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:
#408
Reviews:
841
Ratings:
5,506
pDev:
7.97%
 
 
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1,195
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4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
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4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
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4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

500 ml bottle, dated 09/11/18. Poured into Lexan tulip. Thanks to canconphilly!

Pours a golden copper with rose highlights. Fluffy finger and a half of sticky head. Great curtains of lace on the glass.
Big nose of pine forest first, then huge hits of citrus peels, grapefruit , bright hop aromas of classic west coast IPAs. Again, the taste matches the nose. Grapefruit flesh and pith, lemon and lime peel, toasted malts, hints of caramel, and a very subtle weed note at the finish. No alcohol at all. Fluffy mouthfeel first and slightly slick finish. Just a wonderful beer, dare I say a, classic west coast done right.

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4.92/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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3.93/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Its smooth, not exactly what I'm used to as far as bite. But again very smooth.. overall a good beer.

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3.93/5  rDev -10.5%
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4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
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4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
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3.86/5  rDev -12.1%
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Bottled 09/18/18, 373, 12:52.

Pour a a really nice slightly hazy golden yellow, with a finger and a half of white frothy head. As it settles, a heavy layer of lace clings to the outside of the glass.

Piney hops hit the nose first. Bitter citrus peel and a floral, lemony aroma give a nice balance, and that great nose of the OG IPA style beers.

Potent grapefruit and piney hop flavors, with a malty backbone and a great little taste of everything.. floral, bitter, dank. A great west coast-inspired East Coast IPA. Will love comparing to Dinner, as I’ve heard it’s very reminiscent to Pliny.

Nice mouthfeel with a fairly high carb that is nice and soft. A crisp beer with a bitter finish and very subtle stickiness.

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

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4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
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4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aromas of citrus and a great hop flavor. The feel is great for such a hoppy beer. Fantastic IPA with a great balance.

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