This beer is another one that I picked up from Maine. It was one of the nicest breweries that we visited on our trip. I’m all about a well-done pale ale, so let’s see how it was.
Style: American Pale Ale
Trivia: According to seacoastonline.com, “How does a Sweet Solstice ale sound? It’s a ‘holiday blonde’ with spices ‘and a little honey — a nice light holiday beer.’ If that doesn’t appeal, there’s also a Whoopie Pie Stout aged with cocoa nibs and vanilla beans, or Crystal Persuasion, an IPA (imperial pale ale) made with crystal hops. Those who want a hearty brew might like Box the Compass, which has 9.9 percent alcohol by volume. These are the clever and enticing names of the first brews to be produced by the SoMe Brewing Co., the first microbrewery in southern York County.”
Random: Yes, I used my SoMe glass for the review. That’s how I roll.
The beer poured with a three finger, white head that dissipated at a moderate pace and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, light yellow with lots of carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of pine and grass. Malt was present, but didn’t provide a lot of sweetness, and instead provided cracker. The taste had significant grass and pine needles. What surprised me was the amount of malt that I picked up from the beer. It had a lot of cereal grains, but again, not a lot of sweetness. The body was light with high carbonation. It had a quick finish with grass. The bomber was $7.99 in Maine, which $.36 per ounce. This was a very drinkable pale ale and went down easily. It didn’t pull any punches, but it’s not my favorite of the style. With that being said, I would still have it again.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0