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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,940 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,940
Reviews: 518
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 751
Gots: 379 | 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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Tobes181

New Jersey

4.72/5  rDev +7.8%

08-16-2014 00:36:45 | More by Tobes181
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Eludwigson


4.72/5  rDev +7.8%

08-16-2014 00:18:13 | More by Eludwigson
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tango22

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-15-2014 11:03:25 | More by tango22
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-15-2014 02:30:10 | More by SMITHAND
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CaptureTHEraptor

California

4.52/5  rDev +3.2%

08-15-2014 01:37:02 | More by CaptureTHEraptor
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chrishiker1409

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-14-2014 19:36:49 | More by chrishiker1409
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AntigravityECE


4.2/5  rDev -4.1%

08-14-2014 18:48:51 | More by AntigravityECE
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ZDSmith87

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-14-2014 14:57:48 | More by ZDSmith87
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hoppygram

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-14-2014 10:13:24 | More by hoppygram
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DrewSp

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-14-2014 04:27:02 | More by DrewSp
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sila5

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-14-2014 04:00:29 | More by sila5
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hopsabrewin

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-14-2014 02:33:18 | More by hopsabrewin
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yasky

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-14-2014 00:25:38 | More by yasky
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.13/5  rDev -28.5%

14 days after bottling

Appearance: a nice burnt orange color, very dull and earthy. A large 2+ finger off white head that fades slowly and leaves large frothy legs all over the sides of the glass. Hazy to the point that I can barely see my finger on the opposite side of the glass.

Smell: hops- resin, citrus, pine. Toasty and slightly sweet malt base.

Taste: opens with toasted grains. A fairly strong toasting at that. Very little sweet malt character to it. Backed is full of hops, some resin, quite a bit of earthy, small touches of citrus and pine a long with a subtle lemony finish

Mouthfeel: fairly thick for an ipa, pretty dry. A touch syrupy. Lots of lingering bitterness. No where near refreshing.

Overall: I feel I have give Maine beer a more than fair shot. This is the fourth and most highly rated hoppy beer I have tried from there and only 2 weeks old. And I can hardly stand to drink it. I usually love apas and ipas with a toasty malt base. But the earthiness and dryness just make it hard to drink and not the most appetizing.

08-13-2014 21:30:22 | More by SportsandJorts
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Brenden

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +2.3%

Despite a thickness in the burnt dark orange color, and so much that it's closer to opaque than translucent, this beer is actually quite bright. Some floaties make their way around here and there. The head is a pale orange-tinted one that's quite hefty at a fluffy and rocky two fingers tall. Retention is good, and it drops down quite a bit of sticky lacing all down the glass.
East coast represents in this beer, both in packing flavor without harshness or noticeable flaws, and in its bright and brilliant complexity as the depth is layered. Unique nuances seem to keep coming out with every sniff and every sip. Malts offer some toasted breads and a candy-like sweetness to balance, and in a way that really works with the tropical and citrus fruits the juicy hops provide. Those hops take center stage, the malts serving only to add complexity and balance. While juicy with orange pulp, orange zest, and dried apricot, there's also a grassy note to the bitterness. There's an addition to the overall character that's not quite earthy, almost like a fresh root or dry nut. More bitterness from pine resin lends itself to a thankfully lingering finish.
Carbonation is moderate and keeps this beer flowing smoothly while citric brightness keeps it from drying. It does get drier as the hops keep coming, but it's creamy up front before going clean and semi-dry in the middle. Crispness keeps up the whole way. It eases a little in the middle as far as the body, but never thins out.

08-13-2014 20:34:49 | More by Brenden
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KevinMc

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

08-13-2014 18:27:15 | More by KevinMc
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bellbw

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-13-2014 14:58:40 | More by bellbw
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ProV1392

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-13-2014 03:56:01 | More by ProV1392
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -3%

08-12-2014 21:42:01 | More by schopenhauerale
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-12-2014 20:17:38 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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jt2488

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-12-2014 16:12:01 | More by jt2488
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PalatePilot

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-12-2014 15:53:28 | More by PalatePilot
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th3d1ck

Maryland

4.24/5  rDev -3.2%

08-12-2014 01:07:57 | More by th3d1ck
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Blueribbon666

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

08-11-2014 23:48:30 | More by Blueribbon666
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AZBeerDude

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

08-11-2014 21:49:23 | More by AZBeerDude
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,940 ratings.