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2013 - Maine Beer Company

Not Rated.
20132013

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BA SCORE
89
very good

125 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JMScowcroft on 11-03-2013)
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked up a bottle of this at Julios. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a very nice lightly hazy golden orange hue with a wonderful three finger creamy super thick off white head that fades to leave very sticky side lacing and a wonderful dense blanket. This is an exceptional appearance.

S - Aromas POP of hops. Smells like the usual great Maine beer brew. Pine, grapefruit, tropical fruit (mango, pineapple). Not sure what makes this Belgian on the nose, but the nose is still incredible.

T - Taste is relatively muted when compared to the nose. The hops are there, nice pine and grapefruit / citrus peel, faint tropical notes. Nice bready malt qualities. Quite pleasant. As it warms there is a bit of belgian candi malts coming out along with belgian yeast. Nice balance between hops and malts here.

M - Mouthfeel is spot on here. Very nice carbonation. Super drinkable.

O - Overall a damn fine IPA here. A bit heavy on the hops which kinda of overshadow the fact that this is a belgian IPA and not an american. Regardless, it is a delicious beer which actually might be the ONLY collaboration beer I've ever enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 01:48:59 | More by rudzud
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-11-2013 02:14:49 | More by Resuin
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SenorHops

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-11-2013 01:49:24 | More by SenorHops
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LynnHomeBrewer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-11-2013 01:14:15 | More by LynnHomeBrewer
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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-10-2013 23:38:14 | More by Craftonly23121
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Brendog9

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-10-2013 23:08:15 | More by Brendog9
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

1 finger pure white head, with solid retention and thick lacing. Brew is a brownish-orange, very dark for a pale, and translucent.

Lovely aroma! Smells like an IPA: citrus and tropical fruit; lemon, wheat, a hint of walnut, yeast, grapefruit. Complex and delicious.

Much drier and flatter flavor than the aroma teased. Hoppy and bright; resinous. Leather, tobacco, and wheat. Dull malt aftertaste mingled with dry hops.

Refreshingly dry and sparkly; light and thin feel.

I don't know what MBC/Allagash were going for with this beer. It smells absolutely awesome, but it doesn't come across as a sweet Belgian Pale, and while hoppy, lacks the flavoring hops of an IPA. Instead it hits my palate very flatly, with little flavor to speak of.

I'm not saying it's not a beer worth trying out; it might be right up your alley. I also have no doubt that it's well-crafted and met what they had in mind; it just didn't work for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 18:51:52 | More by Roguer
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

11-10-2013 17:21:27 | More by BigOldOaf
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davewlfpckfan29

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

11-10-2013 04:18:39 | More by davewlfpckfan29
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-10-2013 01:23:31 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-10-2013 01:15:24 | More by DrStiffington
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ipc2000

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-09-2013 21:25:33 | More by ipc2000
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Rheaume17

Vermont

4.69/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Dogfish Head Spiegelau glass.

S - Quite a bit of hops, with notes of tropical/citrus fruits. Can certainly smell some bready malt.

A - Deep golden color, tints of orange. A solid 1 1/2 of foamy head. Looks delicious. Great lacing throughout the session.

T - Wow. Simply excellent. A little burst of hops at first, some tropical fruits and then a strong bready malt background to balance everything out.

M - So fricken smooth. No booziness and great carbonation. One of the smoothest beers I have had to date. Very drinkable.

O - I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed this offering. I'm usually a fan of strong hop forward IPA's, but this certainly was a pleasant surprise. A great balanced beer that was certainly easy to drink. Another great brew from MBC.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 17:14:10 | More by Rheaume17
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-09-2013 01:19:11 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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ncelauro

New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-08-2013 23:35:40 | More by ncelauro
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-08-2013 22:50:06 | More by Dizzy242
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-08-2013 04:18:21 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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jjcote

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-08-2013 03:25:36 | More by jjcote
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-07-2013 22:43:22 | More by Dhamma73
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-05-2013 11:56:31 | More by In_Control_Mike
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Drtfinelli

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-05-2013 01:59:03 | More by Drtfinelli
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-04-2013 12:27:18 | More by jayhunter357
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shehateme

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

11-03-2013 22:44:00 | More by shehateme
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Denzo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-03-2013 22:38:00 | More by Denzo
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.91/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Maine Beer Company - 2013, poured into Lawson's Tulip.

Look - Pours a cloudy grapefruit juice with an amber tinge and a decent sized soapy head that dissipates and leaves an abundance of lacing.

Smell - Grapefruit citrus hops, dank and wet. Some sour Belgian yeast but only enough to complement the existing, the blend is excellent here.

Taste - Wow... Grapegruit and Belgian yeast are perfectly blended to a punchy sour mouth blast. Sours more as it settles.

Mouthfeel - Sits pucker sour but dry and simple. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Zero booziness with great drinkability. Sessionable.

Overall - Best in class, best Belgian IPA/APA I have had thus far. Grand slam!! I think even a fan of sours might like the way this one turned out.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 13:42:29 | More by JMScowcroft
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2013 from Maine Beer Company
89 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.