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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,829 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,829
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 723
Gots: 349 | 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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Mono

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-30-2014 14:50:02 | More by Mono
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BillDon

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

03-30-2014 11:40:00 | More by BillDon
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TheMaineBeerGuy

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-29-2014 20:51:40 | More by TheMaineBeerGuy
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510a

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-29-2014 18:40:21 | More by 510a
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bsm789

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-29-2014 04:46:35 | More by bsm789
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glazeman

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was quite impressed by this beer. The color was a hazy medium orange with a 1 finger white head. There was an excellent hop profile up front with nice notes of orange, lemon zest, and pine. Then it finishes with a nice balance with a little bit of malt that comes across as a light but smooth caramel. This beer is by no means sweet though and definitely focuses on the hops. Appropriate carbonation and great aftertaste. I could drink this all day.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 22:17:28 | More by glazeman
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Scalawags

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-28-2014 14:39:10 | More by Scalawags
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GStein

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-28-2014 06:10:43 | More by GStein
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Qbdoo

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got some good news today so I thought I'd treat myself to a special beer. I'd been waiting to try Maine Brewing Co. beers and especially Lunch. Well, I gotta say, it's good, but not quite what I'd expected. It looks fucking gorgeous. When I poured it, I thought, Oh my.... The scent is pleasantly citrusy but mild and the mouthfeel is just a bit thin. Feels more like a Pale Ale - a really good one. Taste is nice - orange and a bit of mango, but I'm not blown away. I'd like a bit more malt. A really solid beer, and probably a great summer beer, but I'd rather drink some more affordable IPAs.

Update: tried it on tap and it was truly outstanding. Scent is way more powerful and the taste too. Don't know if I got an old bottle but on tap this came close to living up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 01:20:03 | More by Qbdoo
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coombski

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

03-27-2014 23:32:22 | More by coombski
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PaulsBrew

Virginia

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-27-2014 22:36:00 | More by PaulsBrew
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BRClemons

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-27-2014 21:38:23 | More by BRClemons
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Bartos

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-27-2014 02:04:44 | More by Bartos
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RBCIPA

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-26-2014 22:42:44 | More by RBCIPA
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ricecracker420

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-26-2014 05:30:19 | More by ricecracker420
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Lucnifter

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-26-2014 03:27:59 | More by Lucnifter
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cpxc

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-26-2014 02:09:34 | More by cpxc
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Eric15

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-25-2014 21:38:44 | More by Eric15
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spham

Texas

5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-25-2014 14:37:18 | More by spham
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controlfate

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

03-25-2014 02:33:51 | More by controlfate
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jrnyc

New York

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

03-24-2014 23:49:10 | More by jrnyc
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-24-2014 21:50:12 | More by Jacobob10
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jayneo74

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-24-2014 15:45:41 | More by jayneo74
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Guzzle_McBrew

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-24-2014 15:04:53 | More by Guzzle_McBrew
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lanciloti

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. (bottled 2/13/14)

Appearance: Hazy, golden orange color with a nice foamy / creamy head. Very bright white.

Smell: Piney, Grapefruit, Citrus with a little bit of a bread/biscuit malt.

Taste: Wow!. Exactly what I like. Super hoppy and hides the alcohol well, and has enough bready malt to make it very smooth and easy to drink. Definitely taste the Citrus and has a nice bite. After taste stays around for at least 10 minutes.

Mouthfeel: Dry and creamy. A little bit chewy but very smooth. Not too little and not too much carbonation.

Overall: Amazing beer. Almost reminds me of PTE but possibly better in my opinion. Very well made. I will continue to trade for this when I can. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 03:20:08 | More by lanciloti
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
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