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Our Dark Secret - Moylan's Brewery

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: 4000qtrap on 05-09-2013)
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4000qtrap

Missouri

2.31/5  rDev -36%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This is a self-styled American black double IPA, collaboratively brewed with NØGNE Ø.

Serving: Draft

S: Overall, fairly weak intensity. Mostly pine, light chocolate.

T: Also lacked. Pine hop notes dominate, but its lackluster and not intense. Doesn't integrate well at all with the ever-so-slightly roasted malt character that makes this a black IPA.

Notes: Disappointing. Skip. I expected more from NØGNE Ø, who make some great beers.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2013 02:02:36 | More by 4000qtrap
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jsprain1

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

12-01-2013 14:38:05 | More by jsprain1
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laituegonflable

Australia

2.66/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

So I had this on tap at the Local Taphouse as part of their 'Dark Side' makeover. I heard in passing that it was the version brewed at Moylan's but I'm not 100% sure. If I'm wrong please correct me, especially as, well I didn't like it that much.

Pours a red colour, fairly pale. Pale beige head, fairly thin with some decent lace. Looks nice, but pretty light.

Smells like an IPA. Fruity citra-esque hop notes with passionfruit, pulpy mango and orange peel. Decent hops but has no darkness at all.

Thin flavour. Hops are dominant throughout with passionfruit and citrus late. But not much malt or other flavours to balance. Bit of booze heat late, without the sweetness to match. Pretty unimpressive and thin and bland.

Thin mouthfeel. Really thin. For the ABV there's just no presence until the very back. Actually almost impressive how little body there is for the size.

Wow. Have no idea what went wrong here. So much pedigree. Just not showing through.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2013 01:28:39 | More by laituegonflable
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durlta

Iowa

3/5  rDev -16.9%

12-29-2013 16:24:46 | More by durlta
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Halcyondays

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

05-18-2013 03:37:59 | More by Halcyondays
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largadeer

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

10-11-2013 06:03:58 | More by largadeer
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-09-2013 04:14:21 | More by Zbeetleman
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illidurit

California

3.25/5  rDev -10%

10-23-2013 03:21:12 | More by illidurit
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-28-2013 02:53:52 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-20-2014 05:52:50 | More by Cramerican
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Sippinonsizzurp

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-27-2013 14:10:34 | More by Sippinonsizzurp
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-11-2013 00:11:13 | More by leftoverburrito
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -3%

09-30-2013 15:09:12 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -3%

07-23-2014 02:29:34 | More by KAF
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Salted Pig in Riverside, CA.

Pours a hazy brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a much better citrus hop presence in the aroma.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2013 21:48:35 | More by UCLABrewN84
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SuqMadique

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-29-2013 22:00:49 | More by SuqMadique
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theminutemen

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-15-2013 07:27:51 | More by theminutemen
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-24-2013 02:32:55 | More by bigbeers84
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Matchews

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

10-15-2013 01:38:18 | More by wchasse222
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CarolinaKev

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-27-2013 14:40:46 | More by CarolinaKev
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KevT

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

09-02-2013 23:31:05 | More by KevT
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HopLuva

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

07-06-2013 23:19:09 | More by HopLuva
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Beerrenda

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

08-30-2013 01:04:25 | More by Beerrenda
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-30-2013 21:41:15 | More by ryanpj
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Our Dark Secret from Moylan's Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.