Maine Beer Company

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Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
American IPA
Ranked #12
Ranked #582
4.38 | pDev: 7.99%
Yesterday at 01:41 AM
May 10, 2011
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. Hops listed as Amarillo, Centennial, Simcoe.

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!
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Rated: 4.75 by JLaw55 from Missouri

Yesterday at 01:41 AM
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Rated by phl_bos_beer from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
i kind of always get this on draft whenever I see it. exactly what I want in an IPA.
Nov 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

4.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 500 ml bottle dated 10/03/2023 into a pint glass.
L - Pours a semi-hazy straw color with a solid white head.
S - Smells of tropical fruit.
T - Tastes of citrus and pine.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Very enjoyable IPA.
Nov 13, 2023
Rated: 4.48 by BeerMn1982 from Minnesota

Nov 11, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by Magery from Kentucky

Nov 06, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by gboley from California

Nov 06, 2023
Rated: 4.64 by TwoBeers from Washington

Oct 22, 2023
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Reviewed by ZippyThePinhead from California

4.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Saw this at a local expensive grocery store... shelved right next to stuff from a well-known brewer of IPAs located in Santa Rosa CA. Same pint bottle that they use. Checked the score on BeerAdvocate, very promising, decided to give it a try. Early October 2023 bottling date, so fresh.

First taste was before taking any food. I thought, really good, reminds me of a well-known West Coast IPA from that Santa Rosa CA crew. Maybe a bit more malty than that IPA named after a certain Roman, but really nice hop flavor and a nice quick finish, which I appreciate. Score here on BA seems pretty spot-on to me. Had the rest after a nice meal, and my first impression was unchanged. Yummy and easy to like. Definitely a bit on the malty side, but me likey. Would be delighted to try this on tap somewhere.
Oct 22, 2023
Rated: 4.37 by Manthon from Pennsylvania

Oct 21, 2023
Reviewed by JKENNEKE

4.33/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
October 2023. Greenfield. Head at Jones Brewster company with a Connecticut lobster roll. Definitely would get the beer again not too hoppy, full body excellent. Slightly hazy.
Oct 12, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Oct 06, 2023
Rated: 4.33 by kkarimi from Texas

Sep 29, 2023
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Reviewed by Bitburger from Vermont

4.72/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Ordered at a restaurant in Kennebunk. 16 oz glass, nice foam head, really good start and aftertaste. Premium IPA of a kind. First didn´t want to order it due to the name...But it´s named after a whale ;)
Sep 24, 2023
Rated: 4.6 by Tylergodin from Massachusetts

Sep 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Spade from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle pour, beyond the recommended 90-day freshness date, but... opaque golden yellow color with white foam. Lemon and grapefruit flavors with a hint of cinnamon/graham cracker in the malt base. A delicious IPA.
Sep 08, 2023
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours orange yellow with a fluffy white head. Smells of piney and citrus hops. Tastes of citrus and tropical fruit. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a very good beer.
Sep 05, 2023
Lunch from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 6146 ratings