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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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world-class

2,835 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2,835
Reviews: 512
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 8.45%
Wants: 730
Gots: 351 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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clemson14

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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Faina

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3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

03-29-2013 19:28:29 | More by Newbiebeer
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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Walkerjgt

Ohio

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

02-15-2012 14:27:37 | More by Brew33
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kmatlack

California

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

10-21-2012 22:46:23 | More by kmatlack
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hvy1

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

06-18-2014 13:35:34 | More by hvy1
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

06-04-2013 21:25:54 | More by RobertColianni
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deapokid

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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kdb150

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

04-23-2014 17:09:49 | More by kdb150
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deanhead

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

09-03-2013 19:37:44 | More by deanhead
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

06-01-2013 23:39:25 | More by thegerm87
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UncleJemima822

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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dunlap926

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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crashoveride

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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kevrice88

Pennsylvania

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jeanphony

New York

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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magnusdave

New York

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.53/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle dated 052123, so she's a month old. Happy birthday you silly little thing! Courtesy of Jeff...thank you for the opportunity!

Unfiltered medium orange into a tulip. Loads of head...like the underneath of the high school bleachers on a Saturday night.

Nose is faint, especially for a birthday girl. Touch of minerals, pine, and light citrus. Very soft and very clean.

What an odd beer. Starts with a moderate bitterness that actually builds along the tongue. Metallic and sulfurous with distinct lemon rind abrasiveness. Amarillo hops? Dish soapy maltiness and chalk help to sweep up the back end.

This beer reminds me ever so slightly of Ale Asylum's Ballistic. The metallic bitterness and lemon aspects for sure. Here the malt is more understated though there's just something a bit strange about the overall cohesion. Lots of distinctive players that don't quite equal a memorable band.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 02:27:46 | More by BarrytheBear
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teromous

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle date 021913 (19FEB2013)

A: Slightly hazy, light pumpkin-orange color with loads of carbonation shooting to a very fluffy white head. The head is extremely fluffy and large, and leaves loads of lacing.

S: I get a lot of citrus, with some grapefruit and a tangerine-like scent. There is some very faint pine resin scent in the background as well. Mostly this consists of citrus scent.

T: There is mild perceived bitterness in the flavor. It's probably a lot stronger than I taste, but there is very little hop flavor to drive the bitterness home. The flavor is very faint and mostly woody. There is a tad of pine flavor, but again it isn't that strong. Some mild caramel sweetness creeps out after the bitterness starts to fade in the mouth. There is a slight carbonic flavor that comes through as well.

M: The mouthfeel is very dry. It also feels a bit astringent but I wouldn't call it unpleasant...just there. Good carbonation, which helps it pop in the mouth.

O: Overall I thought the beer had good bitterness and a great appearance. I wish it had more actual hop flavor to marry with the bitterness. For an American IPA, I would expect to see more presence in the beer instead of just blatant bitterness. There was also a strange (what tastes to me) carbonic flavor that was off-putting. I'm on the fence about recommending the beer...it's good but I think it could be matched or beat by many of the other IPA varieties on the market. I probably won't by it again, given the available alternatives.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 16:54:30 | More by teromous
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
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