Lunch | Maine Beer Company

LunchLunch
BA SCORE
4.39/5
5,224 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:
#257
Reviews:
782
Ratings:
5,224
pDev:
7.97%
Bros Score:
4.21
 
 
Wants:
1,193
Gots:
1,438
Trade:
25
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Texaseddie
4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kvannost802
4.95/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of JamesH
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nogophers
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danielr26
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patlee3324
4.62/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of kdivers
4.45/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ryannaman
4.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Beer4B
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of terry33
4.69/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of InvisibleHand420
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Footballtennishockeygolf
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A fantastically balanced and smooth IPA

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Photo of Red34
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The way an IPA should be. Amazing in every aspect, one of my favorite beers. Period.

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Photo of brittanylicious
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heysuz
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of svensaison
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of klav
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Matty123
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jeffstinson
4.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Phenomenal. Nose is subtle, yet resinous and oily, pungent taste. A staple of what an IPA should be like.

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Photo of Jaxbrew
4.91/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My favorite Maine thus far, but I haven't had dinner yet.

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Photo of Highbury09
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

The East Coast's best brewery. Love this beer (yes it's West Coast styled).

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Photo of Jack_Malts
4.79/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite beers from my favorite brewery, what can I say? Pours a hazy orange with a big frothy white head. Smells beautiful, nice pineapple sweetness, some good mango, very faint pine, some candied citrus.

The taste is a bit more bitter than the nose would suggest, big hop bitterness up front, pine is there, some more bitter citrus rind, maybe a bit of lemon zest. Underlying candy/malt sweetness, the finish/aftertaste are the best part if this beer-the floral/aromatic hops come out with smooth sweetness and a bit of lingering bitterness. The aftertaste lasts and lasts. Mouthfeel is creamy, medium to light, nice astringency, very dry and lasting finish.

The depth and complexity of this beer always astounds me, each sip is like a flavor odyssey. The flavor develops and changes as it warms, turning a bit sweeter and more floral. It's a great beer that deserves it's reputation. Any hophead should seek this one out, it's a true fresh gem of an ipa.

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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 5,224 ratings
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