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:
#469
Reviews:
853
Ratings:
5,561
pDev:
7.99%
 
 
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1,199
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1,571
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Photo of mwvman
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.71/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a standard orange with an unfiltered, hazy look that becomes a little more hazy as the lower ounces of the bottle are poured into the glass. Head formation is two fingers of stark white foam, with good retention. Aroma is pine, floral, herbal, and orange. Pine really stands out in this mix, but without an encumbering bitterness it often brings. It's a simple, clean profile. It's not loud and boyish like some other IPAs. Flavor profile has more citrus up front, with pine, herbal, and floral hops falling in behind. Again, well reserved and clean. Toasty, biscuity, wheaty malt notes spring through, firming up the flavor profile and delivering a balanced relationship between hops and malts. Mouth feel is lightly fuzzy and velvety, with a medium consistency, heightening the experience and enjoy-ability. Overall, a balanced and nuanced IPA that doesn't favor hops drastically over malts, and instead utilizes both to form a splendid balance.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16.9oz bottle.

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Photo of SimplyBeer1026
4.56/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lunch is an excellent IPA with a citrusy/piney fragrance that gives way to the same in taste, with the slight pine notes lingering a bit on the palate providing a refreshingly smooth finish. The color is an amber tint with some deep browns and dark oranges. It has fine lacing that cascades quickly down the glass with each sip. It's best enjoyed after it's had a good chill and then a few minutes at room temp before opening, but you knew that.

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Photo of mkholmes25
3.9/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wtpbod
4.32/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TargaFlorio
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dada100
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BillT916
4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bartleby91
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dharmelink
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of strohme2
4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle, dated 09/11/18. Poured into Lexan tulip. Thanks to canconphilly!

Pours a golden copper with rose highlights. Fluffy finger and a half of sticky head. Great curtains of lace on the glass.
Big nose of pine forest first, then huge hits of citrus peels, grapefruit , bright hop aromas of classic west coast IPAs. Again, the taste matches the nose. Grapefruit flesh and pith, lemon and lime peel, toasted malts, hints of caramel, and a very subtle weed note at the finish. No alcohol at all. Fluffy mouthfeel first and slightly slick finish. Just a wonderful beer, dare I say a, classic west coast done right.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
4.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of kreg02
3.93/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Colorblind
3.52/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Its smooth, not exactly what I'm used to as far as bite. But again very smooth.. overall a good beer.

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Photo of Canalfisher22
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakecattleco
4.31/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of npolachek
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of XanaduBarnes
3.86/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukass
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wmcgar01
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 09/18/18, 373, 12:52.

Pour a a really nice slightly hazy golden yellow, with a finger and a half of white frothy head. As it settles, a heavy layer of lace clings to the outside of the glass.

Piney hops hit the nose first. Bitter citrus peel and a floral, lemony aroma give a nice balance, and that great nose of the OG IPA style beers.

Potent grapefruit and piney hop flavors, with a malty backbone and a great little taste of everything.. floral, bitter, dank. A great west coast-inspired East Coast IPA. Will love comparing to Dinner, as I’ve heard it’s very reminiscent to Pliny.

Nice mouthfeel with a fairly high carb that is nice and soft. A crisp beer with a bitter finish and very subtle stickiness.

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Photo of Jbk81
4.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KingBiscuit
4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lunch from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 5,561 ratings