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MO - Maine Beer Company

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MOMO

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,455 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,455
Reviews: 350
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 232
Gots: 310 | FT: 15
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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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.

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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

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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

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A - Cloudy tangerine body, thick white fluffy cap that has excellent retention and lace.

S/T - Tangerine, orange peel, pale, grainy malt sweetness. Some pine/pineapple in the finish. Medium body finishes crisp, clean and dry. Nice depth of hop flavor with little lingering bitterness.

O - Great APA, just wish it didn't cost so much or else I'd be drinking this throughout the summer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pretty light, clear golden color with a very impressive large white head.

Smells of big bright citrus, juicy orange and pineapple and grapefruit. Pretty aggressive and bitter hop aroma, hint of pine, not much of a malt character.

Taste is similar but less intense than nose. Grapefruit and orange again, more pine than in the nose, again a pretty neutral malt profile and mostly all hops. Very good but a bit of a letdown after the excellent nose.

Carbonation is really nice but the body is a tad thin. I don't mind that so much really, I'll take a thin body over a malty flavor in an IPA, but it does prevent the feel from being great and not just good.

Really nice "pale" ale, more of an IPA really. Love this brewery, they've yet to disappoint.

8.0/10

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Tasted On: 04-02-2013
Freshness: Bottled 01-12-13
Packaging: 500ml brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Received in a trade

Very cool that this beer was named for twin babies Madeline and Oliver, as I just brewed a homebrew to celebrate my own grandson's birth...

Pour yields a giant white head of tight bubbles on a clear, bright golden beer. Head retention is super, with very good lacing. My last pour is cloudy from the yeast sediment.

Very pleasing aromas are of pepper, plus citrus hop notes such as grapefruits and pine trees.

Taste is primarily about the citrus hop character; it's bitter but not over the top. Nicely balanced.

The feel features prickly carbonation and is medium bodied. Finished dry and bitter from the hops, but still balanced.

Overall, an excellent rendition of a pale ale

Thanks to DrewShal9 for this one!

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Bottled March 1, 2013

Beer is cloudy orange-gold. Moderately-sized white head. Good retention, decent lace.

Nose contains passionfruit, soap, grapefruit and lemon. Slight pine. Only a small bit of sweet, biscuity malt.

Taste is similar to the nose. Citrus is the focus, grapefruit, lemon and passionfruit. Moderate bitterness. A bit of sweet, bready malt flavours. Well balanced. Citrus is bright but not overly strong. Refreshing.

Medium bodied, moderate to high carbonation level.

Overall, tasty. A nice APA. Flavourful yet fairly mild.

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MO from Maine Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,455 ratings.