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:
#22
Reviews:
257
Ratings:
2,122
pDev:
7.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,813
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531
Trade:
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Bottle dated 12/09/2017. Thanks Jake.
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a semi-thick bronzed copper color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a fairly quick pace. Some moderate foamy clingy rings slid into some light legs of lace.
The aroma had a magical blend of a big resinous to ruby red grapefruit pulp light mango; full, crisp, bright, and young with a pure satisfaction of the hops beating back the malts exactly how I liked it.
The flavor had that huge embrace of thick chewy bittersweet resinous to ruby red grapefruity hops stifling the malt backbone all of the way. Some mango sweetness came out as it warmed. I mean, the malts are there, but to me, I feel like they're only there to provide body/substantial mouthfeel. Slightly resinous to grapefruity aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt on par and the ABV felt as projected. Nice bittersweet crisp resinous to mango and grapefruity finish.
Overall, now that's one awesome DIPA brewed pretty close to the "New England" tradition that I would have again.

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