MO - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by HattedClassic:
4.18/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
The beer is a nice gold color that is slightly hazy but clear for the most part. The white head has good retention and the beer leaves quite a bit of lacing.
A strong scent of tropical fruit such as pineapple with hints of lemon and grapefruit rind. The malts do not come through.
A pineapple taste dominates the pallate with hints of grapefruity hops and possibly a little bit of lemon. Generally, the hops lean on the citrus end of the spectrum. The malt is light when compared to the hops. The malt taste like a light caramel flavor and complement the hops.
A light bodied beer with a lot of carbonation. Smooth.
A fairly easy to drink beer but I think their Peeper Ale is the better of the two. My main problem with MO is that the flavor comes on too strongly.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2013 04:57:31 | More by HattedClassic
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4.3/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Reviewed from full notes at time of consumption over the weekend. I had heard great things and fully agree that this is a very good Pale Ale.
A- Poured into two pint glasses from the 500ml bottle. Slightly hazy, deep golden body receives a frothy, foamy white cap. The head retention is pretty good and it eventually falls to a thick ring and a bunch of pillows on the beer. Lacing is immediately thick rings and drizzles down most of the glass.
S- Bright and fresh hop blast right when opening the bottle. Hops have a nice bouquet of equal amounts of juicy tropical fruits and citrus juice plus rind. Some floral hints as well. Rounded out by fresh cracked grains, light sweets and some yeast bread.
T- Follows right where the nose left off with the citrus grapefruit, stone fruit pith, tropical juicy and floral hops just edging out the other elements of the beer. Balance is achieved as I think it should be in an APA with cereal grains, biscuit malts and light yeast bringing fruit and bread notes.
MF- Light body with a texture that is just between creamy and foamy. Carbonation at a high end and it really works well with the flavors here. Finishes with a light bitterness lingering with hop flavors.
Damn nice balance is struck here by Maine. The hops are super fresh and fairly pungent but it all rounds out in the end. This is what hoppier APAs should be like, great hop flavors with balance at the same time. It is not a mini-IPA in my opinion, just a great Pale Ale.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 02:46:07 | More by cbutova
MO from Maine Beer Company
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