Really really good. Unique hint of wheat. Even the yeast is excellent. Dry and biscuity, medium thickness. Itís a fine session ale. Feels great. This is really an outstanding English style pub ale. Easy to drink but full of flavor. I am surprised a lot of other Advocates are dogging this one, because I was really impressed with it, even out of a bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 2, 2004
The Portland Head Light is my favorite beer at Gritty McDuffs. Probably one of the best light beers iíve had out of a Maine brewer also. Has a nice fresh clean dry taste with a blondeish color and a great aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Tap at the brewery. Comes to life in the mouth. Aroma has caramel; taste is sweet, with bitterness taking over. Palate is velvety, with a medium body. Orange, with a frothy head.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (781) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Pours cloudy copper color with white head. Malty aroma with some citrus. Malty flavor with some caramel and then slight hoppy finish. Nice brew. Miss the old logo.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2001
A very solid american Pale Ale. Nice nose, crisp initial taste which dissolves into a moderately hoppy finish, no surprises on the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smcolw (530) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2009
Pours a dark golden like light honey, clear; forms a single finger white head that maintains a thin layer of minute bubbles on the surface. Slight, but sticky lace Light hop floral with an equally light malt aroma. Well balanced and pleasant on the nose. Sweeter than I anticipated, strong honey notes, nice bitter hop follow up providing excellent balance. Crisper than most pale ales with a moderate to higher level of carbonation. This is a far better beer than I initially thought. Worthy of a future purchase. Iíll probably use it for a blind session.


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