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MO - Maine Beer Company

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2,382 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,382
Reviews: 337
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 220
Gots: 268 | FT: 16
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:
Beer added by: BEERMILER12 on 02-29-2012

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.
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3.76/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a 1 pint .9 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Liquor World, Cambridge, MA
Drink within 90 days of stamped born on date. 052113
Served in a pint glass

Slightly hazed, straw yellow appearance. The liquid as capped by a billowing, three-finger crown of ecru foam. With such a substantial head, I was surprised at the tiny amount of lacing.

The aroma was simply astounding. Super hoppy with a plethora of exotic tropical fruit notes. Mango and pineapple came through strongest. Lots of passion fruit. Hints of peaches and nectarines were also noticeable. The fruity hops lent a pleasant sweetness.

The flavor profile was quite simplistic and radically different from the aroma. Like the nose, it was also quite hoppy, but that is where the similarities ended. The hops came across as much more dry and bitter. Pithy grapefruit rind dominated. Lots of pininess. The finish was super bitter with lingering notes of pine resin. I usually frown on overloading hoppy beers with malts, but this definitely could have used a bit more balance.

The mouthfeel was thinner bodied with a very fine and mellow carbonation. The liquid almost felt a bit flat.

After smelling MO, I was really excited for what was about to follow. Unfortunately, both the flavor profile and the mouthfeel were quite disappointing.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.64/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Outstanding and brilliant color. Stood back an minute or so just to look at the color!
Aroma was typical of a good IPA, the grapefruit, citrus overtones was present but not overdone. The first sip was so very smooth. The bitterness was there, but this was a bigger softer ale which balanced the bitterness.

The aftertaste lingered and lingered and lingered. That to me was the best. If I can get a beer
to last this long with the aftertaste, oh BOY!

Loved this one will have MO again

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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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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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap: Poured a light hazy amber color ale with a small foamy head with good retention. Aroma consists of citrus notes with some floral hoppy notes also perceptible. Taste is also dominated by some citrus notes with some floral hoppy notes and some citrus notes with lightly sweet non-descript malt base. Body is about average with good carbonation. I really like the take on this one with nice floral aroma notes and limited bitterness.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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MO from Maine Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,382 ratings.