Another One - Maine Beer Company
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4.18/5 rDev -1.9%
A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high off white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass and lots of lacing down the sides.
S: Moderate to strong aromas of mango and pineapple are present in the nose along with notes of grapefruit and hints of pine resin.
T: The taste is nearly identical to the smell; the only difference is that he grapefruit flavors are a bit stronger. There is just about a moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is an excellent representation of the style. Even though it uses the same hops as Weez, it's a lot better because the lighter malt profile really allows the different hop aromas and flavors to shine through.
01-29-2014 00:07:43 | More by metter98
4.01/5 rDev -5.9%
Bottle dated 03 24 14.
Slightly dull and hazy golden orange color, occasional visible carb trails, creamy head that lasts a good while, leaving behind sheets of lace in the glass.
Aroma is mainly floral with some trace citrusy grapefruit elements.
Taste has a nice hop punch, equally balanced with bready pale malt. Lingering grapefruit and a slight tropical mango note that gets lost underneath a firm grassy bitterness that lingers. Light to medium bodied, easy drinking. It's good, as all Maine beers are, but not the standout from the pack that Mo and Lunch are.
04-13-2014 02:07:44 | More by emerge077
4.43/5 rDev +4%
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.
04-02-2014 05:10:15 | More by biboergosum
4.46/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
09-29-2013 16:54:02 | More by Slatetank
4.33/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
10-04-2013 02:08:12 | More by jlindros
4/5 rDev -6.1%
Slighty hazy golden-yellow pour, with a half inch or so of foamy white head that displayed good retention and lacing. Hops dominated the nose, earthy and pithy. Very well-rounded taste, citrus pith, pine needles, earthy undertones, with a distant bready malt base. Nothing new or exciting here, just a solid IPA overall. Crisp, dry mouthfeel, medium body, easy drinkability, with a lasting but manageable bitterness. Another nice one from MBC.
04-07-2014 02:24:00 | More by Rifugium
4.19/5 rDev -1.6%
Appearance: pours a slightly hazy yellowish orange color. Big 2" head lasts a long time. Nice lace paints the glass.
Smell: loads of citrus and some earthy hop bitterness rises from the glass into the nose.
Taste: caramel, orange, some grapefruit, mango, some soft pine tones, and an earthy tone arriving late. Bitterness is moderate and balances out the citrus flavors.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp to start, less crisp and a touch dry at the finish. Long lasting aftertaste as the flavors linger on the tongue.
Overall: superb flavor profile and a nice refreshing quality. Very enjoyable beer.
03-23-2014 17:17:48 | More by Gavage
3.43/5 rDev -19.5%
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
4.25/5 rDev -0.2%
A beautifully balanced IPA with a nice piney and herbal bitterness, some graininess, and a dry finish. It pours a little cloudy, like many of their beers, but that doesn't really affect anything. A nice white head as well that sticks around. Tastes very fresh and clean, and perhaps a tiny bit grainier than I usually like, but it's also dryer than many IPAs and that makes the grain less obtrusive. Everything works here. Excellent beer.
06-29-2014 17:09:27 | More by Georgiabeer
Another One from Maine Beer Company
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