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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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3,076 Ratings

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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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4.25/5  rDev -3%

BrentSeifts, Jul 12, 2014
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4.61/5  rDev +5.3%

Bottle poured into a chalice

The beer poured a golden copper color with a full two finger , frothy white head . Great lacings. No visible carbonation .

I can smell the hops on the pour, great! Pine and citrus. Very aromatic.

A tAste of the hops in the middle of my tongue. Citrus and pine roll around on the tongue. Gentle floral notes as the beer warms. Slight malt taste with hops on the back of the tongue.

Smooth mouthfeel with slight carbonation. Very drinkable. A hint of bitterness on the aftertaste.

Family vacation to Maine and driving up with my brother in law. We go to see his brother outside of Portland and he mentions that he lives "about a mile" from the Maine Beer Company. Let's go! Tasting room with plenty of selections , I am on the hunt for lunch and dinner. No dinner but fresh lunch on tap. Buy up a mixed case of fresh beers in the cooler for more tasting afterwards. Bring one bottle back for my neighbor," hey, this is a real good one!" What a well crafted beer. Only wish I had bought more.

WunderLlama, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Prager62, Jul 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

mattdegroat, Jul 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

Mjdoyon, Jul 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

tsp247, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

Beans11, Jul 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.7%

yovan, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

KevinK441, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%

Appearance - The beer poured a golden copper color into the IPA glass with bubbly white head that left lacing on the sides of the glass as it dissolved.

Smell - In the aroma, notes of citrus and pine were detectable. The citrus notes are bright and juicy.

Taste- The initial impression of the taste was like taking a bite out of an orange. The sweetness is coupled with notes of orange rind. This yields to pine and something akin to juniper berries. A light malty backbone props the hoppiness to the forefront. The ale becomes progressively more bitter before ending in a resiny finish. The bitterness really sticks to the roof of the mouth and back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is very modest which allows the intensity of the hops to do a number of the tastebuds. Overall, this is an easy drinker.

Overall - I have waited quite some time to finally have this one. I was not disappointed. This is a well constructed American IPA.

JohnnyHopps, Jul 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

dcc449, Jul 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

stevehagy, Jul 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

bouncepass, Jul 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.2%

wbreeves, Jul 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Natesquatch, Jul 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

MikeAndrews, Jul 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Triglycerides, Jul 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

julielynndubee, Jul 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

drmcleod10, Jul 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Bobthehuman, Jul 10, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +7.8%

griffey123, Jul 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Khodgkins, Jul 10, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev -4.6%

Delicious! East Coast, West Coast - who cares, this is a well done IPA. What can be said about a really good IPA that hasn't been said a million times in these reviews. It looks great, it smells great, it tastes great. It's a West Coast / East Coast IPA made and it's done well. Citrusy, fruity, even piney. Good stuff.

Wortman1998, Jul 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

jbriggs7, Jul 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

Canada_Dan, Jul 09, 2014
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,076 ratings.