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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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2,717 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,717
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 701
Gots: 326 | 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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alex_hart

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-06-2014 03:20:40 | More by alex_hart
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-26-2013 21:39:58 | More by msondel
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jryanj927

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-11-2013 03:38:59 | More by jryanj927
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carmike813

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-06-2014 07:02:10 | More by carmike813
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lpayette

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

05-12-2013 20:07:05 | More by lpayette
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RaulMondesi

California

4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Lunch, dinner, supper, brunch, breakfast, midnight snack... You can call this sucker whatever you want and it will still be money.

Wow, this thang is vibrant like Katie Holmes after she divorced Tom Cruise... I mean, there is some life in this thing! A beautiful, gorgeous yellow hue is met by an aroma that would make waking up next to Adriana Lima seem like a day in the park.

Wow... should I move on?

Just delicate, so delicate are these wonderful tropical fruits. Like Miss Tahiti juicing me my morning beverage, this thing is spot on.

7 weeks old and it still pops hard...

Yes, Raul wouldn't mind this Lunch date over and over again.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 00:07:31 | More by RaulMondesi
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

01-06-2013 03:47:21 | More by teamwiggum
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a brilliant golden orange that looks absolutely stunning in direct sunlight. Not much head, but looks very silky.

Smells faintly of freshly baked bread, lemon zest, grapefruit, and just overall very tropical.

Taste is a perfect complement to the inviting wafts of this brew. Definitely taste freshly baked bread, maybe it's just me, but I'm not complaining. Definite citrus fruits, some lemon and orange zest, slight starfruit, very tasty.

Mouthfeel is very silky for the amount of hops, each sip invites another.

Overall an excellent selection and I would definitely pick up more of these if I come across them.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 00:40:47 | More by larryarms847
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.7%

03-12-2013 22:12:49 | More by CypherEnigma
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-15-2013 20:31:27 | More by BeerMeBrah
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Bwagner1122

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-15-2014 23:08:41 | More by Bwagner1122
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-12-2012 03:51:53 | More by Schmuckles
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-03-2013 17:28:39 | More by discharmingly
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Received as an extra from HopSynonymous - Bottled 5/20/14 - Poured into a Stone IPA glass

A - Pours a light, transparent, golden color leaving a 2-3 inch fluffy head. Once it recedes, it leaves a little bit of the lacing on the sides of the glass and about a 1/4" head across the top. Very good looking!

S - Immediate rush of citrus and hops! Taking my time and concentrating on the nose, I get tangerines, peaches, mangos, and a touch of pineapple juice. The hop play key part, but take the back seat to the citrus. There is a faint hint of caramel from the malt. Delicate to sum it up.

T - A bright hop presence with a resin and pinelike background. Grapefruit rind and lemon zest/ lemongrass are the dominant features of the taste. Once it warms, the caramel malt taste makes it entrance.

M - Slightly dry with a medium body and a comfortable amount of carbonation. Not overly bitter.

O - There is a reason the people seek this beer out. While I like "Another One" a little better, I would drink this everyday if able to buy it regularly. Just a beautiful example of what an American IPA is and has become.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 02:13:49 | More by Cubatobaco
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IPAIsaac

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-07-2013 01:54:44 | More by IPAIsaac
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Canti4341

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

07-03-2014 14:17:40 | More by Canti4341
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pottergator

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

07-14-2013 05:59:20 | More by pottergator
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Casey10

Maine

4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great IPA the appearance and smell are really nice a frothy head with a great smell of nice piney citrusy hops.

The taste is a bit subdued but again really nice.

The moughtfeel also has a bit of a citrus feel but again nice.

Overall a really a nice brew, at this point maybe the best IPA to come from ME so far.

Well worth trying and is really good.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 01:11:03 | More by Casey10
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

02-24-2014 01:13:53 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden in color with a deep haze and a good one finger white fluffy head.

Smell is hop forward with juicy citrus aromas of orange and grapefruit along with a very faint floral aroma. Caramel malt adds a nice backbone and mild sweet aroma .

Taste follows the nose with lots of hoppy oils and resin giving a somewhat herbal grassy flavor forward with a moderate piney bitterness. Caramel malt adds a good sweet balance, bit the resin and oils persist well into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel has moderate carbonation a medium to thin body balanced with loads of sticky hop oils and resin.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 23:42:59 | More by Fcolle2
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marshmeli

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-13-2012 18:41:52 | More by marshmeli
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sgregory

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-04-2013 23:14:18 | More by sgregory
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jadler16

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -3%

05-02-2014 12:37:36 | More by jadler16
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

10-17-2013 21:50:03 | More by Moses_Malone
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer poured a golden copper color into the IPA glass with bubbly white head that left lacing on the sides of the glass as it dissolved.

Smell - In the aroma, notes of citrus and pine were detectable. The citrus notes are bright and juicy.

Taste- The initial impression of the taste was like taking a bite out of an orange. The sweetness is coupled with notes of orange rind. This yields to pine and something akin to juniper berries. A light malty backbone props the hoppiness to the forefront. The ale becomes progressively more bitter before ending in a resiny finish. The bitterness really sticks to the roof of the mouth and back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is very modest which allows the intensity of the hops to do a number of the tastebuds. Overall, this is an easy drinker.

Overall - I have waited quite some time to finally have this one. I was not disappointed. This is a well constructed American IPA.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 00:08:53 | More by JohnnyHopps
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
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