Dinner | Maine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
mainebeercompany.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our first Double IPA – dry, refreshing and hoppy. We really focused on hop flavor and aroma here. To maximize hop character, we dry hopped Dinner twice with over 6 lbs. of hops per barrel. For the best experience, please enjoy fresh as possible.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 03-10-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,001
Reviews:
244
Avg:
4.66
pDev:
7.51%
 
 
Wants:
1,780
Gots:
494
For Trade:
5
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Photo of Sporeg
4.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

very good. smooth. no imperfections. taste could be better

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Photo of gbw5009
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mpwiemann
4.19/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zulbok
4.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of macher0
4.73/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Golden orange color, hazy - not as turbid as some NEIPAs but not translucent by any means. This is a good looking beer.

The nose was a little biscuit-y, but tons of dank. Notes of orange, tangerine, pineapple.

The taste follows the nose in respect to the citrus, complex orange, tangerine, pineapple and juice. Very dank. Low bitterness.

The feel was slightly pillowy, very light,and medium body - very drinkable.

East meets West, before East was East. This has been around a while, before many of the recent NEIPAs and this has many of their attributes. I was surprised by how smooth and drinkable this was - crush-able. The nose and taste were amazing, this deserves the reputation and scores.

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Photo of LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
4.25/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of singlespeed
4.92/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of PalatePilot
4.78/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Boomer_Briggs
4.37/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gademost
4.68/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Boccu
4.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours golden orange. Nice one finger white head that fades quickly. Nice lacing. Light dank aroma. Taste of orange peel, citrus, apricot flesh and cantaloupe. Best one from Maine. Great beer. So easy to drink. It's dangerous.

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Photo of Dharmelink
4.79/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Daver32nh
4.78/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of angrybabboon
4.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing the bottle

Consumed 5/16/17

A: Golden tangerine with some yellow around the edges - hazy but not a turbid slurry - pours with a medium size white head, fades to a wispy, nearly solid cap, leaves above-average lacing

S: Punchy citrus, with some bright tangerine, orange, ruby red grapefruit - floral citrus - super juicy and tropical, with some very fresh peach, mango, melon, and a touch of pineapple - resinous, leafy hops - herbaceous - lightly sweet, pale malts

T: Bright citrus, with some juicy tangerine and orange - some citrus zest, touch of rind, floral citrus - straight-up hop cones, ripe herbal hops, touch of pine - tropical with tons of melon and mango - some peach - a hint of earth but mostly clean - moderate bitterness - pale malts, touch of cracker, light bread, clean finish

M: Medium body, very smooth, a touch oily, very clean

O: Win win for din din

After seeing some photos of the ridiculous lines associated with the acquisition of this beer, I more or less decided I could live without it. But here it is. And it's great. It fits that nice sweet spot between the clean West Coast and the hazy, juicy East Coast, much like some Hill Farmstead and Alchemist IPAs. This is worth seeking out, but it may not be worth waiting in line for multiple hours to acquire.

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Photo of yasky
4.43/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CommonSense
4.42/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not worth the hype or the money. It's good for sure, but I wouldn't drive 6 hours and pay 100 bucks for 12 pints. That being said, it's delicious and worth trying.

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Photo of Skellbop
4.65/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.69/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eagle109
4.42/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.54/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gambyt20
4.22/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of goblue30
4.6/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soundaurora
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.62/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pour is hazy golden orange, bright white head, great retention and lacing.

moderately pungent aromas of dankness, herbal/floral qualities, orange, grapefruit, oily citrus peel, mint, bready malts, pine. on palate is massive amounts of grapefruit, orange, peach, pineapple, melon, hint of mango, lemon, minty green ting, sweet bready malts, earthy spice, perfect amount of subtle piney bitterness on the finish. taste is so well rounded and comes together magically... solid lightish-medium body, has some nice fluffy texture to it.

overall I think this beer is excellent. I traded a whale for this one, and I don't feel bad. probably worth seeking out if you love IPAs, especially if your looking for a more nuanced and balanced IPA. so enjoyable, had to really focus on savoring this and not just annihilating it due to the quality and drinkability

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.6/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aromatic, smooth, citrus, crisp. The most aromatic beer I've ever encountered. Bottled some time in the early AM of 4/29, picked up by at 7AM and enjoyed my first sip at 4PM...so this is as fresh as can be, and boy does it show. The aroma is out of this world - citrus, leafy hops and light pine explode out of the bottle and fill the air above it like a low-lying cloud over a mountaintop. Unreal. Nothing can quite live up to an aroma like this but the taste and feel come close. Orange rind, pineapple, fresh cut grapefruit, pine and a touch of lemon. Crisp and somehow light, despite its DIPA-appropriate 8% ABV; no alcohol heat to be found. The malt holds up the hop-onslaught but does nothing to balance the flavor profile. Finishes clean with a lingering earthy spiciness. 16.9 ounces disappears quickly...and the lottery looms large as the beer is a must-have.

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