Lunch | Maine Beer Company

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4.39/5
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5,415 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:
#270
Reviews:
826
Ratings:
5,415
pDev:
7.97%
Bros Score:
4.21
 
 
Wants:
1,192
Gots:
1,523
Trade:
26
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User Ratings & Reviews
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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of SmashAdams
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful bottle conditioned carbonation. The smell is hoppy - mostly herbal (I would guess there is Mosaic in this) with sweet pine and light fruits. The taste follows with a nice malty background and soft bitter finish. Definitely a nice beer but not one I would seek out. nb

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Photo of Jpepe08
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of rderedin
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GrindFatherBob
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Ford
3.76/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.76/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jackgonzo
3.76/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CNoj012
3.76/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a cloudy, vibrant golden orange with a massive, dense off white head that sticks around forever. There are sticky chunks of lacing all over as well. Smell is very subdued and underwhelming. Pine, citrus and tropical fruits are most prominent with a hint of bready malt. Taste is the same, but is the slightest bit more flavorful than the smell. Also a moderately bitter finish. Feel is light and smooth with good carbonation. Overall a good beer, but very overrated. It pales in comparison to Another One, Weez, and A Tiny Beautiful Something. The bottle I drank is less than a month old so I can't imagine it fell off that much. If I drank this blind I'd call it good, but not something I'd go out of my way to have again. But taking the price and hype into consideration, this is definitely a disappointment.

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Photo of papat444
3.77/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dolphinsmarlins1
3.77/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Perhaps it was just an old bottle, but I felt like this didn't live up to the hype it has gotten. I would certainly be willing to try it again, but it just tasted very flat compared to what other brewers like Tree House are pumping out currently. I want to like it a lot more, but a rating above 4 would by a lie.

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Photo of JimmyShaker1
3.77/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TonyLema1
3.77/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: gold color, big fluffy white head, nice lacing
S: pine and citrus
T: nice balance of malt and hops, citrus and pine come through
F: nice mouthfeel
O; a very good representation of a West Coast IPA

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Photo of Erockruns
3.77/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I liked it but it just doesn't hit me like some of the other killers in the category. Stopped at the brewery and had a great time, good people.

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3.77/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lunch from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 5,415 ratings