MO | Maine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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.

Added by BEERMILER12 on 02-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,182
Reviews:
463
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.2%
 
 
Wants:
290
Gots:
697
For Trade:
19
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Ratings: 3,182 |  Reviews: 463
Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Bicyclette
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of nootch23
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Slemendous
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of trapper2408
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of klesniew
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of thegerm87
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of rderedin
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of dheldman
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Mikecap
3.31/5  rDev -22.5%
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.

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Photo of Roser
3.31/5  rDev -22.5%
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.

Cheers!

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Photo of mattjcrawford
3.36/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of BergBeer
3.39/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: Hazy straw orange. Thick eggshell head. Very active.

Nose: Citrus hops and a mild cracker malt. Very subdued.

Taste: Mild grapefruit with hits of floral hops. A light cracker malt slowly fades in with a spicy bitter hop note that flashes quickly then fades to mild malt with hints of passion fruit.

Feel: Light-medium bodied. The bitterness dances on the palate with a bone dry finish.

Overall: A middle of the road pale ale. Everything is present in very mild ratios. I would of loved to see either the malt or hops present just a bit more to make something pop. Mild is the key word here.

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Photo of BenCannon171
3.4/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NickTinyRace
3.4/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slightly dry for my taste but otherwise the flavor was spot on.

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Photo of dasenebler
3.4/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

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Photo of TheBeerSipper
3.41/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chillydawg5000
3.42/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.43/5  rDev -19.7%
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 and astringent for me. The malt bill seems emaciated.

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Photo of joberlander
3.48/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PretzelsNBeer
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of Tom_the_Sad_Sailor
3.5/5  rDev -18%

Photo of rossracing
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjc3151
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

MO from Maine Beer Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 3,182 ratings.
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