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Lil One - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

309 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 309
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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adamhand

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-25-2014 01:27:06 | More by adamhand
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Nichols33

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

05-23-2014 23:09:13 | More by Nichols33
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Florida9

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%

A: Lighter caramel brown in color. Moderately hazy. Forms a very large off-white head. Excellent retention. Copious lacing.

S: Vanilla, oak, caramel malts, mildly earthy. Grassy-earthy hops.

T: Taste starts off with a blend of woodiness and alcohol. Then turns slightly sweet. Notes of vanilla, oak and a heavy dose of spice along with toffee and caramel malt. Finish is mildly fusel.

M: Medium bodied. Fusel spice. Moderate bitterness. Alcoholic. Appropriate carbonation.

O: Was this beer aged on wood? Because it seems like it was. A rather hoppy Strong Ale, one with the alcohol front and center.

05-21-2014 23:56:37 | More by Florida9
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

05-14-2014 00:28:50 | More by JSBILK
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erialbill

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-13-2014 17:39:18 | More by erialbill
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vande

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9%

05-09-2014 01:35:25 | More by vande
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smccann

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-08-2014 23:18:08 | More by smccann
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WestSideAmish

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-30-2014 16:12:38 | More by WestSideAmish
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llalpertma

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15%

04-22-2014 11:36:23 | More by llalpertma
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billab914

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

04-18-2014 23:25:57 | More by billab914
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EatonHops

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-12-2014 23:16:08 | More by EatonHops
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bkwhoppa66

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-12-2014 23:14:02 | More by bkwhoppa66
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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

Vermont

4.31/5  rDev +4.4%

Deep amber hue, slightly cloudy appearance,massive 3 finger head khaki head, extensive lacing in the tulip.

Very hop forward and exploding with orange rind and pine needles in your nostrils, sweet malt isn't hiding but it is low in the mix.

Sweet malt briefly appears then disappears before the gripping bitterness from the hops sets in, spicy hops abound with a pepper kick . The aroma is a notch better than the flavor, which begins to warm the throat and chest: not unexpected for 9.1%.

Mouthfeel is a heavy medium, sort of dense and oily. The bitterness is relatively brief and intense on the palate before fading away, a quality that I can appreciate. This one is a sipper for certain.

Lil One is worthy of a World Class rating, but has been knocked down a peg by loyalists of Lunch that unfairly compare the two despite the distinctly different styles of a Strong Ale and an IPA. MBC stretches the boundaries of a typical Strong Ale by over-hopping, then dry hopping and bottle conditioning: the result is an arse kicking brew that rocks your palate and tickles your hop bone!

04-11-2014 05:05:49 | More by Hendry
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dedbeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-10-2014 22:55:09 | More by dedbeer
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threedaggers

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-04-2014 02:28:41 | More by threedaggers
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-31-2014 14:50:23 | More by stephenjmoore
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.4%

03-28-2014 02:55:11 | More by heerboth
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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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Hoggo

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-26-2014 02:32:44 | More by Hoggo
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-25-2014 03:52:50 | More by brpendergast85
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-24-2014 23:53:36 | More by enelson
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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-24-2014 12:45:25 | More by bigred89
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9%

03-22-2014 03:15:45 | More by TBarJr
Lil One from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.