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MO - Maine Beer Company

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2,383 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,383
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 216
Gots: 266 | 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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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.

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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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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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of plaid75
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of ummswimmin
4.14/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I poured this bottle into a tulip style glass. The beer is golden colored with quite a bit of head on it. There was some pretty good lacing from some sticky foam.

The nose is pleasantly hoppy. You get that full amount of citrus without being overwhelming. It smells more like an IPA than an APA. The hops fall off in the flavor which makes for a proper label of APA.

There is some very good balance in this easy drinking brew. I recommend this to pair with many other beers. Maine Beer puts out many quality brews... this is definitely among them.

Photo of Profchaos20
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a nonic pint. Bottled 1/3/13, reviewed 2/3/13

A - Pours a crystal clear pale gold with three finger fluffy head, clouds up quite a bit when/if you pour the yeast in. Slighty resembles a hefeweizen, leaves plenty of lacing.

S - Hops jump out quite a bit on this one. Citrus, grassy, herbal, earthy, and dank hops. Maybe a slight underlying hint of malt.

T - Not as hoppy as the nose but still a strong presence. Also a fairly strong malt, grainy sweetness. As far as hop flavor, its similar to the profile in the nose with maybe the grassy and herbal dominating. Very balanced flavor which differs greatly from the aroma. It finishes with medium to mild bitterness.

M - Light body, very easy to drink especially considering its on the high end of strength for a pale ale. Definitely smooth, light to medium carbonation.

O - Overall a 6% pale ale, I guess some would consider it an IPA. The balance, light body, and drinkablility definitely say pale ale and a damn good one. One of the best I've had.

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

MO from Maine Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,383 ratings.