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:
#261
Reviews:
791
Ratings:
5,281
pDev:
7.97%
Bros Score:
4.21
 
 
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1,200
Gots:
1,469
Trade:
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Photo of Hombo3
4.74/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.83/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.11/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.04/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.83/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bhunter0812
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.27/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Lunch is a true West Coast style IPA with a floral/citrus bouquet, The website description really says it all. I've been travelling the east coast for almost 10 weeks, and Lunch is the tastiest IPA I've found. Went by the brewery on my way through Portland to pick some up for the trip north. Wish I had some now.

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4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nothing not to like in this beauty. Great citrusy notes w/o being overwhelmingly juicy. I would enjoy this any day or occasion.

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4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

Bottled a week ago, picked up at the brewery for $6.

L — Pours a slightly hazy bright orange with a two-finger white head produced with moderately aerated pour. Good retention and great lacing
S — Melon, honey, flowers, peach, grapefruit, pine, and a hint of papaya and black tea
T — Big resinous, herbaceous, pithy character upfront, followed by a mellow, melon-sweetness. Crisp, dry malt profile
F — Very crisp, refreshing, West Coast 2.0 style IPA. Medium+ carb, medium mouthfeel. A little astringency on the tail end
O — I dig this ‘Maine IPA’ substyle: a crisp, clean APA-style mouthfeel and malt profile alongside a barrage of West Coast 2.0 hoppiness. Works perfectly with the landscape of the land up here. Shares a lot in common with Pliny the Elder. Better without the yeast mixed in

87/100

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4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Lunch from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 5,281 ratings