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:
#472
Reviews:
853
Ratings:
5,563
pDev:
7.99%
 
 
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1,200
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1,572
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Clear yellow-orange with a big, fluffy, white head that coats the glass sides as it dissipates. Smell is pine and tropical fruits with a hint of malt. Taste is tropical fruits and a little citrus up front, fades into pine, then citrus, with a finish that is malty with a little citrus to it. Medium heavy, chewy body. Wow, this is good.

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4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500ml bottle into glass. Bottling date on label is '09/11/18'.
Slightly cloudy, deep gold colored body. One finger white head settles back to thin cap, leaving behind some webs of lacing.
Aroma of hops - citrus and pine, along with an underlying malt base.
Taste is chewy with piney and citrus hops, along with a little melon. Sweet malt base. Bitter bite at the end.
Medium plus mouth feel. There is some stickiness. Very good carbonation, which helps the flavors swirl and explode in the mouth.
This beer is so well balanced, and has the classic aspects of a West Coast IPA. Nothing is overstated or out of place. Beautiful appearance, enticing bouquet, and a taste profile that delivers positively from end to end. Even towards the end of its recommended 90 day window for consumption, this beer still holds itself together and allows for a positive drinking experience. Well done.

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4/5  rDev -8.7%
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500 ml bottle - dated 11/20/18

Pours a medium golden color, thick white head. Pretty good head retention and lacing. Fruity hop aroma - mango, strawberry, white grape. Similar taste, fairly bitter, with some underlying sweetness. Semi-dry finish, Slick feel.

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Serving: On tap at the OAK Long Bar & Kitchen (Boston, MA), served in a globe tulip glass.

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden yellow with a brief head of white foam but sticky fringes of lace.

Smell: Aromas of lemon zest, pine needles, light grainy malt, and herbal hops.

Taste: Light, malty grain sweetness that carries a terrific combination of pine resin, citrus and subtle tropical fruit. Finishes perfectly bitter and balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: An East Coast take on a prototypical “West Coast” IPA.

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4.07/5  rDev -7.1%
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4.89/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer with a elegant citrus nose, silky head and well balanced bitterness that doesn’t leave any raw edges as you would expect from an American IPA with a hazy style associated with the North East.

Well worth it.

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4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
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