MO - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by CalgaryFMC:
4.33/5 rDev +1.2%
A very recent arrival to mercurial Calgary in April, four beers from this Maine brewery have appeared in my fridge thanks to a heads-up from my favorite neighborhood beer dealer wordemupg. Cheers brother. This is only round one and frankly things might have already plateaued based on how f'ing tasty this pale ale is. A somewhat cloudy yellow with orange and red tints, featuring a lively pour with a soapy white head managing to fill much of my shaker pint glass. Phenomenal head retention, stuff sits there like a milkshake. Aroma is sweet, fruity, and redolent with a hoppy spice. I get lychee and white grape, mango, orange, faint pineapple, kind of a gummy worms effect presumably from the crystal malts. An absolutely masterpiece on the palate, with uber-clean yeast, pine, grapefruit rind, peaches, and some weedy and catty notes all in a well-integrated interplay. Bitter but very clean, faint onion and pepper apparent from the IPA-level hopping regime but with nothing sticking out in an unpleasant fashion. Toasty caramel malts provide the backbone and the finish is leafy and a tad woody, with more citrus rind and tropical ghost notes lingering until the end. This could be the best American pale ale I've had to date, a hop-centric brew but with sublime malt balance and nary a flaw to be found.
04-19-2014 18:12:42 | More by CalgaryFMC
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4.35/5 rDev +1.6%
Pours into a standard pint a dull medium golden with a large blooming white head,maybe a little over carbonation issue.Juicy grapefruit in the nose with a little grassiness as well,not much malt profile just juicy hops.Maybe the best hop profile of any "standard" pale I have had flavor-wise,fresh grapefruit and grassy flavors with a dryer base making for just hoppy goodness.A tad sharp in the mouth but man this is just a hopped up flavor punch of an APA.Wow.
09-29-2013 20:07:21 | More by oberon
4.73/5 rDev +10.5%
A: A slightly hazy, medium golden colored beer. This pours with two fingers of rocky/creamy off-white foam with a persistent head that leaves sticky, ropes of lacing on the glass.
S: A medium-strong pineapple, grapefruit and lemon, citrus hops aroma along with a medium grassy character from dry hop additions. Mild ale esters a light malt character biscuits.
T: A strong grapefruit hops flavor with a very strong hops bitterness. There isn't much malt backing this up just a slight sweetness with a light bready and slight caramel quality to it. The balance is very bitter and the finish is quite dry. The aftertaste is of hops bitterness and flavors of grapefruit and a touch a pith.
M: A medium bodied beer with a moderately-strong level of carbonation and a medium amount of creaminess.
O: An outstanding American Pale that is almost nothing but a showcase for strong citrus hops aromas and flavors with a very enjoyable grapefruit character.
09-03-2013 00:13:04 | More by MadScientist
4.03/5 rDev -5.8%
022312 on the label.
In an imperial pint glass the beer was amber colored with a thick white head and a lot of lace.
Hoppy aroma. Grassy and piney, a little bit of citrus. Some sweet malt.
Hops at the forefront in the taste. Mostly piney and grassy hops, but there was a bit of grapefruit there too. Nice biscuity background.
This was a hoppy, but not overly hoppy, beer. Very pleasant to drink.
04-07-2012 10:40:27 | More by lordofthewiens
4.09/5 rDev -4.4%
NYE bottle share at Proof courtesy of Masterson. Pours a nice, slightly hazy yellow orange. Healthy amount of white head with a very thick collar; both of which lasted pretty dang well. Aroma is floral, slightly sweet malt, good amount of sweet citrus. Medium-light body and same carbonation. Taste is overly floral, some pine, again with the citrusy hops. The balance in the nose is not there on the tongue.
01-02-2014 20:36:30 | More by mverity
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