Lunch | Maine Beer Company

LunchLunch
BA SCORE
97.1%
Liked This Beer
4.39 w/ 5,202 ratings
LunchLunch
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
Ranking:
#262
Reviews:
780
Ratings:
5,202
Liked:
5,051
Avg:
4.39/5
pDev:
7.97%
Alströms:
4.21
 
 
Wants:
1,193
Gots:
1,425
Trade:
25
User Ratings & Reviews
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of EgadBananas
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Gehrig13 for the bottle!

Pours a murky light orange colour, with a soft white finger or so of head that dissipated somewhat quickly. The aroma was tropical, with some mango and citrus fruit, a touch of an almost orange juice aroma, slightly piny and resinous. Lots of tropical fruits on the taste, orange, pineapple, pine, a crisp and assertive, but not overpowering bitterness. Upper light bodied, crisp and refreshing, smooth and clean. Easy drinking.

Excellent IPA all around!

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Photo of ncelauro
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of ummswimmin
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of ElGallo
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a large tulip. Bottled 5/18/11. Purchased at Carl's in Kittery, Maine for $6.

I must admit that I was very excited to try this, if only to finally have a well-made IPA right after it's bottled - super-fresh for my bad self. (This is a benefit west coast BAs should not take for granted.)

Pours an orange/gold color, solid two fingers of head, some lacing. Big nose on this and it smells amazing: citrus, pine, some grass, some mild caramel maltiness.

Taste is fresh with a bitter bite up front and malt smoothness as it follows through. Very well balanced flavors. Again there is grapefruit, mild lemon, grass, pine, and subtle caramel. Was this as impressive as the fresh Pliny the Elder I had two weeks ago? No, but it was pretty firkin close. Mmmm... firkin.

Had this with lunch (how apropos) in the house my wife and I closed on today. An excellent fresh beer as the first bottle enjoyed in the new home. Well done Maine Beer Co., especially with the snap distribution.

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Photo of mrebeka
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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

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

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

Photo of brpendergast85
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Morey
4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of sulldaddy
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled this bottle with my bro Brian. Poured at room temp into some snifters. Beer is a golden copper hue with some floating particulates.
Aroma is citrusy hops with grapefruit and a bit of cut grass and herbal tea. A nice mixture of hop qualities, but the citrus and general fruitiness wins out for dominance.
First sip gives an average body with gentle rolling carbonation and a slightly chewy texture. Good physical traits on this beer too. so far its a winner.
Flavor is a bit of grainy malt and then rolls to citrusy grapefruit pith notes and a bit of herbal tea notes and general bitterness that resides in my palate, finishes extremely dry causing me to drink my glass faster than I would otherwise. Very dry finish. no real hint of booze anywhere.
the beer is drinkable but part of it is making me thirsty from the dryness.
Defnitely a great IPA and worth procuring.

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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.65/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of 57md
3.91/5  rDev -10.9%

Light copper with a few floaties. The nose is wonderfully hoppy – the flavor profile does not quite deliver the hop bitterness “promised” in the nose. The body is a touch lighter than most top-shelf IPAs . Very good but not quite up to the hype.

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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 97.1% out of 100 with 5,202 ratings
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