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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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2,993 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,993
Reviews: 519
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 759
Gots: 389 | 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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RichD

Rhode Island

4.58/5  rDev +4.6%

Bottle date of 3/26/13 which means that this beer is a hint over 1 month old. Poured this into a pint glass.

A: Pours a golden yellowish orange color. There is an enormous, sudsy head which leaves a generous amount of lacing for the glass to collect.

S: I smell some serious citrus and a little bit of pine going on here. The citrus consists of mainly orange and grapefruit. I could smell this when I poured it. Awesome!

T: This is such a tasty brew. Orange and grapefruit with some piney undertones. I can taste some malts as well. This is such a balanced tasting brew. This is not as bitter to me as others may suggest. It may be due to this being the 2nd IPA I've had tonight.

M: A medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of carbonation. No alcohol being tasted at all.

Overall: This is one of the best IPAs you'll ever have. By no means is this something that will blow your face off. This is a nice warm weather brew that you just enjoy. I've had this in the bottle and in a pint glass and it was delicious either way. I'll pay the 7 bucks for this almost every time.

10-28-2012 17:29:43 | More by RichD
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ThirtsyChef


4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

10-26-2012 04:37:05 | More by ThirtsyChef
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.18/5  rDev -4.6%

A: Poured a hazed deep yellowish orange color with good carbonation and head retention leaving a small white cap, nice bubbles and moderate lacing

S: Not very empowering on the nose. I do get some light citrus notes on the nose.

T: A very subtle taste, not what I was expecting at all. I was expecting a big hop fwd IPA but this is a balanced treat. Initial taste leaves some citrus; light orange peel, some grass with a light caramel backbone. Smooth, not overly bitter, just well rounded. Finish has a light hop bite, almost no booze with a grassy citrus, floral finish

M: Medium bodied, balanced, well carbonated.

O: Well done! I would have this for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a midnight snack.

10-24-2012 02:41:36 | More by barleywinefiend
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

10-23-2012 02:23:58 | More by t0rin0
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

10-22-2012 15:29:33 | More by jacewg
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kmatlack

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

10-21-2012 22:46:23 | More by kmatlack
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bigedct

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

10-21-2012 21:11:43 | More by bigedct
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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-21-2012 17:01:45 | More by jackrodgers77
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JC88


4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-21-2012 15:02:45 | More by JC88
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Mikeynas

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-20-2012 23:37:58 | More by Mikeynas
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jawneyt

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

10-20-2012 18:28:31 | More by jawneyt
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BeerBucks

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

10-19-2012 23:54:59 | More by BeerBucks
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RKing44

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

10-19-2012 22:13:35 | More by RKing44
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

10-18-2012 13:53:31 | More by ComRock12
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SFC21

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-18-2012 02:12:56 | More by SFC21
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ncaudle

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3%

10-17-2012 19:13:02 | More by ncaudle
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eorwar

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

10-14-2012 21:01:42 | More by eorwar
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.33/5  rDev -1.1%

Big thanks to ActonBrewer for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into CCB pint glass.

A: Very nice bright gold with a big fluffy white head and lots of visible carbonation. The first pour is very clear, with a bit of haze showing up as the bottle gets emptier.

S: Big citrus aromas, with pine and resin as well, and a bit of sweet malt.

T: Pine, resin, citrus hops, some tropical fruit and a bit spicy. Hop bitter in the hang that seems grassy. Nice hop bitter bite.

M: Thin body, good carbonation sensation, minimal alcohol presence.

O: Quite tasty, but falls short of the best in class. So far, I've had three brews from Maine Beer and been extremely impressed with all of them.

10-14-2012 17:18:32 | More by macrosmatic
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meehandennis

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-12-2012 00:52:48 | More by meehandennis
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.4/5  rDev +0.5%

Thanks to Gehrig13 for the bottle!

Pours a murky light orange colour, with a soft white finger or so of head that dissipated somewhat quickly. The aroma was tropical, with some mango and citrus fruit, a touch of an almost orange juice aroma, slightly piny and resinous. Lots of tropical fruits on the taste, orange, pineapple, pine, a crisp and assertive, but not overpowering bitterness. Upper light bodied, crisp and refreshing, smooth and clean. Easy drinking.

Excellent IPA all around!

10-12-2012 00:23:21 | More by EgadBananas
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nathanjohnson

Vermont

2.25/5  rDev -48.6%

10-11-2012 15:05:40 | More by nathanjohnson
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-10-2012 22:22:47 | More by TheRuss9585
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Rau71

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

10-10-2012 03:42:36 | More by Rau71
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BeerBuckeye

Ohio

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%

A - Pours a deep orange/amber color with puffy two finger white head.

S - Very citrusy nose, a bit of apple and honey. Very strong and aromatic. Great.

T - Mmm, on the taste, the citrus is balanced out with a solid piney hop presence that permeates throughout. Actually well balanced.

M - A bit dry, but full bodied and crisp.

Overall - An incredibly good IPA. Loved this one.

10-10-2012 00:22:28 | More by BeerBuckeye
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UNCCTDawg

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.2%

10-09-2012 03:38:08 | More by UNCCTDawg
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,993 ratings.