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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Photo of BAsbill
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of THECPJ
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of teamwiggum
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of grahuba
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamieDuncan
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Lucoli
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of Dizzy242
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Jason_cs
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of cjgiant
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Have had this a few times in bottle, but this review is on tap.

A: almost clear, golden-orange. Any translucence is more from color than contents. Good head, significant lacing - coverage sustains at thin 80-90% coverage of surface
S: a little sweet, mango mainly, far from overpowering in strength.
T: similar to nose, a pretty straightforward taste and beer. Crisp refreshing flavor (which I am growing to believe is the water they use). There is a light clay undertone that could also be construed as slightly watery.
M: very subtle dryness that hits the front of the tongue with a mildly metallic taste.
O: a thoroughly enjoyable beer from a great brewer. No match for some of their other brews, but I would offer this as a decent entry APA to a new craft drinker to see if they appreciate the smell and fruity/floral tastes that are present in many IPAs that pack a more bitter punch (if I felt they were worth the cost)

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Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xnicknj
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at tapestry in philly

Pours a clear golden color with a faint orange hue. Thinner white head fades out fairly quickly, leaving some patchy lacing on the glass.

Prickly hops jump right into the nose with some citrus peel and faint fruit sweetness. Orange and pear with some bready malt and grain.

Hoppy and citrusy up front with orange peel. Hints of lemon with a balancing of sweeter fruits. Grainy with decent bready malt backbone. Finishes slightly bitter and dry.

Medium body, well carbonated, dry and lingering on the tongue but super refreshing. This drinks superbly - not exactly the most complex thing out there, but a really well done, straight up, no frills pale ale.

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Photo of Gatordaddy
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of papat444
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 500ml bottle, bottled 021814.

Nice gold body, bit cloudy with awesome lacing. Smell is real nice, grassy floral and hoppy. Lush citrus fruit in the flavor, really explodes in the palate. Very creamy, strong body. Nice balance of sweet fruit and citrus bitterness. A real winner!

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.63/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pour is golden amber with a tight white head. Nose has hints of grain with strong hops and a bit sweet. A ton of citrus, orange peel, and light resin. Taste has more grain than the nose, clean. Still a bit sweet, lots of citrus, hints of pepper and some earthy notes, with a finish of resin and light bitterness through the finish. Fairly dry, a hint syrupy on the feel, well carbonated. Decent stuff.

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Photo of jaxon53
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of mig100
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Durge
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear light amber color with lots of tiny bubbles racing skyward and a very healthy eggshell colored head and an undeniable wall of lacing. The aroma is a beautiful, delicate floral-citrus combo and a touch of biscuit...simple and classy. The flavor is a bit more bready but continues to offer a brisk, herbal citrus medley. Lemon and toasted grains, floral edges, perhaps a bit of oak. This is a solid but light bodied brew with a tingly, lively feel. Very enjoyable and highly drinkable. A picnic must!

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of rderedin
3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of scottfrie
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap, snifter.

Served a lightly hazy dark golden color with a thick, very fluffy, and dense off-white head that collapsed into a greasy and thick film. Tons of sticky, rocky, lace was left down the glass. Simcoe is easily noticeable on the nose with hints of onion and cat urine mixed with ambiguous citrus and a leafy herbal quality. The flavor follows suit with a herbal and fruity hop profile with just a hint of mint and chive. The malt backbone is crisp but with a subtle sweetness and tastes of light bread crust and a touch of honey. Leafy and green hop flavors finish out the flavor, and there's a decent bitterness and earthy quality to the aftertaste. Light and clean mouthfeel, drying and crisp, with bright yet soft carbonation. Smooth overall, light in flavor, with a good balance between hoppy bitterness and malt sweetness.

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