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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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world-class

2,986 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,986
Reviews: 519
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 758
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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Faina

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

01-05-2012 03:43:29 | More by Faina
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3%

01-02-2012 02:12:19 | More by rondufresne
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emdawg

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-01-2012 05:48:13 | More by emdawg
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mtullius

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-31-2011 02:23:17 | More by mtullius
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dogbones

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-29-2011 23:18:06 | More by dogbones
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Callmecoon

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

12-29-2011 07:17:24 | More by Callmecoon
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -5.3%

Date stamped 102511. I assume that means this beer is just over two months old. Served in my Smutty Big Beer tulip.

Appearance is nearly perfect. Billowy white head on a clear orange-red body. This looks like the kind of IPA I wish I could brew.

Nose is sharp citrus hops, really nice at first. However second sniffs expose a soapy quality that is a bit off-putting.

Flavor is crisp, clean, light malt with a delicious hop profile that is truly satisfying. Much more citrus than pine, overall IBUs are certainly up there, but the perceived bitterness is rather restrained. Mango, lemon, really interesting things going on here in the hop flavors I'm getting. A really nice, clean-tasting IPA.

Mouthfeel is zippy and effervescent, as if Alka-Selzer made an IPA. And I mean that in a good way, really!

Overall this is a very nice beer. I wish I didn't get that sopay smell, or I would rate it higher. I have another one in the beer fridge, and I will re-visit this review if redemption is due.

Mean Old Tom is next, looking forward to i!

12-28-2011 21:07:01 | More by ghostwalker
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-28-2011 17:50:09 | More by DSlim71
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.44/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured from bottle into tulip - ive had this several times, first time in 2011, and just now getting around to an actual review.
Pours a hazy golden orange with creamy white head. Nice pungent citrus tropical hop aroma, grainy. Fantastic tropical hoppy flavor, some nice bitter hop balance with a perfect grain bill...well balanced and smooth. Its chugable, delicate, balanced, near perfect. What hasn't been said about this brew. Its delicious.

12-27-2011 21:26:32 | More by DrinkSlurm
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OBIrish24

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.7%

12-27-2011 02:36:43 | More by OBIrish24
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev -8.7%

12-25-2011 19:50:45 | More by jophish17
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alalvarez75

New York

4/5  rDev -8.7%

12-20-2011 20:05:53 | More by alalvarez75
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skipjack17

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-19-2011 23:18:26 | More by skipjack17
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loupap

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-18-2011 23:23:35 | More by loupap
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-18-2011 17:30:27 | More by Auror
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mcintire78

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

12-18-2011 03:40:44 | More by mcintire78
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MaineMike

Maine

4/5  rDev -8.7%

12-17-2011 23:32:37 | More by MaineMike
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -3.7%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #55 (August 2011):

Slow pour still produces a sizable head; dull amber glow sans sediment. Fresh clementines, nectarines, strawberry taffy, toasted bread, nutty yeast and fresh-cut grass in the nose. Rustic, smooth yet bitty mouthfeel—a beer of sub- stance. Tame bitterness, though the flavor flogs the taste buds for a while. Nice hop bite with citric and herbal flavors, and some spice in the middle as the dry maltiness tries to rise above. Apple and pear fruitiness, warming alcohol and graininess try to stave off the hop flavor, but it just keeps pushing along. Pretty amazing brew, bringing back some clout for the true East Coast IPAs.

12-15-2011 13:26:03 | More by BeerAdvocate
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IrishColonial

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-15-2011 00:01:20 | More by IrishColonial
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.88/5  rDev +11.4%

Acquired from svosie, so a big “Thank You” goes out to her. Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color with a large off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, caramelized malts and fruity citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a citrus and caramel sweetness. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and creates a good balance and creates an excellent balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Very smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is very clean.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, excellent representation of style, this is a great beer to drink for a whole evening.

12-14-2011 05:15:04 | More by TheManiacalOne
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HosP

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -6.4%

Received this want from a generous StormKing47. Big thanks!

A- Pours a nice darker shade of copper/amber. Fluffy white head on top with great lacing left on glass.

S- Lots of hops. Pine hop aroma comes through most dominant. Citrus and floral hop notes as well.

T- Interesting taste to this. Big burst of piney hop flavor. Bitterness up front with the hops. Some citrus flavor mixed in. Sweetness cuts through in the middle and finishes it off. Caramel malts at the end really fight the bitterness.

M- Medium body. Moderate carbonation

O- Good beer. Interesting flavors for this IPA. Very easy to drink though. Would love another one of these. Really glad I got to try this one out!

12-14-2011 03:54:19 | More by HosP
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-13-2011 21:15:31 | More by DeutschesBier
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alamode

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.2%

12-12-2011 14:51:31 | More by alamode
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-11-2011 00:26:09 | More by ithinkimasofa
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WeisGuy

New York

4/5  rDev -8.7%

12-10-2011 00:57:29 | More by WeisGuy
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
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