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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,143 |  Reviews: 766
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

Photo of goblue30
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at a local restaurant as well as from the brewery. Solid, but unspectacular IPA. For $6 for a 16.9oz bottle I could think off dozens of better IPAs for less, hence why I felt no need to buy any to take with me.

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Photo of JohnLikesBeeraLot
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamesohn
4.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of byronic
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of diemilio
4.59/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Giving this beer a very high rate based mostly solely on its smell; it is something out of the ordinary! Fruity and piney! the descriptions "east coast" version of a west-coast-style IPA suits it perfectly. A little bit too "watery" when it comes to both the taste and the mouthfeel; not terribly, but I think I am just getting too used to Tree House beers.

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Photo of gbw5009
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gregf51
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CTbrew32
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Hazy SRM 3ish with plenty of white head.
S: Lovely...like a really good pastry. The sweet malt smells like a fresh-baked mango/pineapple pastry with a touch of citrusy hops. Smells delicious; full but still delicate.
T: Nice light pastry malt-forward start with hop bitterness throughout. The pastry gives way to more tropical fruit and hops.
M: Medium fullness for a pale; a little scrapey but still very drinkable.
O: If only the flavor matched the nose profile a little more...more delicate with less alphas...this might be a perfect beer. Wonderful odors for days. Best Maine I've had so far after II and Peepers.

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Photo of GoBeerGo
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of KT123
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | 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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