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MO - Maine Beer Company

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MOMO

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95
world-class

1,940 Ratings
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100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,940
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 190
Gots: 179 | 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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ThatCracker

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-13-2013 13:39:14 | More by ThatCracker
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-13-2013 05:52:05 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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BeerBuckeye

Ohio

4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a pale orange, almost yellow color with very puffy, 3 finger, white head. Very nice.

S - Very citrusy. Orange peel, zest, and grapefruit notes. Slight bit of spiciness shines through. Very bright.

T - Incredibly full taste. Very citrusy. Lots of that grapefruit and orange, a hint of pineapple. FInishes with a bitter, piney hop bite. Excellent.

M - Clean and crisp, very full mouthfeel.

Overall - A spectacular brew. One of the best APAs there out, very nice to be able to try one.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 00:16:55 | More by BeerBuckeye
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-11-2013 21:56:19 | More by Rhettroactive
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-10-2013 22:58:17 | More by mikeburd1128
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pottergator

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-10-2013 22:23:27 | More by pottergator
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Zimm

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11%

05-10-2013 11:26:20 | More by Zimm
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bcm75

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-10-2013 00:46:49 | More by bcm75
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George1799

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +11%

05-09-2013 23:23:54 | More by George1799
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dar482

New York

4.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Fresh, bottled a month ago, 4/10/13. Bottle conditioned in a cloudy light orange. It has a 2 finger fluffy head.

The aroma has huge orange and tangerine, definitely some tropical fruits like passionfruit and a bit of pine.

The flavor follows, but with huge grapefruit bitterness, on the level of an IPA. There’s a light biscuit malt that’s not sweet, so it really makes this beer refreshing. The finish is bitter, grapefruit peel, but not too dry.

This beer teeters on being an IPA with its bitterness and huge hops. Like their other beers, this beer will not knock your socks off, but perfection of craft they have conquered is amazing.

If you want something in the style, try Southern Tier Live. Also a juicy, hoppy, fruity bottle conditioned pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 08:36:31 | More by dar482
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GuinnessAtRogerWilco

New Jersey

4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer before and it's one of my favourites. Some are calling Maine Beer the Russian River of the East and while I've only ever had Pliny The Elder from RRB, I can understand why some would make that connection. Wish Maine Beer would send more of their brews to NJ.
500ml bottle poured into a Sam Adams 'perfect pint' glass.

AP: Hazy gold with a 1" white sea foam head that dissipated down to 1/4".
AR: Tropical fruits (pineapple and mango), citrus (tangerine, lemon, orange and a bit of grapefruit) and a whisper of pine.
T: Practically identical to the nose with the fruit flavours of the hops being quite lush and juicy with a bit of cereal grains/cracker and a grassy element as well.
M: Crisp on the tongue with moderate carbonation, the moist juicy feel turns to a lip smacking palate cleansing dry finish.
OV: A rather exceptionally flavourful beer where you can taste each little nuance throughout the enjoyment of it. A superb effort from Maine Beer. Please send more beer to NJ, thanks!

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 05:48:32 | More by GuinnessAtRogerWilco
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trotnixon

Maine

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-08-2013 23:17:25 | More by trotnixon
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HinghamRick

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16.8%

05-08-2013 17:57:27 | More by HinghamRick
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Saviorself

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-08-2013 16:05:27 | More by Saviorself
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-08-2013 04:10:57 | More by tommyguz
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jkane101

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-08-2013 00:00:24 | More by MarkJBurch
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-06-2013 21:24:56 | More by sendbeer
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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%

05-05-2013 04:03:00 | More by chefduff2
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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

05-04-2013 03:34:15 | More by fmccormi
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Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +11%

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Dirtinabottle

New York

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deonreds

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-02-2013 06:00:07 | More by deonreds
MO from Maine Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,940 ratings.