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: 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:
#411
Reviews:
845
Ratings:
5,527
pDev:
7.97%
 
 
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1,195
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1,558
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Photo of palealeale
4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Murray0420
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Live the taste and love Maine Brewing company cause

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

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

Photo of RyanP3
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Admiraldinty
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pleasantly surprised by this. I've been trying to stay away from NE-based IPAs lately because I'm sick of them, but this was given to me as a gift. This is not really a NE IPA, but a nice compromise between east and west coasts. Fruits yes, but piney hops also in the nose and on the tongue. Not overly sugary.

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Photo of hughesm12
4.81/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of maxbarto
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of al2913
4.68/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Apellonious
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 fl oz bottled 7/31/18 poured into a tulip glass, a mostly clear orange with a slight haze and a two finger white head. The aroma is predominately pine, tropical fruit, mixed with mild dankness. The taste is more floral and pine dominate, with some of the historical East Coast IPA (see Harpoon) type flavors. The mouthfeel is medium. carbonation medium, slightly sharp in places. Overall, an above average IPA, though I thought the taste did not live up to the aroma, which may be due to my messed up palate vs anything else, or perhaps the heightened expectations of finally getting to try this one.

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Photo of Celtics76
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cnealc
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of guzzleacoldone
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slim_720
3.89/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Danmullens1
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rpjterp
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Solid IPA by MBC.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Into a tulip on tap at Casanova's, this is a delicious old-schoolish ipa, that has distinct but delicate and very harmonious flavor profile that lingers nicely. In the glass, it is slightly hazy golden orange with a good tight 1 and 1/2 white head. Nose leads with some apricot, orange blossom, wet grapefruit then gets complicated with some light and fragrant sweet hay and resiny pine. On the tongue, same thing, though the resin comes on stronger at the end and before that, there's also a kind of light candied sticky sweetness. While it is full of flavor, it isn't a very heavy quaff...it is really nicely balanced, and tightly constructed, and it also comes to a nice finish with a little pleasant bitterness. Finally, the flavors really linger...I find myself still enjoying it 10 to 15 minutes after I finished the pint. This one doesn't overwhelm or hit you over the head, but I think it's a great study in harmonious full flavors...extremely glad I got the chance to try this one.

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Photo of 86sportster883
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a rocky white head on a hazy golden body. The head quickly drops to a thin layer with a broader ring that clings to the sides of the glass and leaves behind a delicate lace. The aromas are a subtle mix of tropical fruit, citrus ( lemon, orange) and a hint of malt sweetness. The taste is hop forward without being overpowering and finishes exceptionally smooth without letting you forget that you're drinking an IPA. The ABV is also well hidden, making this an outstandingly drinkable IPA that showcases a great blend of hop aromas and flavors that are exquisitely balanced it's malt and alcohol. Truely an IPA to seek out in a market inundated with competition.

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Photo of gatornation
3.94/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours slight hazed golden color Smell is faint fresh citrus and lemon grass. Taste was grapefruit and oranges with lemon zest a nice pine hop finish. Mouth was crisp with carbonation and hops finishes with some bitterness. This is old school W/C IPA a joy to drink, however nothing special to me here.

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Photo of npachl
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rbjohnson52
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 5,527 ratings