Lunch | Maine Beer Company

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LunchLunch
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:
#259
Reviews:
791
Ratings:
5,281
pDev:
7.97%
Bros Score:
4.21
 
 
Wants:
1,200
Gots:
1,469
Trade:
26
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

1/16/18. A west-coast-like golden pour with one of the most beautiful heads I've ever seen. It's tall, mountainous, and like a baking soda volcano.

Aroma of white pine needles, grapefruit rind, passion fruit, oats, and hay.

Sip this with the head in tact and it's a totally different experience. Flavor starts with passion fruit, lots of passion fruit. Grapefruit on the tip of the tongue, orange and more orange as it fades to the back. A finish of total juicy orange. So much citrus character. A little pine. As the head recedes the pine and woodiness come out a lot more.

Feel is crisp, semi-creamy, and resinous.

Overall a total knockout. A really impressive non-hazy IPA that incorporates fruits in a non-shake like manner. Interesting.

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Photo of Paul-G
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Frecklefart90
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 1/16/18, tasted 2/18/18
Poured with a great two fingers of head. Head retention ok, not great.

Smell: citrusy, not super strong, but smelled great

Taste: first impression, a thin head and body. Tasted nice citrus and pine. Not overpowering. The lingering hops were delicious. The body seemed a little thin at first but after pouring the second half of the bottle, felt a little more full.

This beer is hard to find in CT and at first I was a little let down after hearing how good it is. After having half the pint, the lingering hops on my pallet really made me understand how good this beer is.

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Photo of ntanner83
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EKubik
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of DavetotheB
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jwyrwa2421
3.93/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of arr3388
4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of The_Quaffist
4.38/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look-Pale amber, hazy. Creamy persistent head, excellent lacing.
Smell-Passes the 3-foot test. Upon opening, aroma wafts into the kitchen.
Taste-Beautifully balanced, complex hops blend over good malt base.
Feel--Full and smooth, with perfect carbonation. Very good.
Overall--A fine example of its type. I'll gladly return.
Full disclosure: I drank this on February 9, 5 months after I bought it from the brewery. My bad. What can I say, I live in Pennsylvania and have to hoard these NE beers.

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Photo of DaveCash
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JN1
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of peterpunk15
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of StormAles
4.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mjmoney23
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of stevem1206
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ronl12
4.17/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Appearance – One and a half finger head on a hazy deep yellow body.

Aroma – Very floral, a little grassy with some citrus thrown in.

Taste – Bitter pine, a little woody, some caramel malt, long pine finish that wasn’t too bitter.

Mouthfeel – Smooth despite the bitterness, easy drinking.

Overall – Very good, its reputation is deserved.

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4.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iski100
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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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 5,281 ratings