MO | Maine Beer Company

MOMO
BA SCORE
96.1%
Liked This Beer
4.29 w/ 3,218 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: 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
Ranking:
#564
Reviews:
470
Ratings:
3,218
Liked:
3,093
Avg:
4.29/5
pDev:
8.16%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
292
Gots:
713
Trade:
19
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Photo of Roguer
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful pale golden ale, nearly transparent yet hazy and lively. Big head from a center pour, solid white, and firm. Head retention is excellent; lacing is unbelievably thick and sticky. Beautiful beer.

Big citrus hop aroma, some cat pee sneaking in (the only MBC brew where I get this consistently), light biscuit and pale malts, some honey, and a lot of pine. Hop-forward.

Flavor completely matches the aroma: a hop-forward, pine/citrus/resin of a beast. Extremely bitter, but on the flavor end; there's no Bitter Without a Cause going on. All this floats on a light but present pale malt backbone, dry biscuit and grains. The malt flavor marks this as an APA vice IPA, but the bitterness tries to seduce you into changing your mind.

Very drinkable mouthfeel: comes across as medium-light, nearly gulpable, yet it has an almost chewy maltiness that makes you pause and really consider it. Absolutely no hint of alcohol, no sting (yet lively). Nothing off-balance at all.

This is among the better APAs out there. It doesn't have the big Citra notes of ZD, or the amazing mouthfeel of Edward, but I can't think of any others I'd put above it. A worthy, updated successor to SNPA.

Can't believe I never reviewed this beer until now! Super-fresh bottle, 2 weeks old.

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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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MO from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 96.1% out of 100 with 3,218 ratings
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