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:
#266
Reviews:
824
Ratings:
5,400
pDev:
7.97%
Bros Score:
4.21
 
 
Wants:
1,195
Gots:
1,511
Trade:
26
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of GaryPelikan128
4.77/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Smooth! Great head retention, wonderful aroma, one of the finest beers I have tasted!

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Photo of RobinLee
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.5/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phil9250
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubbler
4.74/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of darklord2011
4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Damn good but expensive at $7.99 a bottle which will probably keep me from buying it again. Glad I tried it though and recommend others try it.

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Photo of Paoloboston
4.04/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So excited to try this. Maybe even more so after trying Mo. pouring from a 16.9 oz bottle into a tulip. This beer pours out a orange golden color. Hazy but not so thick as to look like juice. An strong finger worth of off white yellowish crown. The smell is piney, dank and has a great addition of sweetness. The taste has some dry straw like notes, citrus notes like stonefruit. Some really clean and balanced pine. Wish the sweetness from the nose was as prominent in the taste. But one thing I can say about Maine brewing from the two brews I've had now is there beers just taste clean. The mouthfeel is dry, crisp and refreshing. Overall, damn clean and solid beer.

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Photo of Hendo03
4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npdevil27
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigMike
4.05/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoosier222002
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Edwardrm
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bret717
4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look- hazy golden orange with a billowing white head that takes a while to recede; lots of lacing

Aroma- tons of grapefruit and tangerine, a little dank weed, a hint of bready malt and white grape juice

Taste- follows the nose with the grapefruit, tangerine and bready malt and white grape; also getting some pine in the flavor, but no dank weed

Feel- medium-light body and medium carb, very soft and gentle feeling, pillowy

Overall- really nice citrusy/piney IPA balanced by noticeable malt with a great feel

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Photo of Nalid66
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bshiban
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DougT
4.52/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Drichman14
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of egrandfield
3.46/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Was very excited to try this...not that hoppy, sort of malty in a not altogether pleasant way....ok ipa, but I don't get the hype

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

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