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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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3,790 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,790
Reviews: 600
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 947
Gots: 692 | FT: 21
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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Ratings: 3,790 | Reviews: 600
Photo of AnalogErik
4.57/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Creamy in color, reminds me of King Sue from TG. Great citrus and floral notes, finishes clean. Wish it had a bit more body to it, but amazing beer none the less.

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

Photo of Wolvesinthetaproom
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I pick up more of a citrus note on the nose, but it goes down with a lot harsher bitterness and taste of pine. Always an interesting IPA and grows on you with each taste.

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4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mattymystique
4.62/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jm6367
4.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So good! Best single IPA I've ever had.

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

Photo of maizeandblue93
4.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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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3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.87/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.62/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A. Pours a mostly transparent golden amber with a 2 finger white foamy head that last for about 2 minutes then has a nice lacing around the glass.

S. Citrus peel and pine fill the nose. Slight sweet malts to accent the hops. Smells nice.

T. A very clean APA. You get some of that citrus and pine from the hops and then some sweetness with it followed by some nice bitterness. It has a floral presence about it. A nice APA with some different elements than I expected after the aroma. Very well put together. It brings alot of qualities as other IPA/APA's but they really hit highlighting the overall balances of flavors in the beer.

M. A nice body for an APA. About a 4 on a scale 1-10 for thickness. It's almost juicy. Slight dry finish like white grape juice. Carbonation is spot on. Hits the tongue at first the lingers on the palate after the swallow.

O. A really well put together APA. Pretty much everything in this beer is done very well and obviously was aimed at perfection. Many APA/IPA's out there now focus on flavor and aroma which are prob the two most important factors but MBC did a great job at mouthfeel and everything just kinda comes together as an overall very enjoyable beer. Well done.

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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 3,790 ratings.