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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

185 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 10
Gots: 13 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: plaid75 on 07-23-2007)
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Photo of angrybabboon
3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Consumed 8/10/14

Appearance: Copper with some honey and amber highlights - pours with a medium-large head, fades to a solid cap and a nice collar, leaves some streaks and spots of lacing

Smell: Pale malts with some caramel and grassy hops - not necessarily bad, but a rather strange malt profile and hop profile - pale malts, pale grains, something pilsner-like, some raw, yeasty bread dough - above-average sweetness - hops are grassy, with some pine, and lemon zest

Taste: The odd aromas translate to a similarly odd flavor - pale malts, bread dough, light earthiness - floral, flowery hops with some lemon rind and hints of orange marmalade - lightly bitter - sweet in a lightly malty, almost honey-like way, which does not entirely work

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, nicely carbonated and smooth but finishes with a lemony, earthy strangeness

Overall: At the least, it's better than biting someone's ear off

I bought a four pack of this about a month ago with the assumption that this would be really easy to drink. Unfortunately, that has not been the case. I have been procrastinating reviewing this because I do not have many good things to say. There's nothing particularly offensive about this offering (which would make for a fun review), but it's remarkably bland and average. I would check out other beers from Moat Mountain and skip this one.

angrybabboon, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

tylergoov, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Keene, Jul 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Jay_C, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Oidmoe, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ktforce, Jul 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

hit728, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of trey66
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

trey66, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

huysmans, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

richobrien, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

ChuckOlson, Jul 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Denzo, Jul 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

JoePoid, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

Ultra-Plinian, Jun 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Userme59, Jun 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

rdooley, Jun 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

ScotNH, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

powdersoldier, May 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.3%

CreightonSM, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9%

jsouza, May 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Svendozen, May 06, 2014
Photo of RobbDogg
3.14/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a can into a pint glass. Honey color with a weak head. Very nondescript on the nose. Mild hop fruitiness, and a mild bitter finish. Not much in the way of malt, and really no strong flavors I could pull from it. A very average beer with not much originality....AVERAGE.

RobbDogg, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of bbeerman
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A.. A nice golden hue. Minimal/no head or lace

S.. A typical pale ale

T.. Great tasting ale. Light hops with a good amount of malt (good for the type of brew). A little sweetness

M.. Easy drinking beer. Minimal carbonation, could be a session beer

O.. Very good pale ale. On tap or in the can it's worth the time

bbeerman, Mar 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

DRBiser, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

jbeervt, Mar 06, 2014
Moat Iron Mike Pale Ale from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.