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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

3,726 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,726
Reviews: 592
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 914
Gots: 654 | FT: 22
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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Photo of 120minuteman
4.91/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Phenomenal brew with a ridiculously high drinkability. The initial taste is mild (with warm notes of clove honey), but gradually intensifies as the hoppiness takes over.

Photo of Zack_B
4.09/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1KEVIN1
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mdfabio18
4.96/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ejane
4.79/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of surfcaster
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One from a fresh sampler of MBC bottles enjoyed in a pub glass.

Fantastic nose.

Bright crisp IPA. Not overdone. Pliny "light"---need I say more?

Fanstastic

Photo of Coot
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DavidHume
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Baldrich27
3.9/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bp4171
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yipmi
4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Been reading BeerAdvocate for about 10 years. So impressed that this is my first review. New to the East Coast (from Texas with frequent West Coast travel).
Overall: This is a really lovely American IPA that seems to split the difference between East and West coast interpretations of the style. Citrusy and floral like a classic West Coast IPA, yet sweeter (without overbearing weight and feel) like an East Coast. Truly terrific and will be buying every bit I'm able.

A: Golden, Hazy, mildly Cloudy
S: sweet, mildly dank and resiny, piny, citrusy
T: citrusy (good bit of grapefruit), floral,
M: light-to-medium, bright but warm

Photo of brother_rebus
3.82/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

good. Not very unique. Still delicious.

Photo of terrysjag
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mdlb44
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bierleichen
3/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Great IPA. Just not a fan of the IPA style.

Photo of JChristopher
4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blankenhoney
4.07/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 12.30.14 and enjoyed from a teku today, 2.18.15.

This is crisp, clean, and tasty American IPA.

Lunch pours a hazy orange with light golden undertones. The nose is full of grassy, herbal hops, sweet orange peel, and bready, somewhat grainy malts. Tastes great but is very restrained: very mild dried orange peels, mildly bitter hops, and only lightly sweet. Mouthfeel is dry, quite bitter, clean, and creamy.

A subtle, restrained take on the IPA. Really made me realize how many IPAs and DIPAs take an intense, maybe over-the-top, and even a scorched-palate approach in creating a flavor profile (and how accustomed to that I've become). Lunch touches on all the IPA components - sweetness, bitterness, hoppiness - but keeps everything balanced and proportionate. Good, unique stuff.

Photo of Ewlew
3.69/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FreshHawk
4.14/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer_Doge
4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow.

So hoppy.

Much dry.

Such West Coast.

Tropical.

Wow.

Photo of evanfox81
3.65/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RayReed522
4.02/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lunch from Maine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 3,726 ratings.