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MO - Maine Beer Company

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2,286 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,286
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.62%
Wants: 204
Gots: 237 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

nootch23, Jun 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

Slemendous, Mar 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

trapper2408, Aug 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

klesniew, Mar 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

thegerm87, Oct 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

rderedin, Aug 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

dheldman, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Mikecap
3.3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours a very light gold with a thin whitish head that fades quickly, leaving lacing along the sides of my pint glass. Carbonation is clearly noticeable.

Smell: Not as much as I expected but there are some grassy notes with some citrus fruit undertones. Decent smell to it but doesn't beg me to taste.

Taste: Citrus fruit, maybe some lemon and tangerine, but this could benefit from some more hoppy character in my opinion.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied for an APA with slight creaminess and a lot of carbonation. Goes down fairly easily.

Overall: This is only the second beer I've tried from Maine Beer Company and it definitely doesn't live up to the hype for me. It was ok, but definitely not something I'll rush to try again. I'll take SNPA over this all day.

Mikecap, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Roser
3.3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- cloudy golden hue. Big frothy ivory head (creamy like meringue). Very light lacing.

S- earthy, lightly floral, herbaceous, very piney and resinous.

T- some spice, fairly tart. Moderately bitter. Surprisingly, given the pine and resin nose, not much of that came through in the taste.

M- medium, crisp.

O- a solid beer. Good. Slightly disappointed as I'd never had a Maine Beer Co. beer and was really looking forward to it, given their reputation. I wouldn't argue with anyone who thinks it's great, but not worth having again, for me.


Roser, May 24, 2014
Photo of dasenebler
3.35/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16.9oz, dated 2/23/12.

Pours a hazy amber with a very nice and thick head. Great lacing and solid retention.

Aroma is subtle, but nice, with fruity, tropical hops. Mango, apricot, peach.

Assertively bitter, with a semi-dry, bready malt flavor with just a hint of caramel malts. Not as much hop flavor as expected, some earthiness. Very bitter finish, which is surprising for an MBC beer, since they are usually far less bitter in the back. Mouthfeel is very smooth, with creamy medium carbonation.

This is a good Pale Ale, but I expect a lot more from MBC. A pretty underwhelming offering when compared to the quality of Peeper, Zoe and Lunch.

dasenebler, Mar 04, 2012
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3.36/5  rDev -21.7%

mattjcrawford, Oct 29, 2014
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3.38/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16.9oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Dated 2/28/12. Consumed on 4/2/12.

A: Pours a clear, light gold color. The large, creamy, pillowy head has superb retention. Thick foamy rings of lacing cling all the way down the glass.

S: Aromatic hops: piney and floral with subtle hints of mango and orange. Malts scents of bread, flour, and grain. Yeast adds a touch of chalk and must.

T: Green, plant-like hop tastes open. Hints of tangerine and lemon rind. Dry grainy tastes emerge as the hops start to fall away. Cheerios and toast come to mind. Slight peppery accent. This beer is bone dry. The finish is almost non-existent, just a ghost-like dry graininess and some hop oils that fade in a hurry.

M: Light in body, slick, a touch oily (from the hops), and pretty smooth. Slightly coarse astringency. Not a bad mouthfeel.

O: Just too dry for me. The malt bill seems emaciated.

ryan1788a5, Apr 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

PretzelsNBeer, Nov 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Tom_the_Sad_Sailor, Dec 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

ConradKenney, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

rjp217, Jan 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Atomicskis5, Jul 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

logicalparadox, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

IdrinkGas, Apr 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

MarkFy, Mar 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

JohnK17, Aug 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

cofeeguru, Jun 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Dave_Treat, Aug 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Mikeynas, Apr 20, 2014
MO from Maine Beer Company
96 out of 100 based on 2,286 ratings.