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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
525
Reviews:
80
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
8.54%
 
 
Wants:
63
Gots:
71
For Trade:
2
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: nice copper to dark brown color with about 1 finger of off white head very clear somealcoholkegs and good lacing

S:lots of caramel malt with slight bit of dank and earthy hops no alcohol on the nose

T: nice and malty up fri Gand finishes with a good bitter hop flavor lots of caramel and no alcohol

M: nice full mouthfeel not too sticky but good and full for a strong ale

O: aweso beer great flavor no alcohol very fangerous at 9.1 %

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really great ale. Maine Beer company has hit a home run with Lil One

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4.91/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.89/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.82/5  rDev +17.6%
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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4.81/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle served into a Guinness imperial pint.

Appearance- Cloudy amber with a big fluffy head.

Smell- Big piney/floral hop aroma with a nice maltiness in the background. It truly is fantastic.

Taste- Big fruity hops with perfect amount of malts to balance it out. A lot of clemintine and apricot flavors. Incredible. Slight booze at the back of the throat.

Mouthfeel- Light, which is weird. Light carbonation with a little viscosity.

Overall- This is the best I've had from Maine Beer yet. This is a near perfect IIPA.

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4.78/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Speaking of strong ales...this one is definitely the hoppiest American strong ales I have ever encountered and definitely some awesome flavor to back it up. At first knowing the category of the beer prior to consuming threw me off as strong ales tend to be very high I abv and mostly malt forward. However, with this particular gem, it's as if I'm drinking a DIPA that's dark as a winters night. It has the aroma of a west coast citrusy IPA but the depth of an east coast IPA with a malty backbone to counter the hop profile. Holy mother of mercy this brew is awesome. Do not sit on this as it states on the label. Drink fresh and enjoy. I know I will seek this out again when they release it!

Cheers!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A. Big white creamy head, beautiful dark brown color

S.Big hoppy aroma with some nice citrus notes

T. Big blast off grapefruit with a nice slightly bitter aftertaste

M. Nice clean feel finishes very smooth

O.One of my favorites from Maine Beer company I will definitely have again. They brew some really good brew

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Lil One from Maine Beer Company
4.1 out of 5 based on 525 ratings.
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