Lunch | Maine Beer Company

BA SCORE
96
world-class
5,180 Ratings
LunchLunch
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
mainebeercompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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.

Added by Jason on 05-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,180
Reviews:
776
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
1,194
Gots:
1,420
For Trade:
25
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,180 |  Reviews: 776
Photo of pda22
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great color tones, looks enticing. The smell and taste are just average to me. I was expecting more because Maine Beer Co makes great beers. Perhaps my expectations were just too high

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Photo of JothHu
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hosehead83
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a "goblet" glass.
Cloudy apricot in color, with a dense cloud-deck of bone-white foam.
Aroma-Pleasant whiff of fruity, tropical hops
Taste-Brimming with tropical fruit, and piney hops. Creamy mouthfeel, well-balanced, full of flavor and character.An "East Coast" IPA done very well. Highly recommended.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.57/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: I'll admit my pour was not great, prominent foamy 3 finger head, nice hazy straw orange color to it, very prominent lacing and good retention
S: piney and resinous with a strong orange an citrus note, touches of pineapple as well
T: piney bitterness with an almost minty (but not quite) crispness to it, not as much citrus as one might be lead to believe by the nose, the citrus and pineapple does come through a bit more as the beer opens up as does a certain juiciness
M: a touch sticky but not overly so
O: there's nothing much to say about this beer but it's hard to complain about a beer that does what it's supposed to do really well, better than a lot of more readily available IPAs and a good benchmark for what a west coast style IPA looks like when it's done right. I wouldn't go out of my way to get it but it is very very good.

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Photo of ELS
3.61/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was traveling in Maine and was very excited about stoping at MBC having always heard great things about their beer. I had Lunch first. It looked good with a typical slightly hazy orangish color with some nice foam. I wasn't getting any great aromas. Citrus and a hint of pine. Taste is some citrus and pine but they are very understated and honestly as a big IPA drinker the taste is very average when compared to all the great IPAs that are coming from the Northeast. The finish is slightly dry and I had to work to finish it. Maybe five years ago this is one of the better IPAs out there. Now, it's just hype!! I sure hope Dinner is a lot better than this beer.

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Photo of williahd
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Meyers1023
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear golden orange with tons of foamy white head. The nose is all hops, citrus, pine and tropical fruit. The flavor is very hop forward with citrus and pine but there is a malt presence to balance the flavor out. The feel is medium with a decent amount of carbonation. This is a great IPA and one I can understand people seeking out.

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Photo of 19thHole
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So far my favorite

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Photo of Bwag
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

We were introduced to this in Burlington while asking where we could get Heady Topper. We both a few bottles and could see where the hype came from. Very well balanced, citrus, flowers, hops...LOVE it!

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Photo of Anthonypino11
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bradledj
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange with off white head. Sticks around nicely. Smell is pine, pine , pine and citrus/grapefruit. Bread, pine and grapefruit dominate the taste. Slightly tropical. Feels sticky, resinous, but not astringent. Thicker than Another One. Im glad I have both of these bottles side by side, both 7 days old. Lunch is a great IPA, but I prefer a little more tropical/silky feel to my IPAs. It gets hot down here man.

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Photo of Nhmp105
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stanglx84
3.4/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hoppytobehere
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap

Gotta say, I don't get the hype. Definitely a great beer, but scarcity definitely drives up the ratings on this one. Lots of other IPAs that are just as, if not better than this that sit on the shelves at your local Whole Foods.

I prefer MO by a long-shot and it's a lot easier to find.

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Photo of wanderingpints
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GNRoofDawg
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NMA
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stephan16
4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Jstonerock24
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Michelle523
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucular
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TTripp725
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jthomas2071
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RickyRecord-oh
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oakley
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Lunch from Maine Beer Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 5,180 ratings.
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