MO | Maine Beer Company

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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
Ratings:
3,179
Reviews:
463
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.2%
 
 
Wants:
290
Gots:
697
For Trade:
19
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Ratings: 3,179 |  Reviews: 463
Photo of A_Drew
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Truck67
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Urk1127
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AGawinski
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bcsbeer
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lost_sailor
4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.47/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 1/10/17....reviewed on 1/22/17....so it's very fresh! Bottle conditioned!
A slightly hazed-out white gold color. Active, with a robust, clumpy, sea-foam style white cap, lacy on the decent. Such a wonderfully, fresh and healthy look.

A very hearty, robust, herbal, tropical, pine and light citrus hop-forward aroma.the hoppy effect is very complex, herbal and zesty fruits. Nice blend of earthy, herbal tones and classic, whole-cone esque pine and citrus. Huge for a Pale Ale.

A very herbal and spicy hop taste, not IPA leval hop but damn close. Big, earthy, dry notes with subtle pine, citrus and light tropical effects, very well rounded and complex hop flavor's that push forward. The dry, earthy hop and malt taste just mingles together perfectly for a very righteous overall flavor spectrum. The balance is also nice, a crispy, dry semi-sweet malt makes it all harmonize. Very bold flavor's. Major, healthy, hoppy, fresh overall effect.

The feel is just awesome, young, fresh, crisp with a rather full, bold mouthfeel, dry and crispy finish.

This brew just screams quality! One of the most healthy and complex Pale Ale's, on the market.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy, pale golden color with a soapy white head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of bright, clean hops with notes of citrus and pine.

Tastes of the bright hops layered over a soft malt base. Hops lead off with notes of grapefruit, tangerine, and pine. This gives way to some berry like sweetness. Malts come next with notes of crackers and a bit of syrup to back up the fruits. A touch of citrus zest comes towards the end before a dry finish.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a tasty pale, and I am glad I tried. However, the price ($7.99 for 500 mL) keeps it from being perfect.

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Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rugg315
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a stem less Reidel wine glass. Gold/yellow look nice head with good lacing. Has a pleasant citrus upfront with pine on the back end. Taste follows with nice finish. Maine Beer Co. always seem to be well constructed. Neat and clean nothing out of balance.

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Photo of Kurzman
4.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rbodacious
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great head, beautiful sloppy lacing. Solid haze.
It just looks delicious.Oily.
Immediate citrus scent with pine note.
Citrus burst . Very smooth and not too sweet.
Spice tingle dry finish.
Very well put together.
All features expand as it warms. Restraint is needed to experience.
What a great brewery.Great Pale Ale.

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Photo of Timtac
3.91/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Piggypoo
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.66/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

By far the best APA that I have had the pleasure of drinking. Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a pint glass, leaving about 2.5 ounces behind, to top off. The head was incredible, forming a sort of cumulonimbus cloud in the middle of the glass. The aroma was dominated by citrus, accompanied by a touch of pine. The taste was by far the smoothest, softest, pale ale ever, hands down. The feel was a velvety smooth finish, with a perfect malt/hop balance. The bottle conditioned yeast added to the craft, and it is encouraged to drink this within 90 days of the stamped date. It is a bit pricey in Ohio when you can get it; I paid $7.99 for a single bottle.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.27/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CertifiedG81915
4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Larueminati
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mleblanc25
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DJoe
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of duvel1979
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmorris15
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

MO from Maine Beer Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 3,179 ratings.
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