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:
2,036
Reviews:
250
Avg:
4.66
pDev:
7.51%
 
 
Wants:
1,790
Gots:
500
For Trade:
6
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Photo of Rristow
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tasted from bottle. Pours a super murky pale yellow with white head. Tons of lacing. Aroma is big time tropical fruit with pineapple, melon, some orange, peach. Taste is an incredibly well balanced fruity bitterness. Flavors similar to the nose of tropical and citrus fruits along with some caramel. Top Notch IPA. Easily one of the best I've ever had.

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Photo of cultclassic89
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TylerGray27
4.6/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Coltron23
4.74/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ChittyChambers
4.56/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nelson88
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of liquorpig
4.34/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

#490!

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Photo of Mthomas1221
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jasons483
4.24/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crotharagain
4.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

After two years of waiting, finally got to try this in a generous trade with my neighbor.
L Golden orange turbid with minor foam due to the careful pour
S Mango and pineapple
T - Citrusy and slightly more boozy than expected
F - Crisp and dry
O - As good as Julius or HT, but different. The beer I had was a little over 90 days old and still great. I'd like to try a fresh one next time.

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Photo of Ckimb45
4.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

outstanding hoppy IPA.

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Photo of Alexcortez426
4.68/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Minusonehxc
4.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Radcpa
4/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rbpotts
3.85/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nate2034
4.81/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of carlso_aw
4.19/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattyb85
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

A: a beautiful light burnt orange with slight haze a white head that fades rather quickly
S: a wonderful mixture of pine, citrus and malt
T: with the smell and look (maybe the hype) left me waiting a tad more; a wonderful beer yes and think my 2 year hunt for it might have left unrealistic expectations . low bitterness would love a touch more bite to go with the hops
M: lush and cream has a great mouth feel to ti
O: it is a amazing beer and glad I was finally able to track down and trade for and looking forward to my cracking my 2nd bottle

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Photo of countrypeddler8
4.64/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Dinner from Maine Beer Company
4.66 out of 5 based on 2,036 ratings.
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