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So'Hop - Moor Beer Company

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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 6.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Moor Beer Company visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: biboergosum on 03-05-2013

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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 3
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

660ml brown bottle purchased from Leura Cellars.

Pours indeed very pale, quite hazed with some yeast sediment and a very light body. Carbonation is very fine, staying powdery in the glass. Head doesn't form much, leaving only a smattering of fine film across the glass. Streaking lace.

Nose indeed bright and fresh with crisp hops. Sharp and herbal, with a very slight musk character, and some sweeter fruit-salad notes coming through, giving a bit of pineapple and apple. That's about it, but it's very pleasant.

Taste is extremely light, and lacking any body whatsoever. Slight clean herbal characters around the edge, but no sweetness and very little backing up the hop note. Crisp, extremely dry finish, with a lingering, strange hint of horseradish or wasabi. It gets into my sinuses very oddly.

Overall, it's very drinkable and dry. And this lends it a certain refreshing quality which is helpful. It just feels a bit empty overall: despite the emphasis on the hops, it needs something else to balance it a bit.

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale amber with a small head.
Nose shows grassy, earthy hops, some resinous notes, honey and plain sweet malt.
Pretty hoppy flavours, big pine and grapefruit along with some biscuity malt.
Could use more carbonation.
Pretty easy-drinking stuff.

Photo of biboergosum
3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

660ml bottle. This is apparently their autumn/winter offering, wherein they employ antipodean Riwaka hops. Low octane, highly hopped pale ale, from what I can glean at the outset.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with two beefy fingers of puffy, silken foamy off-white head, which leaves a wall of fuzzy pockmarked lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of moderately bitter lemon, lime and pineapple fruit, a subtle underlying leafy pine astringency, earthy honey, biscuity pale malt, a growing sassy green pepper essence, and musky green tea. The taste is more of the like - somewhat tangy tropical fruit - kiwi and pineapple standing out the most - less than typically sweet honey, grainy malt, dry breadcrumbs, a touch of white pepper, stale black tea bags, and further leafy, earthy hop notes.

The carbonation is rather laid back and soft on the tongue, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, the weakly ambitious hops still having a tiny prickly effect. It finishes off-dry, barely, as the hops have enough gumption to more or less outlast the weakening reserved honey and malt sweetness.

A tasty enough affair, the hops indeed a fair bit new-ish seeming. I may have thus far been giving off an air of mild disdain for this beer, but it's actually a proper hopped-up English pale ale, in the truest sense, really. No big American hops (part of my ill-placed expectancy-borne pithiness, I'm sure), a session-worthy ABV, and more balanced than I may have been letting on, as it takes a while to get to that point - good thing it's a big bottle.

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So'Hop from Moor Beer Company
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.