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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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3,786 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,786
Reviews: 598
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 943
Gots: 690 | FT: 20
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: 3,786 | Reviews: 598
Reviews by y2jrock60:
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4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Dark yellow with a fluffy white head that leaves behind a moderate amount of lace.

S- Very aromatic, I can smell the hops across the room. Huge tropical fruit aroma along with citrus, pear, apple, spice, and floral notes.

T- Most of the aromas listed are present on the tongue. It's very clean and the hop flavor is clean and refreshing. It finishes crisp without an astringent lingering bitterness. It's very reminiscent of Jai Alai.

M- Low-moderate carbonation. It feels lighter than most IPAs.

O- A very tasty and refreshing IPA. It's really good, but I was honestly let down a little surround all the hype.

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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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