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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 5.99%
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American pale ale hopped with Sorachi Ace and Citra hops


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 19, 2010
On tap at Novare Res. Best beer from Marshall Wharf yet. Ace hole is mind blowing. Pours an innocent looking amber yellow. Thin quickly dissipating head. Aroma is your first hint of what’s to come...there’s a hint of sweetness and fruitiness to the aroma. Then one sip, and BAM this is an IPA made with Sorachi Ace hops. The taste is out of this world. It’s like a hoppy mango slice with awesome dusted on top. Dare I say my new favorite beer from Maine? Simply incredible.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (457) - Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Draft in Bar Harbor. Pours cloudy golden with off-white head. Good lacing. Nose is citrus and some grain. Taste is nice and sweet with citrus. A little watery in the mouth feel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
[can from Bier Cellar] Lime and pineapple aroma with sweet base malt, faint caramel and a bit of "young" sulfur. Hazy dark copper under a persistent, lacy, bubbly blanket. Potent lime and butterscotch (Ringwood?) flavour with a touch of sulfury popcorn and a slick caramel feel that is most likely diacetyl. The combination of fermentation-derived and hops flavours are unique and refreshingly novel. Medium body, medium to high carbonation, faintly lingering bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jbfd2 (10) - - APR 4, 2014
Nice hop forward American pale ale. Full bodied with a crisp dry finish. Must drink again! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2070) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Pours a deep golden color with two fingers of sticky eggshell foam. The nose is a mixture of citrus, mango, pine, toasted caramel malt and a touch of cotton candy sweetness. The palate follows with some bright hop presence with notes of citrus, spicy earth, some tropical fruit and lots of underlying toasted grain and sweet malt... lingering bitterness helps clean it up a bit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3028) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Can, thanks to JBPortland! Pours clear orange, medium puffy off-white head, creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is citra baby, mango, grapefruit, dank pine needles, butter. Flavor is similar, a bit buttery with tropical fruit bombs, some pine as well. Not sure what the Sorachi Ace is contributing per se, but this is a pretty tasty beer, better than its ratings. Light sweet and light bitter, with no harshness. Medium body and some creaminess. This is tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBPortland (684) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 20, 2013
16oz canned 11/5 pours slightly hazy golden amber with 2 finger head. Nose is lemon, tropical fruit. Taste is malty with piney lemon, citrus. Finish is medium bitterness and fruity lemon with touches of bread and grain. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (1970) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
Une pale ale avec une structure maltée massive et un profil houblonnée unique de sapin, mangue et verdure. D’une canette à l’autre, j’ai détecté du diacétyl en doses vraiment différentes mais je soupçonne un entreposage douteux, sans rancune.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7760) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Citrus fruit galore dominate this IPA’s delicate caramel and honey before resinous moments surge to take control of the finish.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam laces around the hazy amber-y golden.
-Carbonation is again quite lively here; some breathing makes the pint a smoother drink.
-The hop signature on this one is very engaging.
-Drinkability is enhanced by the overtly citrusy profile.

On tap at the brewpub.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CamdenD (1078) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 9, 2013
A good APA. It does get a bit sticky at the end and while the hops play a crucial role, this beer is more muddled than most from MW.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (5505) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2013
(16oz can) clear medium gold, wispy white bubbles. Nose is nice, ginger, spicy hops, grapefruit peel, bitter citrus oils, spicy. Taste is biscuity, malty, like a pale ale with no hops, or maybe more like an ESB. boring.


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