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MO - Maine Beer Company

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MOMO

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,945 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,945
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 190
Gots: 181 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our first run at an American Pale Ale. Flavors and aromas of zesty citrus, passionfruit, and pine present themselves throughout. A very subtle malt sweetness for balance, but this is intended to finish dry.

(Beer added by: BEERMILER12 on 02-29-2012)
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Reviews by BigPlay1824:
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BigPlay1824

New York

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a crystal clear golden color with a slight amber hue and a two finger head that is very creamy just slightly off white and has large bubbles which linger for a very long time, leaves a really beautiful amount of head around the glass
S: purely a beautiful bright and fresh grapefruit hop note, perfectly what i look for in an APA, nice resinous hops notes
T: a nice taste but not quite in line for what i had seen in the scent, the grapefruit hops are absolutely there in the middle but do not taste as bright as they had smelled, there is a very brief note in the middle which reminds me of green peppers but it is extremely fleeting
M: medium carbonation tingle, smooth, leaves just the sides of the tongue feeling slightly dry
O: im mad at myself because i bout this beer about a month and a half ago and stuck it in the back of the fridge, i entirely forgot what it was and thought it was a stout so i just kinda kept letting it go, i wish i had drank it sooner so that it was even fresher, that being said it drinks quite nicely and has a nice taste, maine beer co has once again come through in my opinion

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 01:49:00 | More by BigPlay1824
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Appearance: Pours a big, bright golden color with a touch of haze and a big, pillowy two-finger white head. Moderate lacing.

Aromas: Wow, this beer has a complex, inviting set of aromas. There's citrus, and grassiness, and fruitiness, and some malt, and even a little caramel, and some nice hop bite.

Taste: This is a very tasty pale ale that borders on an IPA. The taste is full of floral citrus and there's a nice malt backbone and a little touch of booziness. Calling this a pale ale that borders on an IPA is actually kind of a disservice because what it really is is a complex, hoppy, flavorful ale with mid-level alcohol.

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A: Cloudy, perfect looking pale ale, decent carbonation. Can't imagine you can make a pale ale look much better than this.
S: Grapefruit, orange, citrus, not much sweetness, smells almost dry, nice.
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MO from Maine Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,945 ratings.