So this new year I have decided to start up my reviews for the beers that I really enjoy. First up for the new year is Maine Beer Company’s Lunch India Pale Ale. Located in Freeport, Maine, Maine Beer Company has been brewing up delicious beers since 2009. Brothers David and Daniel Kleban brew up a wide variety of styles from their Peeper American Ale to their King Titus American Porter to their Barrel Program 1 which uses wild yeast and bacteria and aged in French red wine barrels.
Their Lunch IPA has been one of the brewery’s most popular beers ever since it first released. It is hard to find and usually sold out. Lucky for me, my local bottle shop had one left and I got to taste this wonderful beer.
Appearance: A nice golden orange hue with slight haziness.
Aroma: Hop heaven. Fruity, Citrus, Piney. Everything I love.
Taste: Wonderful fruity hop flavor from Centennial and Simcoe. A little bitterness from Warrior hops balanced by malt sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body. Typical IPA feel. Clean finish.
Overall: A delicious IPA. Hopefully I can get more of it!
Now that I have tasted Lunch, I am looking forward to trying their Dinner Double IPA.