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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Ratings: 525 |  Reviews: 80
Photo of klav
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 2 - 6 -15

Amazing caramel color. Tons of citrus and dark fruit. Not as bitter on the finish as I was expecting. A dangerously easy drink.

My second favorite now from MBC. Right behind MO.

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Photo of midnightcowboy818
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cd34
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whatname
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Csylvia14
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SinjaminBentek
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hippieflip
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottP
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kreindog24
4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vivs85
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ShanePB
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cohasset
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Comparison_Ford
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 1KEVIN1
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JratBones
3.33/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of devilfluff
3.7/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dasenebler
3.54/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2.11.15
Maine Beer Co Lil’ One
.5L bottled 1.2.15

Super hazy dark amber with reddish hues. Tight, off-white head. (3)

Tropical fruit, ethanol, berry. Hoppy. (4)

Hop bitterness is strong, more on the back than other beers from this brewery. Lots of citrus and tropical fruit. Some pine. Caramel malt character coming into play, some dark fruit, too. Malts are boring overall. Boozy as all hell. Damn. Fusels present. Slight headache coming on. Mouthfeel is full, but needs more creaminess and body to counteract the high ABV. Carbonation is medium range, small bubbles. (3.5, 3)

Like a hoppier but ultimately less satisfying version of Bigfoot. Solid, but lots of booze without the body needed to back it up. Maybe this needs some age. A hot, hoppy shredder. (3.5)

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Photo of Dougwillhike
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nose of citrus, pine, malt, slight resin. Taste sweet chewy malt, pine, citrus, tropical fruits, resins, dry bitter finish.

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Photo of arusso13
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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