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MO - Maine Beer Company

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2,271 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,271
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 204
Gots: 235 | FT: 17
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
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

ViragS, Friday at 08:35 PM
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4.2/5  rDev -2.1%

MichaelLamb, Friday at 06:05 PM
Photo of 44leaves
4/5  rDev -6.8%

44leaves, Friday at 06:27 AM
Photo of dd43
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Poured from a 16oz bottle dated 28-Oct 2014. In other words, really fresh. Thank you MBC for making these dates so legible, I wish other brewers would follow suit.

I can't think of a more appealing pale ale than this one. Beautiful translucent orange color, lovely citrus nose, crisp and very pleasantly drying on the tongue. Malts are very subdued both in flavor and aroma, but in a good way. Maine Brewing really knows what they're doing, and I applaud their restraint as far as not trying to make every imaginable style of beer. Drink this pale ale fresh!

dd43, Friday at 03:15 AM
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3.8/5  rDev -11.4%

tappangordo, Friday at 12:29 AM
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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%

mbmiche, Friday at 12:20 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

BruinsDude325, Friday at 12:00 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Glenney67, Thursday at 01:49 AM
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4.12/5  rDev -4%

MattR2014, Wednesday at 05:11 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

sammy806, Tuesday at 06:58 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

KevinL, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of SD-Alefan
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%

Pours a exceedingly lovely clear copper color with a bubbly white head.
The aroma is loaded with citrus notes and a hint of sweetness.
The taste follows, lots of orange and a hint of grapefruit, maybe a bit of peach and sweet pineapple. A very nice malt balance and a perfect, slightly bittering finish.
Mouthfeel is outstanding: Medium, smooth, nearly creamy.
Overall, I just can't stop drinking this beer. Wish I could get it regularly...

SD-Alefan, Nov 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

SanFranJake, Nov 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Rborre321, Nov 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

thirsty4beer, Nov 16, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +5.4%

zrosensohn, Nov 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

rogerdandy, Nov 13, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%

Creck802, Nov 13, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +0.2%

cultclassic89, Nov 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

KarlZ, Nov 12, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%

zrbeer1579, Nov 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Brendan1984, Nov 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Filabee, Nov 10, 2014
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MO from Maine Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,271 ratings.