Second Dinner | Maine Beer Company

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4.4/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This brand new Double India Pale Ale is hopped with Amarillo, Citra, HBC 522 and Idaho 7 hops. It is more fruit forward than its predecessor.

Added by Luscious_Malfoy on 12-01-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
28
pDev:
5.23%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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Photo of amsage19
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Didier
3.68/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of petrusek23
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of seanh99
4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Stumbled upon this in the tasting room 12/8 when in Maine for other reasons. Sometimes better lucky than good
West Coast style that I could see thru loved it

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - Transparent orange. Finger of white head.

S - Dank garlic and onion with grapefruit skin. Earthy. Classic West Coast.

T - Follows the nose. Super dank and earthy.

F - Body is as it should be. No booze. Easy to drink

O - Takes you back to the massively-hopped West Coast DIPAs from 8-9 yrs ago.

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Photo of Naughead
4.13/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A very good West Coast-style IPA. Hop forward, very flavorful. Clean, crisp finish with good mouth feel.

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Photo of Stinger80OH
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopley
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkrug5
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of curlybird
4.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kdouble
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holding true to those West Coast hoppy roots, the Maine Beer Company can't help to become seduced by the hazy trends that are popping up in their own back yard. With hop varieties that favor the fruit, their Dinner is followed by yet another Dinner for extra measure. Besides, who needs dessert when Dinner tastes this good.

Pale gold and with a slight bronze hue, the hazy but not turbid Second Dinner pours with a light and fluffy ivory cap before swooning the nose with a high citronella perfume of orange, stone fruit and grapefruit with slight tropical and pine undertow. A caramel and cracker maltiness layers on the palate with the sweetness of candied pecan and graham cracker.

But once the ale crosses middle palate, its all about the hops. Anything seeming sweet turns toasty, spicy and nutty while the hops take a strong red grapefruit and tangerine turn. Hints of white grapefruit trend slightly sharper while lemon, apricot and pineapple keep the taste piquant and succulent. And those resinous roots really take hold in finish where the freshly shaven spruce, chive, hemp and hay bite leaves a long and peppery bitterness on the late palate.

Medium bodied and taking a drier track, the beer's fruity upstart develops beautifully into a crisp, clean and refreshingly bitter finish with the essence of botanical grasses, gin and spicy vegetation extending well past any malt or juicy fruit impressions and nearly into the next tantalizing sip.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheDoctor
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Bottle
Bottled: Dec-1-2018


A:
Pours a fairly clear gold with a rocky white head. Very good retention; sticky lacing. (4.25)

S:
Lemon zest, light pine pollen, crackery malt. (4)

T:
Resinous hop bitterness offset by nice, sappy citrus oil and hearty bread. (4.5)

M:
Fluffy but crisp medium body with active carbonation and a bracing finish. (4.5)

O:
Excellent as usual.
A very nice IIPA with a bright citrus character up front and earthy, woodsy bitterness underneath with a clean malt backbone. A pleasure to drink. As with all of the beers I've had from MBC, if happily have this one again. The nose didn't quite pop like I would have liked, but in general this was a delicious beer. (4.25)

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Photo of Jstuart23
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taospowder
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trygelski1
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kingjohnh
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mike
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phil9250
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Second Dinner from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 28 ratings