Brew Review: Baxter Brewing Co. Pamola

by Kelli H. on August 5, 2014

Beer: Baxter Brewing Co. Pamola Xtra Pale Ale
Date: 7-24-14
Location: Lewiston, Maine
Type: Extra Pale Ale
Alcohol: 4.9%
IBU: 27.5

Appearance: Clear, light wheat color, nice head retention

Aroma: Bready malt, subtle hops

Body & Texture: Super smooth, light-medium bodied, great burps, nice carbonation.

Aftertaste: Bready malts and a subtle hop flavor. Tastes how it smells.

“Subtle, sophisticated flavors from choice barley and select hops combined with cold condition give this beer its exceptional drinkability”. 

Overall Impression: 
This was another beer that Janine from The Purple Giraffe sent me to try. I’m a big pale ale lover, so I was excited to try what Maine calls an Extra Pale Ale.

It’s color was pretty light but nice on a hot 90 degree day. I wasn’t expecting the aroma to smell so much like bread and malts. I’m used to a more bitter smelling pale ale. This beer went down very easy. Almost too easy since it felt like I didn’t get to enjoy it long enough. Luckily the alcohol is under 5%, so this would make a great day drinking beer. I really enjoy that it’s in a can, because like the can states “Draught beer taste, fit for the camp, lake, BBQ, mountain, hike, picnic, beach, cooler, backpack, fridge, golf course”. I would definitely agree with that! Canned beer is making it’s comeback and that’s fine with me. This Extra Pale Ale would definitely be a beer I would bring to the beach or back packing.

Overall, I don’t have many complaints with this beer. I would definitely drink it again, and if it were available on the west coast, I’d buy it here. I only wonder why they chose to call it an Extra Pale Ale. I’ve read that there really isn’t a distinction between pale and extra pale.

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Made in Sonoma August 8, 2014 at 12:58 am

Pretty photos! I love pale ales so will definitely keep an eye out for this one!


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