Lunch - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by philbe311:
4.15/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Needed a break from all the holiday brews and stouts that I've been enjoying... Hoping this one does the trick...
A - Three full fingers worth densely packed lush creamy slightly yellow tinged froth... Excellent retention... While the head doesn't really fade, it does become rockier as it lingers... The color is a muted and pale medium gold... There is a slight chill haze... A slight bit of moderate to rapid paced carbonation rises randomly throughout... A good bit of lacing clings to the glass...
S - Delectable hop forward nose... I would swear there were whole hop flowers in the bottle if i didn't know better... A wonderful blend of citrus, floral, and piney hops... They dominate the aroma in a most wonderful way... Just hops, hops and more hops... Truly there is nothing else needed... I almost wish I could make an air freshener out of this...
T - Lemon zest... Lemon... Muted orange... Lots of floral notes... A bit piney... A subtle spice character... Not much of a malt base to speak of...
M - Medium to full bodied... Dense... Starts a bit lush and finishes very dry... Lightly yet briskly carbonated...
D - The aroma is the star of the show... This is one of the best smelling (if not the best) American IPAs in all of beerdom... The rest of the beer is solidly above average... This one falls somewhere between sessionable and a sipper... I recommend and would gladly purchase again when I cross its path...
Serving type: bottle
12-28-2012 02:07:18 | More by philbe311
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4.18/5 rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Delicious! East Coast, West Coast - who cares, this is a well done IPA. What can be said about a really good IPA that hasn't been said a million times in these reviews. It looks great, it smells great, it tastes great. It's a West Coast / East Coast IPA made and it's done well. Citrusy, fruity, even piney. Good stuff.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 00:29:45 | More by Wortman1998
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,691 ratings.