MO - Maine Beer Company
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3.94/5 rDev -7.9%
500ml bottle dated 7/15/14 poured into an unlabeled snifter 9/1/2014.
A- Light, slightly hazy, caramel body with a two finger white head, fair retention time. The head drops into a thick, bubbly collar that sticks around for a while. Not much lacing. [3.75]
S- Clean caramel and toffee pale malt sweetness, some grapefruit. Not too complicated, but smells quite good. [3.75]
F- Plenty of grapefruit accompanied by grainy pale malt sweetness, bread, caramel and crackers. Pine on the finish. More than solid; this is certainly a fairly hop-forward pale ale. 
M- Medium bodied, crisp and carbonated just right. Dry, refreshing, crisp and sharp. Finish is pine resin mixed in with grainy pale malt sweetness. 
O- More than solid APA although that still doesn't justify the likely cost. Still, despite the relative lack of complexity, this is nicely executed without off-flavours or lacking in any particular category. 
Final score: 3.9375
09-02-2014 01:43:01 | More by Stevedore
4.55/5 rDev +6.3%
A: MO pours a nice bright tangerine color, with some chill haze, but pretty clear. 2 fingers of creamy, fluffy head that leaves a gorgeous thick lacing on the glass all the way down.
S: Strong hop aroma. I pick up grassyness, some pine, and light herbal qualities with some citrus in there too, specifically orange peel.
T: Follows the nose exactly. Hop forward for sure, with a grassy and herbal quality to it. There are some citrus and pine notes too. Great crackery and biscuity backbone to this beer from the malt.
MF: DRINKABLE! Smooth and light in the mouth, with a crisp feel and dry finish that brings me right back to the glass for another gulp. So easy to drink and so enjoyable on my taste buds.
O: Amazing APA from MBC. While Peeper is a great beer, this one is just so much better in my opinion. I wish I could get these beers in TN.
08-25-2014 19:23:59 | More by benloho
4/5 rDev -6.5%
A- Pours a deep orange in color and very hazy in the glass. A big head forms and retains for days. The head is thick and frothy and dense, sticking around almost literally forever. The lacing is also tremendous on this beer.
S- Slightly floral and hoppy, but not aggressively hoppy or bitter on the nose. Just a touch of bright citrus flavor is in the scent as well. Nothing super complex or aggressive here, just about your standard APA.
T- Starts with a rather mild hops bitterness that is the focus of the beer, but not the only part of the flavor. An underlying malt sweetness sits right under the slight hop bitterness throughout the drink, and provides the base for the mild hops. The hops turn more toward a spiciness than a bitterness midway through the drink and combine with the malt base to give an overall mild pale ale.
M- Light and springy on the tongue with a good amount of carbonation, this beer is a moderately smooth pale ale. Slick across the tongue with just a touch of lingering hops bitterness.
Overall, this beer is a flagship pale ale. Nothing too aggressive in the way of hops, but good balance flavor overall.
08-23-2014 19:31:48 | More by boilermakerbrew
MO from Maine Beer Company
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