RateBeer
overall
98
96
style
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
Share this beer with friends!
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. 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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (776) - - FEB 3, 2014
Cloudy copper pour, good sized head that disappears fast. Pine, Grapefruit and sweet caramel aroma. Big Pine and citrus hops up front, Sweet caramel malt. Medium body. Some alcohol warming. Quit whining about their prices and try one already!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crajun (948) - , Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2014
isn’t this a diipa??? bottle drank one year after bottling and well past best by date on bottle. rec’d from phatdog or ed5388. strong pine, some citrus and malt in aroma. powerfully hoppy but not bitter. this is taste also. I enjoyed!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3175) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
500 ml. bottle. It pours a hazy copper color with an off white head. The aroma is fresh and potent with grapefruit, peach and jolly rancher. The flavor is rich with pine, citrus, sweet orange, peach and a touch of brown sugar. Finishes dry and mildly bitter with a good amount of toasty malts. Very full bodied and tasty. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours an almost completely opaque dark amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, pine, with a caramel background. Taste is medium-heavy bitter, medium sweet, some alcohol as well. Finish is bitter and alcoholic. Full bodied, syrupy texture. Not bad at all, but not their best effort.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1716) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Courtesy of Lukaduke. Bottled 11/14/13. The pour is a murky reddish-brown color with a big frothy khaki head on top. Great lacing. Lots of citrus rind in the scent that’s joined by caramel and pine. Smooth going down and lighter in the body than expected. Some toasty biscuit and sweet caramel malt underneath a hefty dose of citrus hops. Slightly sticky mid palate with pine and lingering malt before drying out in the finish, accompanied by a sharp bitterness. I’m not much into huge American Barleywines or Strong Ales these days but this is more like a Double IPA and glides along nicely. Not an overly complex brew but well done. I think I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve had from Maine Beer Company.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UDBeernut (1652) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2014
i am not going to lie, this was a moderately surprising find in Albany. pours dark copper, frothy cream hued head. big citrus and tropical nose. taste adds moderate bitterness, lots of citrus, mainly grapefruit and stone fruits. large body, clings on the tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BazookaJoe (235) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Pours dark orange with a citrus and earthy aroma. Strong flavors of pine, caramel and citrus but quite balanced. Finishes sweet with a hint of booze. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftycarl21 (2214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2014
500 mL bottle from Whole Foods P Street. Gorgeous deep blood orange colored pour with a vivacious white head. Nose and flavor are absolutely lovely; tangerine, sweet kumquat, spruce tip, hints of peach and earthen loam, scallion, and garlic. Love the addition of Falconer’s Flight to add that slightest new-age change. Reminds me of an imperial Zoe but with more fruit character brought out by the malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is gorgeous; actually quite lean for the first 50% of the sip, then the slight malty richness and 9.1% ABV shows itself en route to the finish. Scary drinkable. Really beautifully done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMCC2181 (1501) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle via StateLine... I am pretty much down for anything these guys produce... This brew smells hoppy. hummmmm...that smells good. Malty as well. Closer to a barleywine smell than a DIPA. Great lacing left on the glass. Decent head. Taste reminds me up 3F Behemoth barlyewine... Taste is a big hoppy, malty monster... Tons of hops, bitter with a little sweetness. But still malty with some flower characteristics. Smooth... If someone told me this was aged for 5 years I would of believed them. Silky smooth, really easy to drink but the alcohol is warming and not harsh.. Overall: Top level brew not matter what you call it. Get some!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2208) - New York, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Cloudy ambery pour from bottle. Big sticky white head. Spicy hops, band aids, pine needle aroma. Malts, choppy resin taste. Lingering bitterness. Good.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4  5  6 7 8 9 10 11


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50