Thank You (2019)
Maine Beer Company

Thank You (2019)Thank You (2019)
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #366
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,873
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 6.95%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
60
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Maine Beer Company
 
Maine, United States
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One-off
Wants
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SCORE
91
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Notes: Thank You is dedicated to all who enjoy our beer. thank you to our customers, nonprofit partners, employees, wholesalers, retailers and everyone who continues to do what's right.

Thank You 2019 is an IPA with notes of pineapple, mango, tangerine, and dried apricot.

Thank you for drinking our beer.

You enable us to continue doing what's right; take care of our Earth and creatures that live on it, take care of our staff, and to keep making better beer.
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 60 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: A deep yellow hue with a very faint haziness. Whitish head.

Smell: Honey glazed barley topped with chopped apricot, citrus fruits, bruised herbs and pineapple chunks packed in alcohol.

Taste: Bready barley with a medium degree of honeyed sweetness. Flourishes of stone fruits, as well as lightly tropical, citrus tones. Stern dried herb in the background. Medium bitterness altogether. Minor snippet of alcoholic heat with the pineapple on the lightly oily, bitterish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: Decent. A bit sweetish, but decent. You're welcome, Maine.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A hazy golden orange color with a a fluffy off-white head, this is the ubiquitous MBC IPA profile: well-defined fruity citrus aromas, including tangerines, some apricot and mango, and a subtle malt component as always (maybe my favorite part of the nose).

The tangerine and apricot and mango form a perfect fruity flavor complement to the malt flavor, just a perfect balance of flavors crammed into a beautiful 6.5% ABV package.

MBC is a world-class brewery, IMHO, and I feel very lucky to get their stuff a half a continent away in Northern Indiana. They are the real deal.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a very lightly hazy pale to medium golden yellow in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint bright yellow + burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy off-white head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering a little more than 65% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of slightly juicy tropical/guava, tropical/mango, tropical/melon, citrus/grapefruit, and dank/resinous hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of bready + cereal grain malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness and a hints of minerality.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of bready + cereal grain malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness and a hints of minerality. That is followed by a moderate flavor of slightly juicy tropical/guava, tropical/mango, tropical/melon, citrus/grapefruit, and dank/resinous hops which impart a light amount of slightly lingering bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Initially slightly crisp with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a very pleasantly light/crisp mouthfeel. Enjoyable and distinctly a Maine Beer Co beer. Would be happy to have this one again.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep orange with a white fluffy head. Great lacing sticks to the rim of the glass.

Light citrus and herbs on the nose.

Sturdy blast of citrus. Orange, tangerine and grapefruit. Malt is there but secondary. Medium bitterness lingers.

A good quality beer. Nothing flashy but well crafted and tasty. Recommended.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a slightly hazy pale orange with a frothy white head.

Aroma is a spicy herbal tangerine.

Taste is fruity citrus.

Delicious

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Photo of cjgiant
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle dated 5/21:
Pours clear golden with white highlights which becomes a light white golden body with a nicely restrained haze. The foamy head doesn’t build as high as I’d expect, though the glass top is pretty wide on the vessel being used. The glass has a grid etching, so a medium cap rides the waves of each disruption of the glass for a sip. Lacing marks the glass as if it were marking a child’s height on trimming of the hall doorway.

Nose has a scent that combines light notes of a few generic qualities: earthy, cereal, mineral, and a bit of melon and dank hops that hide until I take a hearty inhalation. The taste has a typical Maine base that I usually take as a mix of water and malts/grains. There’s a mineral and grain husk that seems familiar from their other lighter-colored beers. The hops are subtle until the very end, with a light bit of spice and a hint of wildflower tea during their quiet phase. In back there’s a reedy grass note that morphs into an dry, light pine wood flavor that lingers.

The label mentions fruits, many tropical in nature, that the drinker should expect. Even when thinking of their suggestions, I’m not perceiving any of it. The beer is only a month old, so I’m not thinking I could even use the faded excuse. I enjoyed this light, clean, soft pale ale despite it not delivering on its claims.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

500 mL bottle. Slightly hazy orange body. Smells of fruit hops. Apricot, mango, etc. Tastes of fruity hops as well. More apricot, some papaya. Sweet grainy malt behind it. Low bitterness, but a touch of a spicy note in the back end. Medium body. It's good, but these fruity IPAs aren't my favorite.

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Photo of Lucular
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

It is incredible how consistently Maine Brewing produces flawless IPAs. This beer is no exception. Notes of citrus and tropical fruit interplay with a dry, crackery malt backbone for a perfectly balanced IPA.

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Photo of woodchipper
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A fantastic frothy head of multi sized bubbles greets you hangs around as glass lacing until the end. This bright white head tops a hazy orange/gold body with not a hint of floaties or sediment.
Stick your head in the glass for a lemon zested apricot experience in your olfactory.
But don't think your tongue gets short-sh-rifted here. It can enjoy some of that lemon/apricot, but be whipped with hoppy bitter goodness fading to mild malt. But wait there's more... the mouthfeel is heavier than expected. Surprise. One would think heavier is not good with this beer, but it seems right on this one.
Ad lingo aside I did enjoy this beer. Hopefully next years Thank You will meet or exceed this one.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Pours a bright, slightly hazy, semi transparent yellow/orange hue with a one finger satin white head that hangs around for a good five minutes before finally fizzling away, leaving behind a web of thin lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Tropical pineapple and grapefruit. Some mellow pine sap and graham cracker. A touch of ripe mango and orange marmalade.

Taste: Upfront dry, bitter yellow grapefruit peel, sweet pineapple and malty Irish soda bread, almost to the degree of tea biscuits. These flavors start off feint, but slowly build in intensity up to a more pronounced flavor akin to tart lemon cake, punctuated by pine needles. The finish is prolonged and elegantly dry, ending on more of the already established flavors - blanketed by notes of vanilla custard and lemon tarts.

Feel: Mid-light body with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Excellent balance of dry/floral and tart/tropical flavors. Easygoing and unpretentious. Highly drinkable with depth of flavor. Quaffable - but worth your time unwrapping and unpacking the flavors. This would pair nicely with Mexican cuisine. Cheers to Maine! Thank you indeed.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 05/21/19 from Essex Discount Beverage, Essex, VT.
Poured into an English pub glass.
The appearance was a silky yellow color with a mild transparency about it. A big thick rocky foamy white head settled in about a minute. Left some messy lace roaming in a sticky fashion around the glass.
The aroma sparkled with a stellar blend of sweet to bitter citrus rind, tangerine, pineapple and some mango.
The flavor moderately leaned towards the sweet side but hardens a bit with some warmth as it develops some bitterness. Slight hop spice. Ever so slight tropical juiciness. Aftertastes of pineapple, biscuit malts, tangerine and floral character.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Enough bitter harshness came in for a slight drying effect. Great carbonation for an American IPA. Mild finish of sticky sweet tropical fruits, citrus rind bitterness and some floral dryness.
Overall, very nice AIPA well worthy of coming back to. ABV felt appropriate.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a lightly hazy yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves good lacing

S: Lots of tropical fruit up front along with some citrus and pine. Guava, mango, and pineapple stand out

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a wave of tropical fruit followed by some light pine and citrus. Bready malt balances things out. Moderately bitter. Finishes with lingering tropical fruit notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: A very good IPA that packs a tropical punch. Super easy to drink. Definitely worth tracking down

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Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a copper body with one-finger head that sticks around for awhile. The aroma is hoppy and floral with minimal malts. Smooth, sweet, medium body with no bitterness at all. A slight malt base of caramel/sweet malts with some heft to it underneath a mainly tropical fruit (mango) hoppiness with clean finish. Great beer to relax with and worth trying.

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

Bottle from Candia road
Hazy light golden color with a frothy white head that persists. Rich bready crackery maltiness. Solid citrus and tropical notes. Maybe a hint thin with a touch of grassiness. Solid IPA though.

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Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle - dated 05/21/19 - poured into a large wine stem at 50F

Pours a mostly hazy deep brass hue, with a finger of sudsy white head that quickly recedes to an irregular idland of foam and thin collar. A swirl leaves a fair amount of spotty lacing.

Nose: Incredibly saturated. Some beers do well with a couple weeks to nellow them out, but MBC stuff is absolutely prime right off the truck. Sweet, ripe tangerine just wafts out of the glass. Mango, papaya, Meyer lemon, dried pineapple rings, peach gummy rings, and some hints of dried dark fruit in the background. I'm also getting some fragrant lavender, as well as some other sweet floral aromas. There's just a faint touch of toasty grain making up the grist foundation, giving a sweet, honey, bready vibe.

Palate: That honeyed malt sweetness hits first, but does not become as sweet as the nose suggests, which is a good thing. Apricot, pear, peach, and mango all follow with a succulent intensity. There's a suggestion of pineapple beneath the first wave. Bright citrus notes are close behind, suggesting orange, tangerine, lemon, and grapefruit. The beer now becomes delightful dry, and the fruity notes fall back to reveal a gentle pithy bitterness, which becomes more resinous as the finish sets in. The beer finishes fully pithy, resinous, and chalky dry, but the overall bitterness is constantly restrained and inviting. One thing I notice, as I have with a few other really fresh MBC beers, is that you can tell that the main ingredient is water. It's not watery by any stretch of the imagination, but you can still tell that it's made of water. It's hard to explain, and it's a signature MBC trait, but it just contributes massively to how crisp and refreshing this beer is.

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer is on the lighter side of medium bodied. It's light on its toes - lean, agile. It isn't heavy or cloying, but has a softness to it, providing texture. There's also some hop oils, especially evident in the finish, which contribute more softness to it. Effervescence is lively, but very fine, and accentuates the airy crispness, without being seltzery. Crisp and refreshing with unparalleled drinkability.

Overall: Maine Beer Company is one of New England's standout breweries. Brewing great beer is one thing, and can be mastered by careful, precise science. Brewing great beer, with a consistent signature style that can ve instantly recognized is,something entirely different. It's an art form. It takes than precision. It takes passion. This beer embodies everything that sets MBC apart. It doesn't blend it. It stands on the rooftops and screams. It's light, crisp, thirst-quenching, yet big, bold, densely saturated with flavour, while remaining clean, cohesive, and bright. It toes the line between classic West Coast traits, and new age hopping methods, to create what is, in my opinion, the perfect platform for the India Pale Ale. They gave us this beer on May 21st, 2019 to thank us for our loyalty as beer lovers, and for doing what's right. They need not thank us, but they have done so in our language, clear and concise, and to this, I say... You're welcome.

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Thank You (2019) from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 60 ratings