1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

MO - Maine Beer Company

MOMO

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,591 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1591
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.67%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,591 | Reviews: 275 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by dasenebler:
Photo of dasenebler
dasenebler

Maine

3.35/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16.9oz, dated 2/23/12.

Pours a hazy amber with a very nice and thick head. Great lacing and solid retention.

Aroma is subtle, but nice, with fruity, tropical hops. Mango, apricot, peach.

Assertively bitter, with a semi-dry, bready malt flavor with just a hint of caramel malts. Not as much hop flavor as expected, some earthiness. Very bitter finish, which is surprising for an MBC beer, since they are usually far less bitter in the back. Mouthfeel is very smooth, with creamy medium carbonation.

This is a good Pale Ale, but I expect a lot more from MBC. A pretty underwhelming offering when compared to the quality of Peeper, Zoe and Lunch.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 22:10:45 | More by dasenebler
More User Reviews:
Photo of Halluxone
Halluxone

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-20-2014 05:43:21 | More by Halluxone
Photo of dextermcgurk
dextermcgurk

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

04-20-2014 00:26:09 | More by dextermcgurk
Photo of krome
krome

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2014 21:13:51 | More by krome
Photo of jgunther71
jgunther71

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2014 20:20:46 | More by jgunther71
Photo of CalgaryFMC
CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 18:12:42 | More by CalgaryFMC
Photo of Ultimate
Ultimate

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-19-2014 17:28:53 | More by Ultimate
Photo of ManMoosePig
ManMoosePig

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2014 14:03:48 | More by ManMoosePig
Photo of Jeremy_H
Jeremy_H

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2014 13:22:24 | More by Jeremy_H
Photo of stephensinner
stephensinner

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-19-2014 13:03:38 | More by stephensinner
Photo of CLaBarre
CLaBarre

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-19-2014 12:21:41 | More by CLaBarre
Photo of SenorHops
SenorHops

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2014 05:38:00 | More by SenorHops
Photo of ScottP
ScottP

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2014 00:53:41 | More by ScottP
Photo of Murph-Dawg
Murph-Dawg

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2014 00:35:10 | More by Murph-Dawg
Photo of tclipse
tclipse

Virginia

4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

As far as APA's go, this is perfect. Appearance is a hazy khaki orange. Smells amazing, big time citrus- orange peel and lemon in particular... a bit of pineapple as well. Taste is slightly hop forward and heavy on the citrus, but mellow and refreshing enough to remind you that this isn't an IPA. My new favorite pale ale, and it isn't close.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 22:14:21 | More by tclipse
Photo of grimey68
grimey68

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-18-2014 18:04:20 | More by grimey68
Photo of shawlaqua
shawlaqua

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-18-2014 16:50:49 | More by shawlaqua
Photo of schmidtmattsays
schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-18-2014 05:54:14 | More by schmidtmattsays
Photo of atrocity
atrocity

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-17-2014 17:46:46 | More by atrocity
Photo of snowbose
snowbose

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-17-2014 15:50:46 | More by snowbose
Photo of mynie
mynie

Indiana

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
Photo of mhind52
mhind52

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-16-2014 18:49:54 | More by mhind52
Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-16-2014 03:29:47 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
Photo of funkyaudio
funkyaudio

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-16-2014 03:06:07 | More by funkyaudio
Photo of Donnymcslick
Donnymcslick

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +17.1%

04-16-2014 02:51:20 | More by Donnymcslick
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
MO from Maine Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,591 ratings.