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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,704 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,704
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 700
Gots: 322 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 added by: Jason on 05-10-2011)
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busterthecat

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Date on bottle 05/18/11. Poured into the large allagash chalice.

A- Pours a semi-transparent light brass hue that sits a nice copper orange in the glass. A casual pour creates a huge milk white foamy head that stays around for a while. Lacing is an intense sea foam.

S- smell is mild, pineapple mostly. Some soft biscuity note but not much. Decent for an IPA.

T- A sharp zesty bitterness upfront with a unique woodsy dry pine flavor that leads into more of the zesty pineapple type of notes with some grapefruit spritz. The hops are a fresh and zesty blend. The mid is where the upfront bitter quality melds into more of a soft and mild toasted toasted malt and light oatmealish flavors in the end and finish. Quite complex.

M- A sharp dry initial champagne feel on the palate that really widens and becomes moist. The body rounds out and begins to dry very well after finishing a sip. The bitterness is mellow on the palate and the light fruity qualities of the hoppy pineapple notes do rest on tongue. Some abrasive feel on tip of tongue after drinking for a bit.

O- A great IPA. Lots of variety in the taste department during a sip. I strongly suggest picking this beer up.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2011 12:37:21 | More by busterthecat
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The beer poured a golden copper color with a full two finger , frothy white head . Great lacings. No visible carbonation .

I can smell the hops on the pour, great! Pine and citrus. Very aromatic.

A tAste of the hops in the middle of my tongue. Citrus and pine roll around on the tongue. Gentle floral notes as the beer warms. Slight malt taste with hops on the back of the tongue.

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Family vacation to Maine and driving up with my brother in law. We go to see his brother outside of Portland and he mentions that he lives "about a mile" from the Maine Beer Company. Let's go! Tasting room with plenty of selections , I am on the hunt for lunch and dinner. No dinner but fresh lunch on tap. Buy up a mixed case of fresh beers in the cooler for more tasting afterwards. Bring one bottle back for my neighbor," hey, this is a real good one!" What a well crafted beer. Only wish I had bought more.

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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,704 ratings.