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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

3,076 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,076
Reviews: 523
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 780
Gots: 406 | 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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Photo of YouSkeete
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%

A: Cloudy dark amber/ruby. One finger white head with decent retention. Nice lacing.

S: Fresh hops, grapefruit, orange peel, smooth grainy malts with grassy/earthy tones. Big, full aroma.

T/M: One word comes to mind: Fresh. Fresh hop flavor, fresh, crisp mouthfeel, fresh ingredients. Moderately light body. Not far from the nose, cirtus and sweet malts with a load of fresh hops. Utterly delicious. Moderately carbonated.

D: Fantastic.

YouSkeete, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of Mielbeer
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Mielbeer, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of joepais
5/5  rDev +14.2%

joepais, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of paulys55
5/5  rDev +14.2%

paulys55, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of jlogan7
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

jlogan7, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Photekut
5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photekut, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of valdieuer
5/5  rDev +14.2%

valdieuer, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of Kaydogg
4/5  rDev -8.7%

Kaydogg, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of johnhenryconway
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

johnhenryconway, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of gford217
4.1/5  rDev -6.4%

Big thanks to a generous ME BA for this one, a 500ml bottle dated 10-25-11.

Pours a hazy golden amber with a gigantic frothy white head that shoots up to the top of the glass and doesn't recede at all.

Aroma is excellent, just chock full of juicy citrus, especially fresh pineapple, white grapefruit and hints of lemon zest. I'm get some pine resin as well as a lightly toasted malt presence as well.

Taste isn't quite as vibrantly citrusy as the nose though the first impression is bitter pithy grapefruit with a tart lemony kick in the finish. The malts are very subtle but definitely present.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated, maybe a touch too high for my liking but still solid feel.

This is a really nice and extremely drinkable IPA that focuses heavily on tropical fruits without getting too bitter.

gford217, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of lakersfan16
5/5  rDev +14.2%

lakersfan16, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of thesarahfuller
5/5  rDev +14.2%

thesarahfuller, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of sampx
5/5  rDev +14.2%

sampx, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.05/5  rDev -7.5%

Thanks to rinhaak for this one!

Bottled 10.25.2011

A - Pours a very cloudy, dark orange with a large cream-colored head that lingers for a long time. Clumps of lacing are left on the glass.

S - Very Piney, slightly earthy.

T - Pine, grass, kinda herbal, slight citrus follows it up.

D - Silky smooth, but a nice hop kick. Good carbonation and average body.

O - Dark, silky, and smooth.

HuskyinPDX, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of kevgod
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

kevgod, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of adman08
4.08/5  rDev -6.8%

Thanks to Sidebordz for this one!
A-Pours a cloudy pale gold with a nice amount of fluffy white foam that leaves great lacing on the glass.
S-Very strong complex aromas of pine, herbal and citrus hops with a solid sweet malt presence.
T-Strong flavors of herbal and pine hops with a hint of citrus. Hops dominate but there is a good malt balance.
M-Seems slightly thin as far as body is concerned. Slightly sweet overall.
Overall, a very good IPA. The malt and hops balance nicely and the hop flavors are complex and blend together well. This is one of the best looking beers I've had and the aroma is excellent. It seems just a hint watered down but really not much, it may just be me. I was surprised, I really like this beer. I know a few people who would really enjoy this. A very good representation of the style.

adman08, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of jlordi12
5/5  rDev +14.2%

jlordi12, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of cpinto6
5/5  rDev +14.2%

cpinto6, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of viaingo
3.83/5  rDev -12.6%

Type: American Style IPA
Color:Foggy dark gold color/ copper color.
Body: Foggy and lightly carbonated.
Head: Half inch white head. Lingered for a little bit.
Taste: Bitter, dry and hoppy. Despite its bitterness it is very smooth.
Aroma: Hoppy yet citricy smell. Very full bodied, a great IPA.

Overall this was a great representation of an IPA - Bitter, hoppy, foggy , yet smooth craft beer. I have not had the chance to drink an IPA for some time and this beer definitely got me infatuated with IPAs again. With only 4 types of beer available to purchase, Maine Beer Company is still a brilliant local craft beer maker that you need to check out.

viaingo, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of berley31
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

berley31, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of sobeleg
5/5  rDev +14.2%

sobeleg, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of virinow
5/5  rDev +14.2%

virinow, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of corby112
4.05/5  rDev -7.5%

Huge thanks to Sidebordz for sending this bottle my way. Bottled on 9/15/11.

Pours a hazy, dark golden orange color with a half finger white foam head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Dank, earthy hop aroma with lots of resinous oils and grassy, floral notes. Hints of soil-y pine needle countered by some tropical and citrus fruit notes. Subtle malt presence with some Graham and biscuit but the nose of this beer is dominated by the fresh hops.

Medium bodied, but on the fuller end, with a blast of dry, bitter hops up front that linger over the malt backbone into a sticky, dry finish. Floral with lots of earthy pine flavor and sticky hop oils countered by a subtle citrus/tropical fruit presence. Hints of grapefruit and orange peel balance out the bitterness without overpowering them. Towards the end of the palate, the malt backbone is evident with subtle toffee, caramel and biscuit. Really well balanced and easy to drink with only slight boozy heat in the finish. Another solid offering from Maine Beer Co.

corby112, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of sgoro
5/5  rDev +14.2%

sgoro, Nov 16, 2011
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,076 ratings.