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MO - Maine Beer Company

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MOMO

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,217 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,217
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 202
Gots: 224 | FT: 18
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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4/5  rDev -6.8%

BARFLYB, Mar 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

AJ01923, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of NiceTaps
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, 30 days old, poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a cloudy, unfiltered looking orange color with a billowy white 2-finger head that quickly retreats to some cream that floats on top of the liquid. Lots of lacing.

S- Fresh citrus nose, lemon and grapefruit. Some pine, some floral esters.

T- Mostly citrus hops, some caramel and pale malt flavors. Slight pine taste.

M-Refreshing. Wet, cool, and hoppy. Tangy hop zing, not overly bitter. Lively carbonation.

O- At first, the nose made me think of American IPA, but it is truly a properly amped-up APA.

NiceTaps, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Hendry
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

When you spend $6 for a pint anticipating world class flavor, the bar is set high. MO pours a murky off orange color with a couple fingers of head,and decent lacing.

If you are expecting a traditional ale, the aroma immediately lets you know that it is much more: the tropical fruits are prominent like a hopped up quality IPA, and the flavors follow suit.
Overall a nicely balanced hop explosion on your palate.

Whether this fine ale would suit traditional ale drinkers is debatable, regardless it is worth a try for the taste experience alone, and lovers of hoppy IPAs should seek this one out for sure.
There is a certain delectable peach-mango flavor going on here.

Finding that many of the top ranked New England brews worth trying simply aren't available in a six pack, but that doesn't mean they aren't worth the price tag if the bottom line is quality.

Hendry, Mar 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

sdaly3, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

zounder, Mar 09, 2013
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dcguitar, Mar 09, 2013
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nzerbe, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Hairrrrrrrr, Mar 08, 2013
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Drew26, Mar 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Pando, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

LarryAppleton, Mar 01, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On draft at The Black Sheep, Mineola, NY.

Poured a hazy dark straw hue with a one finger frothy white cap. There was Goid retention and lacing.

The smell featured balmy tropical fruit aromas, with a touch of pine.

The taste consisted of thick and resinous waves of apricot, mango and pine atop a chewy muddled pale malt.

The mouthfeel was full with a low level carbonation and lingering hop spice.

Overall a balmy hop bomb that lulls the palate to sleep with the dulling body.

plaid75, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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goldenM13, Feb 25, 2013
MO from Maine Beer Company
94 out of 100 based on 2,217 ratings.