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

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Moat Scottie's IPA
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BA SCORE
87
very good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.57%
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 |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 10-28-2011)
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

2.93/5  rDev -24.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 02:31:45 | More by GarthDanielson
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greenmonstah

New Hampshire

3.08/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 21:14:50 | More by greenmonstah
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -17%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 23:34:50 | More by rinhaak
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EricDu

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-09-2013 00:51:29 | More by EricDu
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NEhophead

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-02-2013 19:05:40 | More by NEhophead
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JAFoley

New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 21:15:47 | More by JAFoley
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-01-2014 00:32:41 | More by Dhamma73
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Bilco

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-28-2012 23:53:29 | More by Bilco
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jski

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-04-2012 20:21:31 | More by jski
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hit728

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10%

07-16-2014 01:48:27 | More by hit728
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ScottP

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-07-2013 21:49:41 | More by ScottP
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dunix

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-29-2012 14:14:21 | More by dunix
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BeerCosmonaut

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -10%

01-05-2013 21:16:39 | More by BeerCosmonaut
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 04:48:39 | More by Flounder57
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Drumomatic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-28-2013 03:32:26 | More by Drumomatic
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-25-2013 10:40:32 | More by Snellgg5
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-22-2013 00:15:33 | More by ScaryEd
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-27-2014 01:56:08 | More by Massbmx
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-26-2012 01:46:46 | More by Satchboogie
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

08-10-2013 22:34:44 | More by ZEB89
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Oidmoe

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-23-2014 01:35:00 | More by Oidmoe
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev -1%
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

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2011 19:11:14 | More by donkeyrunner
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 00:09:48 | More by MDDMD
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.93/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2012 22:40:52 | More by Cavanaghty
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
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?

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 02:13:32 | More by CliffBrake
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Moat Scottie's IPA from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.