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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

3,641 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 3,641
Reviews: 578
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 883
Gots: 601 | 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:
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: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
The beer has a slightly cloudy copper-orange color. The head is pure white with very good retention. The beer leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Smell:
The smell is fairly different from the standard American IPA. First, the hop smell mainly consists of a citrus note with hints of orange peel or some sort of citrus fruit such as a lemon or orange. The hops are balanced by a fairly sweet malt smell and some hints of the yeast.

Taste:
Citrus hops with undertones of citrusy fruit such lemon. The orange flavor is there but very light. The malts seem to disappear underneath the hops unlike the smell.

Mouthfeel:
Very light carbonation. The beer is medium bodied but lighter than most other medium-bodied IPA.

Overall:
A superb IPA and definitely worth purchasing if you can find it. This IPA is certainly unique and a nice variation on a popular style.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a copper color with white head, small bubbles, 1" head approximately, good retention, decent lacing. Aroma was amarilloish and cascade, good and juicy, yet restrained and not super powerful.

Taste was very nice, clean, hoppy, juicy (again). Mild citrusy bread notes. As you drink it, it seems to evolve through a little bit of tropical and grapefruit. Subtle malt bill, stays out of the way, but keeps the beer from leaning into just simple copper penny bitterness mode. Its really just a lightly toasted thing that keeps the beer light on its feet. Alcohol is easily conquerable in this one, doesn't sting.

Its a good beer, but this is almost twice as much as Pliny? Oh well, its definitely better than average, but the price seems way higher than average too. Eh, if you feel like being a balla, hit it up. The only thing disappointing about this beer is the price.

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4.54/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quick points since this has been reviewed by wiser and more articulate beer connoisseurs:

This beer is great on tap. If you can find it on tap consider yourself lucky. That said if you can get yourself a bottle, you won't be disappointed.

It has a higher price point compared to it's highly rated IPA competitors. I usually pay about $7 for a bottle and $8 or $9 for a pint.

This is a sneaky beer since its light, crisp, and refreshing.

Final Judgement - I'd drink this for breakfast, LUNCH, or dinner. Although it's higher priced, I still highly recommend you buy some and enjoy.

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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 3,641 ratings.