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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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3,789 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,789
Reviews: 599
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 946
Gots: 693 | FT: 21
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-10-2011

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.
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Ratings: 3,789 | Reviews: 599
Reviews by tobelerone:
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4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A top notch IPA deserving, I believe, of its much-heralded status. If this was more easily accessible, and a bit lower in price, I could easily see making this a staple.

Pours light gold, just a touch of haziness, with a big fluffy white head that settles down slowly. Nice lacing. Truly exceptional aroma, perhaps the finest aspect of this beer; vivid floral, perfumy, herbal notes; pine; tropical fruit; light biscuit sweetness underneath. I could just cram my nose in the glass and sniff this one all day.

The flavor is also very nice if not up to the all-world status of the nose. Again there is a fruity tropical mango/pineapple/passion fruit aspect intermingled with floral and pine notes and a lot of other subtle hop characteristics. Gentle biscuit malt backbone that never overshadows the hops but supports them beautifully. Very artfully blended; extremely tasty hop variety combination; lovely balance of malt and hops overall. Alcohol is undetectable. Finish is dry, with a lingering aftertaste that’s more flavorful than bitter. Tropical fruit and flowers linger on the tongue.

Medium bodied, smooth carbonation, a nicely creamy feel. This is totally drinkable, full of flavor and finesse, putting a lot of the more heavy-handed hoppy beers to shame in my estimation. Get one and get it fresh if you can!

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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.

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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.

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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
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