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MO - Maine Beer Company

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2,271 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,271
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 204
Gots: 235 | 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 liamt07
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

liamt07, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of thampel09
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

thampel09, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap. Pours a burnt golden orange in the glass with a ½ finger of bright-white head. This stay smooth and creamy looking, leaving back a robust smattering of lacing behind. Smells fresh and floral with a little dankness and pine mixed in. Lot of juicy tropical fruit notes. Taste has a zesty grapefruit bitterness with a resinous finish. Sticky notes of fruit, herbal flavors and neutral malt sweetness do a tremendous job of balancing and adding extra flavor to this. The mouthfeel is medium with a firm and sharp feel in the mouth which is undercut by just the right amount of creaminess. This was really nice. An APA with a good bit of aggressive to it yet was still extremely well balanced, with those tropical passion fruit flavors in particular really standing out. Well worth checking out.

Kegatron, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Bildo
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Bildo, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Mersh
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Mersh, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of smccann
5/5  rDev +16.6%

smccann, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of tsm2011
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

tsm2011, Apr 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

John_Schlaffer, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of woosterbill
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Prime 16 served in a ¾ pint glass. Why is a 6% APA not in a full pint? Hmm…

A: Very lightly hazed pale amber body, with a finger of dense, pillowy white head. Terrific retention and lace. Excellent.

S: Floral hops dominate, with some light fruity and honey notes as well. Fairly light, very fresh. Enjoyable.

T: Follows the nose at first, with bright floral hoppiness dominating the front and middle; toward the finish the honeyed malt comes into play with a bit of biscuity sweetness ahead of a cleanly bitter aftertaste. Hop-forward but still balanced. Simple and very tasty.

M: Light-bodied and highly carbonated. A bit too thin and bubbly, but not bad for the style.

O: Very good APA, and well-worth the $3.50 price at happy hour - even for a 12oz glass. It's nowhere near amazing enough to justify the price of bottles, though. If this came in a $10 sixpack I’d be all over it.


woosterbill, Apr 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

markeyri, Apr 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

browniewithnuts, Apr 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Jason1337, Apr 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

jacewg, Apr 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

jaasen64, Apr 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Invictus, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of JMScowcroft
4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Maine Beer Company - MO

Look - Pours a cloudy honey with a glorious soapy head. Lacing abound.

Smell - Dank citrus hops, spices, snappy malts. Literally mouth-watering.

Taste - Smooth, lightly carbonated dry malt followed by a tasty hop blast. Has some bite. Light and crisp as hell.

Mouthfeel - Clean, dry, and not boozy at all. Quite drinkable.

Overall - What a great brew, thoroughly enjoyed and would 100% recommend. This would be absolutely amazing for a Summer cookout or something, or whenever you want to feel like you are at one.

JMScowcroft, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of DaKur
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

DaKur, Apr 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

thomas2357, Apr 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

NHbeerfishing, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Thomas_Picton, Apr 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

shamrock071521, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

RMoeNay, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of AltBock
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16.9oz bottle with a pain and simple classic egg shell white label with the name of the beer in the front. Directly to the left is a stamped born on date. My bottle was born on 1/12/13. They ask you to drink their beer within 90 days. I drank mine on 3/21/13. Nothing really else on the label except for a brief description of the beer and the Government warning.

When poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass, MO was a nice looking golden lemon color. This beer was hazy. So hazy that I could only make the brief silhouette of my fingers on the other side of the glass. On top of this hazy lemon brew was a massive 1 inch fluffy head of cotton white head of foam. It had semi fast retention that left behind a white film and numerous sticky white streaks of lace around the glass. Beautiful appearance!

The aroma was a little citrusy in the beginning. This is where I found bitter grapefruit, lemon, and crispy citrus hops. Directly behind the citrus elements was the mild aroma of pine. When the pine left, that's when the aroma finished up with a little grass and toasted malts. Not the most potent aroma, but this is the type of aroma you want to find in a beer like this.

The taste was crispy and lightly citrusy. Like the aroma, it was the citrus elements that kicked off the taste. I got plenty of bitter grapefruit, lemon, a hint of orange, and some crispy peppery citrus hops. There was some pine after the citrus elements, but they were a little more stronger in the aroma than the taste. After the subtle pine, the taste finishes up with a unique grassy toasted malt mix.

The mouthfeel was light bodied with medium carbonation and a crispy yet dry citrusy aftertaste. The aftertaste featured more grapefruit, lemon, citrus hops, and grass. This dry aftertaste will linger on in your mouth for about a minute or two.

I have to give this beer high drinkability marks because its light bodied, easily drinkable, and filled with great flavors. I got this beer in a trade so I'm not quite sure of the price. Would I drink it again? I sure would! This is my second Maine Beer Co. beer and I've been very impressed with both of them. The ones I had make me want to try their other offerings.

AltBock, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of safaricook
3.74/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured this into a small white wine glass at the Collonade hotel in Boston, room 544. Bought at the Bauer wine and spirit at Newbury street just a few blocks away. Label says it should be drunk fresh and mine was bottled just 20 days ago.

Poured a finger of fine white foam that shows great stability and leaves thick lacing.
Body is a pale orange with quite some carbonation visible. 4.0

Smell is changing in back and forth from fresh citric hops to something I fail to place. Something much more mellow maybe tangerine. 3.75

Taste is citric hops mainly, with bitterness in the aftertaste. In my opinion not enough of a balancing malty backbone. 3.75

Fine tickling carbonation makes it quite refreshing. Body is a bit thin. Refreshing but not much more. Foam feels rough. 3.25

I like the beer and its the fresh hops. This is what this beer is about. Like many other american beers it focuses too much on the great hops this country produces and forgets about balance or modesty. Learn from the Belgiums! 3.75

safaricook, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

hogansct, Apr 11, 2013
MO from Maine Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,271 ratings.