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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,795 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,795
Reviews: 511
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 719
Gots: 341 | 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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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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joe1510

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml Bottle

Bottled 9/24/13
Drank 10/2/13

I've been wanting to try this IPA for awhile now and facesnorth hooked it up big today, thanks Ryan! First of all Maine Beer Co's labels are sweet, simple and classy. The yellowed white head billows nearly out of the glass on a moderate pour. The foam is craggy and incredibly dense with chunky lacing draped down the glass. All of this sits atop a lightly hazed, glowing orange body. This is one great looking IPA!

The nose is hugely aromatic and interesting. There's enough sweet orange hoppiness to remind me of orange creamsicles along with sweetened grapefruit, tangerine, and a quick flash of zesty pine sap. Each swirl of the glass makes the pine sap more dense but as it settles the sweet fruitiness takes over again. There's some malt in there and it's that of the very blonde caramel variety allowing the stellar hop profile to shine.

Pine is the most prevalent flavor but the hop profile is supremely balanced. The orange, tangerine, and grapefruit all play major roles as well; each with their own little nook in the overall taste. The bitterness is moderate but soft, this IPA is all about bursting fresh flavor. As it warms a touch of pineapple emerges. Again, there's that caramel maltiness but all it does is provide a touch of balance for the plethora of hop produced goodness.

The body is on the lighter side of medium, but not much lighter, and the carbonation is soft allowing this beer to work through at its own pace. The bitterness grows but never beyond medium.

This IPA falls right into my wheelhouse. I've always felt the best IPAs are in the 7% range with a moderate bitterness and a juicy hop profile. This is a really well crafted beer and I'm glad to have been able to give it a whirl. Thanks again, Ryan!

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 02:12:31 | More by joe1510
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-LIght golden clear beer. Foamy, thick 1 inch head with thick lacing

S-Powerful aroma that you can smell as your pouring into glass. Big whiff of citrus hops lots of grapefruit fruit and some piney notes

T-Lots of hops, follows the nose. grapefruit and pine, a bit of lemon.

M-creamy, chewy sticky good body crisp finish

O-well done ipa drinkable and great flavor

Serving type: bottle

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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Pennsylvania

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Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
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