Lunch - Maine Beer Company
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Ratings: 3,009 | Reviews: 521 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by eclipse54:
4.1/5 rDev -6.4%
A 25 ounce bottle from inlimbo77; thank you for this big "Want!" This label also deserves mention; it's a parchment-like paper with minimalist printing that is simply gorgeous person. An artistic beauty both inside and outside of the bottle, but I'm getting ahead of myself now...
Pours a rich gold color with what seem to be ruby hues throughout the body. About an inch of fluffy, pillowy, pure-white head develops, but dissipates after a minute or so; gobs of lacing remain. The aroma is of spicy hops, pine resin, orange citrus, lemon zest, various grains (straw, hay, wheat), and a muddled earthen sensation. It tastes of spicy hops, bitter/piney hops, various citruses, straw, and wet earth (read dirt, but in the best possible way; strange, yes). It is surprisingly delicious (or unsurprisingly, given your expectations; either way, it’s damn tasty). Mouthfeel is crisp, and finishes clean. Overall, a very good IPA that I’m very happy to have finally tried. I’ve been eyeing this one for a while, and Bill deserves another mention for his generosity.
12-04-2011 03:43:33 | More by eclipse54
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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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