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:
3,205
Reviews:
467
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.2%
 
 
Wants:
291
Gots:
708
For Trade:
19
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Ratings: 3,205 |  Reviews: 467
Photo of CBrodbeck
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHunter19
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - nice hazy golden beer with a big white head that dissipates eventually
S - big dank notes, grapefruit, citrus peel, garlic and onion in a good way, overly ripe fruits
T - very citrusy, overly ripe fruit, citrus peel, garlic, onion, ganja, dank, little grain in the background
M - light to medium mouthfeel, alcohol covered, aftertaste is overly ripe fruits and hop resin
O - good beer, this one id.drink again

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Photo of moysauce
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle dated 5/10/2016 poured into a tulip on 6/03/2016

L: Pours a beautiful deep gold/light orange in hue. Not quite opaque, but not clear by any means. Nice fluffy white head. Great lacing.

S: Definitely get the zesty citrus notes. A bit piney/earthy(?). Very nice.

T: Taste follows the nose pretty well. More citrus. More pine. A bit resinous, but not overbearing.

F: A nice medium/light bodied APA. Leaves a welcomed coat on the roof of your mouth. Not too carbonated. Dry, but not arid. Pleasant.

Overall this is a very great beer. It doesn't smack you in the face. The notes aren't super subtle. The flavors and aromas are there, present themselves, but don't demand your respect or appreciation which I like. It is what it is. A very good APA.

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Photo of hendryxdp
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of astano925
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chackman151
4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fitzy84
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow. Beer pours with a clear golden appearance, with maybe some amber in some light. Thin head with patchy lacing on the sides. Nose is packed with a full, sharp smell of spiced hops, yeast, and very earthy tones. Taste follows the nose with a somewhat sweet, bready beer mixed with hops and a grapefruit flavor. Very crisp carbonation to this beer allowing for a drinkable beer that brings out the great flavors. Overall, this was a fantastic pale ale to drink.

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Photo of NickyDee21
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brushkanna
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.24/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dwagner003
4.26/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of boogerisu
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LaGuarns
3.92/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of sccorn1015
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coldshowers
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of leroybrown10
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours straw gold with a moderate amount of haze. Large off-white head is fairly airy but has really good retention. Plenty of sticky lacing left behind.

Big pine and lemon aroma. Light cracker malt.

Taste much like the aroma. Pine, lemon, grapefruit, and bitter orange. Just a touch of mango. A bit of malt, biscuit and cracker. Some very mild honey sweetness.

Medium body with medium carbonation. Mild bitterness but still good hop bite. Lingering citrus and a touch dry towards the end.

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Photo of Shradical
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of k8kruk
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Big, white, pillowy head. Coppery golden beer. Thick, lingering ring remains after several minutes.
S - Piney, lemony and tropical.
T - Sophisticated with red fruits, caramel malts, grassy and peppery notes as well as mango and pineapple.
M - Silky with aggressive carbonation.
O - Excellent and balanced. Very drinkable. Not life altering, but very enjoyable.

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Photo of Sellen
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DMcGirr
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

MO from Maine Beer Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 3,205 ratings.
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