MO - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by Maxwell:
3.88/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
The beer pours a pale straw yellow color with a nice big creamy head that pusses down to a rocky finger’s width, leaving slight spots and clouds of sticky lacing. The beer is hazy and torrential with bubbles of carbonation racing up from the bottom of the glass. This beer smells fat and juicy. It is drizzling with citrus, mango, pine, and slight pineapple. There is a great buttery biscuit smell lying below the fruity hops and giving the beer a great body. This smell is very enticing. The beer tastes like a mellower version of the smell, but it’s a little disappointing. The initial sip dances with some of those wonderful hops but rushes away quickly and is replaced by vegetal bitters. The taste overall is bitter and average. There is a great bitter taste at the middle with a little stale biscuit taste that lasts in the mouth and reminds me of a bitter earthy hops. Mouthfeel is crisp and velvety, sitting quite nicely on the tongue and leaving the mouth with a nice skim of saliva and a little dry. The only problem is the earthy, almost vegetal bitter aftertaste that tingles through the mouth. Overall this is a pretty good APA that is hurt by its aftertaste. The smell is to die for and might be my new favorite smell, but the taste doesn’t quite follow up. This is another good offering from Maine Beer Company but my least favorite of the ones I’ve tried; to be fair I must admit that APA’s are not my favorite. This beer is definitely worth a try and smell and continues the excellence that this nano-brewery has developed.
Serving type: bottle
09-08-2012 00:27:45 | More by Maxwell
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4.61/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
16.9 oz bottle snagged at a liquor store in Albany, NY.
Pours sunshine golden with a bright white head. Smells like aggressive citrus hops with large, variegated citrus nodes including pineapple, grapefruit and orange, and this is balanced exceptionally well with a straight-up east coast malt profile that is super soft, round, and yeasty.
Tastes, thankfully, much like it smells. Excellent, excellent balance with the big aggressive hop nodes tied perfectly to warm, round malt by way of some amazing yeastmanship.
As wonderful as Maine's Lunch is, I think I like Mo a little bit better.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 01:06:57 | More by mynie
MO from Maine Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,574 ratings.