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:
#406
Reviews:
837
Ratings:
5,485
pDev:
7.97%
 
 
Wants:
1,198
Gots:
1,542
Trade:
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Soft gold with lots of champagne like carbonation, and topped with 3 fingers of off white head.

Smells of tropical fruit nectar, mangos, papaya, pineapple and oranges. A hint of earthy dankness.

Tastes very soft of the same tropical nectar, it has a light sweetness and a hint of dankness. Only a touch of drying bitterness on the end.

Medium body with a moderate carbonation.

Got this at Liquor Barn in Redding, CA, drinking here on the West Coast August 3rd, 2018. Very pleasant IPA, done in the East Coast IPA style. It was bottled on May 29, 2018.

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4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
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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

Beautiful burnt orange color with the frothiest head I have seen on a beer ..... maybe ever. The nose is straight up resiny, piney hops, along with some citrus. A West Coast IPA from a brewery as Far east as a brewery can get in the USA - nice!

The taste is dominated by the pine flavors, and the citrus is also present, and there’s a crackery malt flavor as well that fits this West Coast-style IPA perfectly. MBC rocks, IMHO.

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Lunch from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 5,485 ratings