Lunch

Maine
United States
Maine Beer Company Lunch IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
88
Aroma:
24 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

There’s a whale that’s swum off the coast of Maine since 1982. One day, something took a bite out of her fin, which is how she got the name Lunch. You have to admire her persistence, so we named our IPA for her. Intense hop flavors and tropical, citrus fruit and pine aromas dominate the flavor profile, balanced by subtle malt sweetness. Because only big, memorable flavor would serve for Lunch.

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
Hops: 
Amarillo, Centennial, Simcoe, Warrior
Malts: 
Two-Row, Carapils, Caramel 40L, Munich 10L, Red Wheat
Judges Review 
James Link's picture
Judges Rating:
88
Aroma:
24 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
7 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

This IPA features a potpourri of aromas: Notes of passion fruit and tangerines combine with piney and citrusy hop aromatics to pack a real punch to the nostrils. Golden in color with a very clear, medium-white head that laced the glass nicely. The head was not tightly condensed and with the low to medium carbonation levels shown here, the beer appeared to be bottle conditioned. The fruitiness in the flavor was somewhat subdued in relation to the pungent aromatics, however the flavor still delivered a solid West Coast hop presence balanced by Caramel malt sweetness and followed by a dry and not overly bitter finish. Overall, this IPA provides a pleasant drinking experience with a wonderful bouquet that keeps floating up throughout the entire glass.

Popular Reviews

Dunmore200's picture

My Score: 
97
Aroma: 
24 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
39/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
9/ 10
Overall Impression: 
10/ 20
Lunch is exactly as the name describes. Wonderful flavor, to be enjoyed mid day. Lunch is not heavy and extremely drinkable. It flies off the shelves so when you see a bottle grab it