Post Ride Snack | Maine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Session IPA

If Dave’s not in the office, he’s out on a cycling adventure. And he’s almost certainly drinking a beer afterwards. We don’t know why biking and beer go together so well, but they just do.

Added by mmorris15 on 06-18-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,954
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
100
pDev:
6.1%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 100 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of liquorpig
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of williahd
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle dated August 28, 2018 and purchased at brewery. Kept optimally for a few weeks since. Always leery of Maine beers over time. Poured into Carton Dubvariant glass.

L: Big initial head, but recedes to just about nothing, with scant spots of lacing, Beer is golden and clear, with visible carbonation bubbles.

S: Grapefruit and berry nose, with a bit of earthiness and a light touch of maltiness.

T: Follows nose, with grapefruit definitely predominating. Light cracker malt keeps it honest. Very slightly bitter on finish.

F: Light bodied, moderate carbonation, seriously crushable. Construction and balance are quite good.

O: Very nice session IPA that appears to have held up well for 6 weeks (can these babies, MBC!). Holds up very nicely vs. Carton Boat or Lawson's Super Session.

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Photo of Jsalz21
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of anthony-s
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of timmy2b
3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Holly1215
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is rather hazy yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly dissipated, leaving only a thin collar around the edge of the glass and some delicate lacing on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy and tropical fruit hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of citrusy and tropical fruit hops, although no particular flavors are discernible from the mix. There is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is more fruity than it is bitter. In any event, it has a very good balance of aromas and flavors that it's hard to pick out any one thing in particular. The beer is also very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of GWSwipe
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A well balanced, clean and tasty Session. I’ve been looking for it for some time in NJ and it was worth it! Bottled 8/28

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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 3-week-old bottle, pours a moderately hazy deep gold. Two inches of white foam leaves a good bit of lacing. Smell and taste have red grapefruit and pine, with some berry notes coming in as it warms. Modest bitterness. Feel is light but not watery. A great-tasting beer at a low ABV.

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Photo of bobv
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch white head over a fairly bright, straw yellow body with some sticky lacing. Nose of tropical fruit, citrus, and pine with all aromas being subdued somewhat. Taste of slight tropical fruit, citrus and finishing dry with a slight pine bitterness. Overall, a nice little session IPA. Cheers!

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Photo of ONUMello
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle dated 5/15/18 poured into an ipa glass
A: Pale orange, slightly hazy with a two-finger head
S: Citrus, tropical fruit, hints of pine/grass
T: Citrus rind, herbs & grass
M: Light-bodied with a pleasant bitterness and carbonation
O: Simple but tasty and well-made

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours bright cloudy yellow with a nice thick white cap and lots of sticky lacing.

Aroma - Lots of ripe tropical fruit, floral hops, light straw and a hint of malt.

Taste - Up front nice orange mild citrus flavor followed by solid kick of grains. Finish is bitter citrus rind, nicely balanced and pretty flavorful for a session.

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated pretty dry finish.

Overall - A really well done low ABV IPA, big flavors for a session and still pretty easy drinking.

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Photo of Nichols33
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgiant
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated :
Pours to form a moderately hazed pale yellow gold. The pour itself wasn't even very clear, so the results in the glass are no surprise. Mixed splotches of soapy and fluffy white head.

Nose includes a mix of cracker, hay, grass, easily bruised tropical fruit, and some citrus pith.

Initial sips had my ratings high, but deeper into the glass, the beer settled on my palate as did my final score. This lower ABV offering packs a decent little hop punch against a mildly grainy malt opening with just a touch of sweetness. A little dirty water gets some grass and light pine before some ripe melon-leaning tropical fruit notes. Peppery carbonation on a medium light body. Some of the pine lingers into the aftertaste.

A nice (session?) IPA/APA that has some indication of its lightness in feel, but the flavors represent a solid IPA.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a bottle on September 13, 2018. Brewed with flaked oats. Notes of berries, citrus and tropical fruits. Perfect post ride beer.

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Photo of baklo
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Daniellobo
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smb71481
3.97/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dzni
3.76/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into Maine beer pint glass.

Golden hay color, slightly cloudy, foamy white head.
Some grassy notes, slight pine, orange and maybe apricot.
Mostly slight bitter piny taste, some slight malt for balance.
Light mouthfeel, fairly carbonated.
Not super complicated, but I don't think that's what this is aiming to be either. As always from Maine Beer, it is very well balanced. As its name implies, this is just nice and refreshing while still being a joy to drink.

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Photo of REVZEB
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap. A light and tropical session ipa. Has a yeast forward body, with hops resin raining down flavor and texture on the finish. Pineapple, grass, and grapefruit are the flavors that stand out most to me in taste and especially smell. Delicate and drinkable.

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Photo of BeerBucks
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dexterk1
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of turbasco
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Post Ride Snack from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 100 ratings