Reviewed on 12-27-2020
By
Rating 95
Style IPA
Produced In Freeport, Me.
United States
ABV 7%
Availability Year Round

Perfect For

Brunch Sipping, Date Night, Host/Hostess Gifting, Popping Bottles, Relaxing After Work

Maine Beer Co. Lunch IPA Review

Lunch is a reminder of exactly how balanced NEIPA can be. The gimmick-free New England IPA staple is malt- and hop-driven in equal measure, with hop character just barely exceeding that of an American Pale Ale, and confidently so. Precision in the grist and hop selection and scheduling is on my mind as I smell and sip this beer, because each ingredient is in harmony. The mouthfeel is medium and delicate, and the herbal, fruity character is joined by a cooked caramel malty note that dances, without ever stomping, on the palate. A truly remarkable IPA.

95
POINTS
Maine Beer Co. Lunch IPA
Lunch is a reminder of exactly how balanced NEIPA can be. The gimmick-free New England IPA staple is malt- and hop-driven in equal measure, with hop character just barely exceeding that of an American Pale Ale, and confidently so. Precision in the grist and hop selection and scheduling is on my mind as I smell and sip this beer, because each ingredient is in harmony. The mouthfeel is medium and delicate, and the herbal, fruity character is joined by a cooked caramel malty note that dances, without ever stomping, on the palate. A truly remarkable IPA.

Reviewed On: 12-27-2020
95
POINTS
Maine Beer Co. Lunch IPA
Lunch is a reminder of exactly how balanced NEIPA can be. The gimmick-free New England IPA staple is malt- and hop-driven in equal measure, with hop character just barely exceeding that of an American Pale Ale, and confidently so. Precision in the grist and hop selection and scheduling is on my mind as I smell and sip this beer, because each ingredient is in harmony. The mouthfeel is medium and delicate, and the herbal, fruity character is joined by a cooked caramel malty note that dances, without ever stomping, on the palate. A truly remarkable IPA.

Reviewed On: 12-27-2020