Beer: Baxter Brewing Co. Pamola Xtra Pale Ale
Location: Lewiston, Maine
Type: Extra Pale Ale
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”.
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.