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Lil One - Maine Beer Company

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308 Ratings
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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 48
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Some may call this a malty double IPA, some a hoppy barley wine. We prefer that it not be classified. We think of it, simply, as our strong winter ale. Intense hop aromatics and flavor (think pine, candied orange) blended with just enough malt sweetness to balance out the palate.

(Beer added by: bishopdc0 on 02-01-2013)
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -6.1%

500mL bottle into tulip. bottled 01.31.13. 2013 vintage.

A: hazy. a rich orange body. bright around the edges but gets deep towards the middle. slightly off-white head is very tightly bubbled. retention is real good, lacing limited.

S: initial aroma is definitely all American hops. clash of deep citrus, oranges mostly, and plenty of woody pine notes. hard to distinguish tons of molasses. cedar, certainly woody.

T: flavor starts very fruity. orange sorbet. a little bit of rose water is in there. bitter and big finish. lots of flavor throughout even long after the drink is gone there is a combo of sweet fruit/bitterness and a little bit of wood.

M: carb is actually a bit more on the mild side. full bodied.

D: a big guy for sure, the hops starts things off in an awesome way, especially on the nose. however after a few sips more and more grain comes through until a balance is reached. sticky, rich, woody, big. memory brings me back to stones arrogant bastard.

02-23-2013 02:48:42 | More by Jimmys
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woodchipper

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-11-2014 21:38:43 | More by woodchipper
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Kappakoosh

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-08-2014 17:29:28 | More by Kappakoosh
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bishopdc0

Maine

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.

Wonderful

02-01-2013 20:29:48 | More by bishopdc0
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VernonKell

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-14-2013 02:57:40 | More by VernonKell
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

12-14-2013 01:53:40 | More by JakerLou
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megamass

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-18-2013 03:55:25 | More by megamass
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Cavanaghty

Maine

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
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mjtiernan

New York

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
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-12-2014 05:05:40 | More by ccurrid
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PressFastF0rward

Maine

4/5  rDev -3.1%

06-27-2014 19:45:55 | More by PressFastF0rward
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

07-31-2013 02:01:05 | More by bpfrush
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

03-03-2013 20:43:31 | More by acurtis
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BraveMountie

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-10-2014 00:32:44 | More by BraveMountie
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-19-2013 20:53:57 | More by mdaschaf
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alamode

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-17-2013 04:22:42 | More by alamode
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ScottLetourneau

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-13-2013 09:26:04 | More by ScottLetourneau
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ipc2000

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-21-2014 03:55:40 | More by ipc2000
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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
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Roguer

Connecticut

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
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RyanOooh

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-15-2014 23:16:36 | More by RyanOooh
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-24-2013 00:38:04 | More by Gonzoillini
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snowmaggedon

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9%

01-15-2014 05:48:50 | More by snowmaggedon
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-18-2013 23:38:56 | More by mjstacker
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Lil One from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.