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Thursday, November 10th 2011

Pamola Xtra Pale Ale
(Baxter Brewing Company)


Pamola Xtra Pale Ale was one of Baxter's first two canned offerings. The name "Pamola" comes from Abenaki mythology and refers to a legendary bird spirit that has the head of a moose, the body of a man and the wings and feet of an eagle. It is said that Pamola is the protector of Mt. Katahdin, the tallest mountain in Maine. This figure is also used as the logo for Baxter Brewing Company. 

From the Baxter Brewing site:

"Brilliant clarity, bright golden in color. Pours a nice creamy head. Subtle malt and hop aroma. Crisp, clean, effervescent start with a touch of malt character and a balanced bitterness. Hop flavors linger nicely. Finishes clean, crisp and dry with a light body. Beautiful lace left all the way down the glass. Extremely drinkable."

Here we go...


Pour - bright orange and yellow in color with a good half-inch of fluffy white head resting on top. Nice looking pour with carbonation levels looking just right. 

Aroma - light citrusy notes, cotton candy, caramel malts along with some biscuity aromas. Very balanced aromas. Altogether a fairly "light" smelling brew.

Taste - initial tastes are that of lemon and orange peel, hints of earthy hops, bready/biscuity malts with a crisp, semi-sweet finish. Light and effervescent on the tongue and not too heavy on the palate. Every brewery should try and roll something out that is as easy drinking as this beer. 


Overall - Sort of reminds me of a blonde ale with a bit more oomph from the hops. Very easy drinking and very refreshing. I can see this one selling really well during the summers in Maine. If you want something sessionable than here you go!


Note - Below are the "Technical Specifications" of this beer as provided by Baxter Brewing Company.

  • A proprietary blend of North American 2-row malted barley, including barley grown in Northern Maine’s Aroostook County
  • Domestic and imported “Character” malts provide complexity, color and body
  • 3 different hop varieties, all with European roots and grown in the Pacific Northwest
  • Fermented cold and then cold conditioned
  • Clean, well attenuating, top-fermenting American ale yeast
  • Pure, soft water from Lake Auburn, Maine



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Pamola Xtra Pale Ale
Style: American Pale Ale
Brewery: Baxter Brewing Company
Lewiston, Maine  
United States  
Container: 12 oz. can
Malts: ???
Hops: ???
ABV: 4.9%
IBUs: 28
Date: November 10th, 2011

Posted by Russ

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Labels: Pale Ales