Post Ride Snack
Maine Beer Company

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American IPA
Ranked #478
Ranked #5,061
4.08 | pDev: 6.13%
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
Post Ride SnackPost Ride Snack
Notes: 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.
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Photo of Wasatch
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. Bottle
Born On Date: 09/03/19

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice cloudy pale yellow/orangy color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, guava), nice little piney. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, guava), nice little piney. Medium body, ABV is hidden pretty nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Nice to see it around here.

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Photo of mikeg67
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, bready malt and tropical fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal hops dominate the palate with bready malt and tropical fruit in the background. Finish is long, greapfruity. Delicious brew.

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Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a semi opaque honey golden color, with a foamy/creamy head, which leaves dollops. Smells earthy, tea, mild citrus, fresh hay- Well balanced , almost an orangeade , honeysuckle flower taste, mild hop bite. Feels medium bodied which was surprising for a session ale. Overall well done and delicious. I have really enjoyed every beer from this brewery. I will say it again, "tastes rustic and homemade fresh)

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Photo of apants007
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 1 9 bottle

Clear bright ... almost no head, very pleasing color

Smells a little citrus... faintly

Taste... is... like carbonated hop water... I can’t explain how this is so delicious... I get nothing but the grassy bitter... the citrus is around but very background... it finishes with a bit of salty black pepper... super refreshing

It feels thin ... light carbonation and bitterness give the tongue a lingering burn. There are so many things about this I usually don’t like, I don’t know why I like it so much...

I find this unusual, refined, effortless... Kill, F, Marry... this would definitely be marry... I could take this home to mom... and still be learning something about it in 50 years...

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Photo of BerkeleyBeerSleuth
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light citrus fruit. Earthy hops. Biscuit malt. Nice and light. I could drink a lot of these. I imagine wiping the sweat off my brow and tipping one of these. A joy.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; pale gold in color; 1 finger finely pored white head that receded quickly to a thin collar; virtually no lacing;

S: not especially aromatic; what's there is orange and lemon;

T: follows the nose up front; a bit of pine added in toward the end; finish is moderately bitter lemon pith;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: you won't mistake this for a "normal" IPA, but that's not what this was intended to be;

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Photo of Gatch
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 07/02/19. Solid Session IPA. Subtle hop flavors, smooth and clean feel/body, super drinkable. Easy to put down the bottle and good for sharing.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Damn, this mf pops like Ariana Grande’s pony tail. Thing is fly on all levels like a box of fries at Del Taco at 2am. I mean, I sip it, and not only am I feelin’ it, I’m liking it more than Adele on a cheeseburger from In N Out.

Get it and get it good!

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

White foam - tastes of peach and some other stone fruits. Also stereotypical New England style IPA with hoppiness and pine resin type of taste as well.

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Photo of mkh012
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. on tap.

Pours yellow with a light chill haze.

The nose and taste feature nice notes of orange, berry, and honey.

The mouthfeel is medium for the ABV.

Overall, it could be because I drank this after extremely spicy duck quesadillas, but this is hitting the spot. A session IPA I could drink all day.

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Photo of Bshaw22
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured full bottle into big pilsner glass.
Big white head - chill haze orange. Head lace always sticks around. Well crafted.
Smell is a pit fruity with slight pine - muted.
Flavor is citrusy with a little piny bite. Mellow though. Very crushable. Definitely a post activity IPA.
Pretty good beer.

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Photo of farrago
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Close to two fingers of bright white foam, too airy for much retention, sizzles down at a rapid pace and leaves close to zero lacing behind. The first pour is squeaky clean with a shiny yellow gold color, next pour is cloudier, the bubbles fully dispersed throughout, good lift. Very leafy, earthy nose, processed grains and then a dab of honey to soften things, arch enough that the white grapefruit citrus doesn’t quite grab hold, the peach, apricot scents direct and simple, overall it’s naked without makeup or guile. Medium-bodied just because of its firmness, not necessarily because it is heavy. The carbonation vacillates between prickle and fluff, finally settling on the former. Dry, releases well at the end so you can finally relax into it. More zesty grassiness and gets close to being peppery. Dried pine sap, quinine, and lemon peel give it more focus than breadth. The white pit fruit takes hold better here and allows for pear, apple accents, not really tropical. Benefits from getting a little warmer than fridge temp, takes off some of the harder angles. Nice enough, ultimately unmoving for this imbiber but it fits the basic Maine Beer Company mold.

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Photo of ShrubCHTL
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can't stand "session" beer but love MBC. Gave this a chance and glad I did. Awesome taste for a 4.9%. Lots of citrus and definitely lighter but has enough hop bitterness to balance out. Damn good. Wishing I grabbed more and that I lived in Maine.

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Photo of JRed
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy golden. Fluffy white head. Aroma of lemon, lemon skins, bathroom cleaner, citrus, pine. Tastes of citrus, a spritz of lemon, pine, medium bitterness. Light bodied with medium carbonation.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

8/13/18...bright gold. Not clear but luminous. Touch of foam. Malty nose. Subtle bitter open. Soapy and subdued. Rind bitter pokes through at the end. Perfection of session.

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Photo of TheGent
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a translucent, slightly hazy, golden straw color. Barely noticeable carbonation. A bone white head that settles to a quarter finger and leaves strands of lacings across the edge of my glass.

Smell: A bright combination of grassy, tropical fruit, citrus fruit and crisp, grainy,
crackery malt. Hint of dankness and pine.

Taste: This beer has the same clean and crisp flavor profile I expect from MBC. This beer tastes the way fresh cut grass smells. Lemon rind and sweeter orange citrus notes. Some dry and grapefruit pithy bitterness with some pine.

Mouthfeel: Nicely carbonated. Prickly. Dry finish.

Overall: This beer embodies the clean and crisp profile, and the high quality Ive come to expect from Maine Beer pale ales. Nicely done.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16.9oz bottle poured into a globe.

A: Bright and clear sunny golden color. Perfectly white head retains well at a finger in height. Web by and sticky lacing.

S: Tropical notes pop, with aromas of pineapple, ripe mango, cantaloupe, star fruit, and overly sugared grapefruit. Grassy with just the slightest hint of pine. Crackery malt base with a suggestion of graham cracker.

T: Orange wedges, mango, pineapple, star fruit. Earthy hop tones of grass and pine are more apparent than the nose suggested. Very clean, dry, and easy. Cracker and short bread malt flavors. Dry and easy tropical fruit finish with lingering pine.

M: Light bodied, softly creamy, dry, seltzer carbonation lifts and scrubs. Airy feel overall. It’s the kind of beer you could chug and not even know it was in your stomach.

O: Perfectly designed “session” ipa. Tasty and tropical with serious drinkability. As good as the “style” gets.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.61/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly foggy yet super sparkling gold with a large white froth settling in lumps to a super thick, extremely persistent blanket that clings in ridges at the edges leaving tons of curtains of lace as the beer sinks further and further to the bottom of the glass.

Smell is peppery cannabis, toasty cracker, ruggy pine and a touch of orange zest.

Taste is surprisingly like a classic West Coast IPA. Bitter pine, toasty cracker, touches of grapefruit, and a little woodiness. It's slightly lighter, but as Sessions go, it doesn't really taste like it.

The light body is lightly crisp with a semi-wet finish.

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Photo of FBarber
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light golden yellow color. Somewhat cloudy, but still see-through. Thick four fingers white head dissipates steadily until a thin layer of white sudsy foam is left on top of the beer. Sudsy soapy lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma is quite pungent with strong notes of citrus - tangerine, orange and lemon - with grassy and lemongrass notes coming through and a bit of a dried hay note on the back end. Some light malty notes also come through.

Taste is a delicate array of light citrus notes, grass and alfalfa, and a solid pilsner-y malt backbone. The tangerine and lemon notes start to really shine through as the beer warms. Grapefruit notes throughout. Initially there is some mild bitterness that builds leaving a lingering bitter taste in the mouth.

Feel is light, airy, delicate and super drinkable. Everything I'd want from a session IPA and a respite from the overly heavy and sweet (D)IPAs out there today. Moderate yet lively carbonation.

A session IPA for post cycling outing - yes, this is it. Or you know for a hot summer day after cutting the lawn. Whatever physical activity you prefer, this is the perfect beer for refreshing after that. Another lovely beer from Maine Beer Co..

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Photo of daudelin2000
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a fairly dark orange color with a huge white head that dissipates pretty quickly. There is a little haze to this, but certainly not opaque. Very bright looking beer.

Aroma is very nice and pretty strong. Smells mostly of citrus fruits with a fairly strong malt aroma. Actually, the malt aroma is more pronounced than other Session IPA's that I enjoy.

Taste is very much citrus like the aroma with a decent hit of malt flavor. The malt flavor teeters between the doughy bread flavor and caramel flavor. As it finishes, it finishes more malty than hoppy. At least to me.

Mouthfeel is a little heavy for a session beer. I tend to prefer them a little lighter and crisper, but that may be just a personal preference. I do like the bitterness though. Seems spot on for the style. Just enough to know there is a decent amount of hops in there.

Overall, I would say this drinks more like a good Pale Ale than a Session IPA, but I also know that line is very blurry. It is a very good beer without a doubt, but, as with other MBC beers, it's tough to seek out again at this price point for a pint bottle. I really hope they start canning their beers someday.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
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 metter98
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
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 Beers-es
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
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%
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%
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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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 171 ratings