Lunch - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by Brandegee:
4.46/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Paper City brewery IPA glass.
I shamefully admit I have had this bottle for a number of months while working through other beers and IPAs. Fortunately, this beer has held up nicely:
A: A very mild haze mars an otherwise clear, rich golden beer, topped with a healthy head of rich foam.
S: Lovely. Lots of pine and grapefuit. A few other floral and citrus notes creep in, such as apricot and honey. Despite the rich smells, the overall bouquet is delicate.
T: Very interesting. It is an assertively hopped IPA, with lots of resiny, bitter goodness. At the same time, it finishes light, with only a slight hop bitterness left behind. Lots of vegetable notes here. I have to say the flavor is not as well balanced as many other IPAs that I've had, but there's a lot going on and it's pretty much all pleasant.
M: Lightly carbonated with a hint of hop resin, Very pleasant, even when the going got a little yeasty at the end.
O: This both is and isn't a hop bomb. It somehow manages to be light and drinkable for such an aggressive flavor profile. The only mildly sour note is a slightly bitter aftertaste. I'll definitely have to try a fresher example.
Serving type: bottle
02-05-2014 03:09:01 | More by Brandegee
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4.7/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Poured from pint bottle into tulip glass.
Love Maine Beer Company's labeling.
A - Pours an amber-gold color. Frothy, creamy large white head with a lot of lacing. Head stays throughout.
S - Zesty, citrus smell with floral hops.
T - Perfect IPA taste, like the smell, very zesty up front, mellows toward the end with the bitter hops that we love from these types of beers.
M - Mildly carbonated, very fresh.
O - Amazing.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 22:36:47 | More by ericdavidmorris
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,827 ratings.