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MO - Maine Beer Company

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2,178 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,178
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 202
Gots: 220 | FT: 19
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)
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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, Oct 15, 2014
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 mst934
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Most reviews in the 4+ range are all on point with my feelings. I have yet to have Zombie Dust, but for the Pale Ale options I have had, this one is easily number one. I found all of mine with a $6.50 price tag, so for a pint plus a few ounces I wasn't bummed. Grabbed a handful to bring back South.

It's refreshing, has a solid body and leaves you wanting more. Kudos MBC.

mst934, 41 minutes ago
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Fantalek, Yesterday at 02:18 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

acidreflux, Tuesday at 06:48 PM
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4.92/5  rDev +14.7%

Jagzfan86, Tuesday at 02:39 AM
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4.6/5  rDev +7.2%

Mbertrand2, Tuesday at 02:33 AM
Photo of Immortale25
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Label says 072914.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch beige head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of surface foam. Sudsy semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind.

S- Solid punch of earthy, pungent hops and slightly sweet malt. Very well balanced between the two.

T- Again, good hop flavor in the front that gives way to a bready malt finish. The hops are tangy but not really citrusy. Rather more piney.

M- Tight and crisp with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- Definitely quite good but I feel like it's not as good as the price should reflect.

Immortale25, Tuesday at 12:26 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

midlifec, Sunday at 06:59 PM
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

curlybird, Sunday at 06:53 PM
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

jschonert, Sunday at 02:08 PM
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4.58/5  rDev +6.8%

wingnutter, Sunday at 06:33 AM
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4.8/5  rDev +11.9%

603to843, Sunday at 03:25 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

SwG237, Sunday at 02:50 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

j205724, Sunday at 02:07 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

msumike89, Friday at 04:55 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

GuidedByBill, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of beerthirty30
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

My favorite pale ale by far!

beerthirty30, Oct 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

BearMark, Oct 14, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -13.3%

Hop_God, Oct 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

rhinis23, Oct 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

drinkfella, Oct 13, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%

alucard, Oct 13, 2014
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MO from Maine Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,178 ratings.