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:
3,210
Reviews:
469
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
8.2%
 
 
Wants:
293
Gots:
712
For Trade:
19
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Ratings: 3,210 |  Reviews: 469
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

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

My first Maine Beer Co...Bottled 1/10/17 so nearing the end of the shelf life....will have to check my other bottles for their born on dates...Beautiful golden beer with nice carbonation bubbles on the bottom of the glass once poured. A nice frothy inch and a half head that held its own for a couple minutes before leaving some nice lacing. Still had a nice floral/citrus smell out of the bottle, not as strong once poured. A well-balanced hoppy flavor with a few hints of citrus on the finish. Considering the clarity of the beer this had a pretty decent mouth-feel, not overly carbonated and smooth yet slightly dry finish. Definitely glad to have another waiting for me in the fridge but may have to drink it quickly if it was bottled the same day.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of srw
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigBoochDaddy
4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joberlander
3.48/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of abcsofbeer
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of afroskully
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Delicious crisp and flavorful pale ale with a perfect dry finish. plus, extremely surprised to find a bottle of this at my food co-op. Maine Beer Company brews incredible stuff.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden amber with frothy head that retains well in a persistent soapy film that leaves plenty of lacing.
The aroma is all about the hops. Citrus abounds; grapefruit, orange peel and even a hint of lemon. Pine resin and grass provide a counterpoint. Not as intense as an IPA, rather, more muted.
In the mouth there is a juicy and citrusy coating of grapefruit and mild lemon. There is a moderate sharpness to the pine hops that adds a nice bite. The finish is dry and grassy. The body is medium and with a moderate carbonation that stings slightly. However, it mellows out considerably as the drink progresses, and makes this brew truly smooth and drinkable.
This one went down quite easily. It is understated yet flavorful and very refreshing. I feel like I could drink 2-3 of these (16 oz) in one session. I continue to be impressed by Maine Beer Co.

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of newdamage1
4.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gordavidson
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jesterr44
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

MO from Maine Beer Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 3,210 ratings.
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