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MO - Maine Beer Company

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2,285 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,285
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 203
Gots: 236 | 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 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, Oct 21, 2014
Photo of ADTaber
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

ADTaber, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of jenray
4/5  rDev -6.8%

jenray, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

DarthKostrizer, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of Jspriest
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Jspriest, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of ncstateplaya
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

ncstateplaya, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of ncaudle
4/5  rDev -6.8%

ncaudle, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Hanzo
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Hanzo, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of Chaney
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

bottle: 1/12/13

Presently, this is the #13 ranked Pale Ale here on BA. Competitive category... this had better be good.

Served in an Olde Hickory shaped-glass.

A: Poured an apricot color, quite hazy, and with nice half finger or so head on top.

S: POW fruit! Mango upfront, with a good bit of leafy hops to boot. Orange peel might be in there as well, but I wouldn't count on it or anything.

T: There's something about the Pale Ale as opposed to the IPA that really moves me. This strikes a very fine balance between orange juice and beer... mostly beer. Excellent all around hop-wise, and infinitely drinkable.

M: Bubbly and playful in the carbonation sense, with the most ridiculous lacing my eyes have ever seen.

O: Awesome Pale Ale for sure. I've yet to experience a bad beer by Maine Brewing Co.

Chaney, May 01, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle purchased at Whole Foods in MA somewhere...
Pours a creamy looking orangey red. Thick white foam with nice lacing. Great hop aroma; some malts are a runner up on the nose, followed by citrus.
Very creamy taste...hoppy and malty. Well balanced and worth every penny. I love MBC. They have to be one of my fav brewers. They are consistantly good and this is no exception.

DrinkSlurm, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Todd
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Todd, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of VeganUndead
4/5  rDev -6.8%

VeganUndead, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of BMMillsy
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Got this bottle from Bay Ridge in Annapolis. Well past it’s prime most likely with a 7/3/13 born on date, drinking 1/4/14. The Maine Beer stuff was this old everywhere I went in MD while visiting so I figured I would take a chance anyway. Pours a slightly hazy apricot color with a massive fluffy white head on top. Aroma of zesty, earthy hops alongside some citrus and a big sweet toffee/caramel malt bill. Just smelling this I have to assume it isn’t fresh enough to enjoy as intended so I’ll tick for now and rerate another time with a fresh one. Flavor begins with some light grass, a good bit of lemon zest, grapefruit, and ending with some sweet toffee. Even with this age the beer is light and zesty on the palate. I will have to try this fresh because it must be glorious. Hops are a bit on the stale side and the malt bill is taking over a bit. Goes down easy with medium high carbonation. Nicely crafted beer. Now someone trade me a fresh one.

BMMillsy, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of mltobin
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

mltobin, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Rutager
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Rutager, May 17, 2014
Photo of markgugs
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

markgugs, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Kmlund
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Kmlund, May 29, 2014
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

trxxpaxxs, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of oldp0rt
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

oldp0rt, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of Canada_Dan
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Canada_Dan, May 03, 2014
Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

egrace84, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of wedge
4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Clear, brilliant gold topped with a huge, lumpy white head of thick froth. Sheets of lacing. Big fruity hop aromas burst from the glass: zesty grapefruit, pineapple, and pine resin over a little sugar cookie malt. Very hoppy and fresh flavor like a pale ale should have. Much like Peeper, things start out oily...juicy, zesty grapefruit, flowery hops, resin. Great APA flavor...ultra drinkable. Soft yet crisp. One little bottle to split with my wife is not enough. :-(

wedge, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled March 1, 2013

Beer is cloudy orange-gold. Moderately-sized white head. Good retention, decent lace.

Nose contains passionfruit, soap, grapefruit and lemon. Slight pine. Only a small bit of sweet, biscuity malt.

Taste is similar to the nose. Citrus is the focus, grapefruit, lemon and passionfruit. Moderate bitterness. A bit of sweet, bready malt flavours. Well balanced. Citrus is bright but not overly strong. Refreshing.

Medium bodied, moderate to high carbonation level.

Overall, tasty. A nice APA. Flavourful yet fairly mild.

jrenihan, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of vermilcj
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

vermilcj, Today at 04:11 AM
Photo of thewimperoo
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

thewimperoo, Mar 07, 2014
MO from Maine Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,285 ratings.