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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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2,782 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,782
Reviews: 509
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 719
Gots: 336 | 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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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-02-2013 14:37:43 | More by KevinGordon
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Tibs

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-02-2013 11:22:33 | More by Tibs
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bmur112

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-02-2013 03:42:13 | More by bmur112
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lic217

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-02-2013 01:54:11 | More by lic217
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-02-2013 01:04:59 | More by DerekMorgan
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DanE

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-01-2013 23:44:31 | More by DanE
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smutty33

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-01-2013 14:58:16 | More by smutty33
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HugeBulge

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

02-28-2013 21:04:52 | More by HugeBulge
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MikeHRayn

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-28-2013 10:36:00 | More by MikeHRayn
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owend

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-27-2013 20:20:00 | More by owend
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nootch23

Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Grabbed a bottle that was just over a week old. One of my favorite IPAs out there.

S - The smell was everything you could ask out of an IPA, filled with floral and citrus with traces of pine. Great smelling beer.

T - right off the bat you're hit with the citrus flavor that pretty much dominates. The hop bitterness is there and goes down really easy. The taste of this bottle was a little more bitter than what I remember but it might have something to do with the freshness. I can't recall how fresh the other bottles I've had were. Very light tasting and not filling at all, just refreshing.

M - this beer is easy to drink and leaves a dry finish for me. The bitterness stays with you well after a sip. Doesn't leave a bad aftertaste, just a florally, citrusy one.

O- Like I said before, this is one of my favorite IPAs and I really look forward to it's release. Even though this bottle was a little more bitter than what I remember, it still didn't take any enjoyment out from drinking it. This is definitely a must buy whenever and if ever you come across it. This brewer knows they have a dependable recipe for this IPA and continues to make it great.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 18:40:55 | More by nootch23
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mendonza

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-27-2013 03:58:52 | More by mendonza
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Dyelawn

Maine

5/5  rDev +14.2%

02-27-2013 01:18:52 | More by Dyelawn
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Dbrag

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-25-2013 02:18:09 | More by Dbrag
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emsjf

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-23-2013 01:52:20 | More by emsjf
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle into a Bellhaven pint.

Appearance- Hazy orange with a large fluffy head. Great lacing.

Smell- Hops. Bitter piney hops. Clemintine and tangerine hoppyness. Thats a bout it.

Taste- Sweet fruity hops fade to bitter earthy hops really quickly. Not a malt in sight. Bitter aftertaste. No booze.

Mouthfeel- Quite carbonated. Crisp and bubbly. Not resinous at all.

Overall- It's good, but I can find better IPAs at better prices year round.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 17:07:07 | More by Seanniek91
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HopNuggets

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-21-2013 18:30:10 | More by HopNuggets
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TheBrewo

Michigan

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

We pour a brew of golden amber coloring. It holds a two finger head of tannish foam. This retains nicely, leaving massive bubbles in its wake, and thick patterned lacing down the sides of the glasses. There is a cidery haze throughout, with no real sediment noted. Carbonation bubbles at a medium. The aroma is all about the hops. These are beautifully sweet and nectary, but have a definite background of soap, pine, and biting citric bitterness. The malts are pale, but meet the hops in sweetness, with lightly cooked caramel sugars. Otherwise, the aromatic density is filled by metallics, like yeastiness, musk, sweaty saltiness, floral earthiness, and strawberry freshness. Our first impression is that the flavoring is not as sweet as expected, as it comes with a bittering earthiness on the back that screams “West Coast”. As we sip, puckering grapefruit hoppiness, green plant freshness, muddy pale malts, raw brown sugar sweetness, and fresh herbal qualities mix to start us off. The peak comes with brassy metallics, robust soap, bittered pine sap, and simple yeastiness. The finish washes with herbal mint leafiness, spicy alcohol, floral and herbal bitterness, soaps, pine, light lemon juiciness and pale malt freshness. The aftertaste breathes of big soapy bitterness, citric juiciness, wet chalkiness, yeast, light chemical phenols, peppery booze, and grassy bitterness. The body is medium, and the carbonation is high and hiccup-inducing. There is nice slurp, sip, cream, froth, pop, and glug to each sip, with a freshly cleansing coating to the mouth. This cools, but eventually dries the palate with a soft pucker. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was the versatility to the hops in both the nose and flavoring. At each aspect of the sip, or with a slightly warmer temperature, the hops seem to take on a different persona. Soap, pine, citrus, and herbals all show up at some point through the tasting. This helps to keep the beer refreshing and seemingly new to the end. Everything else about this beer embodies the inherent “clean and simple” attitude of this brewery, and when coupled with the basic complexity of the hops, makes for a delicious beverage. Dare we say, our first thought at the first sip was ”Pliny”?!

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 02:50:25 | More by TheBrewo
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-19-2013 22:57:23 | More by ripps1
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Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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mmsimmons

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

02-19-2013 02:32:20 | More by mmsimmons
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,782 ratings.