RATINGS: 560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Our first run at an American Pale Ale. Flavors and aromas of zesty citrus, passionfruit, and pine present themselves throughout. A very subtle malt sweetness for balance, but this is intended to finish dry.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hivemind (922) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Bottle at James’ a few months ago. Thanks James. Strange, awesome brass-brown sort of color with pretty big white head and uneven bubbles. Smell/taste are both extremely fresh pine hops. Clean finish with not a lot of aftertaste.

commonmac (1339) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2017
Bottle picked up by blonderedhead in NYC and brought back across state lines for consumption on Turkey Day Eve. Consumed in a Maine Beer Co. labeled glass to enhance the experience. Color is a deep golden orange and has a decent level of haziness to it. Plenty of white frothy head and lacing. Nose emphasizes pine and citrus almost like a household cleaner at moments. Taste leans heavily on citrus notes with grapefruit coming to mind. Plenty of bitterness and a lingering resiny quality. Tropical fruits seem to be working their way into the equation with each sip. Very crisp. Lighter body you would kind of expect from an APA. As always, Maine Beer Co. delivers an incredibly professional spot-on interpretation of the style. Very solid.

wombat23 (1785) - Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2017
Shared 16.9 oz. bottle. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma of citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is orange, tropical fruit, grapefruit, pineapple, pine. Excellent.

darbeer75 (991) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2017
Aroma: sweet, malty, a little hoppy; good; Appearance: hazy golden orange pour with creamy white head that lingers; Taste: follows nose; lovely balance with some pine coming in at finish; Palate: medium body with medium finish; Overall: so delicious. Excellent APA without veering too far into the IPA realm.

harpo40 (35) - Eastham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2017
Hazy gold color and citrusy nose is followed by citrus flavors that may include orange and meyer lemon along with some malt. A very well-balanced, enjoyable and easy-drinking beer.

Oakes (18851) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2017
Hazy light amber, thin head. Touch of brett on the nose, sweet and slightly biscuity malts, dry, herbal earthy hops, malts on the palate are mostly sweet.. Good balanced character.

MrTipple (6471) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2017
Tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, passion fruit, tangerine, pine. Hazy gold, medium, creamy, white head. Light bitter. More tropical, bitter and unripe, yet somewhat juicy too, mango, passion fruit, papaya, tangerine, pine, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Outstanding APA, rich, intense, complex, well-balanced. Keg at Fool's Gold, Bowery.

dinkle50 (1532) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2017
Slightly cloudy orange pour with a single finger head. Aroma has some hints of dankness and some grapefruit. The aroma is a bit light for my liking though. Finishes with lots of citrus and grain. Lace present, medium body.

drsandman (1620) - New York, USA - SEP 4, 2017
On tap as much as possible. Pours clear deep gold, white head. Aroma is orange, grapefruit, pine, cracker malt. Flavor is medium bodied, clean malt, citrus, pine. Medium bodied, well balanced classic crisp APA.

bigben873 (262) - Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2017
WTF? I just don’t get the love affair with Maine beer company. This is a solid good beer and I have never had a bad beer from them but 100??? I am so tempted to give it a 0.5 out of spite. But, I will rate it appropriately.

Ernest (7822) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Bottle (Jun 06, 2017 bottling). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, orange, apricot, melon). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Another sour-ish beer from MBC that really shouldn’t be sour. Not infected sour, just maybe low pH water? Or they added fruit juice? Or maybe they’re Hill Farmstead fans? Pleasant aroma but a bit docile/shy. No onion stink or other off notes at least. Wish it wasn’t sour, else it would be a decent quaffer.

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