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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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3,415 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,415
Reviews: 542
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 815
Gots: 493 | FT: 14
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by divineaudio:
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4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1pt .9 fl oz bottle courtesy of valdieu2. bottled on 8/10/12 and poured into a tulip.

a - pours a hazy, light amber color that becomes a golden shade around the edges. gave me a massive, 3 finger, dense, rocky head upon pouring that eventually calmed back to a finger of thick, off white foam. a really fantastic looking beer.

s - fresh grapefruit and orange citrus, grassy, faint toffee.

t - big fresh citrus notes over a lightly sweet, bready malt base. notes of grapefruit, orange, flowers, and maybe just a hint of pineapple. hop bitterness is piney in nature, but doesn't dominate the palate or hang on the tongue like many others. finishes crisp and dry.

m - lighter side of medium in body with the right amount of carbonation. a fine co2 profile lends a creamy smoothness to this brew.

o - this is a damn fine beer and one that falls in the supremely drinkable category. goes down easy and it's so good that i have to make myself slow down and enjoy each sip. worth seeking out.

divineaudio, Sep 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

A good IPA, but the taste never lived up to the nose

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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.

BeerAdvocate, Dec 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.03/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

lordofthewiens, Jun 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

bishopdc0, May 17, 2011
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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 3,415 ratings.