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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,943 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,943
Reviews: 518
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 753
Gots: 380 | FT: 15
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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Zalinski

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -77.2%

02-19-2012 04:43:44 | More by Zalinski
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dattick


1.75/5  rDev -60%

06-27-2014 20:25:40 | More by dattick
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mfgreene

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -54.3%

06-08-2012 23:33:17 | More by mfgreene
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

2.25/5  rDev -48.6%

10-11-2012 15:05:40 | More by nathanjohnson
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -48.6%

03-25-2012 14:02:23 | More by brez8791
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Bluecane

New York

2.5/5  rDev -42.9%

04-21-2013 06:06:32 | More by Bluecane
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enoisone

Virginia

2.65/5  rDev -39.5%

I poured it out into a proper glass.
A- Nice looking color and head.
S- Really great aroma, herbal,pine,resin and citrus.
T- Very disappointing taste considering how good the aroma. Did'nt get the aromas in the taste at all. Decent lawnmower brew at best. With this high rating,i was expecting a great IPA,but instead paid far too much for a very pedestrian ale.
M- Hardly anything at all,very thin. No remaining flavor on the palate.
O- Overall, mediocre and pedestrian.
I want my money back.

01-05-2013 15:44:57 | More by enoisone
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -37.2%

11-26-2012 01:23:04 | More by ejimhof
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CityofBals

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -37.2%

09-12-2013 01:49:54 | More by CityofBals
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hoagzzz

Pennsylvania

2.98/5  rDev -32%

My first rating. Huge fan of the website. Overall glad I tried the beer but 75 bucks for a twelves of 16.9 oz bottles?? The equivalent of 105 bucks for a case? Total bullshit. Even more annoying is their do what's right propaganda. At these prices that's really in poor taste. Overall I'd give the beer a 93.

02-28-2014 02:37:33 | More by hoagzzz
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7springv

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -31.5%

07-24-2013 17:50:07 | More by 7springv
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ThatsThatDude

New York

3/5  rDev -31.5%

01-06-2014 17:01:10 | More by ThatsThatDude
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MarkFy

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.5%

05-29-2014 17:24:08 | More by MarkFy
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -31.5%

03-24-2014 01:31:06 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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blee0891

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.5%

08-19-2014 00:32:05 | More by blee0891
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.5%

11-29-2013 18:14:37 | More by vinny21bal
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xanok

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -31.5%

04-25-2014 19:49:35 | More by xanok
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -28.5%

14 days after bottling

Appearance: a nice burnt orange color, very dull and earthy. A large 2+ finger off white head that fades slowly and leaves large frothy legs all over the sides of the glass. Hazy to the point that I can barely see my finger on the opposite side of the glass.

Smell: hops- resin, citrus, pine. Toasty and slightly sweet malt base.

Taste: opens with toasted grains. A fairly strong toasting at that. Very little sweet malt character to it. Backed is full of hops, some resin, quite a bit of earthy, small touches of citrus and pine a long with a subtle lemony finish

Mouthfeel: fairly thick for an ipa, pretty dry. A touch syrupy. Lots of lingering bitterness. No where near refreshing.

Overall: I feel I have give Maine beer a more than fair shot. This is the fourth and most highly rated hoppy beer I have tried from there and only 2 weeks old. And I can hardly stand to drink it. I usually love apas and ipas with a toasty malt base. But the earthiness and dryness just make it hard to drink and not the most appetizing.

08-13-2014 21:30:22 | More by SportsandJorts
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dinovis

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

06-19-2014 02:41:05 | More by dinovis
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DCgolfpro

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

12-21-2013 00:48:21 | More by DCgolfpro
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CraftFan5

New York

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

04-07-2014 13:23:46 | More by CraftFan5
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

10-24-2013 23:54:25 | More by facesnorth
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Davihaw

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

04-25-2014 15:35:47 | More by Davihaw
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

02-15-2014 02:39:11 | More by Rekrule
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

10-23-2012 02:23:58 | More by t0rin0
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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,943 ratings.