Another One - Maine Beer Company
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District of Columbia
2.35/5 rDev -45%
After tasting Maine brewing's LUNCH I had high expectations for this beer, and I have to say it was a disappointment. Solid golden thick coloration, but the mouth feel was chalking and the finish left and odd aftertaste, mild hop flavor. Small dragonfruit mid, did not match the tangelo aroma.
02-22-2014 00:42:34 | More by bryanbullock
3.03/5 rDev -29%
Poured a hazy yellow orange with a decent head that quickly dissipated. The aroma was a lot weaker than its cousin "Lunch". Faint hints of citrus and a medium hop floral smell. The taste was not as hoppy as I like, ... disappointing in fact. Slight pine flavor, some citrus, and a weak hop bite. The aftertaste was smooth but uninspiring. I will not be spending another $6.25 for a bottle of this average brew. With so many great beers available for a lot less, Maine Beer Company beers sit on the shelf at our local store for weeks.
07-08-2013 21:27:36 | More by 7springv
District of Columbia
3.11/5 rDev -27.2%
considering I have had Maine brewing beers in the past - i was very dissappointed with this one. I xpected something much better after having "Lunch" and was completely let down. It looked great when poored but that was completely ruined by the initial taste. Smell was actually decent, but obviously a huge let down.
02-22-2014 01:26:56 | More by hops202
3.35/5 rDev -21.5%
Appearance: Slight chill haze on a bright gold. Head is super bright-white and starts off pillowy and massive. Drops to a creamy clumpy wispy cap. Some splotches of lacing.
Smell: Pine and tangerine. Massively floral. A hint of peach. Loaded with citrus. Grapefruit pith and skin. Earthy with a slight hop spiciness. A nice depth of hops. Malts are light and bready. Some biscuit. Some marmalade and a bit of spearmint. Evergreen with some woody elements.
Taste: Light slightly bready malt. Some caramelized malt sweetness. Oily pine and grapefruit rind. Some backing tropical elements. A bit more earthy and dank than the nose. Some backing hop spiciness. Leafy. A bit dirty. Warming mutes everything a bit. Some watery malts. Lingering pine bitterness. Gets super floral too.
Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium. Moderate carbonation, but barely. A bit dry on the back with a smooth, but watery, start.
Overall: Not positive I'll have another.
Not the best showing from MBC. A solid IPA, but Weez was a bit more exciting overall. I'd drink it again, but not if I had to buy it.
07-09-2013 01:05:24 | More by Goblinmunkey7
3.38/5 rDev -20.8%
Since when did they go to Freeport?
Hazy yellow with a hunka lumpy head. Sticky. Not shy on the nose I get sugared lemon peel and star fruit. Doesn't like taste like the hop nirvana belied by the aroma. Lemon-centric squeezed citrus juice hops and hardly any malt sweetness for structure. I like a lightly malted IPA but this is a bit much. Lacks the Maine Beer Co. resin fiesta that I love.
Hops on the nose, hop flavor on the tongue but not much bitterness. Pants on the ground, pants on the ground.
Weez is next.
11-14-2013 01:05:32 | More by donkeyrunner
3.43/5 rDev -19.7%
Bottled on 09-03-13
Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange color with golden yellow edges and a two finger frothy, off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting cap/ring. The glass is left completely coated with soapy lacing. Great looking beer!
Dank floral hop aroma with earthy pine and resinous oils countered by sweet tropical/citrus fruit notes and a pale malt backbone. Grassy and earthy with pine sap, spruce tip and dank buds followed by grapefruit, pineapple, mango and orange peel sweetness. Subtle pale malt presence with bread, biscuit and cracker.
On the fuller end of medium with a slightly creamy texture and some tight carbonation. There's a very prominent dry, bitter hop presence that lingers over the sweeter notes, pale malt and boozy heat into a dry finish. Unfortunately, the hop profile isn't as strong or complex as the nose suggests. Lots of resinous, earthy bitterness up front but it falls off mid-palate and there's a lack of citrus/tropical fruit sweetness balancing things out. The malt presence is stronger than expected with strong biscuit and graham cracker flavor. This beer is only 7% but there's a lot of alcohol in the finish. Not really any heat, but there's a lot of boozy sweetness.
Overall, this was a decent beer but the hop flavor is a bit weak and one dimensional. There's also something slightly off about the mouthfeel. It looks and smells really good but the flavor doesn't like up to expectation.
09-22-2013 06:01:28 | More by corby112
3.5/5 rDev -18%
I poured this beer from a 500mL bottle as I have only seen Maine Beer Company's beer come in these bottles.
The appearance was more of a golden orange color. I poured this beer in a tulip glass and it produced what I'd say a three finger head, very big head.
The aroma was very pungent but awesome as well. It smells of fresh oranges and hops.
The taste upfront is an orange character with big blasts of citrus. At the middle of the mouth is where you start to get the hops coming in. The hops taste very smooth with little to no bitterness.
Overall, this is more of a summer beer. Light with big citrus notes. But it is also very good. My only disappointment is that I prefer my IPAs to be a little higher on the IBU spectrum and this is certainly not.
07-03-2013 00:24:42 | More by SeanDonahue
3.58/5 rDev -16.2%
Aroma: low sweet saltine malt aroma. Medium high tropical hop aromas: pineapple, mango, guava. Some creamy vanilla notes. No DMS, no diacetyl.
Appearance: golden with copper highlights. Slight haze ok for ipa. Thick dense head that lingers.
Flavor: low neutral malt aroma that leaves the hops to come to the forefront. Hop flavor is less tropical than aroma. It is blend of fruit and earthy tones. Bitterness is not over the top and very balanced. No DMS, no diacetyl.
Mouthfeel: medium body with medium low carbonation. Bitterness is low in the finish. Light creaminess.
Overalll: nice ipa that showcases the hop bill well but does need a bit of malt complexity to make it great.
06-03-2014 04:28:38 | More by PPOmaha
3.63/5 rDev -15%
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.
02-14-2014 20:10:24 | More by MCain04
3.64/5 rDev -14.8%
Pours a hazy dark straw color with a huge fluffy white head that persists forever. Smells of earthy pine and citrus with a faint sweet bready malt to back it up. The flavor is lemony grapefruit with a resinous bite to it. Light bready malt barely peaks out to show any balance. Medium to thin body with a moderate level of carbonation and a resinous watery mouthfeel. There's not much body here and its a hint on the astringent side. I could drink it, but I'd rather reach for a lunch or peeper.
06-23-2013 22:04:33 | More by johnnnniee
3.69/5 rDev -13.6%
In my snifter: Another One IPA from Maine Beer Company. 17 ounce bottle poured into a New Belgium snifter. Seven percent ABV. Bottling date of 6/11/2013.
A- Pours a very pale orange, slightly hazy with a very thick, bright white head. Foam retreats quickly leaving even lacing all around. Odd look for an IPA. Hope this isn't a bad sign... It is gorgeous, just odd...
S- Smell is a very pungent lemon peel and grass. A hint of mandarin orange is present on the nose as is some other scent I can't identify but might describe as sour pine. Two bad signs in a row?
T- The taste brings this one back to the same universe as most IPAs, but I'm having a hard time putting my finger on what's going on in there... I don't want to discourage other folks who might enjoy this one if they try it, but I swear the odd nose and taste I'm getting is fish... Like maybe the water from the minnow bucket. What is strange about that is I don't hate it. I kind of like it. So- citrus, grass, seaweed and slight bready malts would be my best description. Good on its own, but not even close to the other MBC brew I have had- Lunch IPA.
M- The mouthfeel is the big redeemer here. Heavy sting of carbonation just on the front end and velvety hop oils on the swallow. The taste is coming around as it warms too... From all that strangeness to a palate-wrecking hoppy bitterness. I could have been more patient and let it warm a bit from the start, but I stand by my notes thus far.
O- Overall- for $8 a bottle I expect to be blown the &$@# away. This is a good, drinkable, even enjoyable hop bomb with strange malts. It is not on par with what I expect from this price range or this brewer specifically. If you have the money for a brew from Maine Beer Co, spend it on Lunch. Otherwise I give it high marks where earned, but still would not pay the price to enjoy again.
06-21-2013 00:02:28 | More by HoppySailor
Another One from Maine Beer Company
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