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Lil One - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
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389 Ratings
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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.23%
Wants: 51
Gots: 36 | 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:
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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Ratings: 389 | Reviews: 69 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Benesi88
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tim725
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfecteau
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of athomasPSU
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a fantastic color and head. It pours a nice amber color with about 1 finger of head.

The smell is great but I usually think their beers are very nose forward. This one isn't as much as the others. It's still got that great dark fruit juice smell with a bunch of hops. Decent amount of a citrus smell.

The taste is just like it smells. Juicy, hoppy, and citrus. It's like a candied pine cone with some sugar or brown sugar? It's very interesting.

Feels like a medium body to me. It's very nice.

Overall, this beers looks, smells, and tastes fantastic. It's definitely worth seeking out.

Photo of Bumblebtna
3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebird33
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TangoJuliet
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevdemers
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good but not world class like MBC`s other offerings such as Lunch, Another One, etc.

Photo of 7Sport
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ian_B
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PVMT
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SteveCarrozza
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMMillsy
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle as a trade extra dated 010215. Pours hazy deep dark orange amber with a huge off white and yellowish creamy fluffy head. Nice aroma with the characteristic Maine yeast, floral hops, light citrus sweetness, some bready malt. For the ABV, the aroma comes off very delicate. Nice. Flavor is nicely bitter citrus rind, floral flavors, lemon peel, some pine, sweet malty bready backbone. Medium bodied, medium carbonation with just a touch of prickle, dry bitter, dank. Basically a DIPA here bordering on very light barleywine, but comes off relatively light on the palate. This is really nice.

Photo of Shaymus
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gonzo000
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Maine Beer Co just keeps pumping out extremely good beers. Wow, this one is an excellent ale. Nice rust color on the pour. Very good, big flavors with hints of hops, but malt heavy in all the right places. MBC - cannot go wrong.

Photo of greymalkin
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Skud
4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mardolin
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a bit cloudy. Dark Amber color. Huge head. Thick, squishy and frothy. Lots of frothy lacing. Aroma is full of candied citrus hops some pine and sweet apricot hops. Also quite malty and balanced with caramel, fruit cake. The first sip really brings a potent hop delivery. Spicy, herbal hops. Pine, dried grass, grapefruit, candied oranges. Hefty maltiness but it finishes rather dry. Caramel, sweet dough and crusts. Quite bitter. Noticeable alcohol. Pretty aggressive. Interestingly enough, it becomes softer as it warms. Full bodied. A tongue dryer. Not my favorite Maine brew; still pretty tasty. Definitely a nice, hoppy offering that pairs excellently with the bitter cold weather outside.

Photo of JoeMans
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Lil One from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.