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Lil One - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 48
Gots: 18 | 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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Travcofarms, Mar 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

Lebzilla, Dec 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: nice copper to dark brown color with about 1 finger of off white head very clear somealcoholkegs and good lacing

S:lots of caramel malt with slight bit of dank and earthy hops no alcohol on the nose

T: nice and malty up fri Gand finishes with a good bitter hop flavor lots of caramel and no alcohol

M: nice full mouthfeel not too sticky but good and full for a strong ale

O: aweso beer great flavor no alcohol very fangerous at 9.1 %

smcnulty1981, Mar 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

johnsonsf8878, Aug 04, 2014
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4.83/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle served into a Guinness imperial pint.

Appearance- Cloudy amber with a big fluffy head.

Smell- Big piney/floral hop aroma with a nice maltiness in the background. It truly is fantastic.

Taste- Big fruity hops with perfect amount of malts to balance it out. A lot of clemintine and apricot flavors. Incredible. Slight booze at the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel- Light, which is weird. Light carbonation with a little viscosity.

Overall- This is the best I've had from Maine Beer yet. This is a near perfect IIPA.

Seanniek91, Feb 11, 2013
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4.81/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 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.


bishopdc0, Feb 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.71/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A. Big white creamy head, beautiful dark brown color

S.Big hoppy aroma with some nice citrus notes

T. Big blast off grapefruit with a nice slightly bitter aftertaste

M. Nice clean feel finishes very smooth

O.One of my favorites from Maine Beer company I will definitely have again. They brew some really good brew

TroyS62, Jan 14, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 013113 Batch 01

A: Hazy light amber with a super fluffy, pillowy, bouncy head. One of the better heads I've seen in a while. Settles into lumps and craters of foam and sits there for a while jiggling. I hesitated to take a sip because it looks like a latte. Great lace and fantastic retention.

S: An equal dose of wet, juicy hops and sweet, sugary malt. Hops are very floral, fruity, and fresh. Great hop aromas from about a foot away. There's a bit of sweet, aromatic booze in their, too. Hops really do steal the show, though. Bright, citrusy, pungent. I get some NZ hops in there for sure. Extremely inviting.

T: Whoa. Smooth, sweet, hoppy, malty, fruity, floral, woody, toasty. Bright, slightly tart citrus qualities from the hops. So great when it's warmed up a bit. Just a tad chalky and cloying in the finish after several successive sips.

M: Seriously smooth...silky smooth. Huge flavors. Hops are on point. Malt balances it well. Carbonation is just right. Body is proper for the style. What more could you ask for in an ASA? Or any beer for that matter?

O: Hops are SUPER fresh! This is SUPER tasty! Drink this as soon as you find it!

Gatch, Feb 09, 2013
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4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Maine Beer Company has yet to disappoint me. Delicious American strong ale. My only issue is availability, although this is understandable and makes it a treat every time.

Bottle date is 12/20/13.

Poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass. Appearance is a deep amber, mahogany color with a cream white, thick head. Moderate lacing on the glass throughout the pint. Aromatics are piney, sweet, dank hops with a bready malt backbone. Taste is not crushingly bitter, doesn't drink to 9.1% at all. This is a very round beer. The bitterness lingers, making it full-bodied and approachable.

Another win from Maine Beer Company.

k_vancleef, Jan 15, 2014
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Lil One from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.