Another One | Maine Beer Company

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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

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Reviews: 254 | Ratings: 1,893
Photo of SipofZombie
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500mL bottle dated 9/08/15.

Appearance: Very slightly cloudy golden color. Has an excellent thick white head that leaves a good lacing.

Smell: There are hints of citrus, pine resins, grassiness, and light malts.

Taste: is of citrus and very light traces of pine. Just a hint of malt flavors.

Mouthfeel: It has a very nice overall balance and feel. Very crisp with a slight bitterness on the end.

Drinkability: A very smooth and clean beer

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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 kculrich
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I probably shouldn't try to add anything to the brewer's description because it is spot on. Bottled on 08/25/2015, poured into a cool nonic, it's hazy sunshine with an honest foamy white cap and lots of sticky lacing. The smell is predominately hoppy, with pine, straw and flowers and a decent hit of sweet maltiness. Taste follows the nose with apple and mineral, as well. Lightly carbonated and resinous. A classic IPA, dry and crisp as advertised.

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Photo of Alpha309
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500mL bottle dated 6/30/15 into a Duvel glass

Pours between a blonde and straw color, slightly cloudy with a finger of lace bubbles. Bubbles retain well keeping a thin layer for at least an hour.

Smells of citrus and a hint of papaya. Very slight pine scent as well.

Taste is very crisp citrus and very faint notes of pine. Pine flavors increase as the citrus dissipates in the after taste. Very light on malt flavors.

Feel is a good mix of juicy body with carbonation. Feels good in the mouth.

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Photo of SebD
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: It has a nice light golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of mango, citrus, pine resins, floral notes some grassiness and light bready malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has loads of tropical notes (citrus and mango), floral hops, pine resins, some grassiness and faint sweet bready malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas.

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Photo of munsonptr
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A deliciously piney and citrusy IPA. The taste follows the nose better than most IPAs out there. Better than Lunch IMHO. Seems as though this one is getting harder to find on the shelves.

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5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yellow, golden, goodness.
Nice head. Very floral and hoppy.
Peachy. Citrus. Oh so good. An Excellent beer.
Deliciously smooth . With No after bite.
Was very nice & wanted more.
Try some, you will not be disappointed.

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Photo of rjd722
4.69/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pleasantly light golden-yellow haze with a fluffy two-finger foam; head hung around for a while and then left a thin layer throughout. First sip felt like there was an intense hops carpet bombing campaign being executed against my mouth (seriously, it was pretty awesome). Smell is full of floral citrus hops. Big citrus and slight peach taste with a nice bitter finish, but the type of bitter you desire in an American IPA. Incredibly clean and fresh overall, excellent experience.

Instantly one of my favorites, can't wait to have it again!

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Photo of DA84
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer... The fresher the better. Heavy citrus and peach notes... Awesome.. I prefer it to Lunch which is another of their very good offerings

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Photo of farrago
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Two plus fingers of bleached white foam, very delicately constructed and airy, uneven surface and no more than average retention, the lacing forms wide, mottled streaks which stick well before dissolving in place. Brightly yellow colored liquid, transparent, lots of active bubbles but dispersed and not in beads. The nose displays a genteel directness, focused tangerine, lemon, white grapefruit citrus neither sweet nor sour, lowkey florality yields to more peppery, biscuity, and piney notes, not especially leafy but hops dominated, the apricot, pineapple, mango fruit scents have tang and assist the general oily texture in your nostrils. Medium-bodied, remarkable smoothness given its overall dryness. Loaded with orange, tangerine and lemon citrus zest. Here the floral side spreads out further, at times comes close to being minty in addition to the piney qualities. White pepper, ginger and clove bring dimension, there’s really no overtly “sweet” element to be found. The carbonation is fine and pinpoint yet no wimp. Shows balance in a graceful, Fred Astaire like manner. Refreshing for how it does not seek to impress you with all kinds of fireworks.

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Photo of tlema1
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: nice light yellow
S: lots of citrus, some malt
T: lots of citrus up front, bitter finish
F: good tongue coater
O: the bitter finish mars an otherwise awesome brew

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Photo of Richard-Scott
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pale yellow and clean, clean, clean. Not the nose I expected but this is a top five IPA in my book. Citrus shows perfect and finish is fantastic. Best Maine Beer Co. in my opinion. Best in Maine period!

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Photo of VetsPackage
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

You hear a lot about lunch but this guys not trailing too far behind and is typically more available though allocations have gotten tighter of late. Grassy and herbaceous with light citrus notes dancing in the background. Perfectly carbonated and stupid easy to drink, can't believe this one clocks in at 7%.
Took me years to bite on these guys with the plain label and high price point but man is it worth it, great beer.

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Photo of wolfpac255
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another very solid offering from Maine Beer Co. This is my next favorite so far just under Lunch. Color is pale yellow with some cloudiness. Taste is light, crisp, with a perfect amount of character. A great beer to drink on hot days.

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Photo of DerekCarruth
4.67/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a spectacular IPA. Bottled 7/14/15. Tasted fresh and looked great. This was a surprise get and an even bigger surprise taste. As good as Lunch, I think. Pricey for sure, but worth it.

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Photo of anteatr23
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden and clear, with decent carbonation and a two finger head. Smells citrusy, floral, and fruity. Taste is balanced and crisp. Citrus and hops shining through. Highly drinkable with a peppery finish. Really great showing from Maine Beer Company.. this beer deserves all the credit.

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Photo of Nate_Fisher
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great beer love the smell and taste would drink it every day if I could afford it!
Smell is citrus and tropical fruit
Mouth feel is good but not as silky as i would like
Taste is orange, grapefruit and some tropical flavor
mouth feel is a little week was expecting a little more but still awesome.

Overall it is a great beer actually just as good as lunch imo would def drink again.

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Photo of mynie
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Snagged a bottle in Swampscott. Don't know what it is about Maine BrewCo, but for some reason I never balk at spending too much on one of their 16.9 oz bottles. Maybe because they're all so good? I dunno.

Pours very pale and hazy, like a wheat. Smells dry and a little floral. Not nearly as heavily hopped as Lunch or Mo, but still interesting enough.

Tastes okay, but I don't know what they were going for. It's *very* light up front, almost seltzery, with floral hops drippling in near the middle. Ends light and crisp, with tangy fruit hops balanced quite well against the whisper thin malt.

Overall, it's pretty good. Hard to make such a light and balanced beer with an ABV this high. But it's still a bit of a let down for its price point.

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Photo of larryi86
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle, 6/9/15, poured into a snifter

A- A slightly hazy golden color with a three finger white head.

S- Citrus, tropical fruits, hints of mango, pine, hint of wet grass, some wheat.

T- Citrus, grapefruit, some tropical fruits, pine, slightly dank, breads malts some wheat, nice balance.

M- Smooth, crisp, light to medium body.

O- A nicely done IPA, just a little over priced. Worth trying, same level of quality that I have experienced with the other beers I've tried from MBC.

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Photo of Budlum
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A clear pale yellow body showing tons of carbonation holds a thick fluffy white head. The nose is awesome - fresh citrus hops with a lingering sweetness can be smelled from 3 feet away. Flavors of potent, but perfectly balanced citrus hops ride on just a small amount of cracker sweeteness. The feel is bright and vibrant, given away by the visible carbonation, with a clean finish.

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Photo of cfalls
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Light color, lighter than Lunch, hazy. Big head with small bubbles sticks around.

Smells like tropical fruits, mostly mango.

The taste is fairly mild, not as bitter as Lunch. More like a slightly hoppier MO. The malts aren't sweet, kind of saltine-like. Bitter piney finish.

Light bodied, medium carbonation.

Perfect for a warm summer day.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottling date of 05/12/15

Appearance - Pours hazy and golden yellow in color with a white, near 2 finger head. Great retention, then an ever-present, relatively thick layer of suds dominates the surface. Thin, broken sheets of lace coat the glass with good stick.

Smell - Heavy mango with touches of citrus and pineapple zing. Light, crackery undertone.

Taste - Lighter in flavor than the aroma leads on. Mild orange and mango with a light peppery spice. Clean, bready malt undertone. Finishes with a trace of citrus pith bitterness... and a hint of banana peel?

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body with soft, bubbly carbonation. Slick, silky texture leads to a wonderful drinking experience.

Overall - Light, smooth and clean IPA. Similar to their MO, but not quite as delicious, IMO. Stupid drinkable though. Get it and enjoy.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a cloudy golden color with a 2 finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both excellent. Nice, fresh, citrus, hoppy, resin aroma. Grapefruit primarily. Very nice. Very nice, fresh, piney grapefruit taste. Great malt to hop transition. Light bodied and refreshing. Mild carbonation. Reminds me of Yellow Rose here in Texas. I have to thank my family for bringing this back down to me from Maine.

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Photo of Lagerhouserules
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Happy to get my hands on this today in Albany NY. On par or better than Lunch. Some tropical notes. Bitterness is not over the top but it has a strong bite. Beautiful cloudy appearance like a wit beer which makes it very appealing. Really enjoyable

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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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Another One from Maine Beer Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 1,893 ratings.
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