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Moat Iron Mike Pale Ale - Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

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Moat Iron Mike Pale AleMoat Iron Mike Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

209 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 11
Gots: 26 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co. visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BillyBrew on 10-06-2002

American-style pale ale. This crisp ale has a medium bitterness with a flavor profile dominated by an aroma consisting of a blend of three hops, including Cascade.
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Ratings: 209 | Reviews: 72
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3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a decent golden color with a one finger head into my glass. Huge fucking can too!

The aroma is about more malt, less hops. The quintessential pale ale.

Grassy hops with an emphasis on the malt. More of a traditional pale ale? The taste reflects the aroma. An easygoing pale ale.

Not much in the aftertaste. Light and crisp.

Nothing bad to say about this. Check it

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3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Iron Mike Pale Ale poured from the 20oz can is amber in the glass with a small, frothy white head on top. as the foam fades spots and lines of lace remain on the glass. a flurry of tiny bubbles rise to the surface from the bottom.

The aroma is malty and sweet with some floral notes blended in. caramel and toasted malt, tropical fruit, grass and a touch of citrus are all present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is slightly creamy, dry with moderate carbonation. The flavor is much like the aroma. Bready, caramel malt and toast are balanced with tangerine citrus, a touch of mango and grass. It finishes dry and mildly bitter. Once gone the toasted malt and citrus flavors linger on the palate.

This is a very drinkable, well balanced beer is a huge can. I brought another can on a kayak trip recently and sipped on it a couple miles down the river.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a big-ass 24oz can into a 23oz weizen glass, for shits and giggles. Thanks to Valdieu2 for sending this to me.

A: Pours a nice burnt orange with a spongy off-white head. Nasty lacing and retention.

S: Really nice mellow nose of floral yeast, citrus and grassy hops, a bit of perfumy spiciness.

T: Pleasing bready caramel malt infused with mellow floral and piney hops. Mild citrus (lemon, orange) and apricot shows in the middle, with a bit of an herbal note on the end from the yeast and hops. A hint of bitterness lingers.

M: Creamy, nice carbonation.

O: This is a pretty tasty APA - mellow, but interesting.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Massive can into .75L stein thanks to caguiar (Thanks Chris!!)

Appearance; pours a slightly hazy orange copper color, with three fingers of straw colored head... Retention is good, taking several minutes to fall, and lacing is outstanding.

Smell; Peaches, honey and hints of grapefruit

Taste; quite similar to the smell with a bit of a bready quality to balance everything out, just a slight amount of bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel; on the full side of light bodied, with mellow carbonation, goes down fairly smooth, this is a very easy drinkin beer...

Overall; this is an exceptionally easy drinkin beer, i can definitely envision myself drinking this one all day at a party or some similar event, and the low ABV makes it a perfect candidate for doing so. Absolutely would seek this one out again!!

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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Chris (caguiar) for this beer. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours into my tulip from a massive can with a semi-cloudy dark amber color and over two fingers of massive head that leaves great looking chunky lacing.

Smell – Toasted grainy malts, caramel, slight floral hops, hints of citrus and lemon zest.

Taste – Actually less sweet and abrasive than I was expecting from the nose. Begins a hint caramel sweet mixed with lots of bready and biscuity toasted malts. A small punch of floral and citrus hops shine through in the middle along with pine resin and the sip ends with a slight bitterness though the sweetness almost takes over.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, quite creamy actually, solid mouthfeel, good carbonation.

Overall – A solid APA and one I am glad to try. Extremely quaffable and not overly “grainy” if you know what I mean.

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4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the gigantic can into a nonic pint glass. Fark is this can huge! Much thanks to Toasterchef! Big enough to share, hell no it's all MINE! (hope it's good).

The head forms off white, foamy, but very large off the pour. Some large bubbles in the head. Body color is a very nice copper and metallic rust brown. Pretty solid looking brew.

Great nose. Faint hop and mild rich malt, biscuity, gharam cracker chewy. Smells like a good baked whole wheat bread. Great stuff!

I grab the glass, take a good sip, and boy I am happy, until the finish. THere's no lasting power, but the mid palate brings all the richness backed from the nose. Soft malts and chew, good mild hop oil sense, but a little weak on the finish, sadly too light on the swallow. Dry biscuit cracker rolls nicely

Overall though it's still very enjoyable and has a great aroma. I would have again.

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3.11/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

24oz can, no dates.

Pours a hazy amber with a thick off-white head. Great lacing, solid retention.

The aroma is somewhat fruity, though not in a hoppy way. More of a yeasty thing. Otherwise very clean.

Flavor is on the maltier side for an APA, needs more hops. I don't think I'm drinking this beer at its peak, but there's no way of knowing without a date code on the can. Some slightly spicy and fruity hop flavor, but not much. Clean and drinkable, and not terribly exciting. Moutfeel is natural and smooth, medium-low carbonation.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

24oz Iron Mike can poured into a Sebago Tulip.

Pristine honey auburn ale with a frothy off white head that leaves moderate lace. Earthy, herbal hop nose, followed by a similar hop bitterness. Grainy and dry, soft mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Lingering vegetable aftertaste, with a powdery malt finish.

I really like this pale ale, but they're $5/can. I think $15 a six pack is overpriced. I'll stick to filling growlers in the future, but the big cans are cool.

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Moat Iron Mike Pale Ale from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.