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Weez - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

818 Ratings
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Ratings: 818
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 19
Gots: 99 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ToasterChef on 06-13-2013

Hoppy and roasty American IPA, brewed as the dark-colored counterpart to Another One (both beers incorporate the exact same kettle and dry hopping schedule). Weez presents a blend of hoppy and roasty notes on the nose, followed by hoppy resins on the tongue, and finishes with a deep roast.
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Ratings: 818 | Reviews: 128
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3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

BOTTLE: 1 pint .9 fl oz. Branded pry-off pressure cap. Brown glass.

[This review is truncated. A full one will follow when I'm able.]

Cost was $8.39 USD. Served cold into a tulip at low altitude in New York City and allowed to warm somewhat over the course of consumption. 7.2% ABV.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 2 fingers wide. Khaki colour. Creamy, thick, full, and frothy. Leaves a light coating of lacing on the sides of the glass as it recedes. Retention is good - about 7 minutes.

BODY: Opaque solid black. No yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

It's generally appealing, but it doesn't stand out as unique or special.

AROMA: Roast, cream, piney hops, evergreen hops, and dark malts. Has some nice sweetness right on the finish.

Aromatic intensity is average. It's pretty appealing for a black IPA, and seems to have more balance than most beers in the style do.

No yeast character, alcohol, off-notes or yeast character is detectable.

TASTE/TEXTURE: Dark malts and chocolate malts provide the sweet backbone. Creamy. The hop profile is surprisingly subtle, with notes of pine and evergreen. Has a coating creamy feel on the palate, with apt softness, moderate thickness, and a full body. The hops aren't overly bitter (as is usually the case in the style), and they seem well-tailored to the malts. Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. No yeast character, alcohol, or off-notes come through.

Adequate complexity and subtlety. I do think it's balanced - which is uncommon in a Black IPA - but it's lacking in terms of intricacy. Smooth, wet, unrefreshing, and well-carbonated.

OVERALL: It's quite drinkable and enjoyable, but isn't world-class. Easily one of the better Black IPAs I've had recently, but only because it's not egregiously imbalanced. I do like it, but I wouldn't get it again at its high price point. Well-worth trying, but not Maine Beer Co.'s finest work.

High C+

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4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.41/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.21/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Deep opaque black body with nice dense foamy brown head. Excellent retention and lacing.

S - Citrus, grassy hops, with toasted malts

T - Nice tangy citrus hops upfront quickly overtaken by sugary toasted malts. Some coffee and aftertaste recedes with medicine flavors.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice and slick, in no way sticky

O - Great black ale. I could see this working really well as a black IPA if it was a bit hoppier.

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4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.4/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Man, one of the best black ipa's I have ever had. This beer is so on-point. It really is every thing a black ipa should be. A perfect balance of hops and roasted malts. I'm really happy to have found this on my recent trip to the east coast. Keep up the great work, MBC!

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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.16/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

My introduction to mbc, which I feel like is unfortunate because I hear they have such beautiful, wonderfully crafted beers. Pours dark, dark brown, nearly black with lingering tan head and lacing. The nose comes across like a pale ale, with a slight roasty-malty backbone, but predominately hops, but not citra style hops, more east coast or European. Slightly above a medium body, the first thing that hits your taste buds is a roasty malt wave that lasts for a second then almost drops off completely leaving a nice hop aftertaste in the back of the throat.
Overall, not a bad attempt at a very difficult genre. The black ipa is all about balance, where as with this beer it's almost split: Dark in the beginning, ipa in the end. Not bad, but wouldn't buy again.

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4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Weez from Maine Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 818 ratings.