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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,782 Ratings
THE BROS
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outstanding

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Ratings: 2,782
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 717
Gots: 336 | 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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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-03-2012 17:08:13 | More by richkrull
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CoolEthan

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-22-2013 19:29:50 | More by CoolEthan
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Photekut

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-19-2011 20:44:20 | More by Photekut
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours an orange/gold with 3 fingers of light, fluffy head that dissipates slowly leaving behind a thick layer of lacing. Slightly hazy with low carbonation.

N: BAM! It's like a bomb of orange citrus. A little lemon makes an appearance along with cantaloupe and light notes of pine, pineapple and mango.

T: Navel orange, pineapple, honeydew melon, mango and faint pine upfront. Mid-palate brings in balanced caramel, lemon zest, orange and cantaloupe. Finishes juicy with orange, lemon, melon, hints of pineapple and ever-so-subtle pine and grassy florals.

M: Medium bodied, juicy, crisp, clean and refreshing.

O: An incredibly juicy and balanced IPA. Cantaloupe and honeydew flavors are unique and the citrus and tropical fruits don't hurt at all. I finished my pint in record timing and am left wanting more. EXCELLENT!

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 00:11:56 | More by justintcoons
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bum732

Lesotho

3.95/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

S: Very bright citrus with some pine, crisp smelling.

L: Murky orangish-yellow, big, fluffy creamy white head with great retention and lacing.

T: A very dry, pine hop flavored malt. Medium high, resiny bitterness leading to some resiny hop flavor with lingering pine. Fairly clean, dry malt. Finishes dry, with a bitter resin taste.

M: Medium full body, medium carbonation.

Solid IPA, much dryer than i expected. Might be coming from some yeast that came off the bottom of the bottle (bottle conditioned)

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 15:52:04 | More by bum732
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SpeedwayJim

New York

4.05/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Thanks to Eric for this one. Poured into a SA sensory glass.

Pours a 2 finger frothy white head with great retention. Beer is a murky, orange-brown. Lacing is stringy and thick with good cling. Solid.

Nose is pretty outstanding. Citrus, grapefruit, pine, and cane sugar. Real aromatic.

Opens citrus, pine, and tree sap hop bitterness. Some papaya and pineapple in the back. Cane sugar. Grapefruit. More sappiness towards the end with an accented hop finish and a citrusy aftertaste. Real nice.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and refreshing in the mouth and watery and quenching going down. Accented finish with a slightly lingering aftertaste. Really drinkable.

An incredibly balanced and flavorful offering with an almost perfect mouthfeel. This one stands out among the crowd. Get it!

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2012 22:45:49 | More by SpeedwayJim
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-13-2013 02:52:29 | More by schnarr84
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nlmartin

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Big thanks to Adamdc for sending this beer to me.

This beer was shared between my wife and me.

A- The body of the beer is a clear copper coloration. The head of the beer is white with great retention. Thick lacing marks the glass.

S- Toasted bready flavors supporting a very nice citrus grapefruit, pineapple, citrus zest and pine marmelade.

T- Dam this is smoothly balanced. Nicely toasted malt brief sweetness. Great delivery of the hop aroma in flavor.

M- The body is smooth. Balance of hops and malts are supreme. Full bodied and well carbonated.

O- This is a supreme beer drinking experience! I would have this repeatedly if it came to Cincinnati.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2011 15:32:37 | More by nlmartin
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CelticAleMan

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

09-22-2013 04:12:29 | More by CelticAleMan
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baybum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-25-2013 15:32:49 | More by baybum
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.7%

02-09-2012 03:26:54 | More by DoctorB2B
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WeisGuy

New York

4/5  rDev -8.7%

12-10-2011 00:57:29 | More by WeisGuy
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

bottle served in pilsner glass

Thank You KangarooAdam59!

A: Orange color with 3 finger head,retained well, lacing everywhere.

S: Wow! best part of beer, hops, citrus, more hops.

T: citrus, orange rind. Tons of hops.

M: Light body, medium carbonation, easy drinking beer.

O: Top notch beer, taste like a west coast. Taste great would get again!

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 01:08:25 | More by Damian74Shensky
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle into a New Belgium goblet.

A: Pours a hazy orange-copper color. Very hazy, actually. About two fingers of fluffy, off-white head is formed, and the retention is fabulous. The lacing left on the glass is both sudsy and plentiful.

S: Unsurprisingly, it's loaded with citrusy hops. I notice grapefruit, mango, apricot, and melon alongside some more typical pine notes. Slight biscuity maltiness is evident, too. While it didn't quite blow me away like I expected it to, it's still a great aroma, head-and-shoulders above many IPAs.

T: The citrus notes are even more evident on the flavor profile. A huge opening of fresh grapefruit, apricot, melon, and mango provides an evocative juiciness that I love. Mild pine bitterness and slight biscuity tones appear on an otherwise clean finish. This really does a fantastic job of showcasing fruity hops in a balanced manner.

M: Pretty much ideal here: clean, crisp, bone-dry, low bitterness, and light. I'd call it 'easy to drink', but this is one of those beers I don't want to end. Soft carbonation adds to the wonderful mouthfeel.

O: It's easy to see why this is hyped. As far as east-coast IPAs go, I can't think of one that's on this level - maybe super-fresh Troegs Perpetual IPA or Flower Power? Obviously I haven't sampled any of the (supposed) Vermont masterpieces, but I'd still imagine this one is really high up the totem pole regardless. And to think I was ready to complain about MBC pricing before sampling this - I'd gladly pay $8/500ml for this one again. And again, and again, and again...

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 23:18:33 | More by ThisWangsChung
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-07-2013 19:15:32 | More by ummswimmin
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3%

06-13-2013 21:02:15 | More by doremite
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer is a nice golden, almost amber color. Nice half finger of pure white head. Lacing on the glass is thin in areas and thick in others.

S: Smells mainly on grapefruit and pine. I'm also picking up some malt characteristics. There is some sweetness in the nose.

T: Slight malt overpowered by the carbonation. Delicious hoppy bitters, with a finish that is pure grapefruit.

M: This beer is very light on the palate. It's what you would expect from an IPA. No sticky, chewy characteristics. This beer doesn't have a taste bud killing linger, which I appreciate.

D: This is an extremely drinkable IPA. I can picture myself chilling on a summer night with nothing but a few bottles of this beer.

O: I'm a huge fan of this beer. If it were available in my area, I would be seeking it out all the time.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2011 16:38:27 | More by trxxpaxxs
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BeerHunter76

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

05-28-2012 18:02:30 | More by BeerHunter76
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-13-2014 03:33:45 | More by markgugs
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-09-2012 18:37:52 | More by muskiesman
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nh2032

New York

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-09-2011 00:29:17 | More by nh2032
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sneaks2210

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

11-17-2012 16:35:52 | More by sneaks2210
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-08-2012 03:25:25 | More by JeffTheJuice
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3%

06-13-2014 16:28:04 | More by Kurmaraja
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a hazy copper pour with 3 fingers of creamy white head which left behind great amounts of lacing. smells citrusy with lots of sweet caramel notes, grapefruitpine, slight mint/lemon hoppy character, a nice complex bready profile. getting a nice herbal hop notes up front in the taste, that minty quality is right there too. lots of bittering but subtle enough to enjoy. sweet malt profile accents the citrusy notes of the hops as well. really tasty, but i think the bitterness is a little bit overwhelming. modest amount of carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel (medium in body).

the aroma this beer gives off is excellent.. unfortunately it didn't taste as citrust as it smelled. the bittering hops used were a bit too herbal and not really what i was looking for. still a really nice ipa, but having waited over a year to try to land a bottle of this, i was slightly disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 01:15:11 | More by facundoCNB
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
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