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:
5,143
Reviews:
766
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
1,197
Gots:
1,400
For Trade:
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Photo of MKrauss
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eddiemay1
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Went to Maine on vacation and stopped by the brewery. This beer is fantastic on tap and I brought a case home to GA to share with freinds. Lighter ipa and super drinkable. As the beer warms up the flavor really comes through. Try it you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of EAB65
4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of the most enjoyable beers that I have had. You can taste the care that it took to make this beverage. Enjoy!

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Photo of q33jeff
3.95/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

**
06/11/2017
On tap, Philly beer week, local 44.
LOOK: Beer color, light haze, creamy white head.

AROMA: Citrus, light grains/grass.

TASTE: Cactus, grapefruit, hay. Tasty.

FEEL: A little pasty, medium to fill body. Impressive strength for a lighter beer.

**

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Photo of Cwarwick812
4.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of LukeGude
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from the brewery, poured into glass at home on the porch. Will have again. Mellow for 7%. Great fresh smell. Head + some haze.

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

Photo of avisong
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance is a hazy brown colored body giving a half finger white head that lasted for at least a minute. Some slight bubbles were seen speckling the sides of my pint glass. There was barely any lacing. The smell was based around the pine and citrus with the hops pushing forward for a great combination. I smelled the alcohol once the beer warmed. The taste had a piney with a bitter hoppy edge and some citrus coming out in second place. On the palate it held about a sort of medium-ness balanced body somewhat between a wet and dry, somewhat sessionable - I could see this going with its respected food. Overall, this was a mostly impressive beer that I would definitely have again.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a clear yellow color ale with a nice large pure white foamy head with good retention and excellent lacing. Aroma if dominated by strong citrusy undertones with some light grassy and piney notes also noticeable. Taste is a mix of strong citrusy hops notes with some light grassy notes with light pale malt also noticeable. Body is about average with excellent carbonation. Solid IPA with almost no bitterness and lots of delicate flavours.

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Photo of redsox6202
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of k47k
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HillbillyBlood
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pippuri
4.9/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Kindfolk24
4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jerome_sanders
4.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of CommonSense
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Solid beer. Not their best. It's the fan favorite and you can't deny that, but they have better offerings IMO.

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Photo of cmurphy7
3.89/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I haven't had 'dinner' yet from MBC, but this has been my favorite beer from these guys so far. great appearance right out of the tap. super golden. as with most of the beers I've had from MBC, the aftertaste is a little off.

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Photo of 806beerman
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IBUBrew
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Philosoraptor1354
3.37/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sellen
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheLefty1616
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lr300
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kdouble
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A 16.9 oz bottle (date was unreadable) poured into a tulip.

Appearance- A nice hazy yellow-orange. Very fluffy head, at least two fingers. Lacing down the entire glass.

Smell- Wow. A floral type scent with grapefruit, citrus and tropical fruit notes. A near perfect blend

Taste- This was a little deceptive compared to the smell. A nice citrus base with a great blend of hops. The floral-type smell was much less present in the taste. It was a sweet but not the juice bombs so many NE IPAs have.

Mouthfeel- Medium carbonation with a light wet finish. Very pleasant.

Overall- Definitely not your typical NE IPA or West Coast. Each drink left me wanting more. I was only able to get one of these and would love to get my hands on a few more.

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