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100
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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bp (926) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Draft: pour is hazy orange with thin white head, hoppy aroma, taste is hoppy, citrus, very dry finish


3.6
bigben873 (258) - 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.

3.2
Ernest (7721) - 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.

4.1
chinchill (5073) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2017
On tap at the Pour Taproom (SC). Pours with a lightly hazy amber body and a generous white head that has very good retention. Aroma: sweet and odd (but not in a bad way), with fruity and berry notes. Flavor: tropical fruit and floral notes from the hops; faint bready malts. Surprisingly sweet for style: in fact, more sweet than bitter? Mouthfeel: near medium body with soft, medium carbonation. Overall: refined and mild for style, this has a distinctive aroma and flavor.

4.3
gripweed57 (2590) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2017
500 ml bottle. Hazy medium gold color. Large rocky white head. Nice citrus hop nose hints at pine. Soft fruity, crackery malt flavor. Notes of peach, hay, pineapple, lemon and pine. Complex flavors, yet a soft silky mouthfeel. Wonderful flavor and balance. Mildly bitter, dry finish is outstanding. A truly great American Pale Ale.

3.8
jonno (2808) - JAPAN - APR 21, 2017
Another well made Maine that just doesn’t do the finer things to jump it up past 4 territory for me. Well balanced, smooth body moderate to full hopping regime.

4
neongolden (1666) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2017
(On tap @ Bottlecraft North Park, SD, April 4/17) Pours a lightly murky orange-gold with a big white head and lace. Aroma of lots of bright citrus, pine needles, some floral fruitiness, a little caramel malt, cereal grains, quite balanced but pretty big hop nose. Flavour is robust citrus zest mix, pine, floral tropical fruit like passion fruit or lychee, orange flesh, a little caramel and bread from the malt, resinous bitterness building in the finish, fairly rich cereals for style, lingering floral quality. Moderate bitterness overall. Medium-full body for style with fairly creamy carb. This is a pretty ’big’ APA but the malt is actually surprisingly well layered and the hop presence robust. I don’t normally love this more old school approach, but it’s a very solid offering.

3.6
PotjeBier (3456) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2017
50 ml. bottle, bottled March 14, enjoyed April 5. Mostly clear golden yellow color. Rocky white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma’s: lovely citrus. Retronasal it’s citrussy, grainish/malty, earthy hopbitter. Moderate bitter & citrussy sour flavor. Light bodied. Finishes earthy bitter. Nice, but not the best I’ve had from Maine.

3.3
tapefuzz (624) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2017
Draught. Pours a cloudy dark straw yellow with a moderate white head. Aroma is tropical and citrusy fruits. Taste is light pine, orange, mango, pineapple, and just a hint of caramel. Medium bitterness. Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is a little thin but relatively crisp.

4.2
meccahh69lol (248) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2017
This is a nice pale ale and the first beer overall that I’ve tried from this particular brewery. Safe to say they made a good first impression. Pours cloudy with a nice golden amber color, and smells sweet and hoppy. The taste is citrusy and fresh, with a dry and short finish. Almost lemon-orangey at times. It’s refreshing but has some complexity to it. Nice for drinking the night before you fly to LA for a conference and again abandon your lovely boyfriend for the weekend :(

3.7
Ahuth (609) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2017
Bottles pours orange clear. Palate is juicy and full body. The taste is big citrus. Mango and orange zest.


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