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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,789 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,789
Reviews: 511
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 716
Gots: 339 | 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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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into an unbranded willi becker pint glass

Pours a deep gold orange with some amber accents topped by a two and a half finger slightly off white fluffy, creamy white head. Fantastic retention with thick lacing that coat the glass all the way down. Mandarin orange, herbal notes including green tea and fresh cut grass, citrus blossom notes, some breadiness and grain. Starts with citrus and fruit notes, mandarin orange, kumquats, nectarines, fresh green tea, light floral notes. Some breadiness and grains midpalate and semisweet malt. Finishes semi dry with mildly bitter citrus rind and just a very light touch of caramel. Smooth, slick, silky mouthfeel with a hint of creaminess. Wonderful! Lunch lives up to the acclaim for sure. A superb American IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 05:18:06 | More by chanokokoro
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sweemzander

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

16oz. bottle poured into an IPA glass. 06-03-2014 bottle date

(A)- Pours a golden orange color. Produced a beautiful frothy head of white foam with superb retention and sticky lacing all over. Exactly what a great IPA should look like

(S)- Bright zesty; almost creamy citrus up front of lemon and lime that flows into soft bitter pine. The slightest hint at a honey / caramel sweetness in the background.

(T)- Quite similar to the smell. A bit more pine forward than the smell, but still a great array of zesty citrus. A subtle sweetness at the end tops the cake.

(M)- A great carbonation level and balance to this. I would daresay, a perfect balance of citrus, pine, and bitterness overall. Complex, but classic and dynamic.

(O)- An absolutely world class IPA. In a sea of mediocre and forgettable beers made in a style that every brewery thinks they need to make more than 5 different kinds, this one stands out for me in almost every way.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 20:48:05 | More by sweemzander
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michaeljstraub

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

07-23-2014 16:47:21 | More by michaeljstraub
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gonzo000

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a. Cloudy yellow orange color with 2 finger white fluffy head when poured into a pint glass.

s. Almost all grapefruit, not as much complexity as I would expect

t. Mellow Grapefruit and pine

m. Good carbonation, light in mouth, a bit watery

o. Another great Maine Beer Co. offering.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2014 00:40:29 | More by gonzo000
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Ns2361

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-23-2014 00:38:37 | More by Ns2361
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Vogt52

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-23-2014 00:28:25 | More by Vogt52
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costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-22-2014 23:30:26 | More by costanzo_mike
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tetu

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-22-2014 18:02:05 | More by tetu
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Tuggy

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-22-2014 11:23:10 | More by Tuggy
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abottrill

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-22-2014 11:03:56 | More by abottrill
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GinjaSlice

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: beautiful golden beer, first pour was crystal clear, second pour from end of bomber came out a little cloudy, decent white head that faded fast, with decent lacing
S: best part of this beer. tons of fruits, lots of citrus, and some pineapple, along with a slight pine at the end. Only reason it isn't perfect is because it couldve been a stronger smell
T: follows the smell, lots of citrus up front followed by a nice mellow bitterness and a slightly resin aftertaste. Very easy to drink and very tasty, just wish it had more depth to the flavor
M: Very good, refreshing and not sticky or over carbonated, maybe slightly under

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 04:06:11 | More by GinjaSlice
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dapperdandy

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.2%

07-22-2014 01:26:53 | More by dapperdandy
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terraism

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

07-22-2014 01:21:47 | More by terraism
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srgj88

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-21-2014 22:56:04 | More by srgj88
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curlybird

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.7%

07-21-2014 22:34:37 | More by curlybird
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tywhite

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -8.7%

07-21-2014 20:31:14 | More by tywhite
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jrhottle

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-21-2014 14:16:05 | More by jrhottle
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Triklino

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-21-2014 11:12:47 | More by Triklino
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Tpitty23

Virginia

4/5  rDev -8.7%

07-21-2014 02:47:40 | More by Tpitty23
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DaveOrlowski

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-21-2014 01:53:44 | More by DaveOrlowski
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MaltLickyWithTheCandy

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-20-2014 23:49:12 | More by MaltLickyWithTheCandy
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CavemanRamblin

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.7%

07-20-2014 21:02:24 | More by CavemanRamblin
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Stephenjtorres

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-20-2014 18:40:10 | More by Stephenjtorres
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Gadun76

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-20-2014 17:01:48 | More by Gadun76
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Duffman79

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-20-2014 10:49:41 | More by Duffman79
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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,789 ratings.