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India Pale Ale - Moylan's Brewery

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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very good

310 Ratings
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Ratings: 310
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2002

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Photo of dbossman
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Light copper hue with a thin head and good lacing

S: Some grapefruit and other citrus with a touch of pine but a bit subdued; some grainy maltiness underneath, as well as more citrus--especially mango and pineapple

T: Bitterness up front: citrus, grapefruit with just a touch of a medicinal quality; also some sweet bready malts to balance things out

F: Fairly creamy and sticky with a pleasant medium body

O: A nice IPA: sticky, oily, with a welcome bitterness and just enough maltiness to balance things out...a bit

Photo of VikeMan
2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of albertjr21
4.51/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a pint glass on 10-3-11, this pours a mostly clear, dusty mild copper color. Awesome alluring aroma here that just shouts hops--fresh sweet tropical citrus with notes of lemon, mango and peach. Wooo-ha! That's a palate punch of hops with a solid pine and grapefruit blended bitter feel. A badass representative of the West Coast IPA...This really puts out the flames when it comes to a pairing with my HOT chicken tikka masala.

Photo of thain709
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Served with a light copper body that showcased some orange highlights...the head was small and white...it settled into a wispy cap then finally rested into a loose ring...minimal lacing

S - The nose is all about showcasing the West Coast hops as this is a classic West Coast IPA...citrus hops dominate with light caramel malt

T - Well this IPA is pretty one dimensional...that one dimension is bitter hops...the malt bill in this beer shows itself briefly at the beginning of the beer and its gone...the hops dominate your palate with bitter citrus rind

M - Medium bodied...smooth and bitter...dry

O - I'm a huge fan of IPA's but even I think there is a line for how bitter they can be...this is the line for a normal IPA...this one was good and all, but it was way too bitter...there needs to be a little more balance

Photo of mikesgroove
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a very nice golden amber with a little bit of a haze to it, but nothing terribly dramatic. A good amount of carbonation could be seen streaming up toward the top of the glass, which only served to reinforce the very nice head of foam which had formed at the top immediately upon pour. A nice three inches or so of white pillow like foam was on top now, settling down after a couple of minutes to just a thin film across the top which produced copious amounts of side glass lace on its way down. A nice typical IPA from what I could tell so far.

The aroma was classic hop bomb of an IPA from the first whiff. No, mention of the alcohol what so ever in this one from the aroma through. Lots of fresh citrus hop aromas coming right at you with a delicate balance of bitterness and a touch of sugar as well. Definitely some light sweet notes coming through on it, especially as it warmed up a touch. Very nice feel here, with a rich medium body that was full of carbonation, offering you a very nice creamy feel as it went down, but still staying light enough not to cause a problem with filling. Great flavors were all over this. It was to be honest on the lighter side of the style, but, it came off very well with a rich mixture of grapefruit and orange flavors that hit you off right from the start, but were mellowed down towards the middle to allow a much more balanced flavor to start to breakthrough. Hints of grain were in here now, mingling around and lots of malt sugar, really giving it a nice bit of sweetness and balancing out the hop bitterness very nicely. This was a very well balanced IPA, while still sticking to the classic west coast style all the way. Very cool indeed. The alcohol was so well hidden, this could have been 4% as it was nearly and completely undetectable. This was just an awesome session ale. I could have had this one all night to be honest.

Photo of Metalmonk
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Looks just about perfect for the style. Glowing bronzed orange color, like a sunset, with a glaring white head that is creamy and remains present for the duration. Leaves big splats of lace as it slowly chills out.

Aroma is finely balanced between sweet buttery/caramel-like malt and big herbal hops. Malt actually reminds me of candied popcorn, like Fiddle Faddle or something.

While the taste treads the high wire between hops attack and malt sweetness the same way the aroma does, the hops edge out the malt on the tongue. Considering the style, they ought to. And those hops are big and resiny with equal nods to citrus rind and pine tree branch. A minty flavor reigns in the otherwise bitter and candy-sweet finish.

Without feeling heavy, this has both a creaminess and stickiness that works well to match the aggressive hop profile and carry the candy-like malt sweetness that rides along. Bitter and resiny in a way that inseparably welds flavor to texture, and really helps define the beer. Feel-wise, it's magnificent.

While my description of the taste sounds like the description of a big-ass double IPA, it manages to pack in a lot of flavor without going imperial. The sensible ABV helps with that, and this is basically an all-around excellent, clearly California-fied version of the style. Another fine brew from the typically hop-heavy Moylans.

Photo of brew3crew
2.91/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-a hazy orange with white head that white
S-very malty. I think age has gotten the best of this one,but I wouldnt know cuz there is no bottle dates
T-malts up front but the hops start to come through once it warms up a bit. Nice bitter aftertaste
M-medium body and smooth. Bitter after taste is only presence of hops
D-ok at best. Would love to try this one fresh.

Photo of CliffBrake
2.64/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Hazy orange color with decent white head that leaves a moderate amount of lacing on the glass.

THe nose is malty - like a sourdough bread. There may be a little citrus hops on the nose, but I am not sure if I am just hoping to detect them. The flavor starts off sour, with some juicy malts in the middle, finishing with a harsh hop bitterness.

I have to imagine that this is an old bottle, but there is no way to tell since Moylan's only shows dates on the cases and only individual bottles were available at the store. If I find this on draft, or a bottle of known date, I will revisit this review.

Photo of Kolsch
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap at Headkeepers, Greensburg PA

Appearance: lite amber and clear, leaning more towards yellow. Head was pretty minimal and lacing was non existent as well.

Smell: dominant hops up front showcasing a West Coast nose.

Taste: West Coast IPA all the way. Malt does lean in and offers some balance to smooth things out a bit. Clean and easy drinking. Low Abv for an IPA that bodes well for multiple consumption.

Overall: had in bottle before and was not impressed. What a difference draft makes for this beer.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A dark amber color, darker than your average ipa. Smells of hops, cascade possibly. Both piney and citrusy.

Caramel color and malt dominate this one. Well, from the malt side, the hops are clearly getting top billing in this beer, but its neither a wallflower nor an extreme beast. Moylan's makes solid stuff, this ipais no exception. My only complaint, which shows in the drinkability score, is that its usually $6 for a bomber. Its just, I dunno, when you can get 6 comparable ipas for just 1-2 bucks more, well, that's why I rarely drink this stuff. Its good . . .

Photo of GRG1313
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber with a thin white head that quickly fades.

Nose is pure fresh sweet pineapple and really nice.

Mouthfeel is thin but well balanced and completely rectified by big and bold bitter pine and grapefruit flavors that go to a long pine and grapefruit oil finish.

A big IPA with nice flavors that's simple but drinkable.

India Pale Ale from Moylan's Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.