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Moat Scottie's IPA - Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 14
Hads: 52
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co. visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-28-2011

Our version of a West Coast Style IPA. There are 12 pounds of hops in every 7-barrel batch, with a solid malt backbone to hold up to the bitterness and hop flavor. Bright amber with orange hues and a dense rocky off-white head. The nose smells of pine and grapefruit with earthy notes and a hint of tropical fruit. The roundness of the malt carries the flavors through this hop-forward beer. The bitterness is persistent to the dry, clean finish.
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Reviews: 14 | Hads: 52
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.36/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch #167
Brewed 1/2/12

A beautiful beer! Copper colored with a slight haze. Nice-sized white head that persisted all the way down the glass. Sticky lace.

Aroma what one would expect. Sweet malt with citrus and herbal hops.

For taste, the grapefruit and resiny pine hops battled it out against a caramel malt background. One sip seemed more on the grapefruit side, the next more piney.

Crisp and dry. A nice hoppy IPA. (423 characters)

Photo of jhavs
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From tap at brewery, served in chilled pint.
A= Some haze, amber colored with a thick white head.
S= You can smell the malt sweetness with a slight piney hop aroma.
T= Caramel and some toasty malts, nice pine and earthy hop flavor, subtle bitterness balanced by the malt. Citrus notes perceivable in the aftertaste.
M= Feels full, but remains refreshing. Nice level of carbonation.
O= This is a tasty east coast version of a west coast IPA (there description). Would definitely drink again, goes great with their BBQ. (520 characters)

Photo of 05Harley
4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 1/2/12 with a new label.
Need to put the this information on each bottle wtf!

Purchased @ Johnsons Market Place, New Durham NH.
Price - $8.99/bomber

Nice looking beer! Pale amber in color with some fog and a bright white creamy head that actually retains for awhile. Thick lacing aggressively clings to the drinking vessel. I can actually see the line of the pour with the lacing as I finish the glass.

Aroma of piney resin, citrus fruit and wood dominate this delight. Another local beer that's taken me by surprise.

The flavor begins with grapefruit but quickly changes to pine and some soft caramel malt. The taste is amazing for the strenghth of this beer.

Mouthfeel is light and bitter and leaves the tongue begging for some wetness. Dry, hell ya and well done for an under 6% beer.

Overall this beer rocks for the immediate area. The bar has been raised by certain New England breweries and we're seeeing the results spread like wild fire. By far my favorite offering by Moat Mountain and glad it's bottled. I'm not sure how long this one holds up over time, so I'll need to have a few more and compare. A surprise for the ABV. Here it is guys, Keep it fresh!!

**Update**
Purchased again a week later @ Somersworth Village Market, Somersworth NH
Price - $7.99/bomber
Beer label is the classic Moat Mountain design with Bottle # 52, brew # 1412 printed on it. (1,383 characters)

Photo of brewandbbq
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a growler filled yesterday at the source.

Pours dark copper with a slight haze and a half inch head of white foam. Tattered lacing and a solid skim coat on the surface for the duration of the glass.

Aromatics lead off with a nice combo of pine and grapefruit. Resiny with a bit of malt backbone, a hint of dankness and tropical fruit.

Medium bodied with a crisp, snappy mouthfeel.

Bitter grapefuit rind and pine sap lead off the palate. Plump malt and a chaulky mineral note follow through. The beer is quite dry with plenty of hop flavor and a substantial amount of bitterness without being overbearing.

Finishes with lingering grapefruit, pine and a solid bitterness.

Tasty IPA and certainly long overdue at the Moat for a truly hop-forward brew. Nicely done! (774 characters)

Photo of Omnium
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Pours a cloudy orange some yeast floating around, 2 fingers of off white head, mild lacing.
S - Good aroma, lots of ripe tropical fruit, mango, and papaya, sweet malt, a little floral.
T - Good flavor, those tropical notes are there from start to finish, mid front you get some dry bitterness, some floral notes, a little bready and sweet malt.
M - Chewy and full, somewhat dry soapy finish that lingers, being the downside.
O - Very good IPA, the aroma is the best part of this beer for sure. (521 characters)

Photo of CliffBrake
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Fresh bomber (delivered by brewer for tasting event at Chase St Market Jan 20). $8.99 is pricy for a bomber of IPA (this is not Sculpin; but it is $9.99 at Wayne's in North Woodstock).

Hazy orange with a fine white head with fairly good retention that leaves the glass draped with lacing.

A bit of citrus and biscuit on the nose. Subdued but pleasant aroma. The flavor is a little bolder. Citrus and biscuit hit right off with a spicy, pine finish. Bitterness is a bit aggressive.

Medium body with a good mouthfeel and carbonation. This is a surprise from Moat Mountain and one of the better NH IPA's I have ever tasted. Maybe things are looking up on the local scene? (672 characters)

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap in a sample glass.

Appearance: Copper color with a white head.

Smell: Sweet citrus, hops and some pine notes and maybe some honey.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Citrus sweet taste with bittersweet hops and pine on the aftertaste.

Overall: Good brew, I would have this one again for sure. (307 characters)

Photo of MDDMD
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-amber color with a nice off-white head and decnt lacing

S-pine, citrus, bready malt, slight herbal

T-bready malt, grapefruit, pine, slight spice

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-a decent IPA, but without any particularly special attributes (261 characters)

Photo of donkeyrunner
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Translucent, unfiltered amber amber color. Thin white head that sticks everywhere on the way down. The bartender said she was having trouble with the IPA over foaming but it's the best pour I've ever got from Moat Mt.

Smells like grapefruit. Tastes like raw, bitter grapefruit. Full, unfiltered mouthfeel.

A solid addition to the grapefruit IPA family (354 characters)

Photo of Flounder57
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale orange color with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Light citrus, grassy, and piney hops followed by sweet pale and bready malts.

Taste: The bitterness overpowers the sweet and bready malts. My teeth are tingling a lot and my palate is a bit chalky too.

Mouthfeel: Somewhat smooth, medium carbonation, medium bodied, hop tingling, and a bit chalky.

Overall: I wouldn't mind trying this beet out on draft than through a bottle. $10 at the brewpub seems to be a bit much too when their cans go for 5. This beer (722 characters)

Photo of JAFoley
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - pale amber and just a bit hazy. Nice retention and lacing

S - Caramel and citrus

T - More of the malty caramel and breadiness. Floral and pine hops.

M - Moderate to low carbonation. Thin but resinous

O - Bit too thin and watery for my liking. Definitely a good balance of the malt and bitters but needs more flavor, depth, and body. (340 characters)

Photo of rinhaak
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

There's nothing wrong with Moat Mountain's Scottie's IPA. It smells pleasant, it goes down easily. It has a mild hop bitterness but isn't overwhelmingly hoppy. In many ways, it's the perfect example of the style. As a classical musician, I feel it is like an early Haydn symphony: it's a good example of the style that meets all the criteria, yet lacks character or creativity. There just isn't any personality.

This doesn't mean you shouldn't drink it. I'm not always in the mood for Beethoven; sometimes my ears just need an early Haydn symphony. The same for Scottie's. It's not Lunch. It's not Sculpin. It's not Founders or even Latitude 48. But it's a very solid, very drinkable beer that accompanies a burger very nicely.

And sometimes that's all you need. (764 characters)

Photo of greenmonstah
3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber into shaker

A - Slightly hazy yellow-copper with a good amount of carbonation. Quarter-finger head with good retention.

S - A bit of diacetyl, like buttered biscuit. Earthy and grassy hops are mild. Must, with sweet caramel.

T - Much hoppier than the nose. Fairly unique. Very bitter, with grass and earth hops and little balancing malt sweetness. Harshly grainy. Buttery, again. Some wine-like character, a bit earthy and maybe oaky.

M - Medium in body, the beer dries out in the finish. There is an almost granular character...

O - I really don't like it very much. No better than a Saranac IPA or other run-of-the-mill IPA. $10 a bomber makes this an obvious no-go. I'd consider buying it at $3, but I'd probably just avoid it in general. Boring and just not that great. (785 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.96/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a tumbler pint, the beer is a hazy, bright, orange-gold coloring with a dense, foamy, two inch head that settles into a sparse film coating given a minute or two exposed to the air. Aromas are subtle, with a slight citrus sweetness and a little hint of resiny, light hops. Flavors are heavy on the middle of the tongue with a tart, pungent grapefruit presence. Hops presence is mostly overpowered in this brew, with only a hint of the peppery spicing. The beer has a decent midrange body, with a smooth feel in mouth. It's unfortunate the flavor profiles weren't stronger with that kind of physical foundation. The aftertaste is more of the tart and tang from the grapefruit flavors, with a sweet and tangy finish that turns slightly astringent after a bit. Not an IPA I would go out of my way for. (824 characters)

Moat Scottie's IPA from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.