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Maine Beer Lunch IPA Clone HomeBrew Recipe

Maine Beer Lunch IPA Clone
Maine Beer Lunch IPA Clone
Maine Beer Lunch IPA Clone


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallons
Beer Style: IPA
Target ABV: 7.0%
Target IBUs: 80
Recipe Type:
4.5/ 5

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Posted March 8, 2014 by


All Grain American IPA Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for an IPA, similar to Maine Beer Lunch. Bold IPA with big notes of tropical fruit, citrus, and pine. Dry finish with high hop bitterness.



12 lbs Pale 2-row

1 lb Munich Light Malt

10 oz. Red Wheat Malt

10 oz. Crystal 40

8 oz. CaraPils

Hops (Pellets)

1 oz. Warrior 16%a, 60 minutes

1 oz. Simcoe 13%a, 20 minutes

1 oz. Amarillo 8%a, 10 minutes

1 oz Centennial 10%, 5 minutes

YeastWhite Labs WLP001 California Ale Yeast

Dry Hops: 1 oz Amarillo, 1 oz Simcoe


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Ferment at 63-68 degrees.

Rack to keg or secondary and age for 5 weeks. Add dry hops for the last 7 days.


  1. Avatar of Joseph Lewis Jarboe

    This recipe was very good and I will brew this again. I reduced the Warrior bittering hops to 0.5 oz based on Mike’s mention above and I think that came out pretty spot on. I will definitely be trying some more of the recipes on this site!



  2. Avatar of Mike

    brewed this blind without any comments and it was fantastic. A bit more bitter than the original, but still delicious. Called it Lunch Lady



    It’s interesting that there aren’t many reviews of any of these recipes. Has anyone brewed this? Thoughts? How does it compare to the real Lunch?

    Where’re all these recipes coming from?


    John Fortes

    Love this beer. Recipe looks awesome!


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