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MO - Maine Beer Company

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2,423 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,423
Reviews: 346
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 230
Gots: 295 | 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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big bright orange hue, big white head, and huge thick lacing down the glass. Big citrus nose, orange dominated, slightly tropical. Taste starts off with some biscuit notes, grapefruit and orange through mid palate and finishes bitter and piney. Big bright explosion of carbonation, medium body, and slightly dry finish. Classic American pale ale and one of the best.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16.9 ounce bottle poured into a craft glass.

Appearance: Pours a big, bright golden color with a touch of haze and a big, pillowy two-finger white head. Moderate lacing.

Aromas: Wow, this beer has a complex, inviting set of aromas. There's citrus, and grassiness, and fruitiness, and some malt, and even a little caramel, and some nice hop bite.

Taste: This is a very tasty pale ale that borders on an IPA. The taste is full of floral citrus and there's a nice malt backbone and a little touch of booziness. Calling this a pale ale that borders on an IPA is actually kind of a disservice because what it really is is a complex, hoppy, flavorful ale with mid-level alcohol.

Mouthfeel: It's sessionable but has some decent density. A good beer to pair with any meal.

Overall: MO is a beer to seek out, savor, and enjoy. A perfectly executed, complex, flavorful ale with moderate alcohol. The real deal.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Nonic from the MBC bottle dated 20140701

A: Clear body and a big white soapy head that settled into a tight 4mm disk. It can not be excited back to a big head, yet has medium activity still 1/2 way through.

S: Pineapple, tropical fruit. Modern hop, like an oniony azzaca and mosaic, is mild but present. Gentle and a reminder that lightly hopped beer must be consumed fresh. Malts are lighter 2row style with some very faint aliphatic hydrocarbon notes and malted sweetness are way back in the nose and do not get in the way, as the yeast also seems to be a very gentle and unobtrusive strain.

T: WOW. Great freshness and very hop driven on the uptake. Aeration of the uptake is initially very tropical and light, then goes to a sweet malt note.

M: Slick on the palate, mildly bitter in the middle and a slight malt dry finish. well balanced finish that stays creamy on the tongue for quite some time. Tight bubbles in appearance must be playing a part on that front.

O: crazy good Pale Ale, and easily eclipses my favorite from Founders. Great example of the style.

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MO from Maine Beer Company
95 out of 100 based on 2,423 ratings.