MO - Maine Beer Company
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4.1/5 rDev -4.2%
Pours orange bodied with a lasting bubbly off white head. Great smell, grapefruit and oranges. Smooth mouthfeel, great drinkability, creamy. Very tasty orange creamy good hoppyness. The proof is in the taste and this is an excellent American pale. From Capone's Restaurant.
12-14-2012 01:39:49 | More by Sammy
3.85/5 rDev -10%
Thanks to Chris for sharing this one at Ritual Brewing Company in Redlands, CA.
Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and floral aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some very nice citrus aromas and flavors.
06-14-2013 04:54:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.78/5 rDev -11.7%
Big thanks to chowdahead for sending this bottle out my way. Served in a Maine Beer wine glass.
Pours a clear light apricot color with a nice white head and a pretty good ring of white lace as the head falls. Good cap and collar throughout.
The nose carries some faint tropical fruits and a bit of citrus. Light mango. Just a touch of pale malt lingering in the background for some depth. The flavor has the same elements with a bit of orange peel sneaking in. Nice and light. Light body with crisp carbonation and a slightly-bitter dryness through the finish.
03-23-2012 00:33:45 | More by Thorpe429
4.33/5 rDev +1.2%
A: The beer is very hazy amber-yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that has good retention properties and never completely faded away.
S: There are moderate to strong aromas of citrusy hops in the nose—grapefruit really stands out in particular.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has lots of flavors of grapefruit along with some hints of tropical fruits. A light amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied and slightly smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has lots of hoppy aromas and flavors like an IPA but is very to drink since it is an APA.
08-06-2012 01:58:06 | More by metter98
4.01/5 rDev -6.3%
Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a massive head; great retention and multiple layers of lacing
Smell: Vaguely bitter aroma - more East Coast woodsy/earthy bitterness than citrusy
Taste: The malt base adds just a touch of sweetness but is pretty clean with the hops bringing good bitterness in the middle; some tropical fruit elements but they bitterness is more earhty and slightly grassy
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: This bottle is a couple of months old and, from reading the other reviews, I suspect the hop profile on this one fades rather quickly; a very nice beer but I am not digging it like some others who conceivably had a fresher example
09-29-2013 22:48:43 | More by brentk56
3.99/5 rDev -6.8%
Tap: Poured a light hazy amber color ale with a small foamy head with good retention. Aroma consists of citrus notes with some floral hoppy notes also perceptible. Taste is also dominated by some citrus notes with some floral hoppy notes and some citrus notes with lightly sweet non-descript malt base. Body is about average with good carbonation. I really like the take on this one with nice floral aroma notes and limited bitterness.
05-27-2013 01:50:50 | More by Phyl21ca
4.35/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
09-29-2013 20:07:21 | More by oberon
4.23/5 rDev -1.2%
500ml bottle, simple black and white label, with a small touch of colour - classy. I know that this is named after the brewer's two kids, but all I can think of when I see this offering's name is 'Mo. Mo. Mo.' a la the Simpsons - not so classy.
This beer pours a hazy, medium golden amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, shiny, silky, and creamy off-white head, which leaves a massive array of splattered webbed lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.
It smells of semi-sweet pineapple, blood orange, overripe Texas grapefruit, and sassy lemon fruit right up front, with some fast on its heels acrid leafy, piney notes arriving thereafter, a hint of uric acid, and finally, a rather timid crackery and biscuity pale malt. The taste is a little more, but hardly evenly balanced - nice tropical and domestic fruity hops, and grainy, dry bready pale malt, with a bit of pine and leaf bitterness bringing up the rear.
The carbonation is fairly light and frothy, the body a lean medium weight, and generally smooth, a slight airy creaminess building as it settles. It finishes on a strong drying trend, the malt having bled out, and the citrusy, piney, and floral bitterness of the hops keepin' 'er tight and true.
A very well rendered American pale ale, the hops definitely in charge, but they don't abuse the power - they're much more about the flavour, than any bitterness chip on their collective shoulders. Pretty tasty - other than the high-end single serving price around here, I could see enjoying a number of these in a single sitting. I know - a 'session' with a 6% ABV brew - blasphemy!
04-01-2014 03:09:17 | More by biboergosum
4.2/5 rDev -1.9%
Happy to have a chance to try another brew from these folks.
Looks good on the pour. Nice citrus nose. Good punch on the mouth, in a refined way. That's how I would define this beer: refined. It's not overdoing it just for the sake of things. Carbonation is a bit much and biting. But overall a very nice drinker.
03-19-2013 21:07:51 | More by RblWthACoz
4.9/5 rDev +14.5%
Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.
A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a large foamy off-white head that fades very slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is an excellent blend of grassy hops, caramelized malts and fruity citrus.
T: The taste starts out with strong sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: Very tasty, goes down extremely easy, not too filling, decent kick, excellent representation of style, this is a great beer to pound down for a whole evening.
06-27-2013 03:04:58 | More by TheManiacalOne
MO from Maine Beer Company
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