craftycarl21 (2290) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2013 Draft at Churchkey. Beautiful black pour with a medium-sized off-white head. Nose and flavor are fully rife with earthen loam and rich pine and spruce bitterness, hints of pink grapefruit and lemon rind, and beautiful chocolate and roasty bitterness. Smooth and flavorful throughout the taste. Not quite as vibrant as my favorites of the style (Shaun Hill), but that’s a tall order, and this is an outstanding brew.
tia (1128) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Blue Goat. Very dark with creamy mocha head and lots of lacing. Dank, earthy, roasty, piney and citric. Funky bitter then dry and roasty.
tastybeer (1837) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown/black, big tan head. Little retention/some lace. Aroma of dark chocolate, espresso, pine, light citrus, roast. Taste is moderately bitter, espresso, pine, citrus, light roast/smoke, chocolate. Palate is slick, oily, bitter finish.
echudy (39) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another strong offering from Maine Beer; good standard 'beer' smell but nothing that stood out. Same with the flavor, but part of that is not my overall favorite style right now
LuckyDog (605) - - APR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very lightly carbonated. Moderate roast, but it’s there. Low bitterness. I’d enjoy drinking a few of these.
Niko100 (2172) - Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, coffee, pine hops, & citrus; Flavor of slight roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, pine hops, some coffee, and citrus; Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Very nice.
Mjp12 (639) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good black ipa, the extra malt gives balance to the hops, giving a well balanced beer
Beermack (713) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 6, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with good tan head. Incredible tropical nose - all the papaya pineapple and orange in the world with a bit of smokey coffee and leather too. Taste gives that tropical fruit blast along with some deeper citrus and some stickier resin. Coffee and light char rises, but stays as a frame rather than letting this get to "hoppy stout" territory. More juice comes out towards the finish, with strong citrus and pine. Light coffee, roast and citrus linger. Incredible stuff.
nothingbutIPAs (35) - Hillsborough, USA - APR 1, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very misleading label, don’t read the bottle label and purchase thinking you are buying an American IPA. Label states, "Hoppy and roasty American IPA, brewed as the dark-colored counterpart to Another One (both beers incorporate the exact same kettle and dry hopping schedule)." Label should state this is basically a porter. If that is your sort of beer this is probably a very good beer. This beer tastes incredibly smoky and nothing like an American IPA. I love Maine Beer Lunch and expect a lot out of this brewery, but this was an extremely disappointing experience.
skmikeg (1180) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a two finger foamy tan head with excelllent lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, grassy hops, sweet malts, and some light burnt woody note. Taste is ,citrus, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, molasses, pine, sweet malts, pine, grassy hops, rye bread, and some light burnt wood. Has a medium body with a pretty creamy mouthfeel and a semi-moderately bitter, semi dry, medium-long finish. Overall, a very tasty, well balanced black IPA from a a brewer that continues to impress me.
hopwine (492) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is dank, fruity, roasted malt. Flavor is citrus, dank, pine, pungent fruit, dark chocolate accents, dry roast/ nutty on the finish. Unbelievably well balanced and delicious.