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Discussion in 'New England' started by T-RO, Feb 6, 2013.
Just saw this was released today, anyone know anything about it?
I'll be the first to say that it is probably too expensive.
It's $7.75ish a bottle in Portland. Drinking one right now and it's a really good, really interesting beer. Made with the same quality of their other beers. It's what you'd expect a brewery who loves hops as much as they do to make for their winter seasonal. Very hop forward but with a lot more malt and abv then anything else they've made.
I'll try it - hell I'll try anything they make. Good beer, cheesy motto.
Had it on tap at Thirsty Pig last week and I'd say it's kinda like Zoe on steroids. Bottles came out yesterday, about $8 each. Honestly, I was expecting higher so that was pleasant surprise I guess
"Zoe on Steroids" is a pretty good description.
Its amazing that this beer coming in at $8 a bottle is a "pleasant" surpirse(I thought it'd be more too). That comes out to be $34.00 a six pack.
Cracked open a bottle last night. Phenomenal beer.
We too thought double Zoe. Typical MBC hop aroma and flavor profile, just taken to a whole new level. I'm happy to pay $7 a bottle, and this one won't be around long as they only made one batch.
Best hoppy beer brewed in Maine. Ever.
Setting the bar high, are we?
Like shooting fish in a barrel.
But a standard 6-pack isn't 101.4 ounces.
True. And 6 $8-beers isn't $34.
$8.00/16.9 oz = 47 cents per oz
.47 x 12oz per beer x 6 beers = $34.08
It is kinda funny that we willingly fork over $8 for a brand new beer from MBC but scowl at $8 bottles of KBS.
i'd pay $8 for a 500ml bottle of KBS. also would pay $8 for a zoe-like "DIPA" from MBC.
i don't buy MBC regularly due to price and freshness issues, but let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater.
I can't think of another hoppy beer brewed in Maine that I have enjoyed more. MO is up there for me as a top APA, I'm a huge fan of Lunch, and Can't Dog is a really solid DIPA. The closest would have to be the DIPA pilot batch that MBC released for Portland Beer week this year. Dan said that was more of a 5 gal homebrew type experiment, and seemed as though it could benefiit from some fine tuning. Damn fine experiment though.
Lil One simply raises the bar, especially for fans of DIPAs.
I would put it up against VT's trinity for hopped goodness. Heady is king for me, and anything hoppy that Shawn brews is unreal, but I liked the Lil One better than anything I've had from Lawson's, including Double Sunshine.
Has anyone seen this around Portland in the last few days? Was out of the country last week and missed the release...thanks!
As far as I can tell: No.
Might be some bottles at Novare? Retail went quick.
I had one at mamas crowbar on saturday night
i'm drinking one right now, and i dig the malt. I might see if i can find another tomorrow.
I just had Captain Kool IPA from Geaghan's in Bangor, very delicious and on the strong end for a regular IPA. Kept thinking of Pliney the Elder while I finished off a 32oz growler of it, sadly when I was up there today they had kicked but should be returning soon. I was told they're coming out with a stronger version called Double Kool in March.
Sounds good, maybe should be its own thread?