1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Lunch - Maine Beer Company

Not Rated.
LunchLunch

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
98
world-class

3,639 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,639
Reviews: 578
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 880
Gots: 602 | FT: 18
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.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Lunch Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,639 | Reviews: 578 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of TahoeTweezed
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of beerman999999
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jeff_mc33
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Travcofarms
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of shoretaxi
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Yehuda
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Wormwood14
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of GapingMcNulty
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Dave-at-TheGrog
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BergBeer
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Look: A hazy golden blonde with a thick and aggressive white head. Moderate activity and beautiful lacing.

Smell: Thick and pungent with hints of tropical citrus and pine. Getting pineapple, peaches, nectarine, and a nice pine pop with mild sweet malt. Smells on par with some of the best west coast offerings I've had.

Taste: Wow that is different. The attack is big pitted fruit like biting into a juicy nectarine followed by a big splash of peach followed by a beautiful malt that balances perfectly but gives way to a nice lingering simcoe finish. Fantastic.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and wet. Mild to medium bitter. Finish is some what dry but still wets the palate.

Overall: This is one beautifully fine tuned beer. I love the big nectarine and peach notes with big simcoe and Amarillo hop notes the malt is balanced beautifully and I love the simcoe finish. This beer was obliviously fine tuned and lovingly crafted. A east coast IPA to challenge all west coast IPAs. The best IPA I have had since Alpine. Check it out

Photo of thecommonman
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Tbone2131
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Finally got my hands on a bottle of lunch and was not dissapointed! Begins with a great looking amber color. Smell is a nice mix of citrus and pine. Classic ipa flavor without the bitterness that some have. Smooth finish. One of the best ipas I've had. Just wish I could get my hands on more.

Photo of johnnyfive32
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jaredlook
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BridgieT
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Deshaies
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BrewinHeadBanger
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of ItsMe
5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Ok so wow.

Pouring this into a snifter you get this burnt tangerine colored brew with a ridiculously huge foamy white head. Looks like someone put a huge dollop of whipped cream atop this lively carbonated brew.

as for the nose, super citrus notes, mango, nectarine, orange peel, with a faint sweetness. my nose often get a hit with a breadiness upfront wtih most IPAs...that's just me..this one just smells...juicy!

this beer tastes like a three way with natalie portman and beyonce.

This might be my new favorite in the style. cheers.

Photo of Neilnpk
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of stjean87
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of tln13
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of JKIPA05
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of theblub25
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jmilo64
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of muzzy
5/5  rDev +13.6%

Lunch from Maine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 3,639 ratings.