Hoppit - Moa Brewing Company

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moa Brewing Company visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Profchaos20 on 06-01-2013

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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 6
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Photo of biboergosum
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

32oz growler from Wine and Beyond Emerald Hills.

This beer pours a hazy, mildly glassy medium copper amber hue, with two hefty fingers of filmy, loosely foamy, and yet somewhat creamy off-white head, which leaves a decent array of ghoulish cobwebbed lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of bready, yeasty caramel malt, a touch of dry toffee, citrus cream, muted pine resin, and further musty floral and boozy perfumed hops. The taste is sharp caramel malt, soused white raisins, piny flower petals, airy creamed toffee, and warmed orange juice, with a bristling metallic booziness.

The carbonation is fairly laid-back, but that's not to say inert - it does well to provide the support this beer needs, the body a decent medium weight, mostly smooth, and even a tad creamy. It finishes on the sweet side, as the citrus fruit from the hops sheds the bulk of its bitterness, the malt keeps on keepin' on, and the alcohol shores things up likewise.

A drinkable DIPA, if one with a certain lack of acerbic hoppy goodness - the citrus, pine, and floral notes all seem sedated for the most part. At least the standard ABV does well to keep in the shadows, not entirely showing its hand. Perhaps more of an English-inspired version of the style, if that actually exists, as I'm getting more of a nascent barleywine nudge as this one warms.

Photo of utfiero
2.82/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Best pop of any corked IPA ever! Shot across the room with vigor!

Color- cloudy medium brass. Full head.

Aroma- nutty barnyard and lemon rind.

Taste- A complex IPA, starts lightly effervescent with strong floral (almost acetone) notes hopy throughout with tropical (perhaps topaz hop) in the middle, finishing with a pleasant earthiness. This brew almost got it right. The earthiness probably came from the bottle conditioning, but the hops were far too floral and were extremely juxtaposed with the earthy, horse blanket background.

ABV 7.9%

From Marlborough, New Zealand

Photo of Zach136
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep honey body, one finger head, great lacing.

Aroma: Sticky resinous pine, with some tropical fruit. Medium+ intensity.

Flavor: Bitter citrus peel and pine needle over a bready malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and milky with a lingering astringency.

Overall: A solid IPA.

Photo of PfBeerMan
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bitter fruity flavor with a taste of an alcohol bite.

Photo of Profchaos20
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap at the Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas on May 29th. Was dying for something with hops as Vegas is pretty barren, when I saw this on the menu.

A - A nice amber color with orange hues, and a one finger white head.(Although it was pretty dark in the restaurant so this could be a bit off) Left nice lacing all the way down the glass.

S - Faint tropical and citrus hops with some flower as well. Some light caramel notes too. A little disappointed as there just wasn't a whole lot going on here.

T - Sweet malts up front, that quickly changes to some light tropical hops. Medium bitterness on the end.

M - Medium to full body, chewy, medium carbonation. Smooth.

O - Decent beer, it just falls short on the hops in the aroma and taste department for what I want in a Double IPA.

Photo of Mahanimal
4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

MOA products are in key kegs, which always seem to pour very foamy for the first few ounces.

A - Lighter in color than most Imperial/double IPAs. Pours a dark gold, more like an Am. pale ale. Head is slightly off white and creamy like an English cream ale.

S - Good grassy hop smell with just a hint of floral, like a few dandelions in the lawn

T - Very pleasant floral hoppiness to start with a lemony zest finish. Balanced well, but not as malty as would be expected. Bitterness is there, but it does not linger long and the flavors beg you to take another sip. Alcohol is masked very well.

M - Very light bodied for a double, with a medium carbonation and overall slight dryness

O - I love this beer, although it is not at all what I was expecting from its style. It is much lighter in terms of weight and bitterness than most doubles. Enjoyable, but not a hophead's kind of double. I love how well the alcohol is hidden.

The only thing that would make this beer more enjoyable would be to have Bilbo Baggins carrying a bushel of hops on the label.

Hoppit from Moa Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.