Lunch - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by ffejherb:
4.5/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
500ml bottle into Imperial pint glass on 8/1/11.
A - Poured a crystal clear yet boldly effervescent golden/honey amber-colored liquid with a two-and-a-half finger high wall of dense off-white froth on top that retained magnificently and produced splashes of lacing all around the glass.
S - One of the most authentic West Coast aromas I've come across from an East Coast IPA. Reeks of bold citrus fruit (especially grapefruit) and, to a lesser degree, pine. Malt presence is sweet and unobtrusive, which lets the hop character shine, giving Lunch a bright, crisp aromatic nose, which the fairly strong fume of alcohol let's you know that Lunch ain't messing around!
T - Bold citrus character slaps the face initially, although the twang of the alcohol is fiercely apparent for a 7% ABV brew, which threw me for a loop. Still, the sweet caramel malt character takes a back seat to the citrus and pine attributes, giving the flavor definite West Coast appeal. This sucker has the full flavor of a DIPA.
M - Medium bodied with a sticky, oily slickness and bristly carbonation. Finish is dry with an assertive hop bite on the palate that lingers for a while, leaving a prickly sensation on the tastebuds.
D - This was bottled on 5/8/11, yet this tasted pretty damn fresh! Really glad I was able to find some of this stuff. Beer... it's not just for breakfast anymore. This is one liquid lunch I could enjoy over and over for my second meal of the day.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2011 00:53:15 | More by ffejherb
More User Reviews:
4.7/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Poured from pint bottle into tulip glass.
Love Maine Beer Company's labeling.
A - Pours an amber-gold color. Frothy, creamy large white head with a lot of lacing. Head stays throughout.
S - Zesty, citrus smell with floral hops.
T - Perfect IPA taste, like the smell, very zesty up front, mellows toward the end with the bitter hops that we love from these types of beers.
M - Mildly carbonated, very fresh.
O - Amazing.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 22:36:47 | More by ericdavidmorris
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,816 ratings.