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: Rotating

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.

Added by Jason on 05-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,130
Reviews:
762
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
1,195
Gots:
1,397
For Trade:
25
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,130 |  Reviews: 762
Photo of maz
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EuellGophar
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FBarber
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy opaque orange with a one finger white head. Head dissipates leaving some white lacing along the glass and some spotty foam on top of the beer.

Smell is a pungent aroma of mango, peaches, apricots, orange and grapefruit initially. As the smell develops in your nose you get an undertone of malt with a piney smell.

Taste follows the nose with an initial array of tropical flavors including notes of mango, peach, apricot and orange. As those flavors linger they are met with a nice biscuit malt undertone that is not especially prominent, but very nice. Then there is a strong bitterness as the beer hits the back of the mouth. lots of pine and sap flavor notes come through.

Feel on this beer is mildly carbonated providing a light tingle up front. Resinous almost sticky on the back of the throat, but with a bitter dry finish. Beer is perfectly balanced - not too watery, not too heavy.

Overall this was my first Maine Beer and it did not disappoint. Really fine IPA - definitely a must try when you can get it fresh.

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Photo of Mhusebeer
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of raindog814
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBeerSipper
3.69/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Hand and Foot in Corning.
The look is cloudy orange-amber with a thin, sticky white head.
The aroma is peaches, apricots, orange, grapefruit, biscuit, and pine.
The flavor is tropical fruit up front. Apricot, peach, a bit of mango and papaya, and grapefruit and orange. Light biscuit malt sweetness in the middle, with a dry finish of orange peel and pine needles.
Medium mouthfeel, creamy, light carbonation.

A superb IPA. Get it if you can.

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Photo of Maryobeerian
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rcjennings
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jusstin02
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TTen
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Maine Beer Company Lunch IPA

L: Gold and slightly hazy with a white head that maintains well. Nice little carbonation beads. 4.5
S: Citrus and some sweet malt. A little pine. Juicy. 4.5
T: Very juicy citrusy, tropical, piney IPA. There is some sweet malt to balance it out. It needed that bit of malt sweetness :) 4.75
F: Medium bodied and prickly from the bitterness. 4.5
O: This is great IPA! It's juicy and moderately bitter with some malt sweetness. Citrus, pine, tropical hops. I wish I had more of this. 4.5

Bottled 4/12/2016

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Photo of Hotdog1982
4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ela
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ghatz
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of misternebbie
3.57/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spartie05
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of joran1978
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steve032
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roudy
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mitchkaram
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shaun_S
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Amazingly had two of these for only $2 a pint. Being a Mainer myself I think I can safely say this tastes like Maine in a glass.
Smelled heavily of citrus with a nice hint pine.
The taste was like a late summer pine wood bonfire while sipping a glass of grapefruit juice.

Definitely recommend seeking this out for a very interesting experience.

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Photo of bcrossan
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Don't get the hype at all on this one. Pretty average when compared to the other things coming out of NE

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Photo of jmasher85
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Complex, tropical fruity nose with tons of pine and grapefruit flavor leads to a surprisingly bitter and dry but smooth finish. Lives up to the hype, but just barely.

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Photo of rdoggg
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CESPY
3.61/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lunch from Maine Beer Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 5,130 ratings.
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