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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,242 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,242
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 792
Gots: 448 | 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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1/5  rDev -77.2%

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mfgreene, Jun 09, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -48.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -43.1%

Bluecane, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of enoisone
2.65/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

enoisone, Jan 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -37.4%

ejimhof, Nov 26, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -37.4%

CityofBals, Sep 12, 2013
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2.98/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

hoagzzz, Feb 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -31.7%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -31.7%

7springv, Jul 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -31.7%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -31.7%

MarkFy, May 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -31.7%

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3/5  rDev -31.7%

blee0891, Aug 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -31.7%

vinny21bal, Nov 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -31.7%

xanok, Apr 25, 2014
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3.13/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

SportsandJorts, Aug 13, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

CraftFan5, Apr 07, 2014
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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,242 ratings.