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Lunch | Maine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
4.39/5
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5,247 Ratings
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:
#253
Reviews:
786
Ratings:
5,247
pDev:
7.97%
Bros Score:
4.21
 
 
Wants:
1,199
Gots:
1,451
Trade:
26
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,247 |  Reviews: 786
Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mbjb0720
4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrMindbender
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MacCherry
4.89/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Just plain excellent. I didn't think it was possible, but Lunch has actually improved my opinion of Maine Beer Co. As happy as I am with Peeper Ale, Lunch has become my new favorite. Sadly, I can't get it as often.

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

Photo of chrismattlin
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MKrauss
4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eddiemay1
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
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 +7.3%
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 -10%
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 +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of LukeGude
4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
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 +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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 Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -8.9%
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 -5.2%
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 -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of k47k
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HillbillyBlood
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pippuri
4.9/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Kindfolk24
4.71/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jerome_sanders
4.98/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of CommonSense
4.07/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Solid beer, but not their best. It's the fan favorite and you can't deny that, but they have better offerings IMO. Either way, solid brewery with a ton of solid brews

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Photo of cmurphy7
3.89/5  rDev -11.4%
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 -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Lunch from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 5,247 ratings
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