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:
3,201
Reviews:
467
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.2%
 
 
Wants:
291
Gots:
706
For Trade:
19
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Photo of Aewachiw
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DropD
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chinchill
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Pour Taproom (SC).
Pours with a lightly hazy amber body and a generous white head that has very good retention.
Aroma: sweet and odd (but not in a bad way), with fruity and berry notes.
Flavor: tropical fruit and floral notes from the hops; faint bready malts. Surprisingly sweet for style: in fact, more sweet than bitter.
Mouthfeel: near medium body with soft, medium carbonation.
Overall: refined and mild for style, this has a distinctive but very appealing aroma and flavor.

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Photo of TripleSun
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Golden orange haze and pours a generous head
S - Very clean head, with pine, a candy sweetness, grapefruit and orange
T - Grapefruit and pine along with juicy citrus
F - Bursting with flavor but not overpowering.

Once again the masters of the simplicity taste is kicking butt again!

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

Photo of nrbw23
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DraftDaddy
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

A very solid Pale Ale from Maine Brewing. I love Maines beers but they are a lot harder to get ahold of and considerably more expensive than Trillium

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

Photo of JoeMarinello
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ead73
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RAlmeida77
3.85/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjdc
3.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of I3eer
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tgp202
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 16.9oz bottle to tulip glass.

L: Golden orange, a little hazy but not opaque
S: Citrusy, grapefruit, a little piney, very clean smelling, not dank to me at all
T: More pine on the taste than the smell, some grapefruit coming through. Not too bitter. Very "clean" tasting, similar to the smell.
M: medium-light, crisp, like a session ipa
O: Outstanding beer, probably my 3rd favorite from my favorite brewery, Maine Beer Co. behind Another One and Lunch (note I have not been able to try Dinner yet). Not as complex as those other two, but lighter and cleaner. I would rank MO above Peeper for Maine Beer Co. pale ales

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Photo of littlestevie14
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LukeGude
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle. Tons of pillowy head. Delightfully mellow but enough interesting hop flavor.

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Photo of MurphDog14
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jrodsmrs51
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BertGib11
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkh012
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz. bottle, bottled on 03/28/2017 (11 days ago). Surprised to find a bottle this fresh on a random shelf at Eataly in NYC.

Poured at 50ish degrees into a Tired Hands teku. Milky yellow-orange with persistent lacing.

The nose jumped out at me as soon as I opened the bottle. Tropical fruit bomb. Pineapple and mango. Faintly soapy, but it fades as it settles/warms.

The taste follows but isn't as robust as the nose. Light and crushable. Medium bitterness. The fruit profile comes out mostly on the finish. Passion fruit, orange, and pineapple.

Mouthfeel is just a touch watery. Almost session-like. If this had more heft it would be near-perfect.

Overall: I was lucky enough to have Hill Farmstead Harlan earlier (on tap) and I liked that more. This is actually pretty similar, especially the nose, but not as round/full. Still an 8.5 or 9. Glad I got to try it, especially this fresh.

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Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

MO from Maine Beer Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 3,201 ratings.
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