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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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97
world-class

2,213 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 2213
Reviews: 473
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%


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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ffejherb

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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
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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
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