Lunch | Maine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
mainebeercompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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.

Lunch is a special whale that has been spotted off the Maine coast since 1982. She has what looks like a bite taken out of her fin, which adds to her unique character. We dedicate this beer to her determination and persistence.

Keep on swimming!

Added by Jason on 05-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#455
Reviews:
837
Ratings:
5,483
pDev:
7.97%
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
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3.81/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(366 08/14/18... poured into a snifter)

L: nearly crystal-clear, pale yellow straw colored liquid; huge two-finger head on pour - only managed to get little more than half the bottle in the glass - foam settles, but keeps a thick, hazy cap/collar, leaves a few streaks of thin lace... after poured most of the remainder in the glass, a nice slug of sediment spilled out during the third and final pour

S: redolent resinous hops - grapefruit and orange most prominent, but also hints of lemon/lime, mango, and tropical-flavored popcorn... background menthol/pine edges forward in little time, light (pleasant) medicinal note... delicate note of black pepper and/or green chile... the overall intensity is most memorable aspect

T: powerful grapefruit and lemon/lime attack; the finish leaves a lingering almost ginger-like spicy hum as well as powdered lemon peel; back end surprising degree of dryness... I suppose a whisper of toasty pale malt hangs at the bottom, but it's merely laying a thin foundation over which the hop tsunami rolls; citrusy bitterness builds over time

F: foamy and powdery-resin-y textures; soft sediment drag in the finish, but the back end pretty much disappears, with a smooth hop-bitter numbing touch and subtle ethanol warmth after-burning back up into the middle of the palate

O: first time having this and it's the real deal... taste doesn't feature any new or offbeat angles to the Amer. IPA framework, but its depth and intensity of hops speak for itself, and it has those classic citrus and earthy/grassy notes that I love... will get again and very much looking forward to soon trying the MO I purchased along with this

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4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Live the taste and love Maine Brewing company cause

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4.52/5  rDev +3%
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4/5  rDev -8.9%
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4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
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4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pleasantly surprised by this. I've been trying to stay away from NE-based IPAs lately because I'm sick of them, but this was given to me as a gift. This is not really a NE IPA, but a nice compromise between east and west coasts. Fruits yes, but piney hops also in the nose and on the tongue. Not overly sugary.

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4.81/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
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4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 fl oz bottled 7/31/18 poured into a tulip glass, a mostly clear orange with a slight haze and a two finger white head. The aroma is predominately pine, tropical fruit, mixed with mild dankness. The taste is more floral and pine dominate, with some of the historical East Coast IPA (see Harpoon) type flavors. The mouthfeel is medium. carbonation medium, slightly sharp in places. Overall, an above average IPA, though I thought the taste did not live up to the aroma, which may be due to my messed up palate vs anything else, or perhaps the heightened expectations of finally getting to try this one.

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4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
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4.61/5  rDev +5%
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4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
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3.89/5  rDev -11.4%
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