Lunch - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by busterthecat:
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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4.5/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a standard pint glass. Bottled on 28-Jan-2014.
Hazy golden orange. Or as my wife puts it, "dehydrated pee." Nice silky-looking head with minuscule bubbles. Definitely unfiltered (as if they were lying). Head lasts as a film on the top of the beer until the last drop.
Spicy hops. Malty sweetness. Pineapple? Citrus! No alcohol. Low esters. Non-phenolic, although some spicy phenols may be melding with the spiciness of the hops.
This beer is just the right mix of hop bitterness, dank hoppy flavor and malt. Nothing seems out of balance. Nothing even peeks its head out more at one point before or after another flavor. Smooth as glass, tasty as a mofo. My glass doesn't spend much time on the coaster.
Medium bodied, how I like my ladies. Silky, how I like their undergarments.
What needs to be said? For some beers that have garnered a strong following there's no question as to why. The balance here is incredible. The flavors are just perfect and the contributions the hops, malts and yeast make come together for a wonderful experience. If you haven't had this beer, seek it out.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 23:59:27 | More by AnthonyBeerdain
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
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