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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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LunchLunch

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,690 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,690
Reviews: 504
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 701
Gots: 316 | 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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California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-23-2014 21:05:36 | More by Eriktheipaman
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3%

01-23-2014 09:23:41 | More by dcisco44
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420Rick

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Jpepe08

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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sendbeer

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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jmlewisjr

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Dirty25

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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cellardwellersbrew

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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Ilovelampandbeer

New York

5/5  rDev +14.2%

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jb3304

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

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yoyogopants

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -8.7%

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1Sunshine

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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Twobeards

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-18-2014 01:43:57 | More by Twobeards
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-17-2014 21:05:22 | More by Hugonaut13
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Mises85

Virginia

4.86/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had this on tap in a pint glass.

Appearance: not much head at all. chestnut color with nice bubbles.

Smell: Unbelievable. Beautiful citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, pine with a touch of malt sweetness

Taste: more beautiful tropical fruit, touch of oiliness, hops, ever so slight amount of orange and bitterness. some lacing although not very much.

Mouthfeel: one of the smoothest IPA's I have ever had. I don't think I have ever had an IPA where it just went down with no discernible bitter aftertaste. What a glorious beer company.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2014 01:19:51 | More by Mises85
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rich42

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

01-15-2014 12:33:19 | More by rich42
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nh_hawkeye

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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mattmarka1

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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Rast

Maryland

4/5  rDev -8.7%

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AD17

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

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teledeluxe

Illinois

4/5  rDev -8.7%

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Rainier

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

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heerboth

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.39/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very grateful to BA SammyJaxxx for sending this as I've been hankerin' to try it for awhile now. Enjoyed out of a 16.9 oz brown bottle with a bottling date of 120313 and specific instructions to drink within 90 days of that date on the label. Poured the nice fresh IPA into the IPA-specific Speiglau glass.

Appearance - Moderately aggressive pour yields a dense, tangerine off-white creamy head that's about three fingers thick and comprised mostly of fine microbubbles. About as creamy as I've seen in a non-nitro beer. Beneath the gorgeous cap lurks a amber-orange translucent liquid with just the faintest hint of haze to it. I wasn't able to empty the bottle on the first pour, and the second amplifies the haziness of the liquid. Retention of the head is excellent, and even after it finally starts to melt away, the stream of carbonation bubbles up from the laser-etching ensures that it remains a foggy inch of foam as I drink, leaving ample sheets on the side of the glass.

Smell - Layers of citrus and tropical fruits, strong and pungent. Grapefruit, clementine, pineapple and starfruit are all present. Almost like orange juice blended with carbonated water. Some hints of woody pine are present in the background, which acts as some what of a tether for the soaring citrus journey the aroma wants to take me on. So citric, but manages to find just enough counterpoint. Outstanding.

Taste - The lupulin adventure continues, with the smell getting a little more character and depth from the malt, which is present but definitely a supporting character. The grain supports the luxurious hops character similar to how a water cracker might support a bright and flavorful ceviche. Wonderful notes of grapefruit, orange rind and some bitterness along side a light cracker element. Pineapple and mango are supporting roles and contribute to the creaminess of the body.

Mouthfeel - As noted, the body is a creamy, luscious medium--perhaps on the light side of that. Ample carbonation is deftly incorporated and the finish is predominantly dry, with just a hint of bready-sweet in the aftertaste.

Overall, it could be my favorite of the style, although saying that gets a little complex when you consider that "American IPA" can often have some overlap with "American Double/Imperial IPA". Either way, Lunch is an outstanding beer that I would love to be able to get with regularity. Until further notice, however, it will be just an extra-special treat when I do get some.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 20:16:39 | More by LambicPentameter
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stjean87

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-12-2014 00:06:38 | More by stjean87
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,690 ratings.