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Lunch - Maine Beer Company

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97
world-class

2,690 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4.44/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy orange body with a foamy white head. Some light shines through, but there is a definite sediment haze present.

S- Lots of strong citrus, hints of tropical fruits, tangerine, orange zest.

T- Tons of citrus in the flavor as well. Lots of fruity bitterness, lots of zesty citrus peel. Even some hints of peach and sugar orange marmalade.

M- Medium bodied, medium carbonation, slight stickiness to it.

O- A really nice IPA, lots of delicate flavors, pungent fruity flavors.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 23:04:39 | More by stephenjmoore
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captainbearcat

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

10-27-2013 00:49:09 | More by captainbearcat
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bcm75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3%

06-14-2013 23:11:05 | More by bcm75
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

11-15-2011 11:56:09 | More by Bilco
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got this as an add in from a trade .
Lunch pours a nice darkish golden color, with a nice large lacing head. Their is a very nice strong dry floral aroma from this beer. The taste has a nice floral bite from the hops, on a rich and almost hidden malty backbone. Nice full flavors, yet easy to drink, very smooth and nice carbonation. Overall a no frills IPA with lots of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 02:03:45 | More by vette2006c5r
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Auror

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-18-2011 17:30:27 | More by Auror
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bmur112

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-02-2013 03:42:13 | More by bmur112
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dunix

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

02-11-2012 16:31:10 | More by dunix
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Drucifer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-27-2014 13:59:57 | More by Drucifer
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice hazy dark orange. Pours with a really fluffy 1-2 finger head. Leaves a good amount of lacing and the head won't dissipate fully. It really sticks around, which I always love in a beer.

S - Big citrus. Grapefruit. A little bit of sweetness from the malt. It does smell quite nice for an IPA. Typically I prefer to be blasted by a huge DIPA's nose, but this is still really fruity and delicious smelling.

T - A pretty bold flavor for a single IPA. It's got a nice malt backbone, but the hops are definitely at the forefront. It's not quite as good as the smell unfortunately. Still a really solid entry to the IPA category.

M - Carbonated well. Refreshing and very easy drinking. I could session this if it wasn't for the abv.

O - I really enjoy this. I won't be buying it again due to the price. 500ml was $6.55. No thanks, but I really wanted to try it once. Disregarding the price, I definitely recommend this. Might as well try it once, I definitely don't regret my purchase.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 19:41:27 | More by nrs207
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Paccamacca

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

11-22-2013 03:38:08 | More by Paccamacca
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Slightly hazed amber leading with some gold edges. Head is bright-white, fluffy, and sticky as can be. Great lacing and the head retention is impressive.

Smell: Nose is aggressive on the hops without being in your face. Loads of citrus up front, but a nice touch of pine brings it around and rounds it all out. Malts pack a nice surprise, bringing some touches of biscuit/bread to the party. A touch of sweetness from the malts as well.

Taste: Almost a spot on match for the nose. The hops linger and provide a solid bitterness, but the malts act as a countering sweetness and balance the whole thing out. This is definitely a balanced IPA and definitely inline with the "East coast" style.

Mouthfeel: Bordering on full. Carbonation is almost perfect for my take on the style. Drinks super smooth. Maybe some dryness near the end of the beer.

Overall: My first take on this beer was that it was mindblowing. I decided to drink a second bottle to make sure. the second bottle showed me that it's not a knock-your-socks-off kind of beer, but it's extremely well balanced and delicious to boot. Probably one of the best examples of the East coast IPA, and at $7-$8 for the 500mL, it's a solid find.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 03:45:40 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

4/5  rDev -8.7%

06-25-2014 01:31:28 | More by leftoverburrito
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Semi hazed orange gold with a big two finger head of foamy white color, medium lacing.
S - Very fresh grassy tones with some fresh pressed grape and orange juice, bread malt. Light pine and citrus.
T - Not an overwhelming flavor, but very balanced and clean tasting, fresh grassy earth tones, white grape and sweet clementine fruit flavors, medium malt.
M - Very clean and bright feeling.
O - Excellent IPA, just very fresh and clean vibrant flavor

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 02:13:38 | More by Omnium
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

12-25-2013 02:21:49 | More by FUwolfpacker
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.7%

01-26-2014 21:51:06 | More by kvgomps
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-08-2012 19:43:27 | More by zekeman17
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-13-2013 16:03:07 | More by starrdogg
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.5%

11-29-2013 18:14:37 | More by vinny21bal
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

06-26-2014 00:35:21 | More by mpalestino
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-29-2013 22:46:57 | More by Phillyz
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

10-29-2012 22:46:49 | More by jwat
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500mL bottle with 052113 printed on the side. Pours a murky dark orange color with over an inch of thick, frothy head. Good amount of lacing. The aroma is a big whiff of tropical fruits and citrus hops. Pineapple, mango, orange and others. Nice bitter flavor of the citrus and tropical fruits along with pine. Some sweet malt flavor but this one is all about the hops. Citrus and tropical at the finish with some slight floral notes. Creamy mouthfeel. Glad Maine Beer Co finally made it to Ct. Overall, really good IPA but with so many other comparable choices out there the price will keep me from buying it all the time. Still great and worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 03:16:29 | More by PicoPapa
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erialbill

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

06-08-2013 20:31:46 | More by erialbill
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deonreds

New York

4.25/5  rDev -3%

05-30-2013 06:26:22 | More by deonreds
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,690 ratings.