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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,831 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,831
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 728
Gots: 348 | 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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dsm45

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3%

06-20-2014 20:56:40 | More by dsm45
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huskermike12

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

06-20-2014 15:23:27 | More by huskermike12
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mrt111590

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-20-2014 04:16:53 | More by mrt111590
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Roze

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

06-19-2014 19:13:58 | More by Roze
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HookemHoos

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3%

06-19-2014 16:54:24 | More by HookemHoos
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-19-2014 14:37:45 | More by rogerdandy
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dinovis

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -25.8%

06-19-2014 02:41:05 | More by dinovis
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Comparison_Ford

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-19-2014 01:17:56 | More by Comparison_Ford
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PTEdelman

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-18-2014 23:58:01 | More by PTEdelman
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Grfilwett

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

06-18-2014 19:03:43 | More by Grfilwett
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Billybrewboy

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3%

06-18-2014 18:29:04 | More by Billybrewboy
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Mike_Verm


4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-18-2014 17:50:49 | More by Mike_Verm
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hvy1

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

06-18-2014 13:35:34 | More by hvy1
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EJJ1848

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-18-2014 13:16:37 | More by EJJ1848
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johnnyfive32

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-18-2014 08:01:11 | More by johnnyfive32
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, just over a month old, so I guess that means that we (me and the beer) are good to go!

This beer pours a mildly hazy, medium copper amber hue, with four fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and rocky bone-white head, which leaves a fair bit of layered dried sudsy lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of sharp, somewhat dank leafy pine resin, muddled quotidian citrus rind, pineapple cores, a soft mixed berry fruitiness, white chalk, gritty biscuity and crackery pale malt, and a further mineral stoniness. The taste is quite hoppy, but more fruity than bitter - orange, lemon, pineapple, and lime drink powder - that same chalky character from the nose, lightly toasted pale malt, a subdued Werther's Original sweetness, and a weakening pine and leafy astringency. No sign at all of the 14-proof alcohol.

The carbonation is moderate, in a tightly-wound frothy sense, the body a so-so medium weight, and plainly smooth, the exact nature of the hops precluding any interference here. It finishes quite dry, the fruitiness rolling over, and that chalkiness persisting, amongst still edgy pine and leafy notes.

An interesting gutting of the West Coast IPA bitterness paradigm, while keeping the rest of the hop goodness well intact. The malt perhaps suffers in this one-sided focus, and that powdery/chalky character, while weird, is not really off-putting in the least. Another (or was it the first - I'm too lazy to look that up) decent IPA from this brewery - glad to see them available around here.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 04:38:12 | More by biboergosum
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trippinbillyrmc

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +14.2%

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VictorFranco

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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MarkOberempt

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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Jintman

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-17-2014 14:25:55 | More by Jintman
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victoreyes

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-17-2014 04:17:58 | More by victoreyes
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Mike_DiMattio

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +14.2%

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SCEV

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

06-17-2014 00:39:25 | More by SCEV
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.7%

06-16-2014 23:06:16 | More by MattSweatshirt
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,831 ratings.