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This is the last of the SoMe beers that I brought home. I had this one at the brewery, although I don’t remember much about it.

denthead

ABV: 6.5%

Style: Hefeweizen

Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Weißbiers feature fermentation by-products such as esters (which lend fruity flavors and aromas), especially isoamyl acetate, reminiscent of bananas, and the phenolic compound guaiacol, a metabolite of ferulic acid, which smells and tastes like cloves. Other phenolics sometimes found in Weißbiers evoke medicinal or smoky sensations. The bittering level of most Weißbiers is close to 15 International Bitterness Units, a very low level. Hop flavor and aroma are typically low. The ester and phenolic aspects are produced by the special type of yeast, rather than the high fraction of wheat in the grain bill. The carbonation level can range from 5.5 grams per liter (approximately 2.7 volumes; slightly higher than that of most other German beers) to 7 grams per liter, or more. This produces a generous stand of foam, especially in light of the high protein content of wheat malt.”

Random: On one of my beer podcasts, one of the speakers talked about her brother catching a 400 pound alligator. That does not seem like fun to me.

This beer poured with a one finger, white head that dissipated quickly. It left no lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, light yellow with moderate carbonation. The nose was had yeast, banana and wheat. The spice on the nose was limited. The taste had banana, bubblegum and wheat. Orange came through as well. It had significant sweetness to it and the spice only came through at the end with slight coriander. The body was on the thinner side with high carbonation. It had a quick finish with wheat, orange and bubblegum. A bomber of this was $7.99 which came to $.36 per ounce. This was a nice beer, but nothing outstanding. I wouldn’t rush back to have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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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.

mainelypaleale

ABV: 5%

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

SoMe was one of my favorite breweries that I visited in Maine, so I had to bring some bombers back from them. This is their IPA, which I didn’t get a chance to try while I was there, so it’s time to crack it open.

apostrophe

ABV: 6%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “The apostrophe ( ’ or ‘ ) is a punctuation mark, and sometimes a diacritical mark, in languages that use the Latin alphabet or certain other alphabets. In English, it serves three purposes: The marking of the omission of one or more letters (as in the contraction of do not to don’t). The marking of possessive case (as in the eagle’s feathers, or in one month’s time). The marking by some as plural of written items that are not words established in English orthography (as in P’s and Q’s).”

Random: This is one of the few breweries that I’ve seen that doesn’t have a website.

This beer poured with a thick, three finger, cream-colored head that was slow to dissipate. It left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a slightly hazy orange color with moderate carbonation. The nose was very fragrant with citrusy hops. Specifically, I picked out lots of grapefruit. The taste had bright, citrusy hops as well. I got a lot of grapefruit notes, along with lemon zest and oranges. It was moderately bitter and had some pepper. The body was decently thick with high carbonation. It had a long finish with grapefruit flesh. A bomber of this will set you back $7.99, which was $.36 per ounce. This was a really nice beer that went down easily.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0