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Moe's Backroom Pale Ale - City Brewing Company, LLC

Moe's Backroom Pale AleMoe's Backroom Pale Ale

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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3
pDev: 18.33%


Brewed by:
City Brewing Company, LLC visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AndIWantYou on 05-09-2007)
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Reviews by chinchill:
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chinchill

South Carolina

3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle served in a pint glass. Undated. While label appears the same as BA photo, print indicates "Brewed and bottled by Tap Room Brewing ... Rochester, NY"

Crystal clear golden, with a small off-white head that is surprisingly durable.

Subtle aromas of faint hops, malt, and grains/cereal.

The taste is mostly of hops; flaws of omission (intensity and complexity) rather than commission. Slightly bitter balance, appropriate for style. Mild hoppy finish.

M: light-medium body, a bit thin for an APA; ample carbonation; clean, crisp and rather dry finish.

A rather ordinary pale ale, but good drinkability and well priced at about $6/6.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2011 00:01:50 | More by chinchill
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +25%

03-23-2014 22:39:43 | More by LXIXME
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

07-28-2013 23:57:06 | More by mwbrady12
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kds2437

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

07-21-2013 18:36:46 | More by kds2437
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3/5  rDev 0%

04-24-2013 03:02:25 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Adkins1203

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

04-20-2013 01:18:44 | More by Adkins1203
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poocheese55


2.25/5  rDev -25%

02-18-2013 16:50:39 | More by poocheese55
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BertLoveIII

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

02-17-2013 02:46:26 | More by BertLoveIII
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amhatfield3

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +25%

12-29-2012 02:30:15 | More by amhatfield3
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snowbeard


3/5  rDev 0%

12-10-2012 01:05:43 | More by snowbeard
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jopezu

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +25%

12-06-2012 00:40:18 | More by jopezu
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JohnSmith5506


2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

11-22-2012 00:18:01 | More by JohnSmith5506
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Jasoncolliver

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -66.7%

11-16-2012 03:33:13 | More by Jasoncolliver
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bzach

Indiana

3/5  rDev 0%

10-16-2012 07:24:48 | More by bzach
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Buck6196

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

08-18-2012 02:03:09 | More by Buck6196
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Lee45102

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

08-01-2012 04:19:13 | More by Lee45102
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GroovyDeus

Ohio

2.2/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is a strange one as the first bottle I had, I really enjoyed - however, the second and third (which I am currently on) seem markedly different.


A: Light amber/orange. Good head/head retention on all pours.
S: Citrus/pine hops up front and then something a bit off/funky underneath.
T: Not bad...light. No malt character to speak of (perhaps a lot of corn in the grain bill). Late hopping or low alpha hops...pleasant enough here but lacking balance. Metallic on the back end.
M: A bit overly carb'd for the style. Gives the beer a sharp feel.
O: I'll finish the 6...and not a bad summer beer, but probably won't be back for more.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 02:22:31 | More by GroovyDeus
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jonphilipp


3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

07-08-2012 21:32:05 | More by jonphilipp
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argock

Virginia

3.35/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a clear Donegal mug. No freshness date. Received as leftovers from my friend Pat's recent visit.

A: Very clear light copper with 1-finger off-white head, a bit wispy, but it leaves a few lace figures behind.

S: Aroma is pretty light with herbal, floral hops with a kiss of citrus and slightly grainy pale maltiness with very slight caramel

T: Inobtrusive but enjyable with nothing offensive. Straightforward pale maltiness, with some crystal 40 caramel, and finishes a bit tealike with herbal and earthy notes. I think this is more of an English Pale Ale than an APA, at least in the hopping.

M: Fairly highly carbonation but the medium body feels lighter and drier for it.

O: I didn't mind this brew at all and rather enjoyed it for what it is -- either an underhopped APA or a misnamed English Pale Ale. Not something I would seek out, but not a bad value per others' reviews and certainly I have had much worse.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 01:51:08 | More by argock
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KnucklesObrien

Georgia

4/5  rDev +33.3%

05-22-2012 17:14:45 | More by KnucklesObrien
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MouthfulOfchris

Texas

3.18/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Golden color with a nice looking and lasting fluffy white head.

S: Not too much going on in the smell. I can smell a little toasted grain and some hops but not as much as I would prefer in a Pale Ale.

T: A balanced taste between the malt and hops. There is a little bitterness aftertaste left on the tongue

M: A light and smooth mouth feel with little carbonation on the tongue.

O: Overall it is a very drinkable beer - though not the best. There are plenty of better Pale Ales out there. Though it is not as good as some of the competition, you won't be sad that you bought and tried it.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2012 22:38:04 | More by MouthfulOfchris
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avisong

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -25%

04-15-2012 03:18:55 | More by avisong
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.18/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Cloudy yellow color with light head. Aroma is a bit yeasty for a pale ale, with some slight pine and citrus behind hay and funk. Not hop forward, but not a bad flavor here--mostly sweet light pale malts and a little bit of sweet citrus and bread. Seems like a miss for the style, but not a terrible beer by any means. Won’t go for it again, though this could be a good segue to craft beer for Bud drinkers, I guess.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 19:03:31 | More by BMMillsy
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buckyp

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -33.3%

01-28-2012 21:02:42 | More by buckyp
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poogas

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

12-12-2011 01:07:44 | More by poogas
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Moe's Backroom Pale Ale from City Brewing Company, LLC
71 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.