MO | Maine Beer Company

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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:
#1,169
Reviews:
505
Ratings:
3,361
pDev:
8.18%
 
 
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298
Gots:
767
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,361 |  Reviews: 505
Photo of od_sf
3.91/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of notoryous
4.32/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazed gold with a thumb+ of rocky cream colored head. Sheets of lacing, great head retention

S: Citrus, breadyness

T: Juicy orange, bready dryness, plus some grapefruit up front. Grapefruit, leafy hops & dryness as this warms. Oragnes, grapefruit, leafy hops & dryness in the finish

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation, decent balance, seem a bit over-gassed

Pretty easy easy to drink, a little more tamped down carbonation would've helped. One the better ones I've had from these guys

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Photo of degueulasse
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This hazy, yellow-tinted brown beer smells like pine and pineapple, epitomizing good New England beer. It tastes like passionfruit, citrus, and spruce, the juiciness largely unmatched by any APA I have tried. To top it off, it is a juicy beer whose full-bodied thickness also has a lightness that makes this a rather complex treat.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.96/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1pt 9oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 7/2/18, so I'm about a month past the drink by date here.

Golden yellow body, good streams of fine carbonation. Decent bubbly, creamy white head leaving good lacing.

Nothing at all on the nose, good or bad.

Faintly bitter, a little on the bitey side, the latter fading quickly. Bitterness increases after the bitiness goes away. Somewhat dry.

Mouth between medium and full. Finish is a faintly sour bitterness, then the drink dries out.

Overall, a solid pale ale, though I personally prefer Peeper.

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Photo of Justinprintz
4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLima
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy amber orange color with a thick head with great retention.
Aroma with notes of passion fruit, pine, fresh oranges, honey and stone fruit.
Flavor with notes of pine, mango, passion fruit, pineapple juice, spices and
Dry aftertaste with a very clean bitterness. It feels a bit lower than its 60.
Light to medium velvety body with appropriate carbonation.
Perfectly crafted with optimal balance and a super refreshing tropical, piney and citrusy APA. Not a pointless hop bomb.

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Photo of mpolewan
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Toynk
4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnDon
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Danmullens1
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrc1093
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 9/4/18

Pours a mostly clear golden orange with a thick two and a half finger white head, a foamy, almost cloud-like visual; excellent head retention at its peak, and still holds relentlessly at the one finger mark; plenty of sticky, soapy lacing clings on.

Aromas of piney hops against a delicate malt backbone to start, followed by notes of fresh cut grass, wilted mint, and garden herbs to go along with dank peach, citrusy grapefruit pith, tangerine, and orange peel; the hops notes are both edgy and refined, adding the necessary balance to what is a compact, subtly evocative, and classic pale ale bouquet.

Taste is simultaneously hoppy, bitter, and malty, and the balance is really something excellent; the notes of fresh grass build to a showcase of lightly bitter hops merging on the profile with smooth, clean malt in a truly symbiotic manner; it is a simple but pure display of what these two elements can accomplish.

Mouthfeel is well-carbed, something that builds on the beer’s smooth medium body; ultimately, it results in a creamy-smooth feel with a good bit of heft on the palate and a nice hop prickle on the finish; it certainly (and maybe somewhat unexpectedly) holds its own, while never losing a comfortable crispness.

Such a simple beer on the outset, and one that maybe took awhile to grab my attention considering the flavor bombs it exists alongside today (as well as the format and slightly off-putting pricing), but a beer this well-done can’t be ignored. A classic take on the style that has a bit of everything; simple but with quiet complexities, MO stands out for its ultimate drinkability and total polish as a pale ale.

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Photo of bigpoppa67
4.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wmcgar01
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(500 ml bottle, 08/07/18... poured into a nonic)

L: yellow-amber liquid, slight haze; tall, two-finger high rocky foam stand with fantastic retention... first pour produced a lot of head, subsequent topping pour kicked in a little swirl of sediment, enhancing the haze... remainder poured in creates dense cloudiness

S: static noise of pineapple, pink grapefruit, candied orange (peel), fragrant floral undertone - great intensity overall, alcohol only perhaps a touch present in background...

T: fruitiness of hops hangs heavy in the middle of the palate, with a knot of their spicy, peppery, lightly-herbal flavors clinging to the top of the palate; perhaps a subtle menthol note in the background; hanging on bottom of the palate is a little clean pale malt with maybe some crystal showing, but the entire foundation of which is all but drenched and drowned in hop residue cascading down from the top - interesting spectrum and division of flavors, top to bottom... the sediment seems to lend a subtle nuttiness at first, then homogenizes the hop-

F: bitterness of hops (fueled a touch by the booze) keeps a fine, yet relatively intense stinging action going on at the top of the palate, while the 2/3 to 3/4 at the back of the palate is quiet and clean... even after sediment fully integrated, very clean finish and afterglow... has that real-ale touch

O: man, another one I'm sorry to say I never tried sooner - humulus heavy and hazy, sublimely drinkable, on-point APA(/IPA) ... flavor seems to hold up well after a month - now having had two of their beers for the first time as of late, I'm really curious and eager to taste more fresh examples... I could do bottle-conditioned beer all day

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Photo of bendukes86
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Johncnh
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of al2913
4.48/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cnealc
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beersilio
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gatornation
3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden color with a fresh white head. Smell was citrus and lemon grass. Taste had prickly citrus fruit with some pine resin a cracker malt finish. Mouth was crisp a clean with hops and a mild bitter finish. A pedestrian pale ale very drinkable and refreshingly clean, not one i would buy again at it package or price point.

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Photo of npachl
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

MO from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 3,361 ratings