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On a rainy fall day in 2009, my five-year-old daughter Zoe and I were wandering the streets of Bar Harbor and stumbled across the Whale Museum. Zoe loved it. Hopefully we do the same for you. Cheers! Our Happy, Hoppy, Amber-Ale

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bikeclj (15) - Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Not one for ambers anymore Zoe could change that. Pours with a rich creamy head creamed coffee in color that is just as great as the surprisingly fresh hop aroma. The flavor is well balanced between the standard amber maltiness and floral hop bitterness. This amber even looks great with its deep, deep copper hue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (744) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a deep amber copper color with a tan head. Aroma is a wonderful mix of amber malts, and a great hop presence, fruity, piney, spicy. Flavor has a great balance of malt backbone with a decent hop presence. A very nice beer. Although I expect nothing less from Maine.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sregnar35 (1015) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 27, 2015
Aroma is amazingly piney hops. Pours dark brown with a great head. Flavor is tart and sweet, fruity and balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (189) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
Bière dont la première chose qui frappe est son look d’enfer! De couleur ambrée presque brune, cette dernière affiche une magnifique et fier collet monté et mousseux à souhait. En de dissipant, les parois du verre se joliement décorées de dentelles soyeuses et complexes. En faisant tournoyer le liquide dans le verre, celui-ci semble plutôt charpenté sous la mousse - chronique d’un corps attendu. Mon nez est violemment attaqué par un houblon floral et résineux à souhait! Ça sent le sapin à plein nez ainsi qu’un houblon d’une grande fraîcheur. Le liquide n’a pas encore traversé mes lèvres qu’il me désaltère déjà! En bouche l’ensemble est très homogène quoiqu’un côté très sec à cette bière coupe court dans les saveurs et la bière se retire rapidement pour laisser derrière elle une traînée plutôt âcre et une sensation légèrement râpeuse sur ma langue. Les céréales sont délicates et ajoutent un côté noisette des plus agréables. Très bonne bière.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
tia (1126) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2015
Bottle. Dark cooper with big head. Smells peachy and twizzlery and grainy with a whiff of pine. caramel comes out in the flavor. I may have waited too long to drink this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1092) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Pours cloudy dark amber with a thick, foamy khaki colored head. Aroma is citrus, floral, spicy pepper & pine. Big hop forward grapefruit start followed by biscut malt and mineral notes. Finishes dry citrus and big pine hop bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
raoul_duke (131) - - MAR 14, 2015
Labeled 1/28/15, so I?m drinking it about 45 days post bottling. Giant foamy brownish white head. Dissipates really slowly. Lemon huge on the nose, refreshing. Hazelnut brown appearance with some red tones. Some wonderful hop note on the front with the body of a brown ale. This is interesting. In fact, I love this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
trevor211 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Really confused about the fresh notes everyone else is mentioning. This bottle is stamped one month ago, and is devoid of fresh hop notes. Even tastes a little phenolic, like it was fermented too hot. Some pine resin in the background, but otherwise medicinal over too much malt. Really disappointed by this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jacobrm (20) - - MAR 11, 2015
Very good for an amber. Large white head that dissipates slowly. Smell is very hop foreward for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
plaugher (238) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
500ml bottle into an English pint. Pours a gorgeous opaque amber, with lasting off-white head and plenty of lacing. Nose is big-time citrusy hops with grapefruit predominant. Similar citrus flavour, but a bit lighter on the palate. Good hoppy, bitter bite to it. As usual, a solid Maine Beer Co. brew! Probably better sampled mid-summer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ctplt777 (263) - - MAR 3, 2015
Gorgeous dark amber color. Huge notes of pine, citrus and tropical fruit. It just explodes out of the bottle as soon as you open the top. It smells like some of the best IPA’s out there. Taste is like biting into a fresh grapefruit. Really big grapefruit and tropical fruit. The "hoppy, hoppy" part is definitely there. For an "amber ale" it tastes like some of the best IPA’s out there. Better than a lot of them as well. This is the first Maine Brewing beer I have had and I highly recommend it. Absolutely delicious. Cheers!

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