I received a few American Craft Beers this past weekend from my buddy Matt. To my pleasure a bottle of MO (Madeline & Oliver) Pale Ale by Maine Beer Company. This is an American Pale Ale and a newer release.
Whenever I receive a box from Matt, I am hoping for at least one bottle of Maine American craft beer goodness. Maine Beer Company has quickly become one of my favorite breweries. I had to see if MO stood up to my high expectations.
Upon removing the cap, my nose quickly picked up on the heaping helpings of citrus, floral, and fruity hop scents emitting from the opening. The pour continued to tease my nose, making it almost impossible to hold back from a quick taste. There is a light but sweet malt presence that fends off the bitterness of the hops. The hop profile on the nose and palate make this beer a complete winner for me. Easy to drink and very inviting.
Maine did not disappoint. Thank you! I think there is a bit of Spring Peeper in this beer but the hop profile is more pleasing. Enjoy!
Aroma: 10 (25%), Taste: 10 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 8 (35%), Overall: 9.2
Useless Fact: In September, 1951, seventeen-month-old Mark Bennet of Vancouver, B.C., was stung 447 times by wasps and lived. He was released from the hospital after twenty days of treatment.