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MOOG Filtered Ale - Asheville Brewing Company

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MOOG Filtered AleMOOG Filtered Ale

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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 13.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Asheville Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 07-05-2010)
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Photo of jktedder12

North Carolina

2.48/5  rDev -29.5%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Hazy burnt orange color appeared only after a long wait for the enormous head to dissipate. WAY over Carbonated. Head filled the entire glass. Tried to drink from the bottle and almost choked on the foam that accumulated in my mouth. Not impressed with that. Smell not too much to speak of. Taste is very hoppy, malty as well. Light crisp mouthfeel (after overcoming the carbonation). Overall, when actually tasting the product, it's an ok brew, but I really can't get past the excessive carbonation. Spent a long time trying to get the foam to liquefy. Sorry ABC & Moog. Probably wouldn't do it again.

03-11-2012 03:15:36 | More by jktedder12
Photo of Brewsed

North Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -29%

02-13-2012 17:01:20 | More by Brewsed
Photo of Kegatron


2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

07-23-2013 20:54:08 | More by Kegatron
Photo of VaTechHopHead

2.98/5  rDev -15.3%

Pours a hazy golden orange and a TON of foam for a head, surprised this wasn't a gusher

Smell is faint and slightly sweet. Hardly any hop aroma a a light whiff of light malts. Nothing very impressive

Seems to be a theme for me this week, another old pale ale/hoppy beer that has lost a majority of its bitterness. Lots of refined sugar flavor, hop cloying, and residual sweetness to this one

Medium body and a ton of carbonation and a clean aftertaste

Overall just another out of date pale ale

01-18-2012 01:38:55 | More by VaTechHopHead
Photo of mbrown26

North Carolina

2.98/5  rDev -15.3%

Went from a bottle into a pub glass.

I wanted to like this beer more than I really did. Couldn't finish my glass, which isn't a reflection on the beer, but more on my personal tastes. I think this beer would be perfect for other people.

A: It was a little bit lighter than I'd want. I don't think I ever saw a head so white, but it was short and short lived.

S: This was a saving factor of the beer for me. I got a lot of good notes: citrus and pine.

T: There was a ton of flavor in the beer, but none of it was my cup of tea. Definitely could taste the citrus notes, but the aftertaste was too much for me. It stayed on the palate a lot longer than I wanted it too

M: Could have been too much carbonation.

D: Just about average.

11-02-2010 12:18:13 | More by mbrown26
Photo of dfpratt09

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -14.8%

12-25-2011 06:07:47 | More by dfpratt09
Photo of Georgiabeer


3.03/5  rDev -13.9%

Pours a slightly hazy amber with a decent head that sicks around as a thin cap. Smells of tropical fruit, grain, and slightly of solvent. The taste is better, with more light grain and tropical fruit. Fairly balanced and with some light earthy and citrusy bitterness, but overall it's just another pale ale.

06-20-2011 01:35:24 | More by Georgiabeer
Photo of vande


3.15/5  rDev -10.5%

a: a rusty golden color with a thin head..hazy look to it

s: light notes of pine.. hints of bread..light caramel

t: a craft beer that tastes....like beer..tough as there are a lot of APAs out there and expectations run high, this one doesn't really leave a lasting impression...hint of bitterness towards to the finish with a slight sweet beginning...somewhat mild

m: medium in body

o: an ok beer, nothing I'd go out of my way for again..

01-07-2012 04:58:10 | More by vande
Photo of blackie


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

bomber from Greenlive AVL on Moogfest weekend 2011, consumed fresh and reviewed from notes...

a: poured into a tall allagash glass, beer the color of medium-dark honey, light head and retention

s: grainy caramel malt body with some rustic grain husk aroma, muddled pine tea hop nose, somewhat sweet, the grainy caramel is kinda nice but I can tell that this one is gonna be fairly standard...

m: carbonation light to moderate, a little spritzy, on a light-medium body

t: grainy caramel and muddled steeped pine needles upfront, musty rustic grains, moderately sweet with a moderate pine bitterness creeping into the finish, balanced and drinkable

o: tastes fine but unimpressive overall - nothing to really differentiate it from the other untold numbers of pale ales out there, but the fact that there's some caramel malt to grab onto does help and makes for a nice balance, wide appeal is likely what they were going for to appeal to the moogfest crowd

04-08-2013 01:26:46 | More by blackie
Photo of ASUBeer

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-31-2012 01:27:09 | More by ASUBeer
Photo of MrMcGibblets


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Thanks to gehenherzog for this extra!
A: hazy bronze/light copper color. Sediment chunks contradict the purported filtering. I don't mind the haze and chunkage so much, but why call it filtered? Voluminous head is persistent.
S: vague fruit and earthy. Some caramel. Not a typical apa nose.
T: light. To medium sweet caramel malts are thoroughly washed out by a crisp hop bitterness. Earthy, spicy hop or yeast flavors. Finishes dry.
M: nice and frothy. Light body.
O: would like to know the abv. Different aroma and flavor for the style.

05-15-2011 23:35:10 | More by MrMcGibblets
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

12-25-2011 21:00:20 | More by brotherloco
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-18-2012 05:51:04 | More by burningsnailman
Photo of DavoleBomb


3.53/5  rDev +0.3%

Poured into a pint glass. Apparently this is about a year old. We'll see is this APA can stand the test of time.

4.0 A: First pour yielded more than a hand of head with very little actual liquid accumulation. Several pours later I got a full glass. Despite having "filtered" in the name, this has a pretty good haze to it. Dark yellow in color with some crap floating throughout. Pillowy white head with very good retention and tons of lacing.

3.5 S: Earthy and piney hops with maybe some pineapple as well. A bit of caramel. Grainy with a dry dustiness to it.

3.5 T: A lot fruitier than the nose and features peach and apple notes. Bready yeastiness with a touch of caramel. A soft bitterness.

3.5 M: Medium body. Chewy. A bit overcarbonated. Smooth enough.

3.5 D: It's not that bad right now. I wonder what it would have been like fresh. This would be a much better beer if the yeast were cleaner.

05-21-2011 04:04:59 | More by DavoleBomb
Photo of wagenvolks


3.65/5  rDev +3.7%

22oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip. Cheers to mikesgroove for the thoughtful extra!

Take note Pale Ale's: Moog is how you should look. Rosy, bright copper body with a smattering of carbonation rising up through the crystal clear liquid. Head is manila-colored and creamy, and sticks to the edge of the tulip with stubbornness. Fruity aroma, both from the hops and yeast. Mango, grapefruit, orange, pear, pineapple. It's a bonafide fruit-cup, and I like it. Malts hide in the background with a pale, honey-biscuit note.

Flavor shifts gears into the crisp category, with the hops becoming distinctively green and piny. Lots of hop flavor & bitterness, with a touch of banana, but the pale malts are grainy and taste a bit hollow. The finish leaves a bit to be desired, too, as it leaves behind traces of mineral water and grain husks. Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, but could stand to have a fuller body backing all that hoppiness. Overall, a serviceable pale ale, and one I'd gladly have again, but Moog just misses the mark in a few spots. Still, give it a try.

07-21-2010 01:36:54 | More by wagenvolks
Photo of wedge

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +5.1%

Slightly hazed orange under a slight, yet persistent white head. Aromas of grapefruit, floral hops, some green pine needles, and pear. Green hoppy flavor with a piney bitterness. Notes of tea, citrus rind, grass, and a mild woody dryness. I'm pretty surprised the hops have held up in this beer. Medium-ish body with a solid bitterness. Crisp, easy drinking. Too bad this was only brewed once, I'd like to try it again...

10-21-2010 01:27:33 | More by wedge
Photo of evansrdbrew

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +5.1%

22 oz. In Thirsty monk pint glass
drank on 8/11/10

A- Crystal clear deep golden colored ale. highly effervescent ale kept its head beyond the first several sips. Thick fine bubbled lace clung to all sides of the glass. Beautiful looking beer

S- smooth malt notes of biscuit and mild carmel. Whifs of hop aromas, pine maybe? Crisp and light. Light notes of fruit.

T- light hints of roast malt interlace with pale malts. Has a nice herbal, pine hop note which balances the malt.

MF- bubbles across the tongue with a quick hoppy bitterness which fades fairly quickly to more of a dry feeling. Nice crispness.

D- quite drinkable. An APA with a little more malt focus than usual but still distinctly american.

08-11-2010 23:56:50 | More by evansrdbrew
Photo of Lantern

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

12-07-2011 20:36:20 | More by Lantern
Photo of baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

09-28-2013 00:25:14 | More by baklo
Photo of prototypic


3.85/5  rDev +9.4%

Ahhh yes. Another beer from kkipple. Thanks, Dan! You're the best!

Moog Filtered Ale pours a gold color. It's quite hazy, and has an orange tint with backlighting. A foamy white head covers it. It rises to over fingers in depth, and is very slow to recede. Lacing is quite sticky and thick. Good looking beer.

The nose is pretty good, but isn't great. Caramel malt sweetness strikes first. There's a bit of bready scent that follows and lingers throughout. There are some hoppy notes that follow. They are floral and somewhat grassy. Given the malt presence, it smells somewhat balanced. There's an interesting earthy, musky aspect to it. It smells alright. Alcohol isn't much of a factor.

The flavor is good. It's a notch above the nose. Caramel malts provide a nice base. They're a little sweet, but not to an offensive degree. Hops are in the mix. They're mostly floral, earthy, and grassy. There's a hint of bitterness, but it is quite balanced. There's definitely a danky, musky, almost funky flavor to it. It's good, but I'm not quite loving it. Alcohol is blended well. I have no idea what the abv is though. Seems somewhat tame.

The body is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is dialed down, but it doesn't feel quite smooth. It needs more body for that. Drinkability is good. I like the flavor here quite a bit. It goes down easy and doesn't seem too intimidating. A bomber = no problem.

Moog Filtered Ale is a little similar to the Moog in that it's unique and stands alone in its funkiness. I don't think there's Brett here, but it has a novel musky flavor that's damn near funky. Not kidding. I never imagined encountering that in an American Pale Ale, but it's not bad. A bit stronger of a hop presence would improve it, but this is a nice little beer. Thanks, Dan!

01-15-2011 04:23:07 | More by prototypic
Photo of TheHoppiest


3.88/5  rDev +10.2%

Big thank you to the bro-in-law for this beer, brought up straight from Asheville. I also took pleasure in educating him on the correct pronunciation of Moog (mōg, not mūg).

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a golden-yellow with a thin white head.

Has a spicy smell, with bananas and cloves, overlaid with mild malt.

Taste is nothing like the smell; this has a spicy, peppery hop taste up front, warming the throat down to the belly. Resin, pine, and astringency are clearly present. What happened to that sweet banana smell?

Medium bodied, I'm liking the hop flavors in this brew.

Nicely drinkable, an Asheville offering I'd love to drink again sometime.

01-07-2011 02:25:57 | More by TheHoppiest
Photo of jpmclaug

South Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +10.8%

One of many generous extras from mikesgroove. Poured from the bomber into my pint glass

A - Clear golden body with a small white head resting on top

S - Light hoppiness with a pale malt backbone. Smell's balanced and while I can pick up on both qualities neither are dominant or all that aromatic

T - Once again a gentle balance plays out between pale malts and some floral hoppiness.

M - medium bodied. a good amount of fine carbonation

D - Really drinkable. A solid beer that can easily be enjoyed but nothing mindblowing or out of the ordinary. I'm glad I got to try this one.

11-12-2010 23:15:13 | More by jpmclaug
Photo of brentk56

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +10.8%

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy amber color and a modest cap that, despite its small size, manages to leave some nice webbing behind

Smell: Bread and caramal with a vague hint of piney hop

Taste: Bread, barley and caramel malt flavors assert themselves up front but an herbal, piney hop flavor arrives by mid-palate and continues to build after the swallow, with the bitter flavors and the malt flavors blending nicely together for a balanced finish; both the hops and the malt linger well into the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A very nicely balanced APA that is very approachable while having a malt and hop character that is different enough to make it interesting

07-05-2010 23:06:51 | More by brentk56
Photo of Cyberkedi


3.9/5  rDev +10.8%

Strong aroma is malty and fruity with yeasty and grassy overtones and a hint of horehound. It pours a clear golden amber with a thick, fluffy eggshell head. Malty flavor has an overtone of Mandarin orange with a hint of lemon, as well as subtle caramel and grassy notes and just a touch of hoppy bitterness. Smooth texture is fairly fizzy and leaves a malty, sour citrus finish that has a touch of hops. A worthy homage to the inventor of the legendary synthesizer!

01-08-2012 23:31:56 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of Mora2000


4/5  rDev +13.6%

The beer pours a yellow color with a huge head. The aroma is heavy on the citrus. I get some lemons and oranges as well as some bready malt.

The flavor is very nice. I get a lot of orange citrus notes as well as some bready malt. The beer is fairly chalky tasting and the bitterness is low. There is a ton of hop flavor, but not too much hop bitterness. Very nice.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

11-13-2010 09:03:04 | More by Mora2000
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MOOG Filtered Ale from Asheville Brewing Company
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