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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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3,508 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,508
Reviews: 552
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 828
Gots: 526 | 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:
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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 9/9/12... a little old.

Pour is a hazy golden orange with 2 fingers of light fluffy white head which lingers for a while.

Nose is moderately fragrant, with lots of resiny dry hops. Some soft hints of citrus and grapefruit.

Taste is very dry hop forward with a sticky flavor. Some subtle notes of citrus, but really just a lot of dry hop. Finish is a little more resin and sweetness.

Feel is pretty medium bodied with soft bite from the hops.

I like it. Definitely west coast style IPA with loads of dry hoppiness. Would like to try it fresher to see if there is more going on. Either way, really enjoyable, though pricey for the small format bottle.

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Purchased for $5.95 at Domaney's in Great Barrington, MA. Bottled on 3/26/13. Nice labeling with a simple approach. It says to drink within 90 days of the bottling date. This beer is a touch under a month and a half old.

A- Slightly hazy golden body with a great thick white cap of foam. Fantastic retention and vigorous lacing. It truly looks the part of a great IPA!

S- The nose is very expressive with heavy notes of freshly cut grapefruit. The juice notes burst from the glass. Spending a little more time in the glass, I am noticing orange, pineapple, and peach. It's a great balance of citrus, stone, and tropical fruit.

T- It's really hop forward on the palate with a big kick of grapefruit. Notes of peach and sweet caramel malt notes follow closely behind. There is a clean aspect to the sweetness, where I wish there was more of a caramel malt presence.The hops have a leafy character to them as well, which gives the fruit notes a nice edge. The hops in general carry a very fruity and citrusy bite and the overall profile is very clean in the way that the malt sweetness melts right into the peachy notes. It does not stand out on its own, but rather blends with the hops.

MF- Medium-bodied with light mouth-filling carbonation that surprisingly carries a creamy edge. There is a lack of viscosity that adds a wonderful thirst quenching edge.

O- This was a fantastic, clean, and heavily hopped IPA. The hop flavors were interesting, the clean malt backbone was a great change of pace, and I am glad I picked it up!

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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 3,508 ratings.