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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:
#255
Reviews:
782
Ratings:
5,233
pDev:
7.97%
Bros Score:
4.21
 
 
Wants:
1,197
Gots:
1,448
Trade:
26
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,233 |  Reviews: 782
Photo of jeffmck09
4.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ScubaLeon
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RickStalzer
3.88/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Maudrey
3.63/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bloodsnot77
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of chriswjr
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerman2017
4.66/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Coltron23
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of heatmiser18
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zanico
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chossboss
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barleycorn
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mduchesn2004
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of matthewrdale
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brewme
3.5/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked-up a single twenty-five ounce bottle at Cedarville Wine and SpiritSpiritsee for about eight dollars. I have had this beer before, and swore off of it due to the price. Having not seen it for at leat a year, I pulled the trigger. I think that this is a good, not great IPA, at an obsene price. I am baffled at how MBC stays in business. Would not drink again if dying of thirst.

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Photo of probert
3.49/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jesterr44
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this as part of a flight at the brewery and picked one up to take home as well. Pours a beautiful golden with very fine particulate cloudiness. Big fluffy white head, great retention, lots of lacing throughout. I'd say the Commercial description pretty much nails it but I'd take the word intense out of it. The subtle malt sweetness is very nice as are the hop flavours but I would say the hop flavours are also all pretty subtle and not so in your face 'intense'. Falls short of being juicy or a hop bomb but it's very nice.

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

Photo of deeman13
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a lightly hazed amber with a large foamy white head. The head leaves a ton of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is mango, tangerine, grapefruit and caramel malts.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Mango, tangerine, pineapple, papaya, caramel malts and piney hops.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft creamy body with a crisp finish.

O - This is a great IPA. The flavors are the perfect mix of tropical fruit and piney hops. Easy drinking and very delicious.

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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 5,233 ratings
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