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Maine Beer Company
Maine, United States | website

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
Reviews:
434
Ratings:
3,046
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
22.01%
 
 
Wants:
280
Gots:
642
For Trade:
18
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Reviews: 434 | Ratings: 3,046
Photo of smcolw
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Large, frothy near-white head that settles in a dome-like fashion. Cloudy liquid with a gold to amber color. Sports spots of chunky lace on the glass.

Fresh evergreen and grapefruit hop aroma with a touch of pineapple. Appealing.

Slight fruitiness initially. Dry bitterness takes over quickly and is particularly tingly on the tongue. Exceptionally long bitter aftertaste. The body leans on the richer side while the carbonation is as expected.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Thanks Toasterchef!!

What a perfectly forming uniform off white head on the pour, large, but settles nicely in due time, the bubbles are practicaly on forming all the same perfect size. A gorgeous nearly clear but a little hazy bronze and brass gold. Shining and shimmering.

What a great soft hop smell on this with a cushy malt. Fruit basket citrus, and great crispy bready toast. Malt dry character takes over, boy this feels like something good is coming.

The palate gets hit and I notice a bit of wetness. Even for a pale ale this is still I find a bit watery, but then the flavors hit so perfectly. An easy toasty whole wheat bread, crisp hop tasting and faint citrus, then eventually some apricot. Afterfinish on this is LOOOOooong, but not like an IPA but just a good solid pale ale. Previous sips jam the nose citrus angle slowly.

I am just blown away by how good this brewery makes beer. Just another solid offering regardless of mouthfeel.

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Photo of Bendurgin
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip. This one pours a golden orange/yellow with a finger of fluffy white head and a little bit of sparse lace.

No messing around here; juicy hops that remind me of papaya and orange citrus with a good bitter finish. A little bit of doughy yeast in the background. The pallet gives a little more of a grapefruit flavor with good pine and a sharp bitter finish. Really rock solid.

The body is nice and light and the carbonation is a little bit on the sharp side.

Real good stuff here. MBC is really hitting home runs with their hop forward beers. I need six packs.

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Photo of andrewinski1
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thank you, Ben, for sharing this! Poured into a tulip. The color is medium to dark orange. There is a giant white foamy head with a ton of sticky lacing. The color is slightly hazy.

The aroma has a lot of cantaloupe and honeydew, with a touch of orange and pine to go with it. The sweet malt helps bring out the melon aromas. The aroma is very strong and very good.

The taste is mellower than the aroma might indicate. The malt flavor is particularly subdued, leading to slightly grassy, piney hops in the finish. This may not be a balanced pale ale, but it's hoppy and refreshing.

This is light in body and has smooth carbonation.

Very delicious. Drink fresh!

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Photo of NateWilleverpott
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very pungent, very beautiful beer. Golden Yellow appearance, this really is a "pale" ale.
Nose has tons of citrus, about 50 lemon peel 50 grapefruit. This thing smells better than any of the double IPAs in the area.
Taste follows on the nose, grapefruit upfront with a lingering lemon/orange peel. Nice and dry.
Carbonation is good for the style, a very "west coast" mouth feel.

Overall this is great stuff especially for Maine/New england where everything is heavy on the malt. Pick up a bottle.

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Photo of beerbiatchMD
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

50 cL bottle dated 2/23/12 (fresh!) into a grand Bordeaux wine glass.

A: orange with brown hues and gold, has 3 fingers of off-white head with amazing retention and lacing. On of the thickest frothiest heads I've experienced. 4.5

S: nice aromatic hop bouquet with zesty orange peel, grapefruit, pine resin, and a hint of bready malty yeast. 4.0

T: a hint of breast malt initially followed by a great rush of citrusy and piny hop bitterness. I pull out lemon zest, pine, grass, white bread, pepper, and yeast from the taste. Very good. 4.5

M: crisp, clean, medium bodied, good carbonation.

O: a very good pale ale. Quite hoppy, this beer flirts with IPA status and reminds me a lot of Zombie Dust. Excellent! I am going to attempt to buy a case before it sells out. A must have. 5.0

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Photo of twelvsies
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Always excited to try anything new from the guys at MBC. This one pours a very vibrant gold, very clear, huge rocky head. Lively, and screaming fresh. Very hoppy in the nose, lots of green pine, some citrus, herb-y. Flavor is indeed very hoppy but this beer remains balanced. Lots of bright hops, herbal and grassy and pine again, woodsy, light doughy malts, and a definite crispness. This beer is super light on the palate for having so much flavor. Very airy and quaffable. Definitely along the same lines as Peeper and Lunch but a testament the brewery that they can pull off such a variety of hoppy light colored beers that all have their own identity. Curious to see if this makes it into the regular rotation or is just a seasonal / one-off. Always a delicious, fresh, well made beer from Maine

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Photo of ToasterChef
4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I picked up this bottle today from Downeast Beverage in Portland. It wasn't even on the shelf yet, I had to pull it out of the delivery box. It was bottled on 2.23.12, or possibly 2.28.12, it's hard to tell, but it seems unlikely that it left the brewery a mere 24 hours ago. The bottle was at room temperature, so I chilled it in the fridge for about 15 minutes before pouring into my MBC glass.

The beer looks ot be strongly carbonated with a very large white foam head that fills the top third of my glass. The body is a clear tarnished gold liquid with plenty of tiny bubbles rising within. Widespread patchy lacing is left behind as the head recedes.

There is a very nice hop aroma on this beer. Big earthy, pin hops smells dominate. I can tell this is one fresh beer.

MO has a pretty decent pale ale flavor. Pine flavored hops are the strongest taste; it gives me the impression of twigs and pine cones. The hops aren't too oily, but there is a lingering bitterness that isn't sitting right with me. It doesn't taste off or anything like that, it's just not what I was expecting. I guess I would prefer a crisper finish. Still, it is very tasty brew.

Although medium-bodied, the beer feels a touch watery to me. The large amount of hops make me want a meatier beer. Carbonation levels are good.

I like this beer. Although similar, it is distinctly different than Peeper. This is hoppier than a lot of pale ales...it's close to an IPA. Fans of MBC won't be disappointed with this new product. IF you've enjoyed their other offerings, I recommend you give MO a shot as well.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 022312 1

A: Pours a nice straw yellow color with a big fluffy 3 fingers worth of white head that leaves great lacing and retains well

S: An intensely hoppy nose with mostly citrus, pine, and grass. Grapefruit/orange rind stands out the most. Some pale malt in there as well, but it is hidden behind the wall of hoppy goodness

T: A little maltier here than in the nose, but it is extremely well balanced while still being nice and hoppy. Alcohol hardly noticeable except for enhancing the malts a little

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: The extreme care and hard work shown by the brewery is evident yet again in this newest beer. Not sure if this is a one-time deal or if they will release more, though. This is a lot like peeper, only a little maltier in the taste. Very easy to drink and evenly priced with the rest of the line-up

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