Lunch | Maine Beer Company

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5,156 Ratings
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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:
5,156
Reviews:
767
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
1,195
Gots:
1,407
For Trade:
25
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,156 |  Reviews: 767
Photo of rugbypsu
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Justin82
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eifster82
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look - slightly hazy yellow.

Smell - Very citrus and fruit oriented. Really pleasant on the nose.

Taste - Not quite as citrus or fruit heavy as you might anticipate if basing on the smells. Still, balanced properly. Not going to knock you out with a hop heavy front.

Feel - balanced, "light" IPA finish. Not much bitterness at the end.

Overall - a solid IPA. Many options from MBC seem to be very balanced solid beers, and this one fits in that mold. There are better IPAs out there, but this one is a very nice option when I come across it.

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Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
3.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Perhaps it was just an old bottle, but I felt like this didn't live up to the hype it has gotten. I would certainly be willing to try it again, but it just tasted very flat compared to what other brewers like Tree House are pumping out currently. I want to like it a lot more, but a rating above 4 would by a lie.

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Photo of CraftBeerLos
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BostonTheseus
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hophead508
4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Sam_Gladieux
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chrissy820
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of tridge85
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bigbadbeerguy
4.99/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really hard to find fault with this beer in any way, shape or form. Best IPA I have had from the Eastern part of the US and safe t say one of the best beers I have ever drank (to be fair my bottle was purchased at their brewery and drank shortly after). Really hope this brewery can grow.

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

Photo of Marc427
4.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Great New England style IPA. Not as good as some of its hazy, juicy, chock full of floaters contemporaries like Trillium's Congress St, IPA but still excellent.

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

Photo of heydrinks
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RPM3334
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerZombies1
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TwistofKane
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Grantotx
4.72/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rion
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Clouder94
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lunch from Maine Beer Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 5,156 ratings.
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