Lunch - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by cfrances33:
4.25/5 rDev -3%
Bottle dated 6/25/12 and enjoyed on 7/6/12. Can you say FRESH LUNCH. Thanks Mom. Served in a tulip.
Pour: Completely hazy amber orange. Two and half fingers of sticky off white head. Lots of lacing.
Smell: Grapefruit explosion. Some orange in there too. Almost smells like a citrus juice mashup.
Taste: Oranges and pine explode forth. Super juicy flavors. Perfect balance of caramelly maltiness, but very mild. Slight peppery finish, but the orange bitterness is what lingers.
Mouthfeel: Very juicy and smooth. Not super chuggable because of how juiciness of the body, but refreshing and rewarding for sure.
Overall: Once I had this, it took over Sculpin for my favorite single IPA. Tied with Harlan from HF. Need to have Blind Pig again to make a decision.
07-31-2012 17:25:19 | More by cfrances33
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4.22/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
12-15-2011 13:26:03 | More by BeerAdvocate
4.03/5 rDev -8%
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.
06-02-2011 21:36:00 | More by lordofthewiens
5/5 rDev +14.2%
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.
05-17-2011 22:19:47 | More by bishopdc0
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
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