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NorCal IPA - Moylan's Brewery

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NorCal IPANorCal IPA

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170 Ratings
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Ratings: 170
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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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Ratings: 170 | Reviews: 66 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Le_HopHead, Dec 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

jsprain1, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

largadeer, Nov 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

timoteo833, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

TheBrouMaster, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Brad007
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Brad007, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Quindar, Oct 16, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.6%

Beerlover, Oct 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

JJStorm, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Omnium, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

b-one, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Sammy, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Rheaume17, Aug 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Samaurer23, Jul 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Madskill, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Drunkenass, Jul 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Kmat10, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Topher78, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

thecheapies, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Darkmagus82, May 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

CurtisD, May 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

shelby415, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

mmurphy525, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of kaseydad
3.69/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

kaseydad, Apr 11, 2013
NorCal IPA from Moylan's Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 170 ratings.