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MO - Maine Beer Company

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MOMO

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,954 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,954
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 195
Gots: 182 | 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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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out like a standard good pale ale should: copper, white head, about 7/8" in height. Aroma was mostly Cascade and C hops I'd venture to guess. Balanced in the way of bitterness and hop aroma aside from straight bitter.

Taste, fractional crystal/caramel malt, solid hopping, not bracing bitterness, solid body, but not an in your face kind of way. Really good mouthfeel that doesn't get old, nice and delicate breadiness that is subtle, allowing the hops to come across. Minorly grassy and grapefruity. Pretty dry throughout. Another winner as far as I'm concerned from the Maine brewing company.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 20:41:59 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Purchased @ Bier Cellar in Portland, ME. Finally got my hands on this killer brew! Stamped 06/26/12.

A: Golden-yellow with a big, white, fluffy, pillowy head that fades into great lace but little retention.

S: Huge floral hop aromas. As fresh and fruity as can be. A bit of sweet, sugary malt and earthy hops, as well. Incredible nose.

T: And an equally incredible taste. Explodes with hop flavors. So damn fresh! In my opinion, as good as a hoppy, American Pale Ale can get.

M: Not overly hoppy or bitter, though. An extremely balanced PA. The epitome of how tasty hops can be on the palate. Drinkable? I'd say so.

O: Stands up against all PA's and most IPA's. Keep 'em comin' Maine Beer Company!

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2012 20:27:59 | More by Gatch
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frosted33

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-10-2012 03:03:27 | More by frosted33
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beerdedbiker

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-09-2012 14:42:33 | More by beerdedbiker
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Horbar

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +11%

07-08-2012 03:30:25 | More by Horbar
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Glad to see this one in bottles at a local beer shop. Pint sized bottle, Bottled 06/28/12, nice and fresh...

A: A deep hazy golden orange color. A small white head that fades quickly. Good.

S: Smells of awesome orange citrus with some tropical flavors blended in. I get pineapple, lemon, and orange the most. Very fresh smelling. Good.

T: Starts with a citrus maltiness which quickly blends into a water and bitter hop wetness. An orange peel / lemon backend. Good.

M: Light body with a very heavy carbonation. A dry citrus finish. Ok.

O: All in all, this is a good beer. I kind of expected more from this as Peeper, Zoe, and Lunch are amazing beers. This one is a little over-carbonated and I wish it had a little more body to it. It's a good beer, but a few tweaks away from being a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 01:06:59 | More by steve8robin
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Fattsmagee

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-07-2012 00:41:48 | More by Fattsmagee
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SchuStar

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-05-2012 14:59:24 | More by SchuStar
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LynnHomeBrewer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-03-2012 01:07:45 | More by LynnHomeBrewer
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beef13

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11%

07-03-2012 00:37:41 | More by beef13
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Durge

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear light amber color with lots of tiny bubbles racing skyward and a very healthy eggshell colored head and an undeniable wall of lacing. The aroma is a beautiful, delicate floral-citrus combo and a touch of biscuit...simple and classy. The flavor is a bit more bready but continues to offer a brisk, herbal citrus medley. Lemon and toasted grains, floral edges, perhaps a bit of oak. This is a solid but light bodied brew with a tingly, lively feel. Very enjoyable and highly drinkable. A picnic must!

Serving type: nitro-tap

06-25-2012 18:23:54 | More by Durge
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smutty33

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-19-2012 14:54:21 | More by smutty33
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lalaloveyou


4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-04-2012 20:12:07 | More by lalaloveyou
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DoubleSunshine610

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11%

05-29-2012 03:05:49 | More by DoubleSunshine610
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-23-2012 04:03:20 | More by Yabev15
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +11%

05-22-2012 05:01:07 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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brystmar

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the original Pony Bar.

Golden/amber pour yields plenty of head and the most lace I've ever seen from an APA. Absolutely gorgeous!

Smells of fresh, tasty hops with plenty of citrus and malt in support. Taste follows suit with impeccable balance. MO is strongly hoppy while not carrying an abundance of bitterness. Fresh, mildly fruity, and surprisingly malty for a pale ale.

Not quite as good as Zombie Dust, but remarkably close. Very impressive!

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2012 04:07:58 | More by brystmar
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awotupski


4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

05-20-2012 00:09:14 | More by awotupski
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 2/23/12. Poured into a standard pint glass. Nice soapy white head on a dark sunset orange colored body. Lots of carbonation. Huge piney aroma of hops. Nice hop flavor balanced well with malt. Not overly assertive, which is what I like. Mouthfeel was nice, with just a slight hint of bitterness at the finish. A very nice beer; tasty and solidly built.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2012 04:23:17 | More by morebeergood
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gueuzeonhigh

Maine

4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A wonderful presentation- with a long lived white head that laces the glass, a translucent red straw color and an effervescence that adds life to the display.

My nose finds a mild nosed beer. Maybe it's me and therefore I downgraded my consideration.

Taste is wonderful-- a mile well balance-- just right, just enough-- it's a titillating flavor thread-- not over-powring, but not underwhelming. Enough ale character to make a lilting, light-footed, pirouette on my taster that causes me to start downing this beer-- I think that I've just won a million bucks and I'm pouring champagne all over my head.

The mouthfeel keeps up with it's flavor-- light, mild but chisled and well defined. It finishes with an equally mild but well established stance.

Overall-- this is a wonderful warm weathre refresher beer with outstanding characteristics. Solid proof that a fine flavored beer does not have to be a flavor steam-roller, nor does it's ABV content have to be a flashing neon sign.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 22:14:32 | More by gueuzeonhigh
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rtucker06

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-12-2012 01:22:19 | More by rtucker06
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AJD1201

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-10-2012 03:50:07 | More by AJD1201
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markasparov

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-08-2012 03:15:01 | More by markasparov
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coachdonovan

Rhode Island

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 2/21/12 bottle, this was a gusher as soon as I popped the cap. Head is close to pure white and a legit four fingers in my tulip glass. Settles down after five minutes with great lacing. Big refresh of foam with every subsequent pour.

Aroma is pure fruity hop resin- more pineapple and orange than tart grapefruit. Hops show up first on the tongue, but a bit different from the nose, as now I get some pine. Pale malts add just enough sweetness to remind me this is only a PA. This is a bit like Peeper in that the flavor never quite reaches the strength of the nose.

Mouthfeel nice and light, carbonation good. This is wonderfully complex for such an easy-drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 22:28:54 | More by coachdonovan
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a nonic pint glass:

A: clear light golden colored body with a faint orange hue into my nonic. The white head was about three fingers for about a good two minutes before slowly dieing. The lacing was light, and somewhat spotty. Some carbonation was seen rising. No rings were left as the beer was sipped.

S: centered around the hops. Some citrus came out to play, but very subtley.

T: hops, some citrus came out but it was mostly faint. There was a faint malty backbone. The finish was mostly bitter and dry.

M: medium. It was well carbonated, with a lingering dryness, but was still balanced. It was mostly a drinkable beer.

O: not a bad beer, but nothing to scream about. Since the hops take center stage on this beer, I'm not exactly sure if this is really a pale ale. I'm just wondering if this is closer to an IPA. No worries, I would have this again.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 00:00:02 | More by BeerKangaroo
MO from Maine Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,954 ratings.