Lunch - Maine Beer Company
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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
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
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
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,992 ratings.