Another One - Maine Beer Company

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Ratings: 1,485
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 7.42%
Wants: 134
Gots: 264 | FT: 4
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Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ToasterChef on 06-11-2013

Intensely hoppy American IPA, brewed as the light-colored counterpart to Weez (both beers incorporate the exact same kettle and dry hopping schedule). Another One has a very clean malt palate, leaving little but hoppy resins on the tongue, and finishes dry and crisp.

Hops – Warrior, Cascade, Citra, Simcoe
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Reviews by MCain04:
Photo of MCain04
3.65/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottles 1/21/14 and consumed on 2/14/14. $6.49 for 500ml. Poured into Spiegelau IPA glass.

Pours a hazy yellow body, slightly orange, with a good sized pure white head which leaves nice retention and lacing. Smell is of grapefruit, candy apple, delicate floral tones, mango, and spearmint. Taste is bitter from start to finish. Astringency and acidity much like grapefruit juice is covering up the more delicate hop flavors present in the nose. Low malt bill and little residual sweetness. Cold crisp and smooth, light body, dry finish, med-high carbonation. Overall, too much alpha acid hopping with a bitterness which is unbalanced by the low pale malt bill, and over-the-top grapefruit flavor. Disappointed, was looking forward to this more.

More User Reviews:
Photo of biboergosum
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle. Given the child-related themes of the other Maine beers, I kind of thought that this one's name was right in line. I guess it's actually more beer-related than that - mea culpa.

This beer pours a rather cloudy, pale golden yellow hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, and mostly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some pervasive steampunk/chainlink lace around the glass as it slowly bleeds off.

It smells of sharp grapefruit, lemon, and underripe orange rind, a certain chalky flintiness, a touch of cat piss, dry pine needles, crackery (think bare saltines) pale malt, and further underdeveloped tropical fruit notes. The taste is still redolent of gritty grapefruit, orange, and lemon-lime pith, with a now stronger bready, somewhat yeasty, and still crackery pale malt backbone - i.e. not a competitor, more of a sanity check - a consistent stoniness, and leafy, piney, and kind of acrid floral hops.

The bubbles are pretty tight and edgy for the most part, the body just on the light side of medium weight, and hard to describe as smooth - the hops generally scratching out that particular aspiration. It finishes dry, dry, dry - that gritty stoniness re-appearing to bolster the still heady citrus, pine, and floral bittering hops.

Yes, this is unbalanced, yes, the malt is merely a blip on the hop bill's radar, and yes, I freaking love it! Somehow, this isn't all that much of a tongue-scraping instance of such hop-forward offerings - despite the bitter, fruity, and floral characters, there's a lulling, moderating attractiveness beyond it all. Note, I didn't say 'malt', mostly because I'm just not altogether certain that's what it is.

Photo of dbrauneis
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 06/11/2013

A: Pours a lightly hazy medium to dark golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some pale orange + apricot highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy off-white head that very slowly reduces to a medium sized finger tall cap towards the center of the beer with a thick film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of tropical fruit hops (I detect some mango and pineapple along with hint of peach) along with moderate aromas of citrus/tangerine/orange hops and just a hint of pine hops.

T: Compared with the smell, the overall flavor of this beer is less intense. Upfront there are some light flavors of biscuit malts with very light amounts of sweetness which is followed by some slightly heavier than moderate flavors of hops - tropical/pineapple/mango/peach and citrus/tangerine. Light hints of a spicy yeast and a light amount of lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Faint hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Even though this beer has a modest ABV (7.0 %), it drinks like a session IPA in that it is really easy to drink. Very enjoyable with wonderful hop aromas and pleasant albeit a little light flavors. Pretty well balanced between the malt sweetness and hop bitterness.

Photo of jlindros
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 09/03/13. (same as Weez)

Despite a gentle pour it yields a huge fluffy 2 finger head that's almost as large add the pour of beer, fades slowly with lots of nice lacing, a bit hazy golden yellow color with nice bubbles streaming up.

Nose nice fresh hops, quite floral with hints of grassy, then musty hop resin, fresh tropical fruit, nice citrus, little tangerine and grapefruit pith, mild peach like stone fruit too, and even a hint of melon, light orange rind, faint hint of grainy malt and wheat.

Taste is nice too, lots of fresh hops again, little floral, nice resin, light musty, lots of tropical fruit with mild passion fruit and grapefruit pith, mild citrus little tangerine and rind bitterness, nice fruity juicy flavor like some fruit, it has an Amarillo hop character I think. Under that is a mild wheat character, little toasty and grainy malt, hint banana, but more like a kicked up gumball head. The hops turn spicy and quite bitter as it moves towards the dry finish, quite bitter grapefruit pith lingering, bit more wheat, juicy fruit hops too.

Mouth us med bod, nice fluffy carb.

Overall quite interesting, but quite as good as lunch but a different beast that is quite nice, great hops, light wheat base to juxtapose it, juicy abd drinkable with a great bitterness.

Photo of Slatetank
4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

enjoyed from the 500ml with tenderbranson69 poured chilled in a tulip.

The color is lightly hazed golden with 3 fingers of eggshell head which retains well, wavy lace clings with a average sized bead. The smell is dank, fruity...juicy citrus and with lots of herbal aroma with a mild pine accent. The feel is great almost perfect with moderate bitterness and light astringency with resinous hop texture and moderately high carbonation level with a very dry yet still a bit sweetness in the finish with low alcohol influence.

The taste is great with tons of hop flavor, juicy and dank with moderate tropical elements with a nice citrus taste, lemon, and a lime-like flavor with a clementine type mild sweetness with an almost pineapple like acidity yet pretty light malt, the Hops are the star of this ale. Overall I can't think of many I would rather have - a true hop nectar and I would recommend this to anyone, not just fans of hoppy beers.

Photo of oldbizmark
5/5  rDev +16%

fucking awesome beer. really smooth and incredible taste. nice citrus flavor with a dry finish.

Photo of tectactoe
4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to smokeypeat for sending me this one - the guy hooks it up like no other. Another One pours the color of honey and is almost completely opaque, though the haze appears softer than typical for an unfiltered IPA. As the stark white, pillow head slowly settles, it leaves very nice rings of lacing that traverse at least half the glass.

I take a whiff and I'm very pleasantly surprised. I honestly didn't know what to expect from this beer at all, but one sniff in and I'm already liking the way things are going. Incredibly hop-centric; pines, leaves, lightly floral, and very "wet" and juicy. The beer was bottled 6/11/2013, so this sucker is only a few weeks old.

Citrus character from the hops are huge, too, with tons of grapefruit, lemon zest, and orange rind. We had this beer right before a bottle of Kuhnhenn's "TRIPA" (an amped up version of DRIPA) and the aromas were very similar. Another One was perhaps less citrusy, but also less malty-sweet and more generous in terms of hop appreciation.

An oily and pungent bitterness strikes quickly within the first moments of each sip and comes riding on the back of a big ol' flavorful hop bill. Leafy, piney, and just mildly resinous, the hops taste nearly as wet and fresh as they smelled. A slight onion-like note is appreciated and drives for more complexity in an already impressive brew.

Orange rind and grapefruit pith seem like perfect descriptors here. The fruity aspect isn't quite as soft and sweet as the aroma would make it seem, rather they head down the path of unforgiving bitterness. I've gotta say, though, it's not a bad thing at all. Very mild bready malts are noticeable in the finish, but otherwise are buried under the hop shelter.

Great finish on this, with a crisp, wet, and slick mouth feel. Medium bodied, plenty of carbonation. This was my first Maine Brewing beer, and if this is any indication of how they handle IPAs, then I need to get Lunch in my face, pronto. Very enjoyable, and according to the rating on many websites, under-appreciated in my opinion.

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%

Pours a cloudy light orange with a bubbly, pure white head that leaves some uneven lacing down the glass.
The smell is amazing! Orange juice and grapefruit hit me first, maybe a touch of lemon and a hint of grassiness.
The taste hits me with bitter up front -- orange peel and grapefruit then some actual puckering from the citrus-like effect. Then a bit of pine and spice move in followed by a long-lasting resinous dryness.
The mouthfeel is medium and quite sticky.
Overall, a wonderful, juicy IPA. Beautifully crafted.

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.79/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Hazy amber color with a thin white head that lingered. No lacing on the glass.

Smell: Very strong citrus/hops

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of string bitter hops with a hint of sweeter citrus notes.

Overall: One of the best IPAs I have had!

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

3 week old bottle poured into my IPA glass

It pours a dark yellow straw-like color with a decent haze and a BIG 3 finger white head that just clings to the glass and never goes down. Longest head retention that I think I've seen. Smell is dank, pungent pine with some mango and crusty bread. Flavor is a little disappointing compared to the nose but by no means poor. Pungent pine and mango/grapefruit are the dominant flavors. Bready at the end as well. It's a little thin for my palette with a moderate bitterness and a clean finish.

Rock solid beer.

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up as a consolation prize for not finding Lunch yet again; plus hey, it's an IPA from Maine Beer Co. and it was pretty fresh. Excited to try it.
Poured into tulip; gorgeous light straw gold, translucent and hazy with a massive fluffy white head that almost overflowed from an easy pour. Head sticks around forever too. After a while the head finally caves in, leaving a rocky landscape of chunky foam and lacing everywhere. Awesome.
Smells great; dank herbal scents mix with tropical fruit and pine/citrus rind. Delicious.
Taste follows nose...smooth clear malt gives way to a puff of harsh bitter pine and citrus rind, which is then smoothed over with mango and tangerine sweetness. This all crashes down into a sticky finish that's sweet on the lips, bitter on the palate.
Mouthfeel is crisp, well-carbonated and medium-light.
Overall, a great fresh IPA. This makes me look forward even more to one day finding Lunch. Delicious stuff!

Photo of Brenden
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer's color and clarity are those of burnished gold. At first, it seems to be hazy, but it reveals itself to simply appear to have more thickness as it goes closer to dark gold in its depths. The head is just barely off white, reaching a thick, heavy full finger and gradually falling to a chunky layer on top while leaving patching from the top of the glass down.
The hops are quite aromatic upon opening the bottle. This beer translates very closely from aroma to flavor. Hops take the forefront and command full attention, as promised. It's a varied mix but it blends well; no harshness or astringency, but all kinds of bitterness from mildly floral, to citrusy, both juicy and zesty with just a little pith, to that dank I come to expect from Simcoe, to a little hint of pine and a little bit more underlying fruit. Somewhere in there I get a touch of herb, and something whispers underneath that I can best describe as cucumber. There's a slight perfumey touch there, too.
Steady, soft but strong carbonation provides plenty of crispness that bites without spritzing. The body is a drier sort of medium, hops somehow coming off very strong without scraping the tongue harshly. Smoothness is pretty good as it gets flowing, and it ends juicy with a not-quite-mineral effect on the palate.

Photo of joeseppy
4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aged lemon yellow cloudy pour. Brilliant generous white head and sticky spider lacing all over.

At first the aroma is very citrusy and then opens up to introduce pineapple, guava and all other island fruits. Graham cracker malts and a tincture of tartness.

Taste is very bright and uplifting. Tropical fruit melded well with the hops that just slather the top of the tongue. I'm digging this pineappley taste and really overall the way the tropical fruit blend is concocted. Malts make this syrupy sweet with the fruit. Letting this sit it develops depth of sugars.

Light to medium bodied. Mouth is coated well with residual sugars. Carbonation not strong enough to scrub the tongue but in this case let the sugars sit, it only adds to the hop bittering experience.

Well crafted IPA. MBC is all their own but this is reminding me of Sixpoint Resin and Dirtwolf. Hop delivered and loved. This 7% feels good. Serious brew for the hop head in search of Another One.

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottling date of 05/12/15

Appearance - Pours hazy and golden yellow in color with a white, near 2 finger head. Great retention, then an ever-present, relatively thick layer of suds dominates the surface. Thin, broken sheets of lace coat the glass with good stick.

Smell - Heavy mango with touches of citrus and pineapple zing. Light, crackery undertone.

Taste - Lighter in flavor than the aroma leads on. Mild orange and mango with a light peppery spice. Clean, bready malt undertone. Finishes with a trace of citrus pith bitterness... and a hint of banana peel?

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body with soft, bubbly carbonation. Slick, silky texture leads to a wonderful drinking experience.

Overall - Light, smooth and clean IPA. Similar to their MO, but not quite as delicious, IMO. Stupid drinkable though. Get it and enjoy.

Photo of SomethingClever
5/5  rDev +16%

bottled 9-01-14

A: soft pour so not much head but it's beautiful orange color if you follow your pour to the end you get the haze from the bottled conditioned yeast

S: this smells like you are going to be completely blown away by citrus and fruits and maybe going to get a hung if malt and it's going to be bitter

T: this beer is pure joy in a glass if you like citrus IPAs it's dry though on the finish I mean the end snaps it doesn't linger. it's fruity deep then dry and bitterish but not super bitter

M: dry Maine beer company always surprises on the tongue with their dryness it's a very light bubbly tongue feel but so dry and the older it gets dryer it gets

O: Mindboggingly good. One of the best IPAs I've ever had it crushes Lunch by a mile it just makes your mouth smile. However it falls off like crazy has to be the yeast or something because MO does as well

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.11/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer on tap on 4/9/15
A: Pours a hazy golden orange in color with a nice, thick and foamy white head.
S: Smells phenomenal…mango, peach, pineapple…very citrusy and tropical. Some notes of pine and raisins.
T: I feel a bit disappointed as i've had it in both tap and on bottle. The taste doesn't follow the smell. It's very dull in taste and perhaps has a slight hint of citrus with a tad bit of hop bitterness.
M: Very watery with mild carbonation.
O: The smell is great, but the taste didn't do it for me. It was a big let down as i've heard about all of the glowing reviews it has received.

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

1.9 pint bottle? into pint glass

A- Hazy orange with bleached white head. Lots of lacing
S - Very hop forward. Piney hops.
T - Lots of citrus in front then races to pine resin finish. Clean and crisp.
M- Smooth and drinkable. Nice body.

O- Very enjoyable IPA. Definatley in the top 20% of IPAs for me.

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

Big, fluffy, snow-white head from a turbulent pour. Fantastic retention. Brew is a bright and pale lemon/straw gold, transparent, and lively. Beautiful lacing.

Big hoppy aroma: citrus, pine, and a little bit of cat pee. Straw or wheat, and a bit of malt in the background (possibly caramel, but not strong).

Taste follows the nose, with dry, pine, and citrus hoppiness, and a honey-sweet maltiness that follows. Citrus peel aftertaste, and a slightly green/vinous hop profile that shows up as it warms.. For such a hop-forward beer, everything blends together superbly well.

Mouthfeel is absolutely creamy. Initially light and bright, it then smoothly slides around your mouth. Slight drying warmth at the very back end.

This is a tremendous IPA; I may prefer it to Lunch. Sweet, smooth, hoppy; it fits everything you could want in a good IPA.

Photo of tempest
4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Grabbed a bottle at Astoria Bier & Cheese, 11 days after the bottling date. Mmm, fresh beer. Reminds me of brand new Sculpin IPA and Other Half IPA, a couple favorites. There's a great balance of drier, spicy hops flavors and juicier mango and pine. The body is relatively light, but just big enough to support those awesome hops.

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle poured into a Manchester United British pint glass. Bottled 6/11/13, so it's getting old.

Appearance - I use these British pints specifically for 500 mL IPAs. Enough space for a sizable head and all the beer, or so I thought. Light orange body. The head sneaks up and overflows the glass before I'm done pouring. Huge pillow of foam. Recedes at the edges leaving a mesa of creamy foam swaying on the surface. Great retention and thick rings of lace. Beautiful beer, except the bit on my counter.

Smell - It really isn't the strongest hop aroma, but it's very nice. Lemony hops with lingering tropical fruits. Slight traces of pale malt and a bit of an herbal note.

Taste - Much more bent toward the tropical fruits. Sweet juicy mango and pineapple flavor. Cracker-like malt flavor. Never sweet. Minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, maybe medium light. Just seems light because I'm gulping it down. A skosh less than medium carbonation.

Overall - As always, it's a winner from Maine. Delicious IPA.

Photo of mjstacker
4.89/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Cracked open a 16.9 ounce bomber brewed on 8/6/2013 and poured into an aptly sized pint glass. Nice two-finger head that lingered for quite a while. The smell instantly reminded me of Juniper and when I say Juniper I really mean Gin. I haven't noticed anyone else mention it but it was the most peculiar part of the pour. I was amazed at how easy it is to drink, it doesn't have the complexity of Lunch but it's near perfect for what it is. I'd drink it daily if I didn't have to trade a child to get it. Cheers.

Photo of Jwburns75
4.49/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 3/10/15, poured a hazy yellow, one finger head. Smell mixed bright citrus and a mild pine/earthiness. Taste followed suit, slight bitterness, slight dankness, really delicious. MBC is a favorite and this is among their best.

Photo of richj1970
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 500 ml bottle into snifter. Bottle dated 3/4/2014.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy pale yellow with a 2-3 finger fluffy white head. Some decent stingy lacing.

S: Big citrus on the nose. Some grapefruit, orange, lemon with a hint of pine resin and spice.

T: Very juicy citrus offset with some hop bite. Perhaps a faint herbal note.

M: Light and crisp with a slightly dry finish. Nice easy sipping beer.

O: Very enjoyable brew. Something I would seek out anytime I could find a fresh bottle.

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

Tons of grapefruit and floral notes. Malt backbone is solid but light enough. Intensely hopped, and it shows. Beautiful beer, well done.

Photo of FLAbeergutinMASS
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very crisp offering from these guys. A tad lighter than the others I've had- peeper and lunch. Another one is much more approachable and quite frankly is a better beer. Super floral and clean bitter nose. Pungent taste of grapefruit and clementines. Crisp, crisp, crisp. Good, good, good beer.

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Another One from Maine Beer Company
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