Dinner | Maine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England 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:
#32
Reviews:
290
Ratings:
2,326
pDev:
7.33%
 
 
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Photo of Naughead
4.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just released this morning, can’t get it any fresher. Look is lightly hazy orange, but still clear enough to see through. Good head and retention. Taste has some citrus fruit, grass and pine. Slightly bitter finish, in a good way. Overall, an excellent DIPA, just not as hazy or fruity as some of the other NEIPAs on the market.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.66/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap into a tulip glass.

Look is a hazy yellow amber with a full thick white head.

Aroma is grassy herbs hops. Very rich and aromatic.

Lots more of those hops in the taste. It’s thick with citrusy grassy hops and a slight sweet honey malt note to balance it out.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nearly translucent orange that carries a bit of fog until the final ounces pour from the bottle to the glass, then it turns to a foggy, hazy display that would cloud even the Golden Gate bridge. Head is nearing a finger and a half in height, and retains okay. Aroma is orange, tangerine, pine, herbal, floral, and resin hops with bready, pale, earthy malts behind. It smells delightful, striking a wonderful balance between lively hops and subtle, but sturdy, malts. Flavor profile is tangerine, orange, papaya, and mango hops and then melds into pine, resin, and dank. Biscuity, bready, and earthy malts add a little substance behind the hops, but overall the hops are the focal point. Mouth feel is medium-thick in consistency in hits either a lightly velvety texture to a grainy, almost chalky texture depending on how much of the bottle has been poured into the glass. Overall, a great double IPA. Hops and malts are abundant, with the hops being the focus and focal point, but not totally obscuring the malts.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 500mL bottle.

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Photo of bpirani
4.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

After hearing time and time again that I needed to try dinner, I finally broke down and made the two and half drive to get some. Boy did it not disappoint. Everything I heard about it was true form the home town feel at the brewery to the excellent customer assistance to the EPIC flavor of the beer. All in all a great experience and will defiantly be back.

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Photo of Boto
4.57/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the Brewery: This one pours a hazy golden color. A wisp of a white head and almost no lacing. A really good nose. Juicy with a bit of dankness. Orange, other citrus, some pine, other hop notes also. The taste is very good. Some sweetness and bitterness, as well as a touch of the dankness. Juicy and some graininess. The flavors don't stand on top of each other, they just make a good blend that makes you say WOW. An excellent beer.

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Photo of trapp2424
4.4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mgroner
4.7/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buck89
4.44/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip. A hazy golden amber color with a frothy off-white head. Fairly bright tropical aroma, along with a touch of bread. The taste was very bright juicy tropical fruit. Citrus, pineapple, some mango. There was some pine especially on the finish. Again, a well-balanced dry malt backbone. Clean and dry on the finish. Fairly bitter but soft and not harsh. Outstanding and lives up to the hype.

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Photo of Beer21
4.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of carolinabeerguy
4.71/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KMcGrath
4.67/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sdjkp
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is delicious. Was lucky enough to get my hands on a bottle packaged on 9/28. Opened within 24 hours after receiving it (as the beer commands) on 11/24. Poured hazy in a pint glass with a solid head. It’s very good. If you can get this beer you will be happy. Not too sweet, with enough bitterness on the finish to make it extremely drinkable. This is the best beer I’ve had all week (and it’s been a good week — Trillium, Treehouse, etc. — humblebrag complete). Cheers!

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Photo of moltch
4.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ekobrien
4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of geryeb624
4.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pinkylives
4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spinrsx
4.25/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of egrandfield
4.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pretty much as close to perfection as you can get. Had been waiting to try this for a while and was not disappointed.
L: opaque, but not quite hazy amber
S: Citrusy Pine
T: satisfying, a breath of fresh air
F: near perfect
O: wow

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Photo of ZenBeer
4.88/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.6/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MDDMD
4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CHickman
4.06/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Lark in East Northport, NY and it had good NE style IPA looks except the lacing was minimal. Smells super juicy and dank with tons of citrus fruit, but the flavor drops off a bit with less citrus intensity and plenty of sweetness from th caramel, toasted grains and graham cracker. It’s very smooth and easy to drink, but did not live up to the hype like it did the first time I had it 5 years ago.

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Photo of PicoPapa
4.3/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Jealous Monk. Pours a hazy dark orange with an inch of head. Lots of lacing. Great aroma of citrus and tropical fruits. Pineapple, grapefruit, lime, passionfruit, mango and orange. The taste is much like the aroma. Pineapple, grapefruit, orange and mango along with some herbal and dank hops. Some malts peak out at the finish along with the herbal hops. Boozier than expected. Oily mouthfeel with a medium body.

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Photo of lorenwhite7
4.31/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tony210
4.27/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy dark golden color, minimal head. Citrusy hop aroma. Loads of flavors: mango, lemon, orange, slight dankness,, lingering biter finish. Overall a very well balanced DIPA.

10/28/18
Draft st Surf BBQ
4.25 rating

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