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:
#1,004
Reviews:
492
Ratings:
3,319
pDev:
8.16%
 
 
Wants:
302
Gots:
754
Trade:
19
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Ratings: 3,319 |  Reviews: 492
Photo of Kadonny
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured via tap at TJs in Paoli. Fresh keg. I've had the Peeper, so I'm interested in the difference.

A: A clear medium golden color that you can see through. A nice one finger white head sits atop. Lacing is sticky, full and lasting.

S: Wow, am I the only one that gets tons of tropical fruit on the nose? I do, with grapefruit, mango, pineapple and some grassy hops to mix with some biscuit malt.

T: Same thing. Loads of citrus that is tropical even with grapefruit, mango, guava and pineapple. The hops are bright and mix with some grassy flavors and biscuit and bready malts. Finish is all citrus with some bitterness. Nice beer, Citra hops maybe?

M: Medium to light, but perfect for the style. No alcohol and some nice bitterness on the finish.

O: How people are not getting tons of citrus and tropical fruits is amazing to me, they jumped right out from the first smell. Freshness maybe? Anyway, what a great pale ale that I will no doubt seek again.

This is a far and away better pale ale than Peeper, seek this one out and you won't be sorry.

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Photo of oline73
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a finger of fluffy off white head. This beer has some great retention.

Smell: Quite light with a mild hop aroma. Just a little citrus fruit and a mild malt sweetness.

Taste: This is much nicer than the smell. Citrus peel hop bitterness hits the tongue, but the malt balances things out well. My only complaint is that the taste seems a bit watery in the middle of the sip. The finish is slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and an extremely dry finish.

Overall: Another really nice offering from Maine. Very well balanced and easy to drink. I would definitely have another.

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

Poured from bottle purchased at Whole Foods in MA somewhere...
Pours a creamy looking orangey red. Thick white foam with nice lacing. Great hop aroma; some malts are a runner up on the nose, followed by citrus.
Very creamy taste...hoppy and malty. Well balanced and worth every penny. I love MBC. They have to be one of my fav brewers. They are consistantly good and this is no exception.

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Photo of ZacharyJ
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Photo of GuisseppeFranco
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of bigred89
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Flounder57
3.83/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip.

Appearance: The beer poured a two finger head that has partially reduced and left some nice lacing. The beer is a nice orange color with good clarity and lots of bubbles coming up through the center of the glass.

Smell: citrus and piney notes, crystal clear malts, and some breadiness and sweetness to the beer too.

Taste: citrus and some pine, malts seem pretty tames down from what I smelled in the aroma. All the flavors seem pretty simple to me and wish there were more like in the aroma.

Mouthfeel: smooth, medium carbonation, medium bodied, a little chewy, and easy to drink.

Overall: Another solid offering from MBC in western Portland. Good to see that so many amazing brews are made at 5 breweries in such a small industrial area. Will be looking forward to more of this in the future.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

022312 on the label.
In an imperial pint glass the beer was amber colored with a thick white head and a lot of lace.

Hoppy aroma. Grassy and piney, a little bit of citrus. Some sweet malt.

Hops at the forefront in the taste. Mostly piney and grassy hops, but there was a bit of grapefruit there too. Nice biscuity background.

This was a hoppy, but not overly hoppy, beer. Very pleasant to drink.

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Photo of valdieu2
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of bentonquest
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of slane1616
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of thesarahfuller
5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of metalgdog
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a solid inch and a half, stiff white head. No pun intended. Very nice retention and carbonation level. Coudy, light golden color with a smidge of pink.

A big whiff brings out a bouquet of some hops mixed with pink grapefruit.

Flavor continues with a marriage of hops with grapefruit. The bitter citrus element is enjoyable and ends with some maltiness on the back end with the grapefruit lingering.

Overall this has a uniqueness about it that warrants a tasting. Definitely an enjoyable pale ale.

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

A: pours a murky brown with three fingers of white head that fades into a dense cap with great lacing.

S: lots of bright citrus on the nose, mostly orange and pineapple dominating. Some slight grapefruit as well. Smells great.

T: hops dominate the flavor as well--grapefruit, pine, and grassy hop notes mostly. The finish is only slightly bitter.

M: medium-light body with highish carbonation, this beer is light and clean.

O: a great pale ale overall, though definitely more of an IPA. Still, it smells great and tastes good as well.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.43/5  rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16.9oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Dated 2/28/12. Consumed on 4/2/12.

A: Pours a clear, light gold color. The large, creamy, pillowy head has superb retention. Thick foamy rings of lacing cling all the way down the glass.

S: Aromatic hops: piney and floral with subtle hints of mango and orange. Malts scents of bread, flour, and grain. Yeast adds a touch of chalk and must.

T: Green, plant-like hop tastes open. Hints of tangerine and lemon rind. Dry grainy tastes emerge as the hops start to fall away. Cheerios and toast come to mind. Slight peppery accent. This beer is bone dry. The finish is almost non-existent, just a ghost-like dry graininess and some hop oils that fade in a hurry.

M: Light in body, slick, a touch oily (from the hops), and pretty smooth. Slightly coarse astringency. Not a bad mouthfeel.

O: Just too dry and astringent for me. The malt bill seems emaciated.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Etan
3.92/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottling date 2/23/12, so it's about a month old. Sent to me by Valdieu2.

A: Pours a dull golden orange with a pillow white head. The huge white cap retains well after the pour, eventually leaving a lot of thick lacing.

S: Reeks of fresh hops. Almost-puckering aroma of sourish grapefruit, ripe orange, bitter grass and lemon. I'm salivating.

T: Very restrained taste. Palpable grassy and floral bitterness underlaid by subtle citrus hop notes and a nice dry malt base. A bit of spiciness in the finish, with sweet grain and a breath of mild bitterness lingering.

M: Tingly, creamy body. Nice.

O: This is tasty. Hops could be a little more assertive in the taste but it's still refined.

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Photo of muskiesman
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of EZE123
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of alalvarez75
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of wcintula
4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What a big bitter beast! I love that this is a 16 oz'er. It fits lovely in a nonic pint. Pours lookin like a pale ale until I swirl and add the yeast then it gets this cool funky brown-ness to it. Big white head with some scant sticky lace.

Smells awesome, big hops- citrus, pine, but mostly citrus. Nice dry malt cracker flavor to back up the bitter. This beer is awesome, might be my new fav pale ale.

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MO from Maine Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 3,319 ratings