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Moa Pale Ale - Moa Brewing Company

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Moa Pale AleMoa Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moa Brewing Company visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: timtim on 06-08-2011)
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Reviews by OtherShoe2:
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours medium amber with some chill haze and a nice full head. Some lace.

Pepe LePew was in the house. Big skunk, but you get the rest of the toasted malt and some hop notes. There is a mineral element here as well.

Nice brew. Toasted malt and full bitterness, with a touch of fruit. But this one leans more toward bread crust and husk bitterness than a fruity brew. Finish is bitter and mildly malty.

Medium body, good appropriate carbonation.

I liked this beer. Nice solid effort toward the style. Some flaws, and the big one is that you get skunk on every sip. Get rid of the goddamn green glass folks.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 04:53:34 | More by OtherShoe2
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A: Pours a nice pale orange with two fingers of whitish head, nice lacing as well.

S: Some citrus, but more earthy notes with some moss and pine.

T: Moderate hop bitterness with flavors of lemon, pine, and grapefruit.

M: Light bodied and smooth with mild bitterness and a crisp, clean finish.

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Tried on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. Arrived in a standard pint glass, a light bronze amber color with a smattering of whitish bubbles. Looks like a standard pale ale. Aroma very bright and fruity, with considerable grapefruit rind, lemon, lime, orange, and musky guava on the nose along with some smooth caramel malt. Fresh bright citrus coupled with rank tropical fruit and an iced tea-like sweetness. Tastes lightly toasted but fruity at the same time, with the elements on the nose melding together in interesting ways. I get a marriage of hay and citrus that evokes starfruit, gummy candy, a subdued floral element, and hints of garlic crouton. Moderately carbonated contrary to reports below, although mine was not bottled. Ridiculously smooth, near creamy mouthfeel and a minimally bitter finish redolent with citrus rind and fresh juice complete the package. The Kiwi flavor hops get most of the play here but I also dig the mellow sweet malts that somehow manage to be toasty as well and the sweet finish. The tropical island vibe this evokes might not be to everyone's taste, but then again, the pale ale/IPA galaxy would be dull if they all tasted the same.

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Moa Pale Ale from Moa Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.