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MO - Maine Beer Company

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MOMO

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95
world-class

1,853 Ratings
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,853
Reviews: 295
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 182
Gots: 153 | FT: 18
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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kmanjohnson

California

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

05-03-2014 06:13:42 | More by kmanjohnson
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Kaveman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

01-06-2014 02:27:36 | More by Kaveman
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kiva_beer_club

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

11-22-2013 22:16:21 | More by kiva_beer_club
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

11-08-2012 18:10:13 | More by theGlasstronaut
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brpendergast85

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

03-25-2014 04:23:46 | More by brpendergast85
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craft_shannie

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

09-12-2013 12:00:00 | More by craft_shannie
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johnsilk

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

11-21-2013 02:27:15 | More by johnsilk
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pest

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

04-08-2014 02:58:34 | More by pest
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hikeeba

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

03-02-2014 05:11:16 | More by hikeeba
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gamanley

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

05-22-2013 02:52:54 | More by gamanley
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sdaly3

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

03-10-2013 19:21:02 | More by sdaly3
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TychoNDC

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

02-02-2014 16:17:38 | More by TychoNDC
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

07-10-2014 18:26:06 | More by drummermattie02
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afrothunder

New York

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

02-11-2013 01:14:26 | More by afrothunder
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

07-15-2013 01:16:54 | More by fredmugs
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devilfluff

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

05-13-2014 00:54:08 | More by devilfluff
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golfchance

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

08-03-2013 01:22:49 | More by golfchance
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.53/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

bottle dated Feb 23.

Bright light amber color with a large creamy head that leaves plenty of lacing and maintains itself at about 1/2 finger thick throughout the glass. Beautiful!

Very light aroma. I think I can detect a bit of citrus. Light clean and crisp taste and body. Spicy hop finish. Good stream of medium fine bubbles hint at the palate cleansing carbonation.

A very light example of a pale ale, bordering on a lager with the impression it gives.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 16:37:23 | More by CliffBrake
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz bottle poured into a tulip; bottled on 8/12/12

Body sits a golden orange with a fluffy, off-white cap, with a good amount of clinging lace. Some small sip marks inside the glass. The aroma is of undercooked biscuits and light earth, with some tropical fruits over top. The hops seemed a little overpowered by the malt; like they are struggling for a little bit of the spotlight. On the palate, tropical fruits (pineapple, papaya, and mango) make a run early, before a sweeping rush of biscuity malt and soft earth. The finish is mildly bitter and lightly sweet from the tropical fruits. This is a nice APA. Well-balanced, but leans a little bit to the malt side (I'd like to think that a 40 day old APA still held its hops, so I reserve full judgement until I get my hands on it super fresh.) Highly drinkable, and even though this is 6%, I could drink this all day.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2012 20:01:57 | More by ColForbinBC
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

review taken from notes, this was served on tap in an 8 oz tumbler at the UES Pony Bar on opening day.

MO pours an opaque orange. It actually looks just like orange juice, but for the finger or so of white foam that's sitting atop the beer. There's both solid head retention and lacing. The nose is of dank, bitter grapefruit peel, an aroma a typically associate with Centennial hops. The flavor displays a brief bit of bready malts at the open, before a very snappy bitterness comes along. The close tastes of grapefruit peel, but also the pith, which ends up giving the beer a slightly unpleasant close. The body is a tad chewy, and the carbonation dull, but both are super close to being right on the money. MO is right at the upper end of the APA category, trending towards an IPA, and it's just an alright version of the style. I definitely prefer Peeper from MBC.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2012 23:44:50 | More by axeman9182
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joeseppy

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy golden yellow with a generous off-white head that recedes and doesn't do much.

On the nose we have pine cone, grapefruit pith and dried apricot. A nice overall tropical fruit smell.

Taste is mildly bitter, weak malt and dried fruit. Pretty much a flat line on taste given the nose.

Very light, smooth and dry on the finish.

Not digging this one. Overall not bad but not great either.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 02:25:57 | More by joeseppy
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big amounts of hop aroma and pours lighter than I would have thought. Looks on the grey side of tan.

Aroma is blatant hops and citrus.

I thought this was pretty bitter for a pale ale and tasted more like a ipa light.

Good beer, tasted some galaxy hops.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 15:10:13 | More by seanwhite
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harrymel

Washington

3.61/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 16APR13 (best by mid July)

Nice honey colored ale with a solid, persistent quilt of soapy whites atop. Nose is pretty simple, some resin, some pine, some grapfruit pith, and light english malting. Taste follows suite with some decent bitterness, a good resiny, piney, PNW-ey character and a sweet tea malt backbone. Tastes more English aggressive than APA to me, but I dig. Medium bodied with fluffy carb and an off dry finish. Not sure what the price is on this, but on tap at average prices, I'd probably slam a good several annually (with one night probably being pretty top heavy)

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 04:42:35 | More by harrymel
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teromous

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Fairly hazy light golden body with a fluffy white head. Good head retention.

S: Lots of citrus hop aroma, like a fresh cut orange. It smells very nice.

T: Again lots of citrus, it has a bit of orange and grapefruit flavor with just enough bitterness. Nothing really comes through on the malt. It's very good, but I wouldn't put it as outstanding.

M: Light bodied beer, at times it felt a bit too light. Good carbonation, fairly dry but not too dry.

O: Overall it was a very nice pale ale. It wasn't very complex or anything, but it was a good tasting beer that was enjoyable to drink. In the Pale Ale realm this one felt on the lighter side of both bitterness and body. I would have liked to taste some of the malt in there, but it was still a very enjoyable beer to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 22:01:18 | More by teromous
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JohnnyHopps

Indiana

3.65/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - The beer poured a darker golden color with a big bubbly white head crowning the glass.

Smell - The aroma was based largely in pineapples and bread. The hops that come through in the aroma are sweet.

Taste - My initial impression includes pineapples and bread. The citrus is mild but the sweetness is certainly present. There is a mild grassy flavor but the overall profile is far from resiny. The aftertaste is dry with the hops failing to carry over for the most part.

Mouthfeel - The carbonation is active but does not overwhelm. The taste is swept away cleanly leaving a dry impression.

Overall - This is a solid impression of the style, but not one I would actively seek.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 01:23:59 | More by JohnnyHopps
MO from Maine Beer Company
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