Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 584   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2014
A huge thanks to tectactoe. Pours a dark frosted mango color with a fluffy bubbly white head. A smooth hop flavor. Very piney. A tropical note comes in at the end that refreshes a bit then again followed by the pine. A very good IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at ChurchKey in DC. Pours a nice deep orange with a solid white head. Juicy hop nose with layers of peach and floral notes. Med body with hop forward fruit notes - very juicy - the bitterness lasts throughout with a coating of fresh citrus and pine. Excellent IPA!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1479) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
RBAG late night. Rusty orange hazy, lots of melon and tropical fruit aroma. Sweet and light malt heavy tropical fruit hops. Just great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Pours a light golden color with a white head leaving heavy lacing. Aroma of apricot and hops with a little spice. Orange and apricot notes in the flavor with a little yeast. Not bad, but very mild for an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (589) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Super nice citrus aromas with a touch herbal/floral. Low to medium carbonation, clean crisp bitter bite, grapefruit, ending on a long lasting grapefruit peel bitterness, very dry. Great thirst quenching IPA. Bottle, 2 weeks old.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ipaluvr082 (71) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
It looks and smells great on the pour with a pillowy white head. Bright, hop forward citrus, slightly bitter increasingly so through the palate. Highly sessionable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (2271) - - JUL 2, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a dark brown, nearly black color with a one finger head of a thick creamy head of an off white color. The head fades rather quickly leaving a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is big of tropical fruit smell of tangerine, pineapple, and papaya mixed with a nice aroma of a ruby red grapefruit. Along with the grapefruit are aromas of a pine and slightly grassy smell. Taste – The taste begins a much drier than anticipated flavor with some slightly bready and crackery flavors mixed with a moderately strong grapefruit hop. As the taste advances, the grapefruit remains at a relatively constant level with the light level of sweetness that was present upfront (lighter tangerine and tropical fruit flavor) fading and being replaced by more hop flavors. The hop flavors that replace the sweet are a mix of a grassy and pine flavor, with the combination of flavors leaving a nice crisp somewhat drier blend of hop flavors to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is lighter side for a beer of 7 % abv with a carbonation level that was rather average. For the crisp feel of the brew, in conjunction with the drier flavors the slightly thinner body and moderate carbonation were quite nice as they made it quite refreshing and crisp all while not compromising the nice fruit and hop flavors of the brew. Overall – A nice and tasty IPA that is a bit on the drier side but has a great flavor and drinkability. Quite nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (1524) - CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a fluffy white two finger head, good retention and thick lacing. Nose is strongly hoppy resiny pine, slight tropical fruit and sweet malt. Taste is pleasantly bitter pine resin, pineapple and citrus, against a background of sweet malt. Medium- to light-bodied, with pleasant effervescent carbonation and a crisp, bitter finish. Ok, so I’m highly suggestible, but what else was I supposed to do with a beer called "Lunch", other than have it with lunch? And it worked - it was a very pleasant IPA with lunch. This is a particularly good IPA: the hop profile is quite enthusiastic, to the point that it’s almost on par with a DIPA. Not a hop bomb or a palate wrecker by any means, but definitely hoppy and interesting, with just enough malt to balance the hop bitterness. This is IPA the way it should be: hop forward, with malt providing support in the background. Their description if it as being an "east coast version of a west coast-style IPA" is bang on. Think big west coast IPA, but without the dankness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gruffyboy (41) - - JUN 28, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2014 Poured from 500ml bottle. Beautiful golden orange colour with good retentive head. Aroma is grassy springtime. Not normally a big IPA fan but this is a peach - do Maine Beer make a bad beer?! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryecatcher (1354) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mildly hazy, golden orange with a massive rocky white head, ridiculous retention and laces like a pair of Chuck Taylors. Nose is pine, cakey malts, dank basement, passion fruit, mango, overripe pineapple, muskmelon. Mouth is medium bodied, surprisingly very dry given the malt present in the nose, resinous pine, tropical fruit. Nicely balanced and an outstanding IPA (like I’d expect anything less from MBC).

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