Review: Maine Beer Company Dinner | Craft Beer & Brewing
Maine Beer Company Dinner
100 out of 100

Style: Double IPA

ABV: 8.2

100/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 5

Maine Beer Company Dinner

What the brewers say

“It’s dry, refreshing, and a hoppy happening. Our intention was to really amp up the hops flavor and aroma. So we dry hopped twice, with more than 6 pounds of hops per barrel.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Intense white grapefruit and lemon with a touch of pine to accentuate. Assertive with freshly peeled orange, hints of lemon zest, and tropical fruit. Net effect is exotic and interesting.”

Flavor: “Intensely hoppy with a nice chewy malt backbone to support. Same white grapefruit and lemon predominate with some tropical-fruit notes peeking through. Well-balanced throughout. It’s a fruity citrus party—lemon dominates with orange, tangerine, and grapefruit facets, along with some pineapple and mango. After a moment, it shifts to grapefruit as the bitterness builds.”

Overall: “The blend of hops with the malt to balance make this a really solid DIPA. A really wonderful beer that showcases the hops. It’s tight, refined, clean, crisp, dry, and juicy with absolutely nothing taking the spotlight away from the beautiful blend of hops.”

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