Moa 5 Hop Ale - Moa Brewing Company

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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

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(Beer added by: GilGarp on 08-17-2010)
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Photo of SmashPants
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Format: a very solid, dark green embossed bottle with a stylish, dark Moa label. A good package.

Appearance: poured into a tulip glass. A deep amber-copper colour with light carbonation. A good two-fingers of white head that slowly drops to a half-finger. Decent retention also.

Aroma: sweet bread malts with some fresh hop aromas. Smells decent.

Taste: some sweet malts up front with some hops also. A bit sweet. I thought this was supposed to be hop-forward?

Aftertaste: some bitterness from the hops here with those sweet malts also.

Mouth feel: medium in body with a moderate carbonation that brings the flavours well and makes the feel quite smooth. A lovely feel.

Overall: yet another 'not bad' beer from Moa for a truly outrageous price. I'm getting a bit sick of it to be honest. Not a bad IPA, but certainly not the best I have ever had by a large margin. A 12 pack of 375mL is AU$72, making an equivalent 24 x 330mL case around AU$125. Holy dooley! There are better IPAs for half that price. I've given Moa a few chances by now, but I think it's time to stop buying their very, very overpriced, slightly-better-than-average beers.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.65/5  rDev 0%

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5/5  rDev +37%

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3.05/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of coriswrasse
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Bottle shared into two snifters. HUGE head. no date.
Sweet hop smell, very English in nature.
Has a nice sweet mouth feel that then dries out leaving a resinous pine feel.
Very well balanced. Good sweetness with hop tones that grow on you and come out amazingly. Very nice and refreshing and each sip the flavor comes out more and more. Would buy again. Probably tomorrow when I drive to SC to my spot down there.

Photo of PolarBear3
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A- Pours a coppery, amber colour with one finger frothy white head that retains fairly well

S- Slightly spicy, biscuit, some floral notes with a hint of lemon, grapefruit but rather metallic. Nothing pronounced and rather disappointing

T - Rather bready, biscuity, slight caramel malts with a bitter , spicy , tangy finish with some tangerine, grapefruit and bitter lemon.

M - Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation

O - Nothing fantastic but a fairly well balanced refreshing beer, a little too tangy and bitter at the finish for me but ok.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.76/5  rDev +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!

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of NiceTaps
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of smcolw
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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Moa 5 Hop Ale from Moa Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.