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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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3,712 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,712
Reviews: 591
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 909
Gots: 641 | 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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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at a local restaurant on 05/07/13

A: Golden orange hue, with two and half finger head. Left some sticky residue inside the glass when settled down.

S: Strong aroma, could pick up grapefruit, lemon, and tropical fruit. Very nice with this one.

T: Definitely hop-forward taste, bitterness comes at first, and sweetness follows at the end. Aftertaste will stay around for awhile...

M: Can be misleading from its appearance. While it looks thick and heavy, it doesn't give that impression via mouth-feel. Somewhat light and balanced drink. Grainy and hoppy flavor but light at the same time.

O: One of the best beers from Maine Company. While it's a strong hop-forward beer, it doesn't leave you feeling bitter and it will make you feel refreshed at the end. Very enjoyable beer and would suggest it to anyone.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very enjoyable IPA, lives up to their description as a great version of a West Coast IPA. My overall rating would have been higher if not for the hefty price tag, there's quite a few beers just as good or better even, that cost half of what this one does.

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A: Pours a clear, orangish pale color with two fingers of off white head. Head is sticky, leaving generous lacing on the glass's wall and having excellent retention.

S: Delicate hop aroma with citrus and floral notes, a little malt.

T: Mild hoppiness and a little malt. There is a very light, integrated bitterness which provides some structure. Quite dry, with no alcohol evident. Nice, though a little lacking in flavor.

M: Soft, light carbonation and medium body. Creamy texture.

O: Light tasting and highly drinkable. So drinkable that it reminds me more of a pale ale than a 7% IPA. I could probably down a pitcher of this, and I don't say that often. That being said, the level of hoppiness and flavor is quite low.

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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 3,712 ratings.