It’s time for another beer from Maine Beer Company. This will be the seventh selection that I’ve had from them. Let’s see how it was.
Style: American Pale Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “There was a new hop in town, and it was called El Dorado. At first blush, we thought we’d give it a tumble with some of our other favorite Northwest varieties. Then inspiration struck and we decided to brew it as a single-hop pale ale. The aroma and flavor offer intense candied orange and citrus zest. The rounded, silky mouth feel comes from the touch of flaked oats. Brewed to finish dry and clean, it’s a little bit smooth, but still a rugged individualist.”
Random: I waited to try this until I made sure my matching glass was clean. Dorky, I know.
This beer poured with a three finger, pure white head that dissipated slowly and left some lacing on my Maine Beer Company glass. The body was a clear, light yellow with moderate carbonation. The nose was incredibly fragrant with floral hops, pine and cracker. The taste had the same floral hops. The pine was more muted in the taste than the nose. There was a bready note as well. After a few sips, I picked up lemon and pineapple. The body was on the thinner side with a decent amount of carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with floral hops. A bottle of this ran me $7.99, which came to $.50 per ounce, which isn’t cheap, but given what’s inside, was well worth the price. This was another outstanding beer from Maine Beer Company that I would have again.
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0