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MO - Maine Beer Company

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MOMO

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,936 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,936
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 190
Gots: 177 | 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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roan22

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-25-2013 05:03:51 | More by roan22
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

4.78/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Born on 1/3/2013. Enjoyed immensely on 1/19/2013.

Poured carefully into a red wine glass as to not disturb the yeast at the bottom of the bottle. A large frothy white head that seemed to last forever sitting on top of the orange beer. A fair amount of lacing on the glass. Heavy hop aroma with great complexity. Tons of flowers, pine, apples, bananas, and citrus. A little unbalanced as the malt is not very present, but it doesn't really matter. The smell is fantastic and it tastes even better. All of the flavors just work so well together. Medium bodied with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. A long, bitter finish caps off one of the most enjoyable beers I've had in a while.

I love everything about this beer. The label, the way it looks, the way it tastes... This is an expertly crafted pale ale. A bit of a larger malt backbone could really give this beer some incredible balance and bump it up to world class, but this was meant to be a hoppy beer and Maine Beer Co. has succeeded in creating such. I could drink this every day.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 02:48:03 | More by Jacobob10
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-25-2013 02:16:32 | More by djrn2
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-25-2013 01:22:14 | More by nmann08
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-25-2013 00:38:21 | More by kwjd
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ichorNet

Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Nice golden yellow that gets hazier as you pour the sediment out. Excellent retention and pretty great lace

Scent: Complex hop notes including mint, herbs, citrus, pine and floral notes with some light malt. Yeast brings some nuttiness to the table as well

Taste: Almost like a Lunch-lite if you’ve read that review of mine. Fairly malty and even with some citrusy hop freshness

Mouthfeel: On the middling side of thin with a crispness and refreshing quality akin to most good APAs. Nice, even temperament to it

Drinkability: Probably the easiest beer to drink that MBC makes. Peeper is its only rival in this category but this is higher quality overall

Overall: This is pretty much MBC's "session pale" ale (I know it's 6%), and it functions pretty well in that space. I feel like some of the dry-hopping can get a bit lost, but this is fantastic in almost every way and deserves to be praised and enjoyed by everyone who can get it.

Read full review @ http://blogs.lowellsun.com/beer/2012/12/22/maine-beer-mo/

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 06:23:44 | More by ichorNet
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hornsup

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-24-2013 05:44:20 | More by hornsup
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I believe it was $7.49 at Bourbon Street for a 16.9 oz. bottle.

Yellow gold , a bit tarnished, body. Bright white four finger creamy head. Thick coating on the glass, not really lace, more like double knit.

Clean and strong, inviting citrus aroma: lemon, orange, grapefruit.

Firm sweet malt foundation. Lots of juicy fruit. Grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, orange. Big bitter bite at the swallow, which lingers on and on.

Solid light- medium mouthfeel.

A all round well done pale ale. Recommend a bottle, maybe a little too expensive for bulk purchases.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2013 23:56:18 | More by RonfromJersey
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dogfishandi

New York

4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz. bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. Bottled on 11/16/12 (roughly 2 months old)

Pours a cloudy deep hazy golden color. A nice full 2 fingers of white head. Settles to a thick retentive layer. Good lacing.

Nice pine aromas with ripe citrus fruits and juicy tropical fruits. Really nice hop aroma, can definatly pick up that simcoe. Malt not really noticeable.

Really quite hoppy, yet still barely in the confines of a pale ale. Nicely done. Pine, ripe citrus, juicy tropical fruits, fresh pine needles. Hops are in your face, yet kind of subtle at the same time. A bit of grainy, slight buttered biscuit malt rounds it out a bit.

Light to medium in body, refreshing carbonation. Great drinkability. Finishes with a good hop bitterness, just shy of IPA levels.

A solid pale ale. I'd really like to revisit this super fresh because I'm betting its something magical. Look forward to more from Maine.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2013 22:58:50 | More by dogfishandi
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jbuddle

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-22-2013 21:51:35 | More by jbuddle
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-18-2013 17:43:36 | More by Texasfan549
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sentomaster

Connecticut

4.94/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Hazy golden straw color with a massive frothy white head, looks magnificent and inviting.

S- Wow, big hop aromas jumping out. This is definitely a hoppy pale. Bright notes of citrus and pine with a good smattering of tropical fruit also.

T/M- What an amazing brew. Big, big flavors, yet nothing in your face or overpowering- it seems paradoxical that they could pack so much flavor in here and yet maintain a pale ale subtlety. Flavors follow the nose except with a perfect measure of toasted breadiness and caramel to provide just enough balance. The tropical fruit plays more on the palate than it did in the nose with a bit of pineapple and orange coming through. The body is light to moderate and almost creamy. Cleans up nicely on the finish with a bit of grapefruit, pine and citrus.

O- What a sublime beer. Flavors and aromas are bright and balanced, powerful yet subdued. This sets a new mark for pale ales.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 15:49:58 | More by sentomaster
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-17-2013 01:24:08 | More by kjkinsey
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jwat

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

01-17-2013 00:19:38 | More by jwat
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themainedave


4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-16-2013 00:07:14 | More by themainedave
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runner440

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-14-2013 03:48:26 | More by runner440
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled dated: 111612

(4.25) A: Clear and copperish with a tall white and creamy foam head Very good retention and equal lacing.

(4.5) S: Loads of fresh pine erupt from the bottle as it’s opened. Very buttery baked bread-like malt undertone is fantastic. Grapefruit rind and crisp orchard fruits of pear and apple. Overall a very complimentary aroma that is also quite potent and powerful.

(4.25) T: Similar to aroma with pine bitterness coupled with juicy pear and grapefruit flavours. Even some tropical flavours including papaya. A toffee and buttered bread-like malt backbone is subtle. Incredibly drinkable with minimal bitterness and nicely balanced.

(3.5) M: Lighter bodied with a low carbonation. Oily texture with a bit of resiny chewyness. This is coming across a tad like semi-flat grapefruit juice but it’s not a game breaker at all.

(4.0) D: Would really like to try this fresher but was still impressed with the taste profile and dynamic aroma. Maybe not their best offering, but that being said, an excellent addition to the Maine Beer Co. family.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2013 02:37:23 | More by Digimaika2
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-13-2013 21:28:50 | More by spycow
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slammo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-13-2013 20:40:33 | More by slammo
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-13-2013 05:50:43 | More by outoffocus
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Efay

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-13-2013 01:23:36 | More by Efay
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MrBoh

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-13-2013 00:12:51 | More by MrBoh
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woodchipper

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +11%

01-12-2013 20:30:40 | More by woodchipper
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TotallyHosed

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

01-11-2013 02:21:33 | More by TotallyHosed
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N8DAGR8

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

01-10-2013 05:05:19 | More by N8DAGR8
MO from Maine Beer Company
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