Thank You (2020)
Maine Beer Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,782
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,188
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 5.2%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
25
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Maine Beer Company
 
Maine, United States
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One-off
Wants
  1
Gots
  3
SCORE
88
Very Good
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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 2020 is an IPA that features Maine-grown grains, and experimental hop varietals. It has aromas of mango, grapefruit and lemon, with notes of grass, flowers, and bread.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 25 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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mike22ne from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle, dated 5/19/20.

Good aromas and flavors of citrus, tropical fruit and floral hops, bready grains. Bright and crisp, nice dry bitter bite in the finish. Very nice.

As expected, another solid IPA from Maine!

Jun 24, 2020
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Griffin2 from Virginia

3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500 ml bottle dated 5/19/2020 into a goblet.
L - Pours a hazy yellow color with a large white head that dissipates slowly.
S - Smells of tropical fruits, with a slight bitterness
T - Tastes of pineapple.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Really nice IPA.

Jun 24, 2020
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metter98 from New York

4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high frothy white head that died down but consistently left a short head covering teh surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of floral hops and mangos are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of mangos and orange citrus with notes of floral hops and hints of grassy hops. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer had an interesting and yet delicate aromas and flavors from the hops. I particularly enjoyed the combination of mangos and floral hops. It is quite easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

Jun 16, 2020
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 5-19-20.

A - Straw orange color with frothy white lacing and very low carbonation.

S - Soft floral and citrus on the nose.

T - Delicate citrus and floral with some earthy grass and lemon.

M - Big medium body that's semi-dry.

O - This IPA is rock solid and expected nothing less from Maine Beer Co.

Jun 13, 2020
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a lightly hazy (more chill haze than anything) yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap that leaves decent lacing

S: Spicy and floral hops up front along with a citrusy and fruity undertone. Lightly grassy and earthy

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of floral, spicy, and citrusy hops and then picks up some earthy and grassy undertones. A bit of grain in there as well. Moderate bitterness. Finishes with lingering grass and spicy hops

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid, definitely more rustic, IPA for this year’s version of Thank You. Very easy to drink. Quite nuanced. Definitely worth checking out

Jun 07, 2020
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 650 ml bottle dated 05/19/20. Sampled on May 23, 2020

Slightly cloudy looking yellow amber pour underneath a boisterous white foamy head. Some lacing.

Very pleasing aromas of tropical fruit, lemon zest, a white bread.

Light, easy going mouthfeel.

A balanced sweet and tropical fruity flavor but not a lot of bitterness. Tastes more like a Session IPA with a slight tart character. Clean and crisp.

May 23, 2020
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ichorNet from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I haven't had a Maine Beer Co. beer in quite a long time despite really always being a big fan of Lunch. I will admit I've never had Dinner, or even Second Dinner, even though it seems like both have become progressively easier to acquire. Shrug, guess I've never really had the drive to get them despite the hype. Maybe I'm kinda cynical. Anyway, I figured I'd pick this extremely fresh (three days old!) bottle of Thank You 2020 to see what they've been up to recently. Hope it leaves a good impression!

Pours a hazy though not opaque yellowish color with a slight green tint to it. Maybe it's just me but this definitely looks a bit green...? Anyway, it's about medium in terms of clarity; I can see the huge amount of carbonation rising from the bottom of my glass. A sizable head builds up and tops off with a nice dollop of eggshell-white foam, which eventually sinks down to a finger or so and leaves behind solid legs and lacing. Nothing wrong with the appearance, but it's also not spectacular. Like I said, the color is a bit weird and that's throwing me off. Hmm...

So, TY2020 features Maine-grown grains and experimental hops. That's not very specific or helpful information, there, guys, but okay. The nose is kind of funky and peppery, almost saison-like to some extent, with a bit of spice (rye?), lemon, bread crust, and grapefruit rind. Soft and maybe a touch mineral-y with some zippy tropical fruit as well. Doesn't really seem like it jumps out of the glass to me, but it's definitely pretty decent-smelling. Seems really light for a 6.2% beer, though. The dry-hop charge with these "experimental" hop varietals might not be fully there. Am I still sounding like a cynic? Huh, I couldn't tell...

My first sip is a little rustic and definitely slightly peppery, herbal, and grassy. Slight tropical fruit in the mid-palate with a cleansing, tasty hop bite in the transition to the finish. Bready grains and a little bit of spice in there, plus some light passion fruit and papaya. Maybe a touch of melon, too? Everything here is pretty subtle but well-balanced, so they did get that aspect right. I'm glad it's not out-of-whack and way too hoppy or something, though MBC has always been pretty good about keeping things centered. The feel is doughy, kinda wheat-y(?) and less effervescent than I thought it'd be considering the rushing carbonation I can tell is in this beer. Crisp in the swallow, but, again, just a tad thicker than expected. This isn't bad but it's certainly not something I could see myself running out to grab more of.

May 22, 2020
Thank You (2020) from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 25 ratings