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MO - Maine Beer Company

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2,178 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,178
Reviews: 320
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 201
Gots: 220 | FT: 19
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%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Rempo, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

e30todamax, Feb 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of grover37
4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

500ml bottle bought from Connecticut Ave Wine & Spirits for $7 or $8. Born on 1/3/13, so about a month old. Poured into a becker.

Appearance (4): Very cloudy orange with puffy white two-finger head. Good retention and a touch of lacing at the top. This is much closer to 5 if not so cloudy. j

Aroma (4.5): Beautiful dank pine and citrus. A touch of caramel intermingles but mostly big citrus aromas of grapefruit, lemon and mango.

Taste (5): Taste follows the aroma and somehow improves on it. Hugely hoppy with a firm bitterness on the back end. Orange and lemon up front, grapefruit though the middle and passion fruit and mango on the finish. Bitterness comes through in the middle to the end but isn't overly prominent. Pine lingers nicely without overstaying its welcome.

Mouthfeel (4.75): Medium to full bodied and medium-high carbonation. Slick at first then a nice creaminess from the higher than usual carbonation. It really dances across the tongue and then the bitterness hits the back of your mouth and lingers a bit with the coating pine flavor. Very enjoyable.

Overall (4.75): One of the best Pale Ales I've ever had but it's really more of an IPA. Still really good under that style. Not much to detract from this one. Gotta pick this one up if you haven't yet - not sure what took me so long. Well worth the steep price tag.

grover37, Feb 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

judkinst, Feb 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

jonbeer89, Feb 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

AngusOg, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of gr0g
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden amber with a slight haziness. A three-finger develops and lasts for ages, leaving chunks of lacing behind. MO is wonderfully aromatic, with plenty of tropical fruit notes emanating from the glass. A pine note lurks beneath the surface along with a honeyed, floral note.

Flavor profile is hoppy and quite dry. Grapefruit and citrus rind are abundant. Malt backbone is light and biscuity. Finishes dry, and the flavor becomes a bit lifeless on the finish. Clean, dry, and crisp, this drinks much smaller than its 6% ABV would suggest. Bottle conditioning yields a vigorous carbonation, but it's not at all harsh. Mouthfeel is otherwise oily and slightly soapy.

Very dry, aromatic, and refreshing, this would be an ideal APA for the summer months. Looking forward to trying more beers from Maine Beer Company.

gr0g, Feb 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

sjones5045, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

jderosia603, Feb 01, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

4 week old bottle from Wineworks. Aroma is fresh pine, grass, and a lemon zest. Pours opaque and golden with a huge foamy head. Taste is delightful with citrus notes, grass and a slight pine underneath. Mouthfeel was a little muddled and busy but the hops shine through. Overall, this was wonderful and tasty. Love it.

jesterdeal, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of Jmamay22
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle date 01/12/13

Pours a light amber colored apricot with a thick white head that eventually settles to a thinner collar. The scent is very bright, forward and fresh. Smells of pine and citrus, especially orange. A faint pale malt sweetness lurks in the background providing contrast and balance.

Taste is similar. Very cleans refreshing, but with a very complex hop favor. Begins with a resinous quality and turns over to grapefruit and orange peel. The malt is not complex, but provides a wonderful bread like background tying it all together. Very drinkable on the lighter side of medium bodied yet a creamy impression. Very enjoyable and much appreciated beer.

Jmamay22, Feb 01, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into HF tulip

A - Nice golden-amber with a finger and a half white frothy head. Really looks nice.

S - Subtle aromas include pine and stronger citrus hops, underlying malt base sweetness. Overall very clean and pleasant.

T - Simple and delicious. Sweet citrus, grapefruit, crackers/grain, great malt balance. Really enjoyable.

M - Lighter body than I tend to enjoy APAs, but certainly within reasonable bounds. The light body suits the toned-down but exciting collection of flavors and makes this a very very drinkable beer.

O - A spectacular Pale Ale, it emphasizes what an APA should. It's isn't so intense that you think it should be an IPA (Like Dale's can be some times) and it is perfectly balanced and very drinkable. Worth seeking out, no question. Man does this do down easy. Really need to find me some Lunch.

greenmonstah, Jan 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

stxSS07, Jan 31, 2013
MO from Maine Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,178 ratings.