Another One - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by thezach:
3.94/5 rDev -7.7%
Very similar to a beer that I've brewed. I'm guessing there's amarillo in here.
It pours with a vigorous fluffy white head and a crystal clear straw yellow color. Given how fluffy the head is, it lasts alll the way down, leaving a sticky lace as it goes. Very prickly mouthfeel and a clean, dry, bitter finish.
There is just enough malt here to hold it together. Maybe a touch of bread in there (coming back to it now that it's warmed, the bread is much more noticeable, but still takes a back seat to those sexy sexy hops) and definitely a peachy, pineapple hop note - the very first thing I noticed, actually. The biggest thing that sets it apart from my own brew is that there's a touch of resin or pine, some grassy notes too, that just wafted by, and it really balances the sweet fruity hops and complements the light, crisp, but also flavorful malts.
It tastes roughly how it smells, though, as I said above, the malt comes through slightly more on the palate, whereas the hops definitely shine on the nose.
I really dig this beer. It's dry, clean, wonderfully aromatic, fizzy, and light with a touch of malt. Get it, and drink it, right away.
10-17-2013 03:07:52 | More by thezach
More User Reviews:
4.3/5 rDev +0.7%
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.
06-27-2013 16:20:22 | More by tectactoe
Another One from Maine Beer Company
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