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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:
#253
Reviews:
786
Ratings:
5,244
pDev:
7.97%
Bros Score:
4.21
 
 
Wants:
1,198
Gots:
1,450
Trade:
26
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Photo of heatmiser18
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zanico
4.37/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chossboss
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Barleycorn
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mduchesn2004
4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of matthewrdale
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brewme
3.5/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked-up a single twenty-five ounce bottle at Cedarville Wine and SpiritSpiritsee for about eight dollars. I have had this beer before, and swore off of it due to the price. Having not seen it for at leat a year, I pulled the trigger. I think that this is a good, not great IPA, at an obsene price. I am baffled at how MBC stays in business. Would not drink again if dying of thirst.

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Photo of probert
3.49/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jesterr44
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this as part of a flight at the brewery and picked one up to take home as well. Pours a beautiful golden with very fine particulate cloudiness. Big fluffy white head, great retention, lots of lacing throughout. I'd say the Commercial description pretty much nails it but I'd take the word intense out of it. The subtle malt sweetness is very nice as are the hop flavours but I would say the hop flavours are also all pretty subtle and not so in your face 'intense'. Falls short of being juicy or a hop bomb but it's very nice.

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Photo of Mattias
4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deeman13
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a lightly hazed amber with a large foamy white head. The head leaves a ton of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is mango, tangerine, grapefruit and caramel malts.

T - The taste follows the aroma. Mango, tangerine, pineapple, papaya, caramel malts and piney hops.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft creamy body with a crisp finish.

O - This is a great IPA. The flavors are the perfect mix of tropical fruit and piney hops. Easy drinking and very delicious.

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Photo of MGoeltz
4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petrusek23
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.35/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Basellne23
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpty2003
4.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ontic
3.91/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wer34truh
4.12/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyLarue
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PprBurke
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of senglish7
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally. First MBC brew. Although it is an IPA from the northeast, it was more similar to a West Coast IPA. Nice and crisp hoppiness that wasn't the juice bomb I have been accustomed to from the NE states. One of the OGs in the IPA game.

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Photo of Toynk
3.82/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldeGolde
4.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

July 4, 2017 batch. Poured from one of their 500 mL bottles into a pint glass.

L: Beautiful golden haze. Cannot see through. Foam that really hangs around. I've been trying to decide how I rate the look of a beer and I think that ultimately the look invites me to sip - this one is definitely that. Looks like a sparkling shining yellow golden pint of soft fizz and lace.
S: Pine and some bread. I have had mild congestion!
T: Delicious. What a classy and understated brew! (Not just getting tricked by the label, trust me.) Floral and citrus decorations over a hop/bread ale body. Very balanced. Bitterness takes you to the tops of the pine trees and gives you a great view of the land. Not very sweet. Not very boozy despite the decent ABV (classic thing that I love in a beer).
F: Fizzy and fuzzy. Great mouth on this one.

Very proud of this east coast ale. Love the wide distribution (at least on this coast... widely available in Virginia and probably farther south). Don't LOVE the price but do love supporting such a great company so am happy to pay. Also, I am a fan of more adventurous names and art, but the beer wins out in this case.

Wife Laurie's Quick Sip: "Tasty."

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Photo of SnacksGarces
5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Lunch from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 5,244 ratings
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