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Maine Beer A Tiny Beautiful Something



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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
a tiny beautiful something showcases a new hop variety, El Dorado. We started playing around with this hop last year. We brewed a pilot batch with this hop exclusively and one with it blended with some of our other favorite Northwest varieties. In the end, we decided that the El Dorado had such a unique and interesting character on its own, so we decided to brew it as a “single hop” pale ale. The aroma and flavor offer intense candied orange and citrus zest. A touch of flaked oats provide a rounded, silky mouthfeel. And like our other hoppy offerings, tiny was brewed to finish dry and clean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (490) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Cloudy golde, ample white head. Notes of pepper, dark mango, tropical fruits. Light citrus. Honey. Lightly bitter, some sweetness. Very lively, light body. Medium finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1521) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Murky amber in the glass with lots of sparse yet intense lacing. Nose of lemon and hop. Body is yeast lemon and hop on lighter malt. One with lunch after fixing the landing of the back stairwell. No, wait, this was lunch. I dig it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (3034) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Pours a hazy golden yellow from the bottle with bubbly white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of earthy resinous hops and the slightest hint of biscuit. Taste follows, garlic resin, mild bitterness. Bubbly carbonation, easy to drink, was hoping for more but still not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (954) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma of grassy hops and light malt. Good balance. Enjoyable but not earth shattering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dagimp (847) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2015
From a 500ml (crap) bottle poured into a wine glass. Pours a hazy uninspired yellow. Solid grassy aroma with very frothy white head. Mouthfeel is light with very nice carb. Taste is on the light side with grass, lemon, herbs, sand and mild vegetables. Really nice APA... but its Maine Brewing company so they put it in a big bottle and rape you on the price. Glad I had it but even gladder I didn’t pay for it. Yes, I’m bitter against them, and I don’t like most of their beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9771) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
Bottle from Coop in Burlington. It pours cloudy gold with a decent white head. The nose is brioche, sponge, zesty citrus, soft fruits and light spice. The taste is crisp, pretty bitter, dry, quite light, zesty citrus action, mostly grapefruit & lemon, grassy, spice and minerals with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation. Crisp, light a refreshing. Doesn’t quite wow me light other Maine Beer Co beers, but it’s still decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hivemind (811) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Draft @ brewery. Glossy medium gold with pure white head. Light beer with big hoppy notes of citrus/lemon and a bit of yeast. A touch bitter, not really an easy sipper but enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1295) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle, as pictured. Pale golden pour, white head. Nice and crisp, clean, easy drinker, balanced. Tough to really pinpoint a flavor - a little straw/grass, maybe light floral notes. Light more than anything.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9820) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Sample at the Northeastern Brewery (ME/MA) Tasting on 08/09/2015. Slightly cloudy golden color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of tropical fruit, herbal hops and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of grassy hops, citrus and pale malts. The finish is mildly bitter with a grassy hop aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4249) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 17, 2015
Hazy golden color. The smell is candied oranges and grapefruits. The mouth tons of candied oranges. Fairly sharp, but bitterness isn’t too high. I wouldn’t say El Dorado is my favorite hop, but I enjoy the craftsmanship of the beer.

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