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NorCal IPA - Moylan's Brewery

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NorCal IPANorCal IPA

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168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: 4000qtrap on 07-12-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-28-2013 01:34:01 | More by largadeer
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New York

3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-10-2013 03:25:53 | More by timoteo833
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-04-2013 19:21:16 | More by TheBrouMaster
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3.44/5  rDev -4.7%

Pours golden blonde with a huge head that fades to leave some lacing on the glass. The label extols the virtues of dry-hopping.

My nose struggles to find the hops, though they are certainly there. Just a touch of pine upfront is all I can tell.

A short burst of pine greets the tongue. Not much of anything else. More malt-forward than previously thought.

Dry-hopping is a non-starter in the nose and the taste reflects it. You still get that nice lingering bitterness at the back.

Not bad but the main appeal is gone because when you dry-hop something, the aroma fades over time, the longer it's on the shelf, etc.

10-20-2013 01:15:59 | More by Brad007
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-16-2013 14:37:13 | More by Quindar
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2/5  rDev -44.6%

10-05-2013 00:15:19 | More by Beerlover
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

09-27-2013 23:44:10 | More by JJStorm
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3.59/5  rDev -0.6%

Bomber > Pint Glass

A - Pours a nice orange gold, two fingers of marshmallow head, thick lacing, looks great.
S - Big dank hops, earthy pine resin, biscuit malt.
T - Very pungent and spicy hop attack, mildly sweet malt, peppery .
M - overly bitter and spicy.
O - Meh, what a let down, this beer, is just overwhelming in spicy hop potency. Its just too much to enjoy, I couldnt finish my glass.

09-16-2013 00:06:39 | More by Omnium
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-15-2013 02:51:25 | More by b-one
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%

08-27-2013 11:45:27 | More by Sammy
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-25-2013 12:11:24 | More by Rheaume17
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-01-2013 02:23:43 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-29-2013 21:24:36 | More by Samaurer23
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-16-2013 23:34:24 | More by Madskill
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

07-06-2013 06:42:07 | More by Drunkenass
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-05-2013 03:26:20 | More by Kmat10
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

06-06-2013 20:38:18 | More by Topher78
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3.85/5  rDev +6.6%

Clear yellow-orange... leaning to amber. Head is really sudsy. Bubbles sticking deep along the walls of the glass.

Pine, toasty malts, citrus (orange), and some leafiness. Slightly dank.

Scruffy and super-bitter. Lots of hop oils and fresh wet-hop leafiness. Body holds up with a whoosh of toasty pale malts. Very dry, to match the bitterness. Lotta pine and pith. A bit aggressive. Finishes clean. Carbonation broke free from the leash. Sudsy. Burpy. A lot to swallow.

Good stuff. I'll down it without problem.

06-05-2013 14:36:52 | More by thecheapies
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3.54/5  rDev -1.9%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a lighter amber color with a two finger white head. The head fades moderately quickly leaving some spotty lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is heaviest of a grapefruit citrus hop mixed with a little bit of tangerine sweetness. With these citrus aromas so too comes a pine and light earthy hop smell as well as a bit of breadiness.

Taste – The taste begins with a decent showing of the grapefruit hop that was detected in the nose. A lighter breadiness and caramel sweetness is present upfront, with these two flavors fading as the taste moves on. While these flavors fade a bit, of a light fruit flavor comes to the tongue more toward the middle. This fruit however is largely overshadowed by the hop, which now becomes a blend of grapefruit and pine. In the end a somewhat drier and moderately hoppy taste is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is average in terms of its creaminess with a carbonation level that is average as well. Both rather appropriate for the style as well as for the abv and make for a clean drinking and crisp brew.

Overall – It is a very drinkable and middle of the road IPA. Nothing too special, but enjoyable none the less.

05-07-2013 00:38:41 | More by Darkmagus82
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-01-2013 02:53:06 | More by CurtisD
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

04-27-2013 07:36:22 | More by shelby415
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

04-21-2013 23:21:21 | More by mmurphy525
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3.69/5  rDev +2.2%

Can't believe I haven't tried this yet. Guess I go for other beers when at Moylan's. Wife pick-up.

Nice amber colored ale with a billowing off-white foamy head. Good lacing.

Getting some nice aroma. Blood orange, pineapple, bready, doughy, malt, toast. Some dankness is very present.

Very malt forward taste with a big dose of bitterness on the back end. Still getting more bitterness on the aftertaste. Not totally balanced here. Big hops abound. Resiny as it states on the label is apparent. Getting some rye as well and pepper on the finish. Not bad, but definitely a non-sweet IPA if you are wondering. I like mine on the spicy, bitter side so this is cool with me.

Nice and full bodied. Carbonated well.

Overall this was a unique experience. A bold, bitter, malty IPA. Sweetness took off at the start of this production. The price point is nice for this and worthy of trying if not for the interesting ride. Still salivating after each sip. Sho'nuff.

04-11-2013 00:47:46 | More by kaseydad
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South Dakota

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-29-2013 22:38:38 | More by BigDank
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-29-2013 06:05:12 | More by InfernoBoss
NorCal IPA from Moylan's Brewery
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