Hop Program - Beer I | Maine Beer Company

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Hop Program - Beer IHop Program - Beer I
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Hop Program is our way of always trying to move forward especially with new hops and new hop combinations. Never standing still and always trying to make things better are our goals. Beer 1 in our Hop Program is a clean IPA featuring Mosaic, Columbus, Centennial and Nelson Sauvin hops. It was inspired by Sapping Mammoth, our collaboration with Half Acre Beer Company. Thank you to Gabriel and Matt for being great partners.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-03-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,154
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
338
pDev:
6.53%
 
 
Wants:
25
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93
Trade:
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Reviews by muzzy:
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4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 022515

A: Pours a clear yellow-orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin bubbly cap that leaves great lacing

S: Very citrusy and floral up front, with notes of pine and a moderate malt backbone. Some tropical notes mixed in there as well

T: Starts off with a mix of citrus and tropical fruity notes with hints of floral and pine in the back. Some malts poked through, but remains restrained and merely a tool to balance. Finishes with lingering fruity hops with light bitterness

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Very similar to their collaboration with Half Acre (Sapping Mammoth), this brew is very hop-forward without being overly bitter. Incredibly easy to drink given the lack of a large malt presence and low-moderate bitterness. Looking forward to more brews from this new hop program

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Pours a barely hazy, bright yellow color. Head is white and frothy in its consistency. Lots of lacing curtains draped along the glass. Aroma really pops. Zestily hopped! A very cool combo of hops are showcased here, including my absolute favorite, Nelson Sauvin. Grassy yet very tropical. Unripe pineapple, passion fruit, and some noticeable guava. I also pick up Maine Beer's delectable malt profile of sweet but somehow dry pastry goodness. Flavor is full of exclamatory lemon zest, guava, lime, grass, and passion fruit. Oh yeah, and pineapple. Maine Beer malt perfection: pastry, white bread and perfect backing for those hops. Light, bubbly, and spritzy feel. Noticeable bitterness but not an IBU bomb. Wow, they nailed it again. Stupendous. Love the use of my favorite hops (Nelson). I think the Mosaic hops also contribute a nice, earthy and tropical and spicy hop element. Very complex and unique.

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4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AshlandNacho
4.79/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A bright gold color. Fast fading white head. A bit of lace.
Fresh, floral aroma.
Mostly citrus and pine taste. There was a hint of onion.
Not an overly hoppy beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bishopdc0
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abottrill
4.67/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JakerLou
4.12/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JC333
3.76/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngryPenguinBrewCo
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Crisp, clean, citrus forward straw colored wonderful ipa.

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3.98/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Guess2814
4.66/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best beers I've had.. I'll put this second behind Dinner.. What a beer this is.. Hopefully it won't be hard to find more of this stuff..

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4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A solid, not too strong IPA. Great color, best in a nice big pint glass.

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Photo of Velosopher
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.97/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on-tap 03/23/16 at Maine Beer Company in Freeport, Maine

Appearance - The brew is clear and golden yellow, served up with an island of white suds floating atop the surface. Broken sheets make up the lacing.

Smell - Light notes of citrus and a 'catty' character.

Taste - Follows the nose. Crisp, hoppy notes of bright citrus with a hint of pine. Crackery malt sweetness. Mostly clean finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Clean, crisp finish.

Overall - A nice, clean hop bomb. A bit simple, but pretty tasty nonetheless.

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4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first one of this and it surely won't be my last. Another outstanding beer from MBC. Pale hue with a slight hazy look, nice head and lacing, citrusy smell with a group "hug" of ingredients that left a slight bitterness that was very nice. Good job MBC

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4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mindfuldave
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Hop Program - Beer I from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 338 ratings