Lunch - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by Dope:
4.63/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Top notch. Huge fluffy white head atop a golden amber pour. A little hazy, not perfectly clear. Amazing retention and great lacing.
S: Stunning aroma. Grapefruit and orange at the forefront with some pine and the bready malt not far behind. Maybe some apricot or peach in there too?
T: Taste backs up the smell. Lots of grapefruit and orange, very strong (but not overpowering) bready malts. Pine is secondary but still there. Maybe even a little herbal/earthy flavor. Everything is well balanced and comes together smoothly, not muddled like some beers.
M: Super smooth and clean beer. Just right weight, not too heavy and not too light. Bitterness is decent but doesn't last too long.
O: Maine Brewing hit a home run with this one. Honestly I put this up there with Sculpin and Blind Pig. It might be even better when super fresh. Do yourself a favor and pick up one of these (if you can, they disappear at an incredible rate).
Serving type: bottle
06-20-2011 01:59:58 | More by Dope
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4.54/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from bottle dated 2/18/14 into a pint glass.
Appearance: on the paler side of golden-yellow. Tons of bubble action, 1" foam head at doesn't seem to want to go away. Seriously intense head—I don't usually go in for hat feature, but bonus points just for execution.
Aroma: lots of spicy hop notes, with some faint earthiness, like damp rocks. Citrus/spice stings my nostrils if I inhale too deeply.
Taste: oh wow. Glorious! First sip just tastes like... good. There are individual favors there, but they just meld into a delicious whole. Definitely lots of citrus—pineapple, maybe some lime, grapefruit—along with a perfect amount of malt. Not really getting any of the earthiness I picked up in the nose, though if someone said they got some hay/barnyard character, I wouldn't disagree. Bitterness is really dialed in as well—fans of pure hops might find this too tame, but it's incredibly enjoyable to drink.
Feel: really creamy. Maybe I'm just being thrown by the head, but thus almost feels like nitro. Contributes perfectly to the quaffability of this brew.
Overall: I went into this with suppressed expectations; I've been trying some East Coast IPAs over the past few days, and generally not loving them. But this knocks it out of the park—might be my favorite all time single IPA.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 01:12:20 | More by neurobot01
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,228 ratings.