Lil One - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by Greywulfken:
4.38/5 rDev +6.1%
A: medium amber beer, slightly hazed and orange-hued; thick, tan, chewy-looking head as-big-as-ya-want-it
S: deep wet pine resin and hearty malt, other notes reminiscent of herbs and flowers
T: caramelized malts slide in quickly, followed immediately by a bittering pine hop assault; again, some herbal, earthy characteristics from the hops presumably, but the caramel malt aspects and the general bitterness of the brew will delight DIPA fans
M: dense and chewy; bittering, full-bodied; massive carbonation from the pour smooths out and slides across the palate; mild bitter coating left behind
O: a fantastic double IPA - nothing ground-breaking, but easily peer with beers of this sort; relatively balanced between thick malt and bitter pine hop - not a beer you're gonna confuse with an IPA or a barleywine - nothing borderline about it. Gotta pick one up if you spot it (assuming you like DIPAs, that is).
01-12-2014 16:46:15 | More by Greywulfken
More User Reviews:
4.81/5 rDev +16.5%
Maine Beers DIPS
Had on tap at Novare Res described as centennial, simcoe, cascade and falconers flight hops. Wonderful.
The beer is red/orange with a delicate white head.
The nose, wow tropical fruits furnishings of malt and a flowers. Wow big a juicy
The taste matches the nose big and juicy cherry orange flavor almost gives a tartness it fishes with a pleasant and lingering bitterness . The alcohol is only apparent at the very end.
02-01-2013 20:29:48 | More by bishopdc0
4.15/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: Reddish amber with a thin off white head. Mild lacing on the glass.
Smell: Strong hops and citrus.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of strong hops and malts with citrus and pine notes.
Overall: Excellent beer!
03-26-2014 23:01:28 | More by Cavanaghty
4.2/5 rDev +1.7%
16oz bottle poured into a Lost Abbey Teku. Bottled 2/11/14
A 9.1% strong ale that the label insists that I drink fresh? Okay, I’m game.
A: Large three finger head...looks to be well carbed. Murky reddish brown body. Nothing shocking.
S: Bam! Lots of hops. Quite dank. Pine and sweet candy-like fruit. A little alcohol burn if you inhale a little more aggressively.
T: Delicious! Wonderful hoppiness...same as the nose. Then some sweet brown sugar mid-palate, nowhere near cloying. An unremarkable hoppy bitter finish.
M: Well-carbed. Full bodied and chewy.
O: Reminds me of fresh Bigfoot. That’s a compliment.
03-05-2014 03:06:05 | More by mjtiernan
3.98/5 rDev -3.6%
Great creamy hoppy beer. Their signature style turned up a notch. Very lacy. DIPA strength, drunk exactly 90 days after bottling, bottle from Capone's. Big IBU without major palate erasing. Good drinkability. Fuller mouthfeel. CItrus orange aroma and flavour.
04-30-2013 23:13:50 | More by Sammy
4.18/5 rDev +1.2%
Thick, three-finger off-white head from a turbulent pour. Retention is good, and lacing is excellent web-like. Beer is a coppery orange, and very cloudy, leading it to be translucent despite a bright appearance. Tons of carbonation.
Strong citrus aroma, specifically sweet tangerines, as well as floral slightly dank hops, as well. Caramel and honey in the malt backbone. Very hop-forward strong ale (by scent). Delicate but not subtle.
Sweet and smooth flavor, initially a light malty mix - again, fresh honey, flowers, and caramel – immediately washed over by bright but subtle hops, which are a little drier than the aroma: grass, a bit of pine, and some flat citrus peel. Experienced is capped off by more malty sweetness, which lasts with a noticeable and pleasant aftertaste. Other notes: slight vanilla, tobacco, mild pepper, and brown sugar, all behind the main hop and malt profiles.
Mouthfeel is a little syrupy and flat, but still feels a little lively, despite virtually no sting. Large amount of hops gives it plenty of bite. Medium-full overall, very drinkable, and no noticeable alcohol.
This is a pretty solid and hoppy strong ale. It almost comes across as a reverse DIPA: a ton of hops present primarily to keep it from becoming a malt bomb. There’s tons of flavor to go around, and it’s definitely tasty.
01-09-2014 21:28:27 | More by Roguer
3.64/5 rDev -11.9%
500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle dated 1/31/2013.
Appearance - Big head on a deep copper body. Mostly clear body. Nice retention.
Smell - Hoppy and caramely. Slightly buttery. Odd.
Taste - Less hoppy. Very caramely. And really buttery. Not understanding if it's intentional. Not a lot of other flavors. No bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Slick and buttery. Medium carbonation.
Overall - Disappointing Maine beer. I'm just not getting it.
03-19-2013 00:08:11 | More by Alieniloquium
Lil One from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.