Is it time for Lunch yet? If you're in the Portland area, some day soon, you should head to Whole Foods and try The Maine Beer Company's latest addition to their expanding repertoire of delicious beers. Their newest is an India Pale Ale that they fondly call Lunch. According to the bottle, the name is derived from a story of a,"Fin whale that has been spotted off the coast of Maine since 1982-she has what looks like a bite taken out of her fin which adds to her unique character. We dedicate this beer to her determination & persistence."
Taste: floral aroma; a hoppiness is picked up each sip & aftertaste lingers more sweet than bitter
Color: Rich amber
Thickness: Frothy fluffy white head that lasts the duration of the pour producing a dense mouthful of flavor. Overall, a moderate thickness yet quite smooth and silky for an IPA
ABV: A BIG 7%
Mom Factoid: This beer was very fresh as the batch was from 5.18.11. How lucky to be able to drink fresh brew and eat fresh from local farms. I love this time of year--get out and support your farmers and brewers!
BTW, The Maine Beer Company donates their spent grain to local farmers. They recycle their grain bags and give 1% of all sales to environmental non-profits! How cool are they?