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: 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:
5,143
Reviews:
766
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
1,197
Gots:
1,400
For Trade:
25
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Ratings: 5,143 |  Reviews: 766
Photo of beerhunter_3
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Bottle into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy gold with big head. Very tropical, melony smell. Taste has plenty of mango and cantaloupe. It's strong and yet at the same time balanced, even understated, in a way that seems characteristic of Maine Beer Co. beers. Maybe just shy of amazing, but still a really excellent IPA.

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Photo of Chestertonian82
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

From the brewery in Portland and again from growler station in Greenville. Hazy yellow color with frothy foam...fruit and citrusy smell. Tastes of melon, citrus and pine with hints of lemon. Mild, hoppy, earthy finish. Light, balanced and very, very good.

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Photo of J_Mueller
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Was able to have this in there tasting room a few months back and forgot to review it I remember distinctly how light it was yet still had some great flavor. The brewery is awesome and they always have great beers in draft and some great bottles for takeout. I recommend this beer and this brewery

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Photo of MasterRigger
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of j_d_b
4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

From 16.9oz bottle, bottled 12/06/16 into tulip.

The head on this is beautiful. Super fluffy; a lightly tinted white. Builds up like a little mountain and remains, like a snow covered landscape. Great lacing.

Color is a muted yellow/light orange and hazy. Like an unfiltered fruit juice. Glows an inviting color when held up to light.

Nose is very fragrant and pure. Flowery, light, crisp, hops; citrus and exotic fruit notes. Strong in magnitude, yet perfectly even—not overbearing or cluttered; Just what I want.

Feel is foamy, light, and refreshing. Aside from the micro-bubble, mild sharpness, the feel is airy and smooth. A little insubstantial upon first contact with the mouth, though resolves into a drinkable, measured texture of froth and carbonation. Excellent.

Due to the looks, and my often consumed style of beer, I subconsciously expected a IIPA taste. However, I was initially surprised, but reassuringly gladdened by the balanced, and very drinkable flavor provided by this beer. There is a citrus presence, resolving into uplifting and floral, not dark and sticky hops, finishing with a brush of malty sticky sweetness. This is a hop dominated beer, but without bitterness, and a good distribution of flavors which let the hops step forward and shine out, without becoming overly dominating. I think this may be the best IPA I have ever consumed; good enough to take this title until a back-to-back match with some close contenders. Another great one from Maine Beer Company.

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Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of PolhillS
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigBoochDaddy
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwalters
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pstam87
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jsalz21
3.97/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dwb11
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of davefromct
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Lunch from Maine Beer Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 5,143 ratings.
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