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Lil One - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 54
Gots: 44 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bishopdc0 on 02-01-2013

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.
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5/5  rDev +20.8%
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 %

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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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.


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4.81/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

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4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
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

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First try of Maine Lil' One. Bottled on January 4th, 2015. A little over 3 weeks old.

A: Ruby red, bright oranges when held to the light. Solid 2 finger head that subsides to a very nice, spider-web like lacing.

S: Starts off with bold malts and brown sugar, followed up by intensely bright citrus, flower and pine hop aromas. Smells like a christmas tree covered in orange soda, if that was a thing.

T: The hops are so juicy and straight forward it is unbelievable. Tons of citrus and pine. Very dank and amazingly hop forward. Not what I expected. A good malt backbone helps this beer from becoming too bitter and overpowering. Reminds me of a DIPA and Barleywine mixed.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated. Smooth.

O: Wonderful product from Maine. I had never heard of this beer before, and I've been drinking Maine beers since they first started to get distributed about 2 years ago. I used to pick up Lunch and Another One one day and come back a month later and half the case would still be there. Why hasn't this beer gotten more attention? It certaintly deserves it. Honestly, better than Lunch but a step below Another One, and that is not a bad thing.

Definitely pick up a bottle if you have the chance. I hope to see this come around more often.

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4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
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!

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4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Lil One from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.