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:
#411
Reviews:
845
Ratings:
5,526
pDev:
7.97%
 
 
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1,195
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1,557
Trade:
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Photo of GetTheYayo
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vabeerguy
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stercomm
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Theogre83
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beergoot
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 08/14/18 -- didn't pick it up until 11/02/18 and not opened until the date of this review.

Excellent golden clarity to the body with a thick, sticky white head. Pungent, floral hop nose; pineapple and banana. Sweet bread-like flavors with a well-balanced hop bitterness; some tropical fruit notes. Medium body; smooth and silky with a mild dryness.

A very fine IPA that I can only imagine what a fresher version would offer. Still, this is quite good nearly three months out. It certainly does mirror classic west coast IPA styles with aplomb.

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

Photo of TheItalianStallion
4.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Allurex
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vidblain
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregDBoston
3.87/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Skip lunch. Wait for Dinner. This has practically no hops profile by comparison, although it is very smooth.

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Photo of Mleblanc25
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of twage04
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly murky yellow/orange with normal carbonation. Aroma is of tropical fruit, juice. Taste is much the same with a hint of malt, not much bitterness. This one really tastes like hawaiin punch without the sweetness. Very well balanced IPA.

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Photo of mwvman
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a standard orange with an unfiltered, hazy look that becomes a little more hazy as the lower ounces of the bottle are poured into the glass. Head formation is two fingers of stark white foam, with good retention. Aroma is pine, floral, herbal, and orange. Pine really stands out in this mix, but without an encumbering bitterness it often brings. It's a simple, clean profile. It's not loud and boyish like some other IPAs. Flavor profile has more citrus up front, with pine, herbal, and floral hops falling in behind. Again, well reserved and clean. Toasty, biscuity, wheaty malt notes spring through, firming up the flavor profile and delivering a balanced relationship between hops and malts. Mouth feel is lightly fuzzy and velvety, with a medium consistency, heightening the experience and enjoy-ability. Overall, a balanced and nuanced IPA that doesn't favor hops drastically over malts, and instead utilizes both to form a splendid balance.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16.9oz bottle.

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Photo of SimplyBeer1026
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lunch is an excellent IPA with a citrusy/piney fragrance that gives way to the same in taste, with the slight pine notes lingering a bit on the palate providing a refreshingly smooth finish. The color is an amber tint with some deep browns and dark oranges. It has fine lacing that cascades quickly down the glass with each sip. It's best enjoyed after it's had a good chill and then a few minutes at room temp before opening, but you knew that.

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3.9/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wtpbod
4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dada100
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BillT916
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bartleby91
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dharmelink
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 5,526 ratings