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:
25
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,143 |  Reviews: 766
Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of MVBINTANG
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Muss42
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of hummel320
4.82/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the top American IPAs. Extremely balanced with the right amount of hops.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.91/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dull, deep golden caramel color. The head is dense, off white, but dissipates quickly. The nose is heavy of hops (as it should be). The taste carries the hops well. There is a little bitterness to go along with the heavy hop flavor, but I like that. After taste hits and is gone fairly quickly. If you find this beer, buy it!

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Photo of JustinSparks
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a nice juicy fruity IPA in flavor with a moderate resiny grapefruit rind after bite. Little pale malt backbone...This beer is all about the hops. Light bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Overall a very drinkable awesome IPA. Ontap at vintage

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

Photo of mmorris15
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jam23
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheChairman
2.66/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of TW1ST3D
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

bottled 10/25, had within 60 days of bottling

pours a copper orange slightly hazy

smell - tropical fruit and citrus and booze on the back end

taste - lemon/citrus upfront with some bitterness then tropical fruit with some bread at the end. maybe the thing i love most is the carbonation, tiny bubbles for a nice medium mouthfeel, nice lacing til the end of the drink.

really enjoyed this. a damn pleasant IPA - perfectly balanced and crisp. wish it was easier to get a hold of.

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Photo of Jason_cs
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmhannon
4.94/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

Beautiful bottle conditioned carbonation. The smell is hoppy - mostly herbal (I would guess there is Mosaic in this) with sweet pine and light fruits. The taste follows with a nice malty background and soft bitter finish. Definitely a nice beer but not one I would seek out. nb

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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 5,143 ratings.
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