Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Such a great multi dimesional aroma...tons of malt, well balanced dark malts and wonderful hop aroma. Falvor is great with some roast amlt and well balance hops without being too thick. Great finish!!!! hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2015
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. closey22 (1945) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Black rimming Lacy brown head; aroma is heavy pine/spruce hop with subtle hints of sweet molasses; Flava is very complex piney sprucy hop blended equally with roasty chocolatey malt and they trade off throughout the swirl; feels; medium to thick foamy fizzy; finishes dry subtly bitter blended again with roasty chocolaty tangy malt notes. phikus01 (112) - New York, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Another perfect beer from Maine Beer. Awesome aroma, and the hops and malt intertwine for a dry roasted finish. beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - JAN 23, 2014
Wow, quite a beer here, one of the best BIPA’s Ive had since Stone’s Sublimely Self Righteous. A wonderful balance between the high hop flavor of citrus and pine, and the delicious roasted coffee beans. Nice use of chocolate malts here, doesn’t make it too sweet it actually enhances the roasted nature of the wheat oats. Opaque black pour into the tulip glass, tan to off white head that remains throughout. Good lacing on the glass, the aroma hits from farther away than I imagined but its so enticing my mouth began to water. Tremendous combination of Simcoe and Cascade hits you immediately, then the dark chocolate and coffee next. Taste is a reflection of the aroma, mouthfeel is full and enjoyable and truly asks you to gulp it. Excellent.
desrochesb (40) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Une black IPA qui sort de l’ordinaire, j’aime son corps et le gout rond qui reste en bouche. tsd08460 (1165) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 1, 2016
Aroma: roasty, chocolate, citrus,
Appearance: black with a tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: lmedium body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish
Delicious ChadPolenz (1818) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2014
I poured a 500ml bottle into a tulip glass. It was bottled on 7/1/14 and cost $6 ($0.36 per ounce).
zizzybalubba (1869) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Appearance: Opaque ink black body. Sediment chunks can be seen once the bottom of the bottle is poured. Forms a very large, dark tan, foamy head which laces and retains extremely well.
Smell: Pungent nose of coffee, roasted barley and dank, resiny hops.
Taste: Maine Beer Company produces a strong IPA called “Another One” which uses the exact same hops and schedule as Weez. The obvious difference being this is a black IPA or black ale or whatever you want to call it. Weez is as equally good of a beer, in my opinion, even though the taste is so much different. This brewery is known for making hop-centric beers, yet there’s genuine maltiness to be found here. A strong presence of coffee, roasted barley and burnt toast lays a strong foundation for the forthcoming hops. What’s odd is that in this beer, these hops create for a darker, more earthy character rather than the lighter, cleaner, brighter fruitiness of “Another One.” Dank resiny bitterness complements the dark malt and coffee flavor perfectly (the herbal spice rack notes are also present, but are subtle this time). Not quite as sticky as some beers of the genre, though the hops are still strong and quite bitter. Overall, it’s a complex, robust, and delicious palette.
Drinkability: The 7.2% ABV on the label might lead one to believe that this is going to be a strong, hefty beer to approach with caution. However, after one swig it’s clear that Maine Beer Company’s “Weez” is remarkably light on its toe. The mouthfeel is calm and soft with a velvety texture and finish to match. There is residual bitterness on the tongue, but it’s quite pleasant and never cloying or drying. No alcohol presence whatsoever. A versatile brew that works as a standalone beverage, with a savory meal, or as a liquid dessert.
500 mL bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA (bottled October 7, 2014). Dark brown, almost black, pour with a frothy khaki head. Aroma of pineapple, tangerine, pine, and wet grass. Taste is a perfect balance of roasted malt and hops featuring coffee and chocolate flavors that are in harmony with citrus and pine. An outstanding black IPA. nealblind (1864) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAY 10, 2016
dark brown pour long lasting orange brown cream head. Aroma roasted caramel, coffee, woody carob. Tastes smooth carob some citrus hops, dry stout characteristics with thicker creamy body. Super smooth coffee flavor. Chocolate with a tangy hint of carob, peaches. lacks the uncouth astringency of inferior BIPAs. This one restores my faith in the style. EXCELLENT.