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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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3,636 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,636
Reviews: 577
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 877
Gots: 598 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-10-2011

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.
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 7/02/2013. Poured into a glass goblet.

Hazy, golden orange-amber. Huge head on top , off–white in color, three finger’s worth. Wonderful retention as I’m drinking. There’s juicy grapefruit and fresh orange aroma, sweet pineapple, and bright green grass. It smells extremely fresh and inviting, brightness everywhere. The taste is almost as juicy and fruity as the aroma, but it quickly fades into a more bitter, piney flavor. Mouthfeel is ok, nothing spectacular with good carbonation levels. I wish the flavors would envelope my mouth more because the hoppiness is great – it just needs a little bit more body. This is surely a quality IPA.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle, dated 060413 around 2 months old, poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a hazy copper with three plus fingers of fluffy off white head. Head retention is good, sticking around for several minutes before slowly dissipating with some thick swathes of lacing. Small bubble carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose citrus hops, sweet orange and grapefruit, peach, light pine, and a decent caramel malt presence.

Taking a sip, good hit of bitterness, citrus peel and pine, mellowing to sweeter hot flavors, orange, grapefruit, peach. Not as much caramel malt on the taste as I was expecting given aroma, which is nice. Medium to dry finish, with some linger pine and lighter caramel malt sweetness.

Lighter side of medium body with smooth but ample carbonation. Easy drinking IPA with pretty good balanced flavor profile. The aroma might have been a little better with less age, but still a nice beer.

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A: Deep ruby to dark gold, impressive head, significant lacing along the edge, sea foam froth, craggy head – 4.50, S: Nose isn’t overpowering and actually quite meek, some caramel and mild citrus such as grapefruit – 3.50, T: Unquestionably an IPA, not over-the-top, quite herbal some grapefruit, doughy sweetness – 4.25, M: Slight crispness from the effervescence, hint of creaminess – 4.00, D: 7% beer and very drinkable, a little cost prohibitive but worth a premium, very nicely crafted and worth searching out – 4.25

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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 3,636 ratings.