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Lil One | Maine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Some may call this a malty double IPA, some a hoppy barley wine. We prefer that it not be classified. We think of it, simply, as our strong winter ale. Intense hop aromatics and flavor (think pine, candied orange) blended with just enough malt sweetness to balance out the palate.

Added by bishopdc0 on 02-01-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
525
pDev:
8.45%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
71
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 525 |  Reviews: 80
Reviews by inlimbo77:
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4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, 1/31/13
Hill Farmstead wine glass

A: Murky amber orange like color. Full finger of fluffy off white head. Leaving sticky lacing immediately. Nicely carbonated.

S: Smells nice. Pulling good citrus like hop aromas. Orange marmalade, orange rind, and some pine. Maybe some herbal notes too. Then you also smell those sweet malts in there. It's DIPA on verge of barleywine.

T: Up front in the tongue, you get a tickle of hop bitterness. The flavors are of that juicy orange rind and other citrus juice. Again, some of that old hoppy herbal tea character. Then the malt bill gets you. Sweet and ample. Some earthy notes are there with those malts. On the finish, it's fairly dry. You get some booze warmth on the back end but no notes of it while drinking. Lingering hop bitterness.

M: it's a big medium actually. Somewhat chewy although it doesn't look that way.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of woodchipper
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of SanFranJake
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of madprops67
4.61/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kappakoosh
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of bishopdc0
4.82/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Maine Beers DIPS

Had on tap at Novare Res described as centennial, simcoe, cascade and falconers flight hops. Wonderful.

The beer is red/orange with a delicate white head.

The nose, wow tropical fruits furnishings of malt and a flowers. Wow big a juicy

The taste matches the nose big and juicy cherry orange flavor almost gives a tartness it fishes with a pleasant and lingering bitterness . The alcohol is only apparent at the very end.

Wonderful

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Photo of VernonKell
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of JakerLou
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of megamass
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Cavanaghty
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Reddish amber with a thin off white head. Mild lacing on the glass.

Smell: Strong hops and citrus.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of strong hops and malts with citrus and pine notes.

Overall: Excellent beer!

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Photo of mjtiernan
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz bottle poured into a Lost Abbey Teku. Bottled 2/11/14

A 9.1% strong ale that the label insists that I drink fresh? Okay, I’m game.

A: Large three finger head...looks to be well carbed. Murky reddish brown body. Nothing shocking.

S: Bam! Lots of hops. Quite dank. Pine and sweet candy-like fruit. A little alcohol burn if you inhale a little more aggressively.

T: Delicious! Wonderful hoppiness...same as the nose. Then some sweet brown sugar mid-palate, nowhere near cloying. An unremarkable hoppy bitter finish.

M: Well-carbed. Full bodied and chewy.

O: Reminds me of fresh Bigfoot. That’s a compliment.

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Photo of ccurrid
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of PressFastF0rward
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of far333
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Caramel colored and opaque with a low, frothy head that settles out quickly. Big bright aroma of citrusy hops, is that a ton of cascade? Huge hops flavor with subtle malt riding beneath. Alcohol flavors emerge, adding some warmth, but the hops mask it somewhat. Rubbing alcohol lingers. Could use more depth of flavor for my tastes, as hops and alcohol dominate, but the hops are fresh and delicious, so I'll enjoy the rest of this one.

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Photo of tappangordo
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of BraveMountie
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 16.9 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled in October of 2014.

L- Fluffy pale white head with a light sudsy look to it. The body is amber and golden with a bit of a cloudy haze.

S- Orange juice-like citrus, brown sugar sweetness, floral and dank hops and resinous spice.

T- Tastes like a resinous, floral, and spicy IPA with a touch of citrus. Mild caramel mid-palate. Lingering lemon zest.

M- A bit of a perfume-like feel, spicy, and a tad lighter than medium-bodied. Pretty easy-drinking and doesn't at all feel like 9+% alcohol.

Reminds me of Stone's Arrogant Bastard, except it's 6 ounces less beer for a couple of dollars more. Good but there's probably a cheaper alternative.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Tuckersmth
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alamode
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ScottLetourneau
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ipc2000
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Sammy
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great creamy hoppy beer. Their signature style turned up a notch. Very lacy. DIPA strength, drunk exactly 90 days after bottling, bottle from Capone's. Big IBU without major palate erasing. Good drinkability. Fuller mouthfeel. CItrus orange aroma and flavour.

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Lil One from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 525 ratings
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