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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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3,778 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,778
Reviews: 597
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 941
Gots: 684 | FT: 20
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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16 oz bottle for $5.99 at RSVP in Portland. Born 7/2/13. Poured into a Hill Farmstead tulip.

A: A cloudy blanket of fine bubbles tops a two-finger head. Relatively light orange. Tons of carbonation activity from the bottom of the glass.

S: Wave after wave. Pineapple. Melon. Mango. Something subtly sweet, like a whiff of cotton candy. Pitch. Absolutely great.

T: Pretty outstanding. Lunch performs the neat flavor trick of transitioning from a West Coast to an East Coast IPA in a few seconds. It starts tropical with mango and pineapple leading; these flavors are so bright, even more so than they are in the great MO. Later comes a subtly evolving wall of pine and resin bitterness.

M: Somewhat dry, though not as much as the absurdly dry Peeper. Medium-bodied.

O: Fresh, this is as glorious as it gets... aside from maybe Heady/Alpine. The brightness of the hops is searing. The high price is something of a deterrent, but this is an elite IPA.

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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
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