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:
#1,046
Reviews:
501
Ratings:
3,345
pDev:
8.16%
 
 
Wants:
297
Gots:
763
Trade:
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Photo of beef13
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Durge
4.12/5  rDev -4%
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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Photo of smutty33
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of lalaloveyou
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of DoubleSunshine610
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Yabev15
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of brystmar
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the original Pony Bar.

Golden/amber pour yields plenty of head and the most lace I've ever seen from an APA. Absolutely gorgeous!

Smells of fresh, tasty hops with plenty of citrus and malt in support. Taste follows suit with impeccable balance. MO is strongly hoppy while not carrying an abundance of bitterness. Fresh, mildly fruity, and surprisingly malty for a pale ale.

Not quite as good as Zombie Dust, but remarkably close. Very impressive!

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Photo of awotupski
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of morebeergood
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 2/23/12. Poured into a standard pint glass. Nice soapy white head on a dark sunset orange colored body. Lots of carbonation. Huge piney aroma of hops. Nice hop flavor balanced well with malt. Not overly assertive, which is what I like. Mouthfeel was nice, with just a slight hint of bitterness at the finish. A very nice beer; tasty and solidly built.

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Photo of gueuzeonhigh
4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A wonderful presentation- with a long lived white head that laces the glass, a translucent red straw color and an effervescence that adds life to the display.

My nose finds a mild nosed beer. Maybe it's me and therefore I downgraded my consideration.

Taste is wonderful-- a mile well balance-- just right, just enough-- it's a titillating flavor thread-- not over-powring, but not underwhelming. Enough ale character to make a lilting, light-footed, pirouette on my taster that causes me to start downing this beer-- I think that I've just won a million bucks and I'm pouring champagne all over my head.

The mouthfeel keeps up with it's flavor-- light, mild but chisled and well defined. It finishes with an equally mild but well established stance.

Overall-- this is a wonderful warm weathre refresher beer with outstanding characteristics. Solid proof that a fine flavored beer does not have to be a flavor steam-roller, nor does it's ABV content have to be a flashing neon sign.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of markasparov
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of coachdonovan
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 2/21/12 bottle, this was a gusher as soon as I popped the cap. Head is close to pure white and a legit four fingers in my tulip glass. Settles down after five minutes with great lacing. Big refresh of foam with every subsequent pour.

Aroma is pure fruity hop resin- more pineapple and orange than tart grapefruit. Hops show up first on the tongue, but a bit different from the nose, as now I get some pine. Pale malts add just enough sweetness to remind me this is only a PA. This is a bit like Peeper in that the flavor never quite reaches the strength of the nose.

Mouthfeel nice and light, carbonation good. This is wonderfully complex for such an easy-drinking beer.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.94/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into a nonic pint glass:

A: clear light golden colored body with a faint orange hue into my nonic. The white head was about three fingers for about a good two minutes before slowly dieing. The lacing was light, and somewhat spotty. Some carbonation was seen rising. No rings were left as the beer was sipped.

S: centered around the hops. Some citrus came out to play, but very subtley.

T: hops, some citrus came out but it was mostly faint. There was a faint malty backbone. The finish was mostly bitter and dry.

M: medium. It was well carbonated, with a lingering dryness, but was still balanced. It was mostly a drinkable beer.

O: not a bad beer, but nothing to scream about. Since the hops take center stage on this beer, I'm not exactly sure if this is really a pale ale. I'm just wondering if this is closer to an IPA. No worries, I would have this again.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange color with a wicked huge head, I mean huge, like half the glass is filled up huge, fades also at a wicked slow rate leaving a wicked ton of lacing, bit too wicked though since I have to wait for it to die down.

The nose is filled with a strong amount of grapefruity hops, citrus, some other light fruit esters, for just a pale it packs quite an aroma.

Taste is similar to the aroma, the grapefruit citruys hops taste the forefront, malt smooths things over a bit, decent bitterness, body is almost right, sadly I think all the carbonation disappeared in the head since it tastes almost flat like, I'll be more careful with the second half pour.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright glowing orange amber with light haze, prickly cap of white bubbles, decent lacing. Scent is huge whiffs of juicy tropical and citrus fruits such as mango, tangerine, pineapple, kiwi, lightly floral with sweet light malts. Taste follows suit bith big tropical and citrus notes, lightly sweet malts with faint residual sugar, lightly bitter. Only knock was the active and prickly carbonation, could be toned down a notch,medium bodied. Fantastic fruit notes that few pales or IPAs produce, an all around winner.

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Photo of zekeman17
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of Rifugium
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at Pinocchio's, Media, PA

Poured a hazy golden orange with a delicate white head; moderate retention and lacing. Aroma is hop-dominant, with scents of fresh citrus. More of the same in the taste, loads of fresh juicy citrus hops, floral notes, orange, passionfruit, light caramel sweetness. Light and crisp, medium body, very drinkable. Another MBC success.

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Photo of xnicknj
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
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 BigPlay1824
4.45/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a crystal clear golden color with a slight amber hue and a two finger head that is very creamy just slightly off white and has large bubbles which linger for a very long time, leaves a really beautiful amount of head around the glass
S: purely a beautiful bright and fresh grapefruit hop note, perfectly what i look for in an APA, nice resinous hops notes
T: a nice taste but not quite in line for what i had seen in the scent, the grapefruit hops are absolutely there in the middle but do not taste as bright as they had smelled, there is a very brief note in the middle which reminds me of green peppers but it is extremely fleeting
M: medium carbonation tingle, smooth, leaves just the sides of the tongue feeling slightly dry
O: im mad at myself because i bout this beer about a month and a half ago and stuck it in the back of the fridge, i entirely forgot what it was and thought it was a stout so i just kinda kept letting it go, i wish i had drank it sooner so that it was even fresher, that being said it drinks quite nicely and has a nice taste, maine beer co has once again come through in my opinion

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Photo of jmilo64
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of ithinkimasofa
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

MO from Maine Beer Company
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