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Motueka Pale Ale - Other Half Brewing Co.

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Motueka Pale Ale
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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.13%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Other Half Brewing Co. visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 01-06-2014

A pale ale brewed with Styrian Goldings, Cascade and a ton of NZ Motueka.
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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 5
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Photo of dar482
4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer is straight up Motueka pale ale as advertised. There's a melon quality of an unripen honey dew Then onto citrus peel, spice, and a big punch of grass, spicy, and floral. The traditional Saaz German breeding of this hop surely comes through.

A really delicious sessionable hoppy brew.

Photo of PVMT
4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Brooklyneer 5/22/15.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Grassy all the way. Super grassy. That's the definition of this beer. Mild sweet edge, almost like citrus. Grass is very dominating here though. Decent and a good exercise is single-hop-dominant beers.

Photo of CreightonSM
2.8/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Not what I was expecting but it's pretty, pretty good.

Photo of Pahn
3.21/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap at the Stag's Head. Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Nice hazy yellow tinged orange, with a long lasting fizzy white head. Good lacing.

Smell: Ambiguously pungent and faint hops. Some citrus. Maybe earthy, but that's probably just the name placebo'ing me.

Taste: Starts citrusy hops then everything is eaten by overcarbonation. When the carbonation wave recedes, there's a really nice grain aftertaste.

A few sips in, and it's clear that this beer should have been called Styrian Goldings Pale Ale. Maybe a little citrus and motueka funk, but mainly it's herbal, cologne-like noble hop sweetness. Tastes so much like a light pilsner that I wish it actually were a good pilsner.

Mouthfeel: Light body. Lots of carbonation (over, for me). Pretty dry. So feel-forward (if I'm allowed such a stupid term) that it masks the already subdued flavor.

Overall: Decent but mediocre summer pale ale. If it's any summary, I left the bar with the glass half full.

Other Half has potential, but I'm not all that impressed. Maybe I need to take a trip to Brooklyn and see how it is at the source.

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Motueka Pale Ale from Other Half Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.