MO - Maine Beer Company
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Reviews by brewskis:
4.76/5 rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a hazy honey orange color with a finger and a half white head. Great head retention that leaves a thin blanket of lacing. Good amount of carbonation coming off the glass. Smells of more citrus fruits up front like grapefruit and orange. Then beneath that there are some tropical fruits like pineapple and mango, as well as a tiny hint of pine and floral. The malt imparts a sweet breadiness note that makes the fruit aromas seem more juicier. Taste is outstanding. Reminds me of a Hill Farmstead beer. Starts with hefty doses of bitter grapefruit and orange notes. The the middle brings a crackery, bready, sweet malt presence that balances quite nice with the increasing bitter, yet juicy grapefruit. Also starting to get tropical fruit notes as well. The finish brings more juicy tropical fruit notes like pineapple. Also getting more juicy grapefruit and a good amount of pine. Definitely detect the red wheat on the finish as well. Getting almost like a bubblegum flavor. Bitter, but not as aggressive as you might expect. In-your-face, yet delicate from the balance of malt and hops, as well as the clean finish. Medium body with a creamy and oily mouthfeel. The carbonation is perfect, as it refreshes the beer and cleanses the palate, which makes you want to take another sip. I’ve had a lot of amazing pale ales, and this one is right up there with those. Glad they are in Chicago now.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2013 00:36:12 | More by brewskis
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Brought a 16oz bottle home from work the day it got delivered. I've had most of the brews from Maine Brewing and as hard as it is to say, MO is my personal favorite.
A slightly hazy copper body with an inch of white head. The head fades leaving behind tons of lacing. Reeks of citrusy hops. Awesome. Crisp and refreshing with malt and hops in near perfect balance. An awesome brew. The only problem with the Maine Beers is that they aren't cheap and they run in and out of availability. But thats what happens when you make something special in a finite amount.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 03:13:12 | More by PRLRetailDrone
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
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