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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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3,303 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,303
Reviews: 538
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 800
Gots: 463 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 added by: Jason on 05-10-2011)
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4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Cask and Vine in Derry, New Hampshire. I was quite pleased to see this on the menu as I have been wanting to try it for years. Bright yellow-orange color, slightly hazy, good head. Aroma is quite hoppy, tropical and dare I say West Coast. Flavor was bitter, tropical, hoppy and again possibly West Coast. Probably one of the best IPA's from the east coast I've ever had, wish I could have brought home bottles.

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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

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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 3,303 ratings.