Lunch | Maine Beer Company

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5,158 Ratings
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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: 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:
5,158
Reviews:
768
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
1,194
Gots:
1,407
For Trade:
25
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,158 |  Reviews: 768
Photo of Ryezome
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TonyY
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Appearance: pours an orange color with a hearty 2" head that lasts a while. A bit of lace develops on the glass.

Smell: fruit sweetness and some pine notes come through too.

Taste: caramel, mango, pear, pineapple, grapefruit, and a mild pine flavor arrives late.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp throughout. Refreshing.

Overall: a superbly well balanced beer that is extremely satisfying. Easy to drink.

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

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

Photo of brogger00
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbryant21
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DJChaseTheBase
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a great IPA and my local spot always gets in fresh bottles. Bottled on 5/4/16. This IPA was a great IPA, but there were no huge stand out points to this IPA. Don't get me wrong I loved it, but I didn't get any memorable features of this beer when drinking it. It has a great citrus malty balance w/ a standard bitter aftertaste. I would have again, but I feel like there are better out there.

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Photo of KanyeWeststenberger
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lurkerson
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ms1072
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tchabot91
4.72/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of I3eer
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

An obviously well made beer. Punch of hops that fade away to a smooth finish. Almost like pop rocks falling off the tongue.

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Photo of Lambdon
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pierre_Pressure
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mwckiltedsavage
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DEdesings57
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome example of a west coast style IPA!

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Photo of Mtoogs
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of robroc
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Underwhelming. For all the hype this beer receives, I didn't find anything remarkable about it. It is good, but like all the MBC beers I've had, it's probably not worth the price. I liked Beer II and some others more than Lunch.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle, born on date of 050316. Served in a Spiegelau IPA glass, the beer pours a mostly clear gold color with a couple inch off-white head that stayed around for a really long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is really nice, the brew smells mostly like pine and citrusy (tropical fruit, grapefruit, peaches) hops, along with some bready malt. As soon as I poured this into the glass, the aroma was noticeable right away. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, it's mainly pine and citrusy (tropical fruit, citrus peel, grapefruit) hops with a bit of bready maltiness. With the aroma I thought the tropical fruit/citrusy hops stood out more, but it seemed to me that there was more balance between the pine and tropical fruit/citrusy flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this a lot, I'd certainly like to try it again in the future. $6.99 a bottle.

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Photo of Rooshops
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gambyt20
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lunch from Maine Beer Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 5,158 ratings.
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