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MO - Maine Beer Company

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2,172 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,172
Reviews: 318
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 200
Gots: 215 | FT: 18
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
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Ratings: 2,172 | Reviews: 318 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by thecheapies:
Photo of thecheapies
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

"Drink within 90 days of stamped born on date." Stamped, "060413". 16.9 ouncer poured into a pint glass.

I overdid it on the pour. I didn't realize this thing wants to gush all over, and I didn't use care. I ended up with a glass of half beer, half foam. That head ain't budgin', either. Locking onto the walls of the glass, we can see some excellent lacing here from this one. The color of the beer is a hazy golden amber. I wasn't too gentle where I didn't get an occasional particle in the beer here and there.

Bright citrusy and semi-tropical fruit hops all up in this nose! Grapefruit, tangerine, sour mango, and hints of lime all knock on the door of piney-ness and bust in the door. Or, out the foam. There's still a dry and sturdy toasted malt background that fully-realizes the nose of this beer. An exceptional bundle of aromas from an American Pale Ale. MO is kicking ass, so far.

Dry, crisp, hoppy, and refreshing. Loads of great grapefruit pith, citrus rind, and tropical fruit flavors. Hints of floral and pine hops make brief entrances and even more brief exits. Finishes with a dry citrusy twist, pulling out with some lemon and lime. Toasty and crackery pale malts is the other fine half of this beer; super-dry and clean and free from sweeter caramel malt or toffee-like distractions. It wouldn't work with these leafy green hops. No resinous nature here. No dankness. Just a super fresh pale ale with nearly unmatchable quality. Already sold.

Medium body, which seems slightly weight due to the style it falls under. That carbonation is great. You bite through a stocky, but soft, layer of foam before delving into some underlying sudsiness that is tight and blends in with a smooth viscosity.

This is unreal for a pale ale. I've never had Zombie Dust, but the bar has just been raised yet again. My girlfriend and I, we love MO. I absolutely would've brought more than one bottle home from that Total Wine in Fair Fax, Virginia; only, they didn't have more than one. Here's hoping I stumble upon a bounty of this particular brew. For someone who is not big on American Pale Ales, I'd stock the fridge with this all summer. I couldn't imagine getting sick of this.

thecheapies, Jul 15, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of macher0
4.74/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours very light straw. A little cloudy. Fine bubble egg shell head. Sticky laces. The smell bursts with citrus notes: grapefruit, mangos, lemon peel, and pineapple. The taste follows. This is a great beer for citrus-heads. Very light malts backbone and distinctive yeast character. Very smooth, crisp, and light body.

This is a great beer - all around. A lot of the citrus notes of Zombie Dust are similar and the light malt to hop ratio of Pliney is present.

I think this is excellent and is underrated.

macher0, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of UnionMade
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Pours a golden amber color, relatively clear, with a thin cap of foam.

Smells very floral, with some pine and herbal notes. The malt is very, very clean, allowing the very subtle nuances of the hops to be picked out. Citrus is there, but I'm picking out a lot more of those very soft hop tones that are normally buried beneath heavier malt aromas. Given that the malt is all but nonpresent, you can really get the full hop experience.

My first impression is that the flavor is very good, but like Peeper, is unexpectedly light bodied. Not quite as airy as Peeper, but definitely lighter than what I normally expect from an american pale, and certainly a 6%er. The malt is incredibly clean and dry, offering very little to get in the way of the hop experience. For such a mellow beer, the depth of the hops is remarkable. Some juicy citric flavors, but it finishes off dry, foresty and floral. Maybe a little light on the tongue for mid-october, but there's no denying that these guys know what they're doing.

These guys certainly know how to brew. Northern New England is really experiencing a brewing renaissance after decades of buttery ringwood sameness. Two thumbs up.

UnionMade, Wednesday at 07:26 PM
Photo of oberon
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

oberon, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of tectactoe
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

tectactoe, Mar 05, 2014
Photo of MadScientist
4.73/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

MadScientist, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of jono0101
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

jono0101, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Tiernan, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of TimBeaulieu
5/5  rDev +16.6%

TimBeaulieu, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of woodchipper
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

woodchipper, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of SkiBum22
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

SkiBum22, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of beergod82
5/5  rDev +16.6%

beergod82, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of SuomiHobbit
3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

SuomiHobbit, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Ben7773
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Ben7773, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

lordofthewiens, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of DaftPatrick
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

DaftPatrick, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of Sam_Gladieux
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Sam_Gladieux, May 03, 2014
Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

warnerry, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of tim6298
4/5  rDev -6.8%

tim6298, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of Todd
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Todd, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

SunDevilBeer, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of TTripp725
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

TTripp725, Dec 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Callmecoon, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev -6.8%

SmellsofMahagony, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of mverity
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

mverity, Jan 02, 2014
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MO from Maine Beer Company
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