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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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98
world-class

3,420 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,420
Reviews: 542
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 816
Gots: 495 | 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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Ratings: 3,420 | Reviews: 542 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

thewimperoo, Oct 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Lehighace06, Oct 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

fossage78, Oct 01, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +6.6%

runner72, Sep 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

ScottJWing, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Jonny41, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

DannyS, Sep 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Bottle poured into snifter.

A- A nice yellow with a slight golden hazy hue. Short, white head about a quarter inch thick. Little lacing, carbonation present.

S- Very fruity and citrus forward ale. Smells of orange, grapefruit, coriander, and pear as well as a touch of pine. Smells like a fruitbowl.

T- Follows the nose. Lots of fruit, but it was surprisingly on the light side as far as flavor goes. Almost had a session-like loftiness to it. Not much malt present at all. This light and fresh flavor make it easily consumable and hide the 7% ABV well.

M- Light bodied for an IPA. Very fresh taste and noticeable carbonation.

O- Great beer by Maine. I'll grab it whenever I can. As mentioned, it was lacking a little bit of what the smell indicated. Maine's "Another One" is rated a little lower, but I think its the better IPA of the two. Its has a similar nose, but packs that homerun taste to follow it.

EveningCordial, Sep 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

yeahrick, Sep 29, 2014
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BillyDVT, Sep 28, 2014
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LotsofLupulin, Sep 28, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -13.4%

masshole, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

ThurmondTX, Sep 28, 2014
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AvBF, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

firstlighthiker, Sep 28, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +3%

gthaisz, Sep 28, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +9.3%

MrBURTON55, Sep 27, 2014
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fellowrs, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.9%

mrn1ceguy, Sep 27, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this a few times before, but never on tap.

Standard IPA pour. Rather midwestern-seeming hop profile, with loads of centennial and amarillo. Tastes a bit more variegated, less green citrus and more tropical nodes as the simcoe hops shine through. The hop profile is one of the best and most complex I've ever come across, and it spite of its variety and nuance it never gets too intense or cloying. Nice malt balance on the back end, too.

mynie, Sep 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -20.3%

Svendozen, Sep 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Seanhand_atl, Sep 26, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +1.6%

PVMT, Sep 26, 2014
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 3,420 ratings.