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Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Intensely hoppy American IPA, brewed as the light-colored counterpart to Weez (both beers incorporate the exact same kettle and dry hopping schedule). Another One has a very clean malt palate, leaving little but hoppy resins on the tongue, and finishes dry and crisp.

Hops – Warrior, Cascade, Citra, Simcoe

Added by ToasterChef on 06-11-2013

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Photo of bryanbullock
2.41/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

After tasting Maine brewing's LUNCH I had high expectations for this beer, and I have to say it was a disappointment. Solid golden thick coloration, but the mouth feel was chalking and the finish left and odd aftertaste, mild hop flavor. Small dragonfruit mid, did not match the tangelo aroma.

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Photo of Dudon
2.59/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I first had AO in the summer of 2014. Since then, something has changed for the worst. This new version of AO might as well be Peeper (it tastes, looks, smells, and feels identical). Hopefully I can bump up this rating when I reevaluate it in the future.

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Photo of DeFaz
2.95/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours light yellow with a large head with medium retention and lots of lacing. It's downhill from there as the beer has limited flavor and is thin and overcarbonated. A poor example of an ipa especially given the price.

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Photo of 7springv
3.05/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured a hazy yellow orange with a decent head that quickly dissipated. The aroma was a lot weaker than its cousin "Lunch". Faint hints of citrus and a medium hop floral smell. The taste was not as hoppy as I like, ... disappointing in fact. Slight pine flavor, some citrus, and a weak hop bite. The aftertaste was smooth but uninspiring. I will not be spending another $6.25 for a bottle of this average brew. With so many great beers available for a lot less, Maine Beer Company beers sit on the shelf at our local store for weeks.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.09/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fourth in a line of five Maine brews, this pours a light yellow, again with a designer's closet full of lacing!

Cucumber and grapefruit on the nose, with an addition of hay on the tongue.

This is less bitter and lighter than other Maine offerings. However, surprisingly for me, (since I'm not big on bitter), it's a little underwhelming that there isn't more to it.

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Photo of Damian
3.09/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Drank from a 1 pint .9 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Portland, ME
Served in a pint glass

Impressive appearance. The beer poured a super pale and nearly crystal clear golden color. An inch tall, fluffy, creamy, bright white crown topped the liquid. The head slowly dropped to a lasting cap of froth. Streaky lacing coated the glass.

The nose was crisp, bright and citrusy. Hoppy but not super aromatic for the style. Grapefruit was most noticeable. Lemony and slightly grassy. The intensity of the aroma seemed more akin to your average pale ale than an IPA. The nose did however became a bit stronger and slightly sweeter with time. A touch of tropical fruitiness appeared as well. Mango was most detectible.

The flavor profile was hoppy, bitter and completely unbalanced. Ultra crisp and dry. White grapefruit dominated. Very rind-like. Tart, lemony notes also came through strong. The snappy, lingering finish was uber dry, pithy and bitter and contained loads of pine needles and grapefruit rind.

The mouthfeel was very light and highly effervescent. Definitely quite thin for the style and somewhat over carbonated. As the beer sat, the carbonation settled a bit and the beer turned slightly softer on the palate.

While it seems that most New England/Maine-style IPAs are rich and fruity with a robust yet rounded flavor profile, Another One is a shockingly dry, pithy and bitter hop bomb in the vein of many old school, West Coast-style pale ales and IPAs. Although some might enjoy this, in my opinion it lacks both depth and balance.

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Photo of teromous
3.13/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

From a bottle that has 082515 on the label, so I'm drinking this a little over three weeks after it was bottled.

Appearance: It has a very light cloudy golden body. It looks much lighter than the average IPA color. There is a good sized pure white fluffy head. Good lacing on the glass.

Aroma: It has a very nice light tangerine aroma.

Taste: Right off the bat I notice a significantly low bitterness. There is a bit of orange pith flavor and a touch of pine off in the distance. It's a fairly average tasting IPA with lower than average bitterness. No alcohol presence which is nice.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel suffers a bit from the lack of bitterness. It just feels a bit watered down and empty with an off-dry finish.

Overall: It is an average IPA that falls on the weaker side of bitterness which isn't a problem itself, but it leaves a void that is not filled. It leaves a few question marks hanging in the air without asserting any sort of unique character or obvious direction. I probably wouldn't pick it up again. I might buy it if I see it on draft but I'm not holding my breath given that this is just over three weeks old.

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Photo of hops202
3.13/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

considering I have had Maine brewing beers in the past - i was very dissappointed with this one. I xpected something much better after having "Lunch" and was completely let down. It looked great when poored but that was completely ruined by the initial taste. Smell was actually decent, but obviously a huge let down.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.35/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Slight chill haze on a bright gold. Head is super bright-white and starts off pillowy and massive. Drops to a creamy clumpy wispy cap. Some splotches of lacing.

Smell: Pine and tangerine. Massively floral. A hint of peach. Loaded with citrus. Grapefruit pith and skin. Earthy with a slight hop spiciness. A nice depth of hops. Malts are light and bready. Some biscuit. Some marmalade and a bit of spearmint. Evergreen with some woody elements.

Taste: Light slightly bready malt. Some caramelized malt sweetness. Oily pine and grapefruit rind. Some backing tropical elements. A bit more earthy and dank than the nose. Some backing hop spiciness. Leafy. A bit dirty. Warming mutes everything a bit. Some watery malts. Lingering pine bitterness. Gets super floral too.

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium. Moderate carbonation, but barely. A bit dry on the back with a smooth, but watery, start.

Overall: Not positive I'll have another.

Not the best showing from MBC. A solid IPA, but Weez was a bit more exciting overall. I'd drink it again, but not if I had to buy it.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.45/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Since when did they go to Freeport?

Hazy yellow with a hunka lumpy head. Sticky. Not shy on the nose I get sugared lemon peel and star fruit. Doesn't like taste like the hop nirvana belied by the aroma. Lemon-centric squeezed citrus juice hops and hardly any malt sweetness for structure. I like a lightly malted IPA but this is a bit much. Lacks the Maine Beer Co. resin fiesta that I love.

Hops on the nose, hop flavor on the tongue but not much bitterness. Pants on the ground, pants on the ground.

Weez is next.

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Photo of McGee666
3.46/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bought a few bottles at the brewery on 4/27. Pours a very light color with a slight haze...head disappeared almost immediately after pouring. Very mild citrus and hop floral aroma barely coming through...unfortunately not much else going on here. Taste follows suit leaving me wanting more. Mouthfeel is very carbonated and thin :/... I'm not sure whats up with this batch but I remember this beer being much better when I first tried it. I love Maine brewing so I will have "Another One" next time I visit the brewery.

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Photo of corby112
3.49/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 09-03-13

Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange color with golden yellow edges and a two finger frothy, off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting cap/ring. The glass is left completely coated with soapy lacing. Great looking beer!

Dank floral hop aroma with earthy pine and resinous oils countered by sweet tropical/citrus fruit notes and a pale malt backbone. Grassy and earthy with pine sap, spruce tip and dank buds followed by grapefruit, pineapple, mango and orange peel sweetness. Subtle pale malt presence with bread, biscuit and cracker.

On the fuller end of medium with a slightly creamy texture and some tight carbonation. There's a very prominent dry, bitter hop presence that lingers over the sweeter notes, pale malt and boozy heat into a dry finish. Unfortunately, the hop profile isn't as strong or complex as the nose suggests. Lots of resinous, earthy bitterness up front but it falls off mid-palate and there's a lack of citrus/tropical fruit sweetness balancing things out. The malt presence is stronger than expected with strong biscuit and graham cracker flavor. This beer is only 7% but there's a lot of alcohol in the finish. Not really any heat, but there's a lot of boozy sweetness.

Overall, this was a decent beer but the hop flavor is a bit weak and one dimensional. There's also something slightly off about the mouthfeel. It looks and smells really good but the flavor doesn't like up to expectation.

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Photo of SeanDonahue
3.57/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer from a 500mL bottle as I have only seen Maine Beer Company's beer come in these bottles.

The appearance was more of a golden orange color. I poured this beer in a tulip glass and it produced what I'd say a three finger head, very big head.

The aroma was very pungent but awesome as well. It smells of fresh oranges and hops.

The taste upfront is an orange character with big blasts of citrus. At the middle of the mouth is where you start to get the hops coming in. The hops taste very smooth with little to no bitterness.

Overall, this is more of a summer beer. Light with big citrus notes. But it is also very good. My only disappointment is that I prefer my IPAs to be a little higher on the IBU spectrum and this is certainly not.

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Photo of PPOmaha
3.59/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: low sweet saltine malt aroma. Medium high tropical hop aromas: pineapple, mango, guava. Some creamy vanilla notes. No DMS, no diacetyl.

Appearance: golden with copper highlights. Slight haze ok for ipa. Thick dense head that lingers.

Flavor: low neutral malt aroma that leaves the hops to come to the forefront. Hop flavor is less tropical than aroma. It is blend of fruit and earthy tones. Bitterness is not over the top and very balanced. No DMS, no diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: medium body with medium low carbonation. Bitterness is low in the finish. Light creaminess.

Overalll: nice ipa that showcases the hop bill well but does need a bit of malt complexity to make it great.

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Photo of MCain04
3.65/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottles 1/21/14 and consumed on 2/14/14. $6.49 for 500ml. Poured into Spiegelau IPA glass.

Pours a hazy yellow body, slightly orange, with a good sized pure white head which leaves nice retention and lacing. Smell is of grapefruit, candy apple, delicate floral tones, mango, and spearmint. Taste is bitter from start to finish. Astringency and acidity much like grapefruit juice is covering up the more delicate hop flavors present in the nose. Low malt bill and little residual sweetness. Cold crisp and smooth, light body, dry finish, med-high carbonation. Overall, too much alpha acid hopping with a bitterness which is unbalanced by the low pale malt bill, and over-the-top grapefruit flavor. Disappointed, was looking forward to this more.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.65/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy dark straw color with a huge fluffy white head that persists forever. Smells of earthy pine and citrus with a faint sweet bready malt to back it up. The flavor is lemony grapefruit with a resinous bite to it. Light bready malt barely peaks out to show any balance. Medium to thin body with a moderate level of carbonation and a resinous watery mouthfeel. There's not much body here and its a hint on the astringent side. I could drink it, but I'd rather reach for a lunch or peeper.

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Photo of HoppySailor
3.66/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

In my snifter: Another One IPA from Maine Beer Company. 17 ounce bottle poured into a New Belgium snifter. Seven percent ABV. Bottling date of 6/11/2013.

A- Pours a very pale orange, slightly hazy with a very thick, bright white head. Foam retreats quickly leaving even lacing all around. Odd look for an IPA. Hope this isn't a bad sign... It is gorgeous, just odd...

S- Smell is a very pungent lemon peel and grass. A hint of mandarin orange is present on the nose as is some other scent I can't identify but might describe as sour pine. Two bad signs in a row?

T- The taste brings this one back to the same universe as most IPAs, but I'm having a hard time putting my finger on what's going on in there... I don't want to discourage other folks who might enjoy this one if they try it, but I swear the odd nose and taste I'm getting is fish... Like maybe the water from the minnow bucket. What is strange about that is I don't hate it. I kind of like it. So- citrus, grass, seaweed and slight bready malts would be my best description. Good on its own, but not even close to the other MBC brew I have had- Lunch IPA.

M- The mouthfeel is the big redeemer here. Heavy sting of carbonation just on the front end and velvety hop oils on the swallow. The taste is coming around as it warms too... From all that strangeness to a palate-wrecking hoppy bitterness. I could have been more patient and let it warm a bit from the start, but I stand by my notes thus far.

O- Overall- for $8 a bottle I expect to be blown the &$@# away. This is a good, drinkable, even enjoyable hop bomb with strange malts. It is not on par with what I expect from this price range or this brewer specifically. If you have the money for a brew from Maine Beer Co, spend it on Lunch. Otherwise I give it high marks where earned, but still would not pay the price to enjoy again.

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Photo of BB1313
3.69/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

32oz growler filled at Heinen's in Mentor, Ohio

Growler poured into a tulip. Pours yellow-golden with a subtle haze and a fluffy eggshell white head that fades leaving nice retention and nice lacing. The aromas are very nice, but not overpowering. Nice blend of citrus and tropical notes. Some pineapple and mango along with grapefruit and orange. Some cracker notes and some malts as well. The flavors are clean. Lots of lemon and lime. Some watermelon in the mix. Some grapefruit and pine as well. Subtle malt notes. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied. It feels thin with active carbonation. It's smooth and very easy to drink.

This is a solid IPA. I personally just wish the flavors popped a bit more. I'm interested in how this would be from a bottle.

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Photo of Halfbrother83
3.73/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a Jester King goblet.

A: Light golden straw with a fluffy white head that eventually fades, leaving a nice lacing around the crown of the glass.

S: Grapefruit, orange, pine, grass.

T: I'm getting bready malt first, followed by the citrusy hop character in the middle. Pine is apparent in the finish.

M: Light to medium body, almost spritzy, refreshing carbonation makes this an easy drinker. Not as smooth as Lunch, but enjoyable in it's own way.

O: Though nowhere near as enjoyable as Lunch, Another One is still another great offering from Maine Brewing. I wouldn't seek this one out again to drink at home, but would definitely order it with a meal if I saw it while out and about.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into a globe. Bottle is three weeks old at the time of consumption.

A: Clear golden color. Two fingers of creamy white head show excellent retention. A foamy blanket of lacing covers the glass.

S: Mandarin orange, lots of mango, peach, and apricot. White grapefruit and lemon drop candy. Soft pine needle scent. Caramel and biscuit malt base.

T: Pine needles, a touch oniony, oily bitterness, resin. Toasted hemp seed. Biscuity and toasty malts. The playful and fruity depth of the aroma really doesn't translate. Pineapple, mango, and lemon candy in the background. Subtle prick of alcohol. Tropical esters. Oily and oniony hop bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Frothy and creamy. Low prickling carbonation.

O: The aroma is great, but some of the less preferred hop flavors show up in the taste. It leans a little in the oniony/catty direction.

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Photo of jerrytodd
3.8/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A bottle at Dave's pad...

A: Very light colored. Typical heavy foam head (IMO over carbed)

S: Pine/floral/citrus. Very nice aromatics

T: Certainly a tasty IPA. I do wish there was a touch more body to the malt to support, but prefer this approach to the typical West-Coast way of adding crystal malt. Hops meld to offer pine/slight dank citrus and floral flavors. Assertive

M: As mentioned, a tad light

O: Totally solid and way better than most. The bar is very high for MBC so I wouldn't say it's one of their best but certainly worthy.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: a golden to straw yellow color. great clarity until i dumped the yeasty dregs into my glass. a small white head that fades slowly and leaves behind a fairly strong lacing.

Smell: lots of hops, most prominent is citrus, anywhere from grapefruit to orange to lemon, small hints toward herbal, earthy and piney. light bready malt background.

Taste: opens up with citrus i'd say a cross between grapefruit and lemon. other hops such as earth and pine play in the middle. the end is a sweet lemon bread character that quickly fades to a bitterness

Mouthfeel: good balance between sweet malts and bitter hops. not overly bitter but lots of hoppiness.

Overall: a good ipa. can't say to much as i am beginning to get ipa overload. their is only so much variation on the ipa can get and i think the markets about there. still a good drinkable beer, but nothing to set itself out from the rest for me.

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Photo of ToasterChef
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a new IPA that was bottled and released earlier today at the new Freeport brewery. It features the same hops as Weez (which was also released today) but a different malt bill. The beer was chilled when I bought it and has been in my fridge for since I brought it home. I'm serving it in my Maine Beer Co. flute.

This is a nice golden orange beer that has a touch of haze. A big white head fills up the top half of my glass. Lots of carbonation bubbles cling to the sides of the glass. As the head settles, very good lacing is left behind.

Another One has a very strong citrus aroma. I am picking up a lot of pink grapefruit.

The beer has a big, dirty hop flavor. It is strongly bitter. I cannot taste as much of the grapefruit as I thought I would. The pale malts make a decent base that provide a bit of sweetness in the finish. I cannot single out any specific flavors from the yeast.

This is a medium bodied beer with a good amount of carbonation. Between the bubbles and the hop oils, it gives off a big tingling sensation.

This is a pretty good beer. I'm not convinced I like it more than Lunch, but it is still quite enjoyable. There is something about the hops that I can't quite describe but seems off to me. Maybe it's just that there are a lot of hop oils. Is it possible for a beer to be too fresh? If the label is to be believed, this was bottled this morning...the only beer I've ever had that fresh I brewed myself! I will drink this one again.

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Photo of cbutova
3.88/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Happy to find this one in Belfast before heading up to Bar Harbor. Always nice to try new MBC offerings. Reviewed from notes.

A- Dark golden somewhat orange body with a frothy white cap. One finger height with decent retention. A substantial ring and cloud remain atop the beer. Nice thick lacing around the glass.

S- Somewhere right between fresh citrus fruits and stone fruits like apricot and mango. Oranges come into play from the hops as well. Very slight grainy malt caramel.

T- Follows the nose with a similar hop feel with a good mix of citrus oranges and some apricot stone fruit feel. Fair amount of biscuit and light caramel malts. Some good floral pine hop hints as well.

MF- Creamy moderately thick body with a medium carbonation level. Smooth and silky texture and a low-moderate bitterness in the finish.

Nice mix of fresh citrus and stone fruit hop flavors. Not quite as flavorful as the great IPAs of today but still quite good.

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Photo of MNishCT77
3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz. bottled purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area (Franklin's Pub and Brewery), bottled on 01/25/2014, poured into my FFF Teku glass, drank over 30 minutes

A: 3/3 - golden yellow, mild clarity (cannot read or see through - bottle conditioned), initial frothy ivory white head that settles into 1/2 finger head, low-to-moderate alcohol legs

S: 9/12 - a nice admixture of floral, grassy and earthy hops, mild biscuity malts with some background alcohol

T: 15/20 - on the front of the tongue, there's a gentle citrus hop bitterness (likely Warrior) that gives way to a complex hop profile that matches the aroma - floral, herbal, grassy and citrus; in the middle of the mouth, the hop profile makes room for a bready/biscuity malt profile that serves more to balance that provide its own flavor profile; some alcohol burn on the way down but mild (and expected for a 7% ABV beer); finishes dry and inviting subsequent sips

M: 4/5 - moderate body, some hop oils coating the tongue, moderate-to-high drinkabilty

O: 8/10 - granted that this beer was several months old when purchased, but, out of all the Maine Beer Co. beers that I've tried, the only one better is Lunch, which is like a hoppier big brother to Another One; this beer can certainly stand on its own though, and, for ~$7-8, I'd recommend it but please drink it fresher than I did here!

TOTAL - 39/50

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