MO | Maine Beer Company

MOMO
BA SCORE
4.29/5
3,226 Ratings
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.

Added by BEERMILER12 on 02-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#569
Reviews:
470
Ratings:
3,226
pDev:
8.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
292
Gots:
717
Trade:
19
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Photo of hozersr
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of madelf66
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of rjp217
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of JamLand
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Zekenyce
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of n2185
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a murky brown with three fingers of white head that fades into a dense cap with great lacing.

S: lots of bright citrus on the nose, mostly orange and pineapple dominating. Some slight grapefruit as well. Smells great.

T: hops dominate the flavor as well--grapefruit, pine, and grassy hop notes mostly. The finish is only slightly bitter.

M: medium-light body with highish carbonation, this beer is light and clean.

O: a great pale ale overall, though definitely more of an IPA. Still, it smells great and tastes good as well.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

16.9oz bottle purchased as a single from Spirit Haus, Amherst, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint, formed a 1 3/4" white head over the clear golden amber brew. Head rises and lasts above the rim, with coating lasting lace. Aroma is a little skanky hops, citrus and pine.

Taste is sweet pale malts to start, citrus in the middle, with ample pine through the close. Mouthfeel is so smooth, and drinkability is great. Price is somewhat prohibitive for an APA, but if I don't think about when I'm drinking, it's so good that it's all worth it.

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Photo of whatname
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbutova
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from full notes at time of consumption over the weekend. I had heard great things and fully agree that this is a very good Pale Ale.

A- Poured into two pint glasses from the 500ml bottle. Slightly hazy, deep golden body receives a frothy, foamy white cap. The head retention is pretty good and it eventually falls to a thick ring and a bunch of pillows on the beer. Lacing is immediately thick rings and drizzles down most of the glass.

S- Bright and fresh hop blast right when opening the bottle. Hops have a nice bouquet of equal amounts of juicy tropical fruits and citrus juice plus rind. Some floral hints as well. Rounded out by fresh cracked grains, light sweets and some yeast bread.

T- Follows right where the nose left off with the citrus grapefruit, stone fruit pith, tropical juicy and floral hops just edging out the other elements of the beer. Balance is achieved as I think it should be in an APA with cereal grains, biscuit malts and light yeast bringing fruit and bread notes.

MF- Light body with a texture that is just between creamy and foamy. Carbonation at a high end and it really works well with the flavors here. Finishes with a light bitterness lingering with hop flavors.

Damn nice balance is struck here by Maine. The hops are super fresh and fairly pungent but it all rounds out in the end. This is what hoppier APAs should be like, great hop flavors with balance at the same time. It is not a mini-IPA in my opinion, just a great Pale Ale.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of crobinso
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzlyo
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Sabtos
3.68/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a maize color with a white near-fluffy head and lacing.

This is the second in a line of five beers and I'm getting an impressive display of hop freshness so far.

Tangerine, passionfruit and dank hops on the nose translates to fresh dew, biscuit or saltine cracker and a hint of lime on the tongue.

The bitterness builds a bit, but at the end of the night, I think this is my favorite of Maine's offerings.

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Photo of Brad007
3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright golden color with amber hues and a thin head into my glass. Bright and a bit cloudy at the same time.

Light and fluffy with a splash of citrus upfront. A touch of pine lingers underneath and there appears to be a good malt background to tie everything together.

Citrus and pine notes carry over to the flavor, contributing to a mild bitterness that caresses the tongue.

That same bitterness lingers in a reduced capacity. The carbonation is strong and sticks around afterward, which to me is unwanted. I'd prefer it to fade completely.

A decent pale ale that is well worth checking out....fresh that is (if you read the bottle). It certainly shows but the carbonation bothers me. Then again, it could just be me and not the beer itself. Another solid offering from MBC!

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Photo of barnzy78
4.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 10/22/13
A - huge ivory head tops an amber colored ale. Incredible head retention and lacing
S - super fresh aroma of zesty citrus, tropical mango, pine, juicy fruit, caramel, biscuit
T - excellent blend of bitter and sweet: pine, grapefruit zest, orange zest, juicy fruit gum, tropical notes, mango, caramel, grassy, slightly earthy, juicy spicy hops
M - medium, resinous, hop oils stick to the palate, finishes very dry and fairly bitter with lingering pine, very easy to drink
O - impeccable American Pale Ale. Excellent complexity and balance; just awesome.

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Photo of Lucnifter
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of ovaltine
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of egrace84
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

MO from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 3,226 ratings
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