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 BeerGuy8315
4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Nonic glass. Bottled 9/27/16.

A: Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a 1.5 inch, foamy, white head with short retention. Thick white lacing throughout.

S: Aromas of orange, tangerine, and grapefruit accompanied by tropical fruit notes of pineapple, passion fruit, and melons. Milder notes of dank piney hops.

T: Notes of grapefruit and orange rind followed by a tropical fruit purée of pineapple, melons, and passion fruit. Ends with piney and earthy hops with a mild lingering bitterness.

F: Medium bodied, juicy, smooth, and crisp with good carbonation.

O: Overall, a great Pale Ale. Juicy, but well balanced with hop bitterness. Very drinkable. Would love to try this one again fresher.

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Photo of drbenderdo
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wiffler27
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

pours golden-orange with a thick head, nice looking brew.

smell is amazing, lots of citrus zest. slight spice and sweetness.

the taste is so smooth and tremendous. smooth and creamy, lots of citrus. the malt is in the background but super light yet the beer has an amazing body. not thin at all but not thick.

this is the best pale ale i've ever had.

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Photo of thebooyakid
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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 Jacob17
3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kendo
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 8/31/16; consumed 10/13/16.

A: Poured from the bottle into a Duvel tulip. Body is slightly hazy apricot-yellow that's more bright golden when backlit. Big, fluffy 2-finger head of whitish foam on top. Some lace.

S: Nice nose for an APA - juicy citrus over bread doughy malt. Not terribly strong, but pleasant.

T: Juicy - but not over-the-top juicy like a modern NE IPA - citrus (a touch of ruby red grapefruit), with some tropical fruit. Nicely balanced, with a good foundation of bready malt. Hint of pine, then some lemony bitterness near the finish makes it feel pretty clean. Balance is the word that keeps coming to mind.

M: Good creaminess , with a soft, supple feel on the palate. In some ways, the best part of this beer, as it makes it drink even more easily.

O: Excellent APA. If I could get this at a reasonable price, and fresh, I'd buy it all the time.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

**
10/13/16

Bottle to snifter.

LOOK: juicy muted yellow color, small but lasting white head.
AROMA: lots of tropical fruit and citric acid.
TASTE: fruit dominates with that's "mosaic" like bite. Not sure if Mosaic hops are used here, but after tasting I thought that's what the MO was for, but i see now it is for Madeline & Oliver.
FEEL: dry, above avg carbonation. Medium to Light body.

Another well crafted hoppy beer from Maine.

**

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Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jstuart23
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cts309
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ntanner83
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bylerteck
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Clean and flavourful. Good fruit and citrus notes. Very drinkable. Not overly bitter. Balanced and enjoyable throughout with enough malt to keep it going. Good stuff.

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Photo of Bvac21
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffNev
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of kevindp9
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of tuowl74a
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chiefbender
4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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