Maine Beer Company

Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #363
Ranked #5,464
4.13 | pDev: 6.54%
Jun 09, 2022
Mar 20, 2019
Notes: Spring is our take on an American IPA, tailored for days when we start to look forward to warmer weather. Utilizing Cascade, Amarillo, Simcoe and Ekuanot hops, Spring has floral hop aromas and notes of citrus, tropical fruit and mixed berries.
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
4 by BEER88 from Washington on Jun 09, 2022
Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

A - Pours out as a dark orange body, mostly transparent but just a touch of milkiness, and a substantial white head, persistent. Lots of lacing.

S - Pungent nose of resin and citrus, lemon and orange, a hint of grass and floral hops beneath the punchier notes.

T - Bright open of citrus and sour fruit notes, a middle with decent malt sweetness, bringing the floral honey notes forward, and a pith and juice close that is a nice bitter bite to close off the middle.

M - Brisk carbonation, fairly light body for the ABV and profile of this IPA, and a quick, snappy finish.

O - So good. This is a tasty brew, and drinks nicely. A very well built IPA.

Jun 05, 2022
4.91 by scottyshades from Florida on May 25, 2022
3.6 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on May 13, 2022
Photo of ANIMOUL
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ANIMOUL from Vermont

Poured from a 16 oz bottle with a 15MAR22 birth date. Pours deep, burnt yellow with plenty of white foamy head that slowly recedes with beautiful lacing. Tastes of bitter refreshing hops with a slight malt backing. Notes of pine on the nose but not overpowering. Nice.

May 13, 2022
4.04 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia on May 09, 2022
4 by smartassboiler from Illinois on May 02, 2022
4 by McSeal from Connecticut on May 01, 2022
Photo of MagicJeff
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by MagicJeff from Georgia

Look: Very pretty body. Golden, almost lighter version of Texas Longhorn orange. Really glowing. Beautiful faded white head retained throughout the beer.

Smell: Oranges, honeysuckle, pollen-y grass, grapefruit peel

Taste: Dank, dank ganja-like first taste recedes to some bitter, under-ripe orange. Slightest sweet toffee notes but overall a very bitter beer. Then the finish is a more stale candied orange with an oily grapefruit essence (this isn't a bad thing).

Feel: To me, this is a tad heavier than the ABV indicates. Not really session-able, but perfect if you're just looking for one beer at the end of the day during work week. I wonder how this would pair with food.

This beer is reminiscent of what got me into beer back in the early 2010's. I like how they call it an "American IPA" because it has components of West Coast in the taste but also kind of NE in how the body of the beer is a tad hazy and glows. Very interesting beer and worth seeking out if you can try it fresh. This has about a month of age on it, and tastes fine, but I can see how it could turn fast. Another fine offering from Maine Beer Co.

Apr 30, 2022
3.84 by SViterileroux74 from Texas on Apr 30, 2022
4.23 by chrishiker1409 from New York on Apr 24, 2022
3.94 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Apr 22, 2022
Photo of puck1225
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by puck1225 from Texas

Was surprised to find this beer at a local grocery store, maybe a month out of date but not too bad.

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Clear golden yellow color with very nice fluffy head and great curtain lacing. Citrus smell and taste. Some vanilla and pine. Bit of apricot. Pleasantly bitter. Nice smooth feel. Overall very nice IPA, with I had it a bit fresher.

Apr 19, 2022
4.59 by beerrat from Virginia on Apr 16, 2022
Photo of buschbeer
3.56/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by buschbeer from Ohio

1 PINT .9 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in an IPA glass

This beer pours golden with a slight haze. It is topped with several inches of eggshell head that leaves spotty lacing.

Light pine and tropical fruit

Super light flavor. I get citrus and pine

Light bodied with a thin mouthfeel

It feels like a session IPA but no watered-down taste

Apr 16, 2022
4.5 by Samnem from Georgia on Apr 14, 2022
3.81 by DeFender from Maine on Apr 09, 2022
Photo of far333
4.73/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by far333 from Connecticut

Slightly opaque, deep orange color with a sizzly off-white head that settles to a fine cap that lingers long. Bright and hoppy aroma of honey, tangerine, and grapefruit rind. Lots of layers to the flavor, hoppy right upfront, full of orange pulp and tangerine, lemon and grapefruit rind, morphing to pine in the finish and accented with notes of honey. Bitter notes and carbonation tingle the cheeks. Oily legs of lace stream down the inside of the glass. Even mouthfeel, just a bit carb tingly. Really good beer.

Apr 08, 2022
4.18 by vabeerguy from Virginia on Apr 02, 2022
Photo of StoutElk_92
4.67/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

16.9 oz bottle dated 22MAR22

Pours hazy gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like grapefruit, mango, pineapple, lychee, orange citrus, lemon, tropical fruits, some apricot, peach, slight berry, caramelized toasty malt, with dank earthy herbal floral grassy notes. Taste follows with refreshing grapefruity citrus, mango, pineapple, lychee, orange citrus, lemon, tropical fruits, some apricot, peach, berries, caramelized toasty bready malts, with earthy dank floral herbal grassy pine notes. Feels medium bodied, creamy and crisp with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice IPA.

Mar 30, 2022
Photo of PolhillS
4.67/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by PolhillS from Maryland

Good beer! Light, with a great balanced taste. Plenty of hops flavor without being overly hoppy. Dry finish. You could definitely have another.

Mar 29, 2022
Photo of tekstr1der
4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

Got this very fresh, less than a week old. Possibly my new fave MBC all-around. Superb hop profile and drinkability.

Feb 17, 2022
Photo of Jugs_McGhee
3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

$9 USD per 500ml brown glass bottle from Beer O'Clock Portland Oregon:

Excellently balanced with a terrific hop profile and flavour.


Dec 04, 2021
4.09 by Rhetion from Florida on Sep 28, 2021
4.16 by PittBeerGirl from Ohio on Sep 08, 2021
4 by drstalker from Illinois on Aug 24, 2021
4.25 by runlikeakenyan from Indiana on Aug 17, 2021
4.06 by EMH73 from New York on Jun 20, 2021
4.01 by TTripp725 from Pennsylvania on May 31, 2021
Photo of LifesAnesthesia
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by LifesAnesthesia from Virginia

L - Burnt golden with a large white head that sticks around and leaves a ton of lacing behind.
S - Tons of floral and piney hops along with some bright citrus notes.
T - Follows the nose with floral and piney hops upfront and throughout along with bright citrus and tropical fruit notes. Good amount of malt to tie everything together.
F - Medium bodied with moderate amount of carbonation.
O - nothing overly special but a very well executed IPA.

May 16, 2021
4.1 by Taenim from New Jersey on May 15, 2021
4.19 by TXRobbo from Texas on May 09, 2021
Photo of Smakawhat
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Deep orange amber body color, hued with hints of brown chestnut going to orange and even a faint touch of dark lemon yellow. Mostly clear with some fine carbonation, but a gorgeous three finger made head that is real creamy and whipped up. Big retention with fine soapy lacing and staying power. One of the better looking IPAs from these guys I have seen.

That aroma is impeccable. Deep hints of light malt caramel to toffee crisp, with a sweet hop fruit of juicy/candy like orange and somewhat dank earthy tones. Heavily aromatic, and rich sensing. The earthy pungent hop angle overtakes, and just gives a hint of light fruit deliciousness.

Palate seems a bit more grounded, and less extraordinary. First notice is a relatively plain mouthfeel, but supportive at least. Mid palate hits with a bit of dry malt, more so than caramel depth, and a light rush of fruited and soil tinged hop flavor. Finishes with light touches of orange, a good oily fruit zesty bitterness that isn't astringent, and even a little exotic.

Starts off feeling like it's going to be a real banger, but then settles into some slight familiar territory.

May 04, 2021
4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Apr 29, 2021
Photo of oldmankoch
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by oldmankoch from Tennessee

Incredible and definitely hits the mark for what they were determined to brew. Earthy, Floral, Bready, Fruit Esters, Pine...lots of layers keeping me craving the next sip. Beautiful American IPA.

Apr 28, 2021
4.32 by Wainfu from New Hampshire on Apr 26, 2021
Photo of mushroomcloud
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mushroomcloud from Texas

16.9oz bottles 23Mar21, opened 4/24/21.
3 finger off white head that is dense and doesn't budge.
Golden amber, bright with very good clarity. Thick and sticky lacing.
Citrus - mainly orange. Pine and assorted "green" aromas and also, some peach/apricot a little later.
Light caramel under the hops. Awesome aroma.
Orange, lemony-pine, and herbal...bright hop flavors. Creamy, caramel, bready malt base.
Medium body and carbonation with a bit of a creamy mouthfeel due to the long lasting head. Lengthy and hop filled finish.

Apr 25, 2021
Photo of philbe311
3.87/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

Three finger's worth of lush light khaki colored froth with excellent retention... Gobs of lacing cling to the sides of the glass... The color is a two-toned copper that is lighter towards the bottom of the glass and darker towards the top... A bunch of sluggish carbonation can be seen rising throughout... Subtle piney hop nose with a faint malt base lingering beneath... Palate is consistent with the nose mostly but there are some faint mineral undertones... Dense and medium bodied... Solid and enjoyable, but somewhat understated...

Apr 24, 2021
Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Alieniloquium from Florida

500 mL bottle. Mostly clear orange with a slight cloudiness. Smells of floral and herbal hops with a grapefruit backdrop. Tastes of floral and grassy hops, grainy malt backbone, light pine, and a pithy bitterness, though light. Medium body. Nice hop profile with Maine's remarkably drinkable malt profile. Excellent.

Apr 23, 2021
4.21 by jason_nwx from Oregon on Apr 21, 2021
Spring from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 170 ratings