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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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world-class

2,992 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,992
Reviews: 519
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 759
Gots: 389 | 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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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -3.2%

54 day old bottle, poured into my Founders snifter.

Bright/hazy light peach/orange color. Poured lightly so not much of a head, but initially there is a about finger of crispy white fluff. Not much lacing at all. Color is just awesome though, and I don't necessarily believe it's a letdown without a huge head.

Hop citrus aromas seem a bit subdued. Nonetheless, there's grapefruit/orange and light lemon zest, with a bit of pine in there as well. As the beers warms up a bit, a slight floral situation reveals itself.

Citrus zest is most noticeable in the flavor. Less malty than other IPAs I am used to. But really this beer is all about the hop-forward citrus -- grapfruit, orange, some lemon, and maybe a bit of pine in there as well. Flowery session character to it as well.

Feels smooth up front, and crisp on the end. Dry but refreshing overall. But probably a bit too carbonated for me to session.

This is a solid IPA. Not my favorite, but very nice. Flavors and aromas open up as it warms. The one thing it lacks that I think is present in most IPAs and APAs I enjoy is sweetness. Would love to grab this fresher. Cheers.

05-20-2013 22:48:18 | More by rodlavers
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mahak213

New York

4.26/5  rDev -2.7%

13 day old bottle into a FFF Teku-

Appearance- Really pretty, hazy, golden orange with a big, fluffy white head that leaves nice lacing around the glass.

Smell- Huge grapefruit, pine, and orange zest. Totally hop forward, with no real detectable malt presence.

Taste- Similar to the nose, tons of bitter grapefruit and orange. As it warms up I get a bit more sweetness and some peach flavors. Finishes with a big blast of pine

Mouthfeel- Carbonation is light, but present. Has a bit of a creamy feel to it, and a super dry finish.

Overall- I'm digging it, and glad I was able to get a super fresh bottle. I'll for sure be picking up another bottle next time it comes around.

05-20-2013 22:31:03 | More by mahak213
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Mullen2525

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.7%

05-20-2013 17:43:08 | More by Mullen2525
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powz87

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

05-20-2013 17:22:59 | More by powz87
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jampics2

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-20-2013 12:56:18 | More by jampics2
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Fwai

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-20-2013 11:38:34 | More by Fwai
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comradekyle

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-20-2013 00:05:53 | More by comradekyle
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stanowsf

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-19-2013 02:11:47 | More by stanowsf
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Ralphs66

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

05-19-2013 00:11:25 | More by Ralphs66
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klawburke

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.7%

05-18-2013 23:22:20 | More by klawburke
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-18-2013 22:05:11 | More by BRYeleJR
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.7%

05-18-2013 03:09:43 | More by bootdown21
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ChrisCorbin

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-18-2013 02:43:15 | More by ChrisCorbin
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

05-18-2013 02:26:30 | More by jayhunter357
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In_Control_Mike

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-18-2013 02:15:05 | More by In_Control_Mike
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SixBitsKyle

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3%

05-18-2013 00:54:46 | More by SixBitsKyle
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Newenglandcraftbrew

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

05-17-2013 22:30:49 | More by Newenglandcraftbrew
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muzzy

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-17-2013 11:36:20 | More by muzzy
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dheacck11

Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -7.5%

Bottled 9/9/12... a little old.

Pour is a hazy golden orange with 2 fingers of light fluffy white head which lingers for a while.

Nose is moderately fragrant, with lots of resiny dry hops. Some soft hints of citrus and grapefruit.

Taste is very dry hop forward with a sticky flavor. Some subtle notes of citrus, but really just a lot of dry hop. Finish is a little more resin and sweetness.

Feel is pretty medium bodied with soft bite from the hops.

I like it. Definitely west coast style IPA with loads of dry hoppiness. Would like to try it fresher to see if there is more going on. Either way, really enjoyable, though pricey for the small format bottle.

05-17-2013 00:15:04 | More by dheacck11
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Rainblows

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

05-16-2013 14:34:59 | More by Rainblows
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gdub

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-16-2013 14:16:19 | More by gdub
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jmmy3

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-16-2013 04:45:52 | More by jmmy3
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flipdog0

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-16-2013 03:45:18 | More by flipdog0
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-16-2013 02:43:28 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
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mvdillman

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

05-15-2013 18:15:45 | More by mvdillman
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,992 ratings.