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
Ranking:
#21
Reviews:
268
Ratings:
2,211
pDev:
7.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Challenging to review such a highly-rated beer. If you concur, you’re perhaps seen as bandwagoning. If you don’t, you’re at risk of just seeming contrarian.

Anyway, here goes. Pours a hazy apricot with a generous head, that quickly settles down. Smell is hops, hops, hops — did I mention the hops — and citrus (orange, pineapple, grapefruit).

At entry, carbonation in the forefront, followed by hops, then citrus. All settles down quickly and in wonderfully balanced fashion, with the hops and citrus vying for attention as the carbonation fades off the tongue. Fantastically long and just-bitter-enough finish that seems to linger forever, the beer drinking equivalent of a really good 18-year-old scotch.

“Balance” is the word that most comes to mind when I think of Maine Beer Company offerings. Even Dinner — double dry hopped and 8%+ ABV — remains remarkably balanced for a DIPA, and could have been much less so.

Finally, I commend Maine Beer Company on their “Dinner” releases of late. Extremely well organized. With ticket purchased in advance (gives the buyer the right to buy up to 12 bottles at a predetermined time) I was in and out of the brewery in 15 minutes. Pretty helpful for those of us with other “considerations” such as work, family, general personal hygiene, sleep, etc. Nicely done - both the beer and the release.

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