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Weez - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

401 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 401
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.23%


Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ToasterChef on 06-13-2013)
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Solid black in my DFH ipa glass with a 2 finger mocha head that quickly dissipates down to a thin cake of foam. Awesome lacing and retention. Delicious looking black ipa

S- Caramel, earthy pine hops, roasted barley grain. Chocolate and toffee also resonates.

T- Not a huge hop profile that I have found in the rest of the Maine Beer lineup I have tried, but enough to find a wonderful balance. Resinous pine hops make their way to get things started, then a copious amount of chocolate, caramel, and roasted goodness. Decadently rich. Not overly bitter. There is a lot going on, but it finds a way to really work.

M- Really enjoy the feel. Mid body with perfect carbonation. Sits nicely on the tongue as the resinous hops and rich malt create a creamy, velvet-like texture.

O- This brewery consistently creates beer that is gorgeous in the glass accompanied with a world class mouthfeel. This beer is no different. While it isn't as hop forward as some of the others I have tried, it is bold and robust. Seemed to get better with each sip. Very enjoyable and would certainly have again.

Bottled 6/11/13
Consumed 7/24/13
$7 for 500 ml bottle

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 04:17:38 | More by Bosoxfan20
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Weez pours black into the glass with a big, thick creamy brown head on top. The foam fades slowly leaving clumps of lace and spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma has lots of pine, plus some licorice, chocolate, and citrus. Very nice.

Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is soft and creamy on the palate with moderate carbonation. The flavor has a fair amount of piney hops blended with chocolate, licorice, orange citrus, roasted malt and a touch of smoke. It finishes bitter and dry and slightly grassy. Once gone the piney bitterness, roast malt and chocolate lingers on the palate.

This is a very tasty beer with a nice mouth feel. The aroma doesn't fade like other beers and the flavors are nicely balanced. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 22:13:52 | More by WanderingFool
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 061113

A: Pours a nice dark brown with a big fluffy light brown head. Fades out slowly. Great lacework left behind with awesome head retention.

S: Grapefruit with mild chocolate backing it up. Grapefruit and pineapple mainly I would say. Pine as well. Juicy.

T: Yup, big on the grapefruit. Big juicy and sweet grapefruit. A little sweet milk chocolate and then the wave of bitterness in the finish. Mild bittersweet chocolate and hints of pine in the lingering aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, pretty standard.

O: Nice black IPA. Nothing over the top amazing but just a nice hoppy black ale. Not a hop bomb, more of a balanced brew. Great juicy grapefruit. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 02:35:27 | More by Dope
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle poured into 4 Hands tulip

Deep black pour with a thick, frothy khaki colored head resting on top. Copious amounts of lacing coat the glass while drinking, strong retention. Pine and roasted dark malts in the nose with cocoa powder, soft bitterness and chocolate sweetness. Bitter and hoppy up front, quickly tempered by the heavier malt profile. Chocolate, molasses, cocoa, roasted malt and soft warmth. Touches of pine and citrus towards the finish. Creamy medium body, nice carbonation, a bit dry on the tongue.

Hoppy dark ales have never been a true favorite style of mine - while this was still tasty I don't see dropping $8+ on another bottle anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 14:33:43 | More by xnicknj
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metter98

New York

4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high dark tan colored head that died down a bit but consistently left a short head covering the surface, a collar around the edge and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of roasted malts are present in the nose along with some hints of citrus and pine resin hops.
T: Flavors of dark roasted malts seem to dominate the overall taste, which has a light to moderate amount of bitterness and hints of citrus and pine resin hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp and dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice Black IPA if you like flavors of dark roasted malts but a beer that isn't overly bitter, hoppy or roasty.

Note: Brewed on 6/11/13

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 02:08:21 | More by metter98
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz, 6/11/13
Founders Doom glass

A: Pours very dark brown leading to black. Two fingers of fluffy medium tan head. Tight bubbles. Sticky lacing sheeting.

S: Nice mixture of grapefruit and pine like hops. Earthy and fruity for sure. Slight roast is there, but really the hops shine. I'd be hard pressed if blindfolded.

T: Nice bitterness up front on the palate. Nice mixture of pine and fruity hops. The darker malts are there, but this is more of an IPA with slight dark malts. There is a touch of roast, but not like a porter with chocolate an coffee. Finish is dry and bitterness lingers.

M: Medium bodied. Drinks like a nice IPA, great.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 14:59:33 | More by inlimbo77
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 6/11/13 ... drank on 7/13/13.

Glassware: Odell's Belgian Style Snifter.

Appearance: Brown-black in color, this beer is practically opaque. An average pour produced a little more than a finger of head that was rocky in texture and diminished quickly. Lacing is sparse.

Smell: Smell is of roasted and sweet malts, with somewhat of a catty, pine, and weed smell. Hmm, a little scary, but good!

Taste: Tastes of lemon, earth, and pine, and ... pineapples. This beer is sweet and fruity and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a thin, slick, and oily texture. Carbonation is average. Bitter dry finish. Refreshing.

Overall: I was expecting a normal IPA ... imagine my surprise when it poured black. Regardless, the best black IPA I've had to date ... a beautiful malt character like those found in other black IPA's, but with some sweet juicy fruit mixed in. Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2013 03:07:42 | More by ChrisKayler
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4.69/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

$6.99 for a half litter bottle. Bottled 061113.

A: deep dark, color, opaque with creamy rocky light brown head, head very nice all the way to the bottom of the glass
S: very nice roasted malt, grainy, chocolate, nice hops
T: well-balanced, deep roasted, chocolate malt with nice hop bitter finish
M: well-balanced and highly drinkable
O: reminded me of a hopped up porter

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 11:59:55 | More by wisrarebeer
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Tall, lumpy, beige head; leaves a center dome of foam. A web of lace as it recedes, most of it lumpy. Dark, dark brown liquid where no light shines through.

Wonderful blend of burnt toast and heavily bitter, but floral, hop. This is a beautiful smelling beer.

Very dry with a strong burnt malt flavor. The finish is bitter from the hop and the overly roasted barley. Thinnish body, above average carbonation--so the flavor is the dominate feature of this brew. Think bitter stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 21:39:40 | More by smcolw
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NoLeafClover44

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz. bottle poured into an Allagash chalice. Bottled exactly one month ago, 6/11/13.

A - Pours a dark, porter brown. A big cocoa head rises to three inches then dies to a single finger. Beautiful lacing.

S - Smells of roasty, toasty grain and chocolate. Slightly burnt. Big citrus hop aroma tells me why this is a Black IPA and not a stout. Well balanced and pleasant aroma.

T - Starts with a sweet, chocolate covered orange burst of flavor. Oak and burnt grains come through midpalate. Some bitter pine and char follow on the finish and linger. Mmmmm.

M - Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation.

O - I very much enjoyed this beer. Perfect melding of dark roasty flavors with vibrant citrus hops. I definitely prefer this to it's lighter, same hopped counterpart (Another One). If you enjoy the ABA style, I recommend grabbing one of these.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 02:08:49 | More by NoLeafClover44
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Treebs

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle served in Pretty Things wine glass. Bottled 6/11/13. Thanks to BenTenison for the brew!

A: Pours a black color with a tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick collar that leaves some sticky sheets of lace down the glass.

S: Big hops up front. Citrusy and fruity with a dry, roasty malt body. Light chocolate note with a

T: Roasted malts with a light piney hop body. Light citrus fruit notes. Dry and slightly chalky in nature. Little bready sweetness on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with a medium plus carbonation level. Sweet, chalky and dry finish.

O: Solid black ale overall. I liked the concept MBC did with Another One and this beer. Interesting take on recipes for sure, but I'm still not the biggest fan of the black ale style. Mostly become to dry for my liking. This one straddles that line ever so slightly.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 00:50:08 | More by Treebs
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a dark brown to black with no light showing through. Thick, full, khaki colored head. Head retention is great and chunks of lacing present on the glass wall.

S: Malting really present - molasses, slight smoke, and some hoppy aroma.

T: Sweet molasses up front with the hoppy bitter flavor lingering off the back. Nicely balanced.

M: Creamy, a bit heavier than Another One but still enjoyable with with bitter aftertaste keeping it light.

O: Closer to a black IPA - nicely balanced and really well done.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 21:39:56 | More by Oakenator
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Rich dark black-brown with some deep reds and browns at the edges. Head is pillowy dark tan with decent retention. Drops to a small cap after a few minutes. Leaves chunks of lacing.

Smell: Charred pine needles. A bit of smoke and ash coupled with a solid roasted malt backbone. Oily with some resin. Hints of grapefruit rind. Some coffee. A bunch of chocolate, running cocoa, bitter baker's chocolate, and sweet milk chocolate in the back. Evergreen and citrus. Earthy and woodsy.

Taste: Light a pine tree on fire and drink the ashes. Slightly burnt with some backing char. Some roasted sweetness. Cocoa and sweeter milk chocolates. Some backing evergreen and mint. A bit earthy as it warms. Cooked and burnt malt sugars. Oily pine resin and green tree meat. Warming smooths out some of the edges. A bit of milky sweetness. Lingering pine bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Mediumish body. Slightly creamy on the start of the sip. Finishes with a medium to light carbonation. Not much on the finish other than pine.

Overall: Weez the juice, but not often.

Suffers from MBC syndrome. It's delicious and worth drinking, but the price point makes it a one or two and done. A solid black ale, and worth seeking out at least once, but at $8 or more/bottle, it's hard to swallow.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 21:31:03 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Kendo

New York

4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bottle into a Sam Smith's nonic-style pint glass. Body is black, with a big (3-finger), meringue-like mocha-colored head on top, which leaves behind thick splotches and rings of lace.

S: Nice nose for this style - some roasted coffee, some chocolate malt, but also piney, earthy hops in abundance. The nose is encouraging.

T: With my initial sip, first impression is more about the feel than the taste - it feels thin and slightly watery, so there's a slight let-down from the nose. Very roasty, with a solid coffee vibe going on and some char or charcoal. Also a healthy dose of earthy hoppy-ness. Lingering touch of burnt charcoal and piney hops. ABV of 7.2% not noted at all.

M: As noted above, a little thin and slightly watery. Call it medium in heft, though it drinks lighter. Carbonation is light, which is a surprise given that huge head.

O: Good stuff. A thicker body and more chocolate malt-type flavors to balance the roastiness and this would be a world class American Black Ale. As it is it's quite good, however.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 02:59:11 | More by Kendo
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pitch black with no visible light passing through the glass. A beige head foamed up to about 3-4 inches and settled to a 1/4" after about 10 minutes. Splotchy lacing is left after most slides easily down the sides.

S - surprisingly more hoppy than I imagined. It gives off a dark roasted coffee aroma, with a touch of bread and malts on the back end. Extremely pleasant nose.

T - very hop forward with the aforementioned aromas coming through. It has a touch more malt than I like, but it doesn't make it any less enjoyable. The combination of flavors gives, to me, a menthol-like taste, albeit very subtle. The more I allow it to set on the palate, the more I enjoy it!

M - Lightly carbonated with a slight bitterness on the tongue. Not overpowering on the palate, but delivers a chalky and acidic feel that leaves you wanting more.

O - I would have liked this a little more carbonated with a little less malt, but it is a great beer nonetheless! I definitely wouldn't pass this up if offered and highly recommend trying it if you can pick it up. Another winner by MBC!

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 00:19:18 | More by Cubatobaco
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to the awesome smokeypeat for this one; I really enjoyed "Another One" and so I'm looking forawrd to this one - the same hop bill with different (darker) malts. It pours a very, very deep brown with a black and ruby-tinted outline. The thick, mocha-java head seems to last forever; it's very clumpy and boisterous and leaves awesome lacing on the glass.

As expected the hops are giving off similar aromas to those in Another One; piney, citric, juicy, and wet, with plenty of herbal notes and even a very mild tartness in the mix. It makes sense because the hopping schedule is the exact same. The difference comes in with the darker malt - Weez has a mellow, chocolate-y malt background with some light roast in the finish. Reminds me quite a bit of Short's Goodnight Bodacious.

Black IPAs are sometimes tough to figure out, because each sip always has so much going on that you don't really know exactly where to focus your attention. Weez does a good job of coupling everything together to form a pretty nice harmony in an oftentimes nebulous style. Light woodsy taste with lots of dry cocoa powder, nuttiness, and roasted malt envelope a robust hop bill that flaps its wings with pine, grapefruit peel, tangerine, and herbal leaves.

You'd think the bitterness might be higher in Weez than Another One, but that's not the case at all. In fact, Weez is quite a bit more mellow on the palate in terms of hop abrasion. The mouth feel is maybe a touch creamier here, but it still has a relatively slick and oily body with lots of carbonation. Pretty dry aftertaste with a dusting of wood, nuts, and roast.

I definitely preferred Another One to Weez, but I'll be damned if this wasn't still a darn tasty Black IPA. It's a strange style; at what point does the beer go from being a Black IPA to just a really hopped up porter? Especially with age, I would think this would just be a deliciously-hopped porter. This was consumed with less than a month on it, though, so the hops were certainly bursting. Good beer, can't wait to try more stuff from Maine.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 18:38:30 | More by tectactoe
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.69/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - Pours near black with a monster outs 3 finger dark mocha/chocolate colored head, fantastic retention and perfect lacing. Heaps of mountainous head remain 10 minutes later.

S - Big fresh hoppy aromas, floral/resinous, wet juicy/citrusy, extremely juicy hops and piney hops. Burnt and very roasty. Smells fantastic.

T - Big roasty and resinous pine flavors mix with citric rinds and bitter tropical hops. Leafy and resinous. Lots of dark roasty malts. I aftertaste is roasty and wet then dry bitter hops. Awesome

M - Absolutely perfect. Light and refreshing, decently carbonated but smooth, very refreshing.

O - The best black ipa I've ever had. Looks and mouthfeel are perfect.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 02:09:41 | More by MacQ32
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
Pours a nice dark brown color that is almost black in appearance. The head is very active and foams very creamy and vigorously. The foam's color is a darkish tan.

Smell:
The malts and chocolate smells dominate the smell but the hops still make an appearance and mixes very well with the malts. The hops is aromatic

Taste:
The hops play a secondary role in this beer and taste citrusy. The malts are clearly roasted malts. Nothing else. Just a straightforward hop and malt combination. The beer has a citrusy and roasted aftertaste that is the result of the hops and malts combining.

Mouthfeel:
Medium bodied but very clean and smooth. The malts dry the mouth afterwards but its a great beer after a long day.

Overall:
A GREAT American Black Ale and one that I wish I could find outside of ME. I hope this beer gets brewed in greater quantities because I LOVE this ABA.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 23:29:42 | More by HattedClassic
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a true pint, the beer is a dark, muddled, ruby-brown coloring with a tall, frothy, big bubbled, light brown head. Aromas of floral and resiny hops characteristics, with a piney highlight, as well as heavy roast and subtle char profiles. Very balanced smell, with a dark, richly sweet ribbon tucked away in there as well. Flavors are hop forward, bitter and resiny, with a blast of citrus tart and sweet, also. Roasty and tangy sweet backbone. Hints of smoke throughout. The body is light and smooth, doing a good job supporting the robust flavors. Decent lacing left on the glass. The aftertaste is bitter hops and grapefruit tartness, well balanced and blended. Slightly bitter, slick, lingering finish. Very tasty, and very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 23:28:14 | More by GarthDanielson
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Maine Beer Company - Weez, poured into a stein/mug

Look - Pours a dark black with a massive mocha head that takes a while to dissipate, tons of lacing. Perfect looking brew not just for the style but in general.

Smell - Coffee and chocolate notes, deep roasted malts, and piney hops underneath.

Taste - Slight carbonation almost cola taste followed by mostly piney hops with the burnt chocolate taking up the rear.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied. Bitter, finishes dry but leaves a slight stickiness over time. A tiny ounce of alcohol warming that is pleasant. Great drinkability.

Overall - This is one hell of a solid brew from Maine Beer Company. 100% recommend. Hoppy and roasted mixed together gives a bitter brew with the stones of a Stout meets IPA feel than a Black IPA.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 13:11:32 | More by JMScowcroft
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours like black mocha coffee with a beautiful head of medium sized, khaki colored, medium sized bubbles that sit above two finger widths in the glass and take their time in calming down. The head leaves a lacing of fat, thick bubbles that fluff out into the glass. In body the beer is impenetrable the eye. On the nose the beer smells gorgeously fruity with citric tangerine and nectarine with a touch of pine. In the roast, the beer is light with caramel and a faint touch of roasted chocolate. On the tongue, the beer tastes of citric bitter with a light sweet roast that draws a little bitterness from it and builds in the mouth. The beer also has a light acidic pop, presumably from the hops, which leaves the mouth with a wet scrim of saliva. This beer begins as sweet, however, and slowly works towards a more bitter palate, which is wonderfully encouraging of future sips. In flavor, the beer begins as fruity hops, with sweet orange and grapefruit citrus touching the tongue before a healthy roast of coffee and light char moves in and overrides those flavors. Chocolate and light metallic flavors also tingle on the tongue with the roast. The finish returns to fresh citric juice with a touch of roasted malts, and the aftertaste is of lightly roasted malts with a soft touch of metallic flavoring. On the mouth, the beer feels medium in body with a little bit of weight. The carbonation is creamy and smooth, providing just a kiss of fierceness making the beer wonderfully clean and crisp on the mouth. The mouth is left with a nice bit of saliva to cancel out the acids, and a slight bitter bite on the tongue. Overall, this is a beautifully complex beer. It sits somewhere between a hoppy porter and an India Black Ale, with a beautiful nose of citric hops and tastes nicely roasty with a good juicy bite from the hops. Color me impressed by this beer. It is sweet on the front and bitter on the end. I wouldn’t call it a “Black IPA” by any stretch of the imagination, and I will continue arguing for some differentiation between India Dark Ales and their roastier cousins (Weez sides more on the roasty cousin side). This beer is great though, and is another success from the MBC. Try this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 22:55:08 | More by Maxwell
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 06/11/2013

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with some light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation near the surface and just a faint amount of dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a four finger tall foamy (made up of gigantic bubbles) mocha head that slowly reduces to an inch thick foamy cap in the center of the beer surrounded by a finger thin layer covering the reminder of the surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts with slightly stronger aromas of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/lemon peel, and pine hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of roasted malts which seem to build in strength to moderate to strong flavors as the beer warms up. Following the malts, there are some lighter flavors of pine, citrus/lemon peel, and earthy hops. Moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish which linger for a moderate amount of time.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with just a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Definitely a well constructed black IPA which can be a hit or miss style with me - I like how the nose makes the beer seem like it will be extremely hoppy but the flavor is much more roasty. The alcohol is well hidden and the beer is relatively easy to drink. Enjoyable and definitely one to grab.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 20:54:22 | More by dbrauneis
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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a solid black color with a huge tan head that persists forever. Earthy hoppy aroma with a roasty chocolate some dark fruit and a hint of cardboard. The flavor is earthy and citrus hoppy with a fair amount of dark chocolate and roasted coffee. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick roasty gritty mouthfeel. Nice hoppy porter very tasty.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 20:41:50 | More by johnnnniee
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16.9oz bottle poured into a pint

A black body with a one finger light khaki head. Some good lacing left behind, but nothing too special.

The nose is of bright pine and citrus with a little bit of roast underneath. Grassy, piney hops dominate the nose with a little bit of roast poking through in the finish.

Lemon, pine needles, and fresh cut grass come through up front. A little bit of roast pokes through in the middle. The finish is a sweep of fresh cut grass, a touch of lemon, and piney bitterness.

Medium body, smooth, with on point carbonation.

A damn fine Black IPA. Cascade, Simcoe, and Citra bringing the heat on this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 04:49:07 | More by ColForbinBC
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 6/11/13

Consumed 6/18

A - pours a silky opaque black. A rigorous pour yields much more foam than expected. Great retention. Great color as well. reminiscent of coffee ice cream. Tightly packed bubbles leaves rings of lacing around the glass as it slowly recedes to less than a fingers worth.

S -nose is just teeming with piney hops. Pine needles definitely dominate but there is a pleasant hint of resin, a bit of smoke and plenty of bitter citrus peel. The nose is a touch catty but i don't find it detrimental. The malt does come through as well. Notes of warm multigrain toast and caramel create a nice backdrop.

T - flavors are soft at first. Surprisingly dry as well. Lots pf bready flavors up front from doughy to toasty. Bitter citrus notes and pine needles come in mid palate. There is a slight bit of roast character more like char which plays nicely off notes of hop resin. Finish is resiny, bitter and dry.

M - medium bodied. Creamy texture. High carbonation. Tight bubbles.

O - black ipas are not always my thing but this is exceptionally well done. Good job maine brewing!

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 03:27:23 | More by Teleweizen2
Weez from Maine Beer Company
88 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.