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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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3,634 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,634
Reviews: 577
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 876
Gots: 597 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-10-2011

Our “East Coast” version of a West Coast-style IPA. Intense hop flavors and aromas of tropical and citrus fruits and pine dominate. A subtle malt sweetness brings the beer into balance.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by CalgaryFMC:
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4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Milestone review (#500) and it came down to a Maine Beer Co. brew versus one from Green Flash. Since I am pretty pumped that we just got another wave of four Maine beers hitting Alberta, here goes. Different array of hops from Another Round and this one is rooted more firmly in citrus and herbal territory, with Another Round skewing more tropical and perhaps more pungent overall (see that review). This one is a cloudy lemon yellow with a rich beige head, a matrix of smaller bubbles encapsulated in a layer of larger ones. A remarkable fresh hop aroma greets the drinker, pineapple, mixed citrus and fresh spruce needles, resinous with hints of berry. Palate is a sublime mix of orange/grapefruit/tangerine/lime rind and juice, pineapple, rock candy, baby aspirin, sage, red berry, guava, and a whiff of burnt toffee. Largely a hop flavor and aroma showcase but with enough malt to add a balancing sweetness to the equation. Very bitter but said bitterness is ultra-clean, buttressing an assertive and juicy finish of mentholated cough candy, lime, and flower shop. Body on the low end of moderate with the carbonation on the high end. Another clear cut masterpiece from this brewery, sophisticated and nuanced yet bold of flavor. The worst thing anyone can say about these guys is the high price point, which frankly I will keep paying so long as the quality remains this high. The social and environmental initiatives these guys take only sweeten the deal.

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Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #55 (August 2011):

Slow pour still produces a sizable head; dull amber glow sans sediment. Fresh clementines, nectarines, strawberry taffy, toasted bread, nutty yeast and fresh-cut grass in the nose. Rustic, smooth yet bitty mouthfeel—a beer of sub- stance. Tame bitterness, though the flavor flogs the taste buds for a while. Nice hop bite with citric and herbal flavors, and some spice in the middle as the dry maltiness tries to rise above. Apple and pear fruitiness, warming alcohol and graininess try to stave off the hop flavor, but it just keeps pushing along. Pretty amazing brew, bringing back some clout for the true East Coast IPAs.

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Lot 051811 on the label.
A slightly hazy amber color with a voluminous white head, even with a careful pour. Lots of sticky lace.
Citrus and tropical fruit aroma. Good sweet malt background.
Tropical fruit taste, very sweet. Grapefruit leading to a little bit of piney hops that I hadn't detected in the aroma. Bread.
This was a very well-balanced IPA. Will pick up more of these.

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Had at the Sebago end of an era special event. Shared it with my wife and bumped elbows with pretty much every major player in the Maine beer scene.

The color is golden straw slight cloudy with a generous head.

The aroma is is fruity hops very very fresh. Wonderful.

The taste well what can I say its probably the best IPA I've ever had. The taste is all hops but never overwhelming. The flavor starts sweet becomes a citrus hop flavor and ends with a slight bitter of hops flavor. Wonderful.

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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 3,634 ratings.