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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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3,007 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,007
Reviews: 521
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 762
Gots: 393 | FT: 16
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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ipc2000

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-26-2013 03:02:09 | More by ipc2000
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Travis7009

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-25-2013 23:52:45 | More by Travis7009
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SamanthaBaggins

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-25-2013 21:59:59 | More by SamanthaBaggins
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VACraftBeerLover

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-25-2013 20:59:13 | More by VACraftBeerLover
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BigJon

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-25-2013 11:06:12 | More by BigJon
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wolf_switzer

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-25-2013 08:09:21 | More by wolf_switzer
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.7%

08-25-2013 00:40:13 | More by scxcrunner
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Lamdawg420

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-24-2013 18:01:38 | More by Lamdawg420
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bvdubn

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

08-24-2013 16:38:03 | More by bvdubn
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.7%

08-24-2013 01:52:12 | More by Morey
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AirborneBeer

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

08-23-2013 01:54:21 | More by AirborneBeer
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beerinNV

Nevada

4/5  rDev -8.7%

08-23-2013 01:08:32 | More by beerinNV
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev -2.3%

Bottled August 13, 2013. Nine days old.

Slightly hazy orange colour, with a large, frothy white head. Good retention.

Excellent nose. Bright tropical and citrus fruits, pineapple and grapefruit. Some pine in there as well.

Flavour is similar to the nose. Pine is more prominent than in the aroma, though the tropical and citrus fruits are still strong, again pineapple and grapefruit stick out for me, perhaps with some orange as well. Moderately bitter, but there is a a bit of sweet caramel malt in there for balance.

Medium bodied, strongly carbonated.

Overall, very tasty. The nose is the highlight for me, but it is very nice all around.

08-22-2013 23:09:19 | More by jrenihan
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mattvandyk

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-22-2013 20:12:21 | More by mattvandyk
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jlwells5

New York

5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-22-2013 10:37:09 | More by jlwells5
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DanSmith17

Delaware

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-22-2013 02:28:16 | More by DanSmith17
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-22-2013 01:32:56 | More by Kevincredible
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -9.6%

Poured from bottle to Tree house snifter. 7/30/13 bottle date. Poured with a monster head. Like half the snifter. I don't pour very vigorously, so very surprising. Dissipated fairly quickly though, leaving good lacing. Very bitter earthy smell. Less citrus than I remember from previous batches. Taste is also very bitter. Not a to of citrus. Nice creamy mouthfeel. I feel that MBC beers, and lunch in particular, suffer from batch variation. I've had amazing bottles of lunch, and mediocre bottles. This one fell somewhere in between.

08-22-2013 01:08:19 | More by DonFrap
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -7.5%

500ml served at beer study thanks to jon. 8/16/2013 bottling date.

dark copper color with a nice head. the aroma is very fruity with a good mix of hops and malts. taste is also extremely fruity and sweet, a bit too sweet of an IPA for me. no bitterness whatsoever. medium bodied, medium carbonation.

overall very good and extremely recommended.

08-22-2013 01:00:19 | More by Axnjxn
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Crazy4LegMoose

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +3.9%

Bottled on date 7/2/2013

A: Hazy orange hue with a four finger head, after a gentle pour. Head is a creamy white color that leaves thick fluffy lacing all down the glass. Very good looking beer.

S: Fresh cut grass, pine trees and grapefruit with hints of vanilla sweetness.

T: Loads of piney earthy hops followed by a citrus sweetness and a touch of vanilla smoothness. The carbonation then blends it into a good grapefruit/resin bitterness that finishes clean. Well balanced without the bitter burn or punch.

M: Very creamy beer. Nice smooth carbonation that blends the flavors well.

O: Very solid and approachable balanced IPA. This is one of my favorite IPAs. The aroma is great and the flavor is very good. Also makes very good beer batter for fish or chicken.

08-21-2013 22:58:05 | More by Crazy4LegMoose
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drbenzo

California

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

08-21-2013 05:42:04 | More by drbenzo
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Userme59

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

08-21-2013 03:03:15 | More by Userme59
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weonfire

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

Bottled on 7/2/13

A - Golden Brown, HUGE thick white billowing head - dissipates very slowly, large sticky lacing, translucent and small carbonation rising

S - Juicy, sticky, sweet hops, citrus, fairly piney

T - Briefly bitter - quick transition into sweet fruity, fairly piney/grapefruit/tropical fruit/carmel. After taste has lots of pine.

M - Very frothy, big, thick, very nice carbonation, carmel/hoppiness covers excellently

O - Pretty awesome. Love the thickness, this is one for the bitter lovers - bitter-sweet-bitter again, but certainly nothing overwhelming. Certainly drinks like a IIPA. Certainly happy about this one.

08-21-2013 02:47:28 | More by weonfire
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AGust82

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-20-2013 22:15:28 | More by AGust82
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coffygrinder

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-20-2013 13:45:30 | More by coffygrinder
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
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