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Moa 5 Hop Ale - Moa Brewing Company

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Moa 5 Hop AleMoa 5 Hop Ale

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moa Brewing Company visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GilGarp on 08-17-2010)
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chickencoop

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

08-19-2013 15:56:37 | More by chickencoop
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-18-2014 12:23:39 | More by campfirebrew
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

07-11-2014 23:53:16 | More by Jmbbabson
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With a pep of tangy citrus and a firm armature of biscuit malt, the hoppy taste that make British ale popular gets an indigenous face-lift from the award winning brewers from MOA.

Five Hop is a darker rusty-amber hue that segways seamlessly to its toasted sweetness and piney aroma. Its soft biscuit malt starchiness gives the initial taste a creamy dryness to elevate a citrusy grapefruit, lemon and orange tone.

Across the middle, the ale simply blooms as its confident carbonation gives life to its brilliant white grapefruit, juniper, orange, lemon and grape character from those distinctive New Zealand hops. As the malts recede into a dry and toasty palate, its steely caramel taste is effortless on the palate but keeps the hops firmly supported.

Toasty-dry in finish, the hops continue to pull forth with elements of grass, white wine, peppery oak and its own wood-derived caramel and faint vanillans. With a tea-like presence in aftertaste, the taste concludes with hints of verbena and grain tannin.

MOA's Five Hop ale is a welcome addition to the American dinner table as it perfectly complements an array of domestic dishes from pizzas to burgers and everywhere between. One thing's for sure, moa beer is better than less beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 17:22:16 | More by BEERchitect
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

06-19-2014 17:31:16 | More by neckbracesub
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Beckieboo7

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

06-19-2014 05:44:00 | More by Beckieboo7
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Mikeluzzjr

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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admiral

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-14-2014 09:08:11 | More by admiral
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

05-07-2014 20:23:57 | More by ygtbsm94
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atrocity

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

04-25-2014 14:42:21 | More by atrocity
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magpieken

Australia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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cp45

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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jaymo18

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-25-2014 03:07:53 | More by jaymo18
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Vanz

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-27-2014 22:50:19 | More by Vanz
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12.7 oz bottle in a stemmed tulip glass.

A- Copper-orange color, 2f off-white head. Sudsy and lasting head leaves nice lacing down the glass. Hazy appearance with active small-bubble carbonation.

S- Dry bread , mild EIPA hops, caramel malts.

T- Bready malts, fruity hops. Has the flavor of the style but carries a slight mineral/metallic flavor.

M- Smooth, tangy. Dry lingering malt finish. I'm looking for slightly more hop kick.

O- Nice malt profile drives the brew, the hops may be a bit too subtle. The bottle was well within its freshness date, maybe the green bottle color had an effect. Quite good, still.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 23:03:10 | More by NiceTaps
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Impressive foamy head...takes up about half of the 24 ounce glass--only a third of the bottle used on the initial pour. Settles in a lumpy fashion, leaving some chunky lace. The color is deep amber with a bit of haze.

Fresh floral hop smell. There's a good, mildly sweet crystal malt aroma as well. Very pleasant and well-balanced.

The flavor is less impressive than the look and smell. There's a strong yeast bite on the initial taste. This dominates the rather dry malt flavors. The hop bitterness is raw and uncomplicated. The body is as one would expect.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 01:57:13 | More by smcolw
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beerasaurusrex

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

10-02-2013 22:15:35 | More by beerasaurusrex
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Agentveba

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

09-12-2013 02:13:12 | More by Agentveba
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Murrhey

Montana

3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12.7oz cork and cage bottle into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. Reviewed live.

A- Finger and a half offwhite head with large bubbles. Boils down to a thin white head atop a hazy orange-red body with nice carbonation. Can't complain about how this looks.

S- Nelson hops? Floral yet earthy. Slightly funky hops and medium malts. Curious they would call this a winter ale.

T- Spicy hops and earthy yeasts. Tingles the tongue with spiciness. Finishes earthy and bitter.

M- Lighter, slightly creamy and clean finish. Nice feel.

O- Nice beer. I hope I can have more New Zealand beers in the future.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 05:21:21 | More by Murrhey
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-23-2013 17:55:24 | More by kingmaker
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EkimGram

New York

4.64/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From my beer journal dated 4/17/12

Appearance: 12.7oz heavy green glass bottle poured into a standard pint. Colour is a hazy brown with a lightly caramel-tinged head that is enormous. The pillowy head fades slowly leaving a bubbly rim.

Smell: Clean, clear, and crisp malts with some bitter, citrus hops. Very nicely balanced.

Taste: Sweet, bready malts at first followed by a nice bitter bite of citric hops. Finishes with a touch of a roasted malt character.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, creamy - which is both surprising and quite enjoyable - and mildly carbonated.

Overall: Amazingly balanced, great flavours, and great aromas. I love the creamy mouthfeel, it is certainly a unique twist to this style and it's fantastic. A world-class beer!

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 19:39:29 | More by EkimGram
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micko323

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

06-27-2013 19:48:35 | More by micko323
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danieelol

Australia

3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not 100% sure what to review under as this beer has duplicates. Decided for a change-up.

This is the corked and caged bottle with the black label, I'm hoping that's the most recent release.

Pours a dark copper, almost bronze with good head and lacing.

Smell first off makes me think of skunk. Others have assumed it is light-struck, I simply think it's a metallic quality in the beer's aroma (despite the label's claims it seems to have more a POR-dominated nose than a Nelson-dominated nose). Some fruity and slightly even fusel-y grains behind this, but at least they add some character. Twang-y lemon hops.

As mentioned on the label, the English ale yeast does leave some sugar to battle alongside the clearly present bittering hops. Actually this is fairly well bittered and hoppy, alongside a sweet caramel cake character. Also those lemon-y hops persist.

Mouthfeel is sweet, thick caramel. Pretty nice thick and slick mouthfeel actually. Moderate sweetness is very manageable and interesting in a single bottle, but may inhibit sessioning if one is so inclined.

Enjoyable beer actually.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 11:01:57 | More by danieelol
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

05-25-2013 15:31:20 | More by meatyard
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Moa 5 Hop Ale from Moa Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.