MO | Maine Beer Company

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MOMO
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States
mainebeercompany.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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.

Just after opening our brewery, working long nights, weekends, and still maintaining our day jobs, my brother Daniel (the brewer) had twins. Cheers to his courage and dedication to making better beer.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,239
Reviews:
507
Ratings:
3,367
pDev:
8.18%
 
 
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298
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769
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Ratings: 3,367 |  Reviews: 507
Photo of jay25mac
3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Argento
4.13/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Nass
3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a deep orange color with a white frothy head. The taste is pine & citrus with some bitterness on the finish. There is a bottled on date on the label. It's an okay beer but nothing mind blowing. Cheers! B

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Photo of yuriyt
4.47/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into glass from bottle. Poured a translucent copper with good head retention. Aroma of pine and berries. Clean malt backbone with fresh hop flavors. Medium body. Really strikes a balance between the IBU-heavy west cost approach to hoppy beers and soft fruity east coast versions. A fantastic beer like I've come to expect from Maine.

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Photo of C_Adams
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmh21
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ian_graf
3.92/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RockHop
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep gold with frothy head and fair retention and lacing. Smells amazing; fresh pine and lemon. Flavor isn’t as bold though and it drinks like a mild mannered ale with some notes of citrus. Not that special.

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Photo of Velivolus
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zbelair
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.18/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robebo44
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MercInc
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lived in Machias ands Cutler in the 70's. Very good ale.!

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Photo of seanh99
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.1/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Would I buy again? Yes

Taste improves as bottle warms.

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Photo of Amendm
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A moderate pour from a 1 Pint .9-oz bottle creates a finger sized frothy white head with long retention and ridges of lace.
Translucent hazy golden straw color, light straw in front of light.
Resinous, piney hops upfront of the smell with bitter citrus like hops in the background.
Piney hops begin the semi-dry bitter taste, the middle is almost semi-sweet and citrus fruity and malty. Rich pale malt continues, the taste returns to semi-dry, and piney hops come back in force during the long finish. That hop bite lingers a while.
Medium plus body, high carbonation. Above average bitterness, tempered by the malt.
A happy revisit, big hops in the smell/taste. Smooth and even easy drink.

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Photo of heddar33
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zenboy99
2.94/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Purchased in WI, real skunk smell to it. Might have purchased a bad bottle

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Photo of Beernoobie
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SSS
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden yellow and clear with a pillowy white head reminiscent of marshmallow fluff
S-My nose leans more on the dank and Piney side of the spectrum with a hint of citrus zest
M-Carbonation is on the higher end mouth feel is medium to low and I get a peppery spike which complements the dry element of this beer
T-Dry and better, not much sweetness to speak of here
O-This is a very well-crafted classic dry pale ale. The bottle I was fortunate enough to acquire was about three months after bottling so I feel the bitterness was accentuated, I will try again once I have the opportunity

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Photo of NewYorkReveiws
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden haze with a solid head that clung to the glass. Smelled hints of citrus and passionfruit personally didn't get any pine in there. Orange and citrus immediately with the juicy passionfruit fruit coming in and finishes with a slightly bitter, pine and light hop. Overall a solid smooth beer really enjoyed the forward half with the citrus and passionfruit. I wasn't expecting the slight bitterness that came in the end overall enjoyed it.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden color with off-white head. Aroma has red grapefruit, orange rind and other citrus fruits on top of a bready malt backbone with some yeast notes. Taste is also orange and citrus forward with a light grapefruit peel bitterness on the finish. Medium plus body with smooth mouthfeel. Really easy drinking and soft on the palate. Reminds me of the Russian River hoppy beers.

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Photo of PugsandBeer
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.12/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours hazy burnt orange in color. A whopping 3 fingers of a dense, frothy cap. An oh boy, the lacing. Sudsy and abundant, clinging to the edge of the glass.
S: Subtle but noted. Biscuity malt and citrus. Fairly simple but satisfying.
T: Follows the nose. Citrusy and bready in flavor. Malt backbone is apparent. Finish is dry with lingering grapefruit flavor.
F: Medium in weight but soft and full in body. Carbonation is moderate, and near perfect in my opinion.
O: This is a really enjoyable beer. At 6abv, I would drink this daily. A decent amount of flavor with a fantastic feel. I am very glad to have tried and would drink again. Cheers!

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MO from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,367 ratings