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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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2,715 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,715
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 702
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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shamrock071521

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-11-2013 03:10:39 | More by shamrock071521
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-11-2013 01:59:31 | More by Syracuse12
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jbtheman

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-10-2013 22:27:43 | More by jbtheman
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ESeab

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-09-2013 19:34:56 | More by ESeab
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YaKnowBrady

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

04-09-2013 15:13:52 | More by YaKnowBrady
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thedoer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-09-2013 12:05:28 | More by thedoer
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carndog

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-09-2013 01:54:54 | More by carndog
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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - medium amber in color, like an organic honey, the pour brings up a pure white thin head, small amounts of slow carbonation

S - even though I am thoroughly congested, I can still lsmell the piney hops shine through. I can tell its a hop bomb.

T - yo hops!! Piney and bitter at its best! Splendidly one sided, all hops and glorious in its hoppiness. Some cloying, teasing, sweetness right at the end; but then the hops remind you whos show this is.

M&D&O - fantastic, an amzing great hop flavor. We need more craft brewers making IPA's like this to compete with the west coast to share the IPA respect.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 00:39:15 | More by sinstaineddemon
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Teddy-Pickles

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-08-2013 19:41:15 | More by Teddy-Pickles
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archi348

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-08-2013 04:44:17 | More by archi348
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pknyc

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-07-2013 21:15:35 | More by pknyc
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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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AL89BR

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-07-2013 01:13:48 | More by AL89BR
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-06-2013 22:21:15 | More by Thomas_Picton
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lobsterboy2

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-06-2013 19:17:13 | More by lobsterboy2
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-06-2013 12:54:52 | More by DrStiffington
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claspada

New Jersey

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

Bottled 03/26/13, sampled 04/05/13.

Pours a clear light golden color topped by a very pillowy, soapy, white foam head that recedes to leave some sticky lacking.

Aromas begin with a ton of astrigent, juicy grapefruit with lesser blood orange, lemon peel and some light resinous pine. Some light pale malt sweetness in the background as it warms but the hops are the main deal here.

The tastes begin with more of the same, though the malt sweetness is a bit more evident. There is also some fruitier stone fruit hop flavors to join the super grapefruit and citrus forward hop profile.

The mouthfeel is a medium boided with medium/moderate carbonation. FInish is quite dry and has a pleasant amount of lingering bitterness.

Overall, this is just a reidiculously super great IPA, that I'm really glad I was able to try.
The only detraction is the value of the 500ml bottle for $8 plus tax. Is this exponentially better than the numerous amounts of hop-forward American IPAs, probably not, but amazing good and worth a try at least once. The price is worth while at least for one go around, same with Zoe from this brewery, but I can't say the others are worth the hefty investment.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 12:03:29 | More by claspada
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a pale golden yellow. 3 fingers Pillowy pearly white foam with lots of thick lacing sticking to the glass.

S - completely hop dominated. Lots of citrus, tropical fruit and floral notes. Fleshy orange pulp and sugar sprinkled grapefruit rind. Hints of pineapple and white pepper, maybe a touch of vanilla cake batter.

T - lightly doughy and cake like malt profile. Green leafy floral notes come in quickly followed by sweet and bitter citric notes. Flavors of bitter orange peel and sweet pineapple coat the pallet. Finish is lingers for quite some time.

M - light bodied closing in on medium. High carbonation.

O - great take on an IPA. This would be perfect for summertime

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 03:15:01 | More by Teleweizen2
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-06-2013 02:05:21 | More by meatyard
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-06-2013 01:18:04 | More by Gww1864
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phuntasy

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-05-2013 23:28:40 | More by phuntasy
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VonZipper

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-05-2013 22:50:06 | More by VonZipper
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B-Stein

Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from a pint bottle into a tulip. Color is golden amber and very clear, ample ivory colored head that settles after a few minutes leaving nice lacing and a thin fluffy head around the edges of the glass.

S: Sharp citrusy notes jump out of the glass at first. After sitting a minute and smelling again aroma becomes a little catty (not bad), but definitely more dank now than citrus. Very hard to pick up, but also get some faint sweet notes from the malt, but unable to pick out specific malt characteristics.

T: If this was a wine it would be french; that is to say no one flavor component jumps out they all sing together very harmoniously showing a great deal of restraint. The malt is biscuity and couples well with the crisp carbonation. Finishes very, very clean almost like a lager, just a touch of bitterness lingers on the tongue.

M: Light/medium

O: This beer is much lighter in mouth feel and overall vibrato than I anticipated. It shows amazing restraint which pays off with complete balance. It is fresh and light, opposite again from what I would expect with a name like LUNCH. I am impressed and thoroughly enjoyed drinking this beer. I can see why some comments I've read say this beer is watery, it does feel light on your palate and depending upon your mood some beers will speak more to your taste. That said would I enjoy a lunch with just a bit more malt body sure, but I also can appreciate what has been crafted in this bottle. There are many BIG IPAs on the market so therefore I believe there is also a place for a well balanced well crafted refreshing IPA. Bottled on 3-26-13.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 22:10:19 | More by B-Stein
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polopaul20

Maryland

5/5  rDev +14.2%

04-05-2013 20:14:54 | More by polopaul20
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LambicKing

Florida

4/5  rDev -8.7%

04-05-2013 14:31:09 | More by LambicKing
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,715 ratings.