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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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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. Vitals: Color – Mahogany ABV – 9.1% O.G. – 1.080 Malt – American 2-Row, Marris Otter, Victory, Carapils, Caramel 80, Midnight Wheat Hops –Centennial, Simcoe, Cascade, Falconer’s Flight

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1655) - Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle as a trade extra dated 010215. Pours hazy deep dark orange amber with a huge off white and yellowish creamy fluffy head. Nice aroma with the characteristic Maine yeast, floral hops, light citrus sweetness, some bready malt. For the ABV, the aroma comes off very delicate. Nice. Flavor is nicely bitter citrus rind, floral flavors, lemon peel, some pine, sweet malty bready backbone. Medium bodied, medium carbonation with just a touch of prickle, dry bitter, dank. Basically a DIPA here bordering on very light barleywine, but comes off relatively light on the palate. This is really nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPABevyGuy (67) - New York, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Color of caramel with a lacy head, smells hoppy with notes of citrus and a caramel maltiness. Starts out with a citrus hop flavor with a bit of an earthy taste to follow. Not as malty as I was anticipating. Earthy flavor lingers long after the finish and kinda kills it for me. It’s not a bad beer, but I was personally expecting more out of something from Maine Beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG111 (430) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Bottled 01/02/15. Pours a ruby amber copper color with a creamy beige head. Aroma is hop forward, citrus, lemon, orange, and lots of malt sweetness. Caramel. Flavor is hoppy and malty up front. Lemon, orange, pine, malty caramel. Bitter but also prominently malty, honey almost reminiscent of oak finish. Palate is pleasant mild carbonation. Drinks like a malty IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3268) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle at home, courtesy of Lukaduke. Thanks!! Pour is deep, hazy amber with a big cream-colored head and sticky lacing. Big hoppy aroma - pineapple, grapefruit, orange peel, some caramelized sugars, light bread, roast, and mango. Taste is brown sugar, grapefruit peels, some oranges, resinous, grass, sweet caramel, and toasted bread with a bitter finish and a touch of heat on the backend. Full mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Nice mix of malt and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1233) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2014
500ml bottle from Binny’s Lakeview. Pours a dark Amber color with a big fan head and lots of lacing. Aroma is hoppy, some pine, some orange citrus. Medium to heavy with creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, lots of caramel, toffee, toast, big pine bitterness, some orange, grapefruit hops, with a bitter, pine finish. Too malty for a DIPA, but not quite a Barleywine. Either way, it’s pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TURDFERGUSON (4010) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Thanks Sarah Molner. Co-rate with Greg Clinininin. Deep peachy orange with a solid yellow cream lace. Nose is fruity and hoppy, tropical fruits are heavy with notes of resinous pine and light citrus fruits. Flavor is fruity and lightly bitter upfront, citrus predominates the flavor with some nicely complemented lightly sweet malt undertones. Insanely drinkable for the abv. Wow, this is great beer. This is everything I have always wanted Arrogant Bastard to be. Take note, Stone. Great work, Maine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1779) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Another phenomenal maine beer. Peachy and hoppy with a nice bitter and hoppy finish. Had a bottle pour at kasers pours orange with a white head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (8471) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Pour out of 500 ml bottle, hazy copper-red pour with off white head, aroma brought candied fruit, caramelized sugars, nice honey, vanilla notes into some dark fruits, nice mango notes as well. Taste was sweet orange peel, mango, some grapefruit into honey and vanilla, rum soaked raisins, dark fruits, nice earthy spice notes, finishing sweet but bitter. Very well balanced as Maine seems to do well, this is one of their better ones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3791) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Maine can do no wrong. Darker orange pour from bottle. White head. Tropical fruit and hoppy aroma. Taste is spicy bitter fruity with a perfect balance of all. This is another amazing beer of theirs. Never had one that wasn't great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3691) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Maine Beer is doing great thing with hops. Lil One has a great fresh hop nose over melted caramel. This pours a hazy orange color with a short lived off white head. There are lots of strong caramel candy malts with just a crap ton of hop resin, pine and red grapefruit hop flavors. This is a really hoppy beer with lots of alcohol and chewy malts. Long dry hop resin and pine finish. Makes me want to live in Maine.

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