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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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world-class

3,637 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,637
Reviews: 577
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 878
Gots: 598 | 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.
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Photo of OleBruin
4.62/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bobbypaulson
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zoober911
4.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Tyler6
4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ale_Dog
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh hops but not bitter

Photo of Beerguykirk
4.84/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Favorite IPA of all time. Very happy to be a craft beer enthusiast living in New England. We are holding it down.

Photo of Lmacisaac
4.24/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

The best ipa I've had to date. Hands down. 5's across the board

Photo of MA08
4.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stomioka
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smi69
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vivs85
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 bbudnik
4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kemoarps
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

4.5/4.25/4/4/4.25
Bottled 12/30/2014
Do you like beers that are a beautiful pure amber? I sure do. I also love it when they have a good finger and a half of soft silky off white head that sticks around and around and around. Hey, this beer has those things!

Nose is sweet hops. tropical fruits, clean and crisp, some pineapple, some bubblegum, just juicy and enticing.

Mmm... follows the lead of the nose, but a little more blunted and bitter. I still get some of that sweet pineapple, but I'm encountering more pine and grapefruit and pith than on the aroma. The depth and complexity that uilds from first sip to swallow ends rather abruptly leaving a taupe pithy bitter finish that lasts. Medium/thin body with delicate carbonation.

This beer has an immaculate reputation. There's a reason for that.

Much much much thanks to @Roguer for breaking me off with this as part of his Pequodic BIF package!

Photo of kaktusjak
4.71/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mbmiche
3.89/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mangbus
4.77/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of xtonytx
4.96/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Jhfinn
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Booty
4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA. Definitely in my top 5 for IPA's. Wish I could get more often. Sooo good.

Photo of Shogun250
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 3,637 ratings.