Lunch - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
4.44/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
500ml bottle into a New Belgium goblet.
A: Pours a hazy orange-copper color. Very hazy, actually. About two fingers of fluffy, off-white head is formed, and the retention is fabulous. The lacing left on the glass is both sudsy and plentiful.
S: Unsurprisingly, it's loaded with citrusy hops. I notice grapefruit, mango, apricot, and melon alongside some more typical pine notes. Slight biscuity maltiness is evident, too. While it didn't quite blow me away like I expected it to, it's still a great aroma, head-and-shoulders above many IPAs.
T: The citrus notes are even more evident on the flavor profile. A huge opening of fresh grapefruit, apricot, melon, and mango provides an evocative juiciness that I love. Mild pine bitterness and slight biscuity tones appear on an otherwise clean finish. This really does a fantastic job of showcasing fruity hops in a balanced manner.
M: Pretty much ideal here: clean, crisp, bone-dry, low bitterness, and light. I'd call it 'easy to drink', but this is one of those beers I don't want to end. Soft carbonation adds to the wonderful mouthfeel.
O: It's easy to see why this is hyped. As far as east-coast IPAs go, I can't think of one that's on this level - maybe super-fresh Troegs Perpetual IPA or Flower Power? Obviously I haven't sampled any of the (supposed) Vermont masterpieces, but I'd still imagine this one is really high up the totem pole regardless. And to think I was ready to complain about MBC pricing before sampling this - I'd gladly pay $8/500ml for this one again. And again, and again, and again...
Serving type: bottle
06-05-2013 23:18:33 | More by ThisWangsChung
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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
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