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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

3,639 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,639
Reviews: 578
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 8.41%
Wants: 879
Gots: 600 | 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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Photo of -Rick
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of intobenme
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBeerbarian
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Leiting
4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BuffaloTapHugger
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rogorama
4.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of suckaj
4.66/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bumblebtna
3.91/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of McMatt7
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sulldaddy
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled this bottle with my bro Brian. Poured at room temp into some snifters. Beer is a golden copper hue with some floating particulates.
Aroma is citrusy hops with grapefruit and a bit of cut grass and herbal tea. A nice mixture of hop qualities, but the citrus and general fruitiness wins out for dominance.
First sip gives an average body with gentle rolling carbonation and a slightly chewy texture. Good physical traits on this beer too. so far its a winner.
Flavor is a bit of grainy malt and then rolls to citrusy grapefruit pith notes and a bit of herbal tea notes and general bitterness that resides in my palate, finishes extremely dry causing me to drink my glass faster than I would otherwise. Very dry finish. no real hint of booze anywhere.
the beer is drinkable but part of it is making me thirsty from the dryness.
Defnitely a great IPA and worth procuring.

Photo of Wayne17
3.95/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
4.02/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kanger
4.17/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A nice golden orange hue with slight haziness.

Aroma: Hop heaven. Fruity, Citrus, Piney. Everything I love.

Taste: Wonderful fruity hop flavor from Centennial and Simcoe. A little bitterness from Warrior hops balanced by malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Typical IPA feel. Clean finish.

Overall: A delicious IPA. Hopefully I can get more of it!

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.86/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Sean_King
4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TOnEz31
4.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of changdulla
4.34/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sprat1960
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Deep golden color; cloudy but translucent. Pours a huge 3 finger light tan head that dies down slowly leaving a thick uneven layer of foam on the surface of the beer and lots of sticky lacing on the glass. PERFECT!

Smell: Nice hoppy aroma with hints of citrus. Made me want to drink the beer!

Taste: Starts off with an acidic citrus flavor flavor on the front of your tongue progressing to a tart lemon flavor on the sides of the tonque and ends with a mild, refreshing hoppy flavor. Very hoppy without being too hoppy; (but right on the edge). Very nice.

Feel: Medium body with a rich velvety mouth feel. Start off wet and refreshing; ends with a somewhat dry finish.

Overall: Very fresh and of high quality. Very good flavor. I would be happy to drink this again, though would not want this all the time due to the dry finish. While delicious, the beer left me feeling somewhat parched and looking for a drink of water.

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4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of plaid75
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pouland77
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VTB
4.93/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of spmnoah
4.21/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Lunch from Maine Beer Company
98 out of 100 based on 3,639 ratings.