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:
#5,133
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
122
pDev:
6.1%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Photo of bluehende
3.69/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of DCHritz
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IBUBrew
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Didier
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of informaticsDoc
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KMcGrath
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheGent
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
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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4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
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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4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.61/5  rDev -12%
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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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
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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3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
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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4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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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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Post Ride Snack from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 122 ratings