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MO - Maine Beer Company

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MOMO

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,925 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,925
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 189
Gots: 174 | 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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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-08-2013 02:03:19 | More by jkane101
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Tdesalvo25

Maine

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-06-2013 20:13:29 | More by Tdesalvo25
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chefduff2

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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ralphny

New York

4.75/5  rDev +11%

05-04-2013 22:14:03 | More by ralphny
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fmccormi

New York

4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 500ml / 16.9oz / 1pt 0.9oz pry-off bottle to my DFH IPA glass; bottling date of April 16, 2013 printed in black ink on the side of the label (“041613 13”) with a notice to drink within 90 days of bottling. It’s been 17 days, so freshness is pretty awesome.

Appearance (4.5): Now this beer gives off quite an active pour: four good fingers of very fine foam that dies down slowly, leaving thick, wide, splotchy collars all down the glass; the head also leaves a raised little plateau in the middle of the glass—just excellent. The body is a pale, honey-golden color with orange highlights and just a slight chill haze.

Smell (4.25): Really excellent, sticky citrus notes: mango, some pineapple, and fresh orange juice. Mixes with some mildly dank, mildly catty aromas—overally, characteristically American, in a great way. There are some warm, bready, slightly biscuity malt tones, which are overall nice, blonde, and dry.

Taste (3.75): The hop flavor is surprisingly tame, it seems, but what’s there is still really nice. Some lemony bitterness and flavor, mixed with a really clean, grassy bitterness that characterizes the finish. There’s also a light, almost watered-down pineapple flavor that pairs well with that dry, warm, fresh-baked breadiness. Crackery, crisp, grassy, slightly fruity, and it finishes nicely dry. This is well put-together and well-crafted, but much subtler than I was expecting.

Mouthfeel (4.5): The carbonation is very fine but still on the aggressive side, with a nice foaming action on the way down and prickling very finely all over. The body is almost medium-weight with a slightly oily feel but still finishing very dry. MBC really does the body well for these pale beers.

Overall (4.0): This is a very solid pale ale, though I admit I was expecting something much more lush and juicy—but what’s in the glass is crisp, grassy, dry, refreshing, and very enjoyable. The aroma is fantastic, and to be honest that’s what I was expecting from the palate, but at least with this bottle that’s not the case. But y’know what? Still pretty tasty.

Serving type: bottle

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District of Columbia

4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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New Jersey

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MO from Maine Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,925 ratings.