Woods & Waters is an American IPA by Maine Beer Company that’s wonderfully layered with citrus and tropical fruit, spice, and bread.

Share This Review

Woods & Waters is an American IPA that’s brewed by Maine Beer Company, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a 500 ml bottle.

What You Need to Know

To honor the establishment of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, Maine Beer Company crafted this IPA powered by a quintet of hops and balanced with locally sourced malts. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.


The ale pours a cloudy — nearly opaque — bright golden hue that is topped by a thick cap of rocky off-white foam that shows excellent retention. The head’s reduction leaves behind gobs of sticky residue on the sides of the glass.

Check Out the Latest News Article

Almanac Beer Co. released its first batch of Strawberry Sournova — a bright, tart, and astronomically fruity, making it perfect for sipping on a summer day. Read More


The aroma is bright with a scent of tropical fruit, particularly pineapple. The nose picks up a bready malt as the beer warms.


The palate is led by a taste of bready malt that transitions to a moderate bite of hoppy pink grapefruit citrus. The bitterness mellows with sweet fruity notes of pineapple and melon. There’s an earth character in the underlying base, imparting subtle notes of onion and garlic.


The feel is relatively smooth with a crisp, dry finish. The bitterness is moderate and the astringency is about the same. There’s a touch acidity in the finish.


Woods & Waters presents quite nicely and while its aroma isn’t particularly strong, it is pleasant. The feel is spot on the palate is wonderfully layered and quite delicious. Overall, Woods & Waters is a thoroughly enjoyable brew and one well worth trying.

Have You Tried the Woods & Waters?

What did you think? Give a rating, share your opinion in the comments below, or add a link to your own offsite review.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Latest Craft Beer News

Beer Lab HI Releases “Chai Yo” Belgian-style Blond Ale

The latest limited release from Beer Lab HI, the “Chai Yo, Thai Tea & Milk Sugar Ale”, a Belgian-style Blond Ale, is now available from the Honolulu-based brewery. Read More

Bell’s Brewery to Auction Two Hearted Ale Hockey Jerseys to Benefit Local Organizations

Bell’s Brewery, Inc. and Kalamazoo Wings have teamed up to support two local organizations with a special, limited edition Two Hearted hockey jersey auction. Read More

Upper Hand Brewery Expands Distribution to Michigan’s Mitten

Upper Hand Brewery will end its drought of availability below the Mackinac Bridge with the distribution of its beer to Michigan’s Lower Peninsula this Fall. Read More