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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,938 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,938
Reviews: 518
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 749
Gots: 377 | FT: 14
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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shehateme

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-05-2013 00:30:53 | More by shehateme
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bbrown12

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-04-2013 23:38:30 | More by bbrown12
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%

Appearance:
The beer has a slightly cloudy copper-orange color. The head is pure white with very good retention. The beer leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Smell:
The smell is fairly different from the standard American IPA. First, the hop smell mainly consists of a citrus note with hints of orange peel or some sort of citrus fruit such as a lemon or orange. The hops are balanced by a fairly sweet malt smell and some hints of the yeast.

Taste:
Citrus hops with undertones of citrusy fruit such lemon. The orange flavor is there but very light. The malts seem to disappear underneath the hops unlike the smell.

Mouthfeel:
Very light carbonation. The beer is medium bodied but lighter than most other medium-bodied IPA.

Overall:
A superb IPA and definitely worth purchasing if you can find it. This IPA is certainly unique and a nice variation on a popular style.

02-03-2013 02:44:29 | More by HattedClassic
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djrn2

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3%

02-03-2013 02:09:10 | More by djrn2
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calmstock

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-03-2013 01:59:59 | More by calmstock
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

4/5  rDev -8.7%

Pours out a copper color with white head, small bubbles, 1" head approximately, good retention, decent lacing. Aroma was amarilloish and cascade, good and juicy, yet restrained and not super powerful.

Taste was very nice, clean, hoppy, juicy (again). Mild citrusy bread notes. As you drink it, it seems to evolve through a little bit of tropical and grapefruit. Subtle malt bill, stays out of the way, but keeps the beer from leaning into just simple copper penny bitterness mode. Its really just a lightly toasted thing that keeps the beer light on its feet. Alcohol is easily conquerable in this one, doesn't sting.

Its a good beer, but this is almost twice as much as Pliny? Oh well, its definitely better than average, but the price seems way higher than average too. Eh, if you feel like being a balla, hit it up. The only thing disappointing about this beer is the price.

02-02-2013 04:51:28 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

02-01-2013 18:30:14 | More by chippo33
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jderosia603

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-01-2013 11:35:47 | More by jderosia603
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

02-01-2013 03:45:59 | More by brother_kenneth
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3%

01-31-2013 22:55:03 | More by callmemickey
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drinker36

Michigan

4.55/5  rDev +3.9%

Quick points since this has been reviewed by wiser and more articulate beer connoisseurs:

This beer is great on tap. If you can find it on tap consider yourself lucky. That said if you can get yourself a bottle, you won't be disappointed.

It has a higher price point compared to it's highly rated IPA competitors. I usually pay about $7 for a bottle and $8 or $9 for a pint.

This is a sneaky beer since its light, crisp, and refreshing.

Final Judgement - I'd drink this for breakfast, LUNCH, or dinner. Although it's higher priced, I still highly recommend you buy some and enjoy.

01-31-2013 17:42:15 | More by drinker36
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NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-31-2013 04:42:32 | More by NHbeerfishing
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jbeezification

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-31-2013 01:01:04 | More by jbeezification
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jp110099

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-31-2013 00:32:00 | More by jp110099
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BGsWo22

New York

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

01-30-2013 20:11:53 | More by BGsWo22
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chetw

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-30-2013 19:43:49 | More by chetw
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SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-30-2013 04:26:16 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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ShippinUpToBoston

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-30-2013 00:26:33 | More by ShippinUpToBoston
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Skarod

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-30-2013 00:26:30 | More by Skarod
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dwoolley1

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-29-2013 14:24:18 | More by dwoolley1
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-29-2013 02:39:21 | More by Blanco
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-29-2013 01:51:35 | More by phishphorce
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nkeckhar

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-29-2013 01:51:28 | More by nkeckhar
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gamanley

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

01-26-2013 03:03:46 | More by gamanley
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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3%

01-25-2013 19:30:46 | More by BMan33
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
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