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Lil One - Maine Beer Company

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386 Ratings
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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.47%
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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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Ncpogs
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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

A-red amber color with a decent off-white head and some lacing

S-malty, pine, some fruit and spice, slightly herbal

T-pine, some citrus, malt with some caramel sweetness, herbal, moderately bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, chewy with slight astringency

O-an interesting beer, not sure what to make of this, but pleasant enough to sip and enjoy

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

A - Pours an amber ruby red color with a solid soapy white head.

S - Resiny and chalky spicy, pine. The nose is very light.

T - Spicy onion, garlic, and vegetable, tea leaf, and a vinous spicy, cotton-like finish, pine needles.

M - Light medium body with a lingering vegetable garlic finish.

O - Unique.

Photo of Lare453
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of RonfromJersey
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear deep amber body, just incredible, topped by four fingers of snow white rocky foam that rose above the glass. Perfect.

Bits of pine, apple, oranges, apricots. Very subdued, requires a deep sniff.

Good malty base, semi-sweet with serious depth. Juicy citrus fruit. Big bitter bite at the swallow. Fruit returns in the afterglow.

Big smooth mouthfeel.

A tasty treat that I will look to revisit next winter.

Photo of jmilo64
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of sommersb
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 04-04-2013
Freshness: Bottled 01-31-2013
Packaging: 500ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip
Purchased: Received in a trade

A: Amber colored beer that ranges from semi-clear to cloudy. Head is tan and a finger high, with fair retention and attractive lacing.

S: Smells are hoppy and spicy, with additional aromas of bready malts and fruity sweetness.

T: Taste starts with a piney hop bitterness and then reveals some caramel malt notes. Also get alcohol warmth.

M: Carbonation is high, with a chewy body. The finish is hoppy and a bit biting.

O: This is a strong ale -- strong in hop character and alcohol. A good beer that would most likely age well. Tastes very similar to an American version of a barleywine.

Thanks to DrewShal9 for the trade!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of HattedClassic
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a nice ark amber color. The beer has very little head but some okay retention. I also get some nice lacing.

The hops dominate the nose with a grapefruit smell. I also get a nice and caramel and biscuit smell from the malts that dull the hop smell a bit.

The hops have a grapefruit with a caramel tastethat does a good job of dulling the hop taste. I get a little bit of alcohol taste but its barely noticeable.

The beer is medium-bodied that is a little bit heavy with very little carbonation.

A fairly strong and good looking brew.

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Lil One from Maine Beer Company
92 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.