MOOG Filtered Ale | Asheville Brewing Company

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MOOG Filtered AleMOOG Filtered Ale

Brewed by:
Asheville Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by brentk56 on 07-05-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of brentk56
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy amber color and a modest cap that, despite its small size, manages to leave some nice webbing behind

Smell: Bread and caramal with a vague hint of piney hop

Taste: Bread, barley and caramel malt flavors assert themselves up front but an herbal, piney hop flavor arrives by mid-palate and continues to build after the swallow, with the bitter flavors and the malt flavors blending nicely together for a balanced finish; both the hops and the malt linger well into the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A very nicely balanced APA that is very approachable while having a malt and hop character that is different enough to make it interesting

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Photo of Kegatron
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

dark amber with lots of carbonation visible coming up from the bottom of the glass. There was not really much of a head here, rather just a thin film of foam lace covering the top and a tiny bit of side glass lace down the sides.

English IPA type of smell that was muc sweeter then your average british version. Instead of having the huge amounts of floral and citrus hops, this was much more earthy with a a nice grainy and grassy dominance that had a touch of bitter in it towards the end. very nice grainy and grassy like hoppiness that was very dominant even from the beginning. This evolded nicely into a finely grained and bread like base that really pushed the envelope as far as hop much malt could go into this one while still keeping it true to its IPA roots. This then showed a touch of sweetness, almost caramel like, but more toned down then that. The finish was strong with dominant bitter and really drying everything out waiting for you to take the next sip from it.

M - Very nice medium bodied IPA. To be honest I was quite impressed with this one and it really seemed to make a nice little addition to the Great Lakes Brews I have been trying as of late. Rich and almost creamy like in the feel the crbonation held up great throughout the entire session and really have nothing bad to say about th

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy amber with a decent head that sicks around as a thin cap. Smells of tropical fruit, grain, and slightly of solvent. The taste is better, with more light grain and tropical fruit. Fairly balanced and with some light earthy and citrusy bitterness, but overall it's just another pale ale.

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Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a yellow color with a huge head. The aroma is heavy on the citrus. I get some lemons and oranges as well as some bready malt.

The flavor is very nice. I get a lot of orange citrus notes as well as some bready malt. The beer is fairly chalky tasting and the bitterness is low. There is a ton of hop flavor, but not too much hop bitterness. Very nice.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Strong aroma is malty and fruity with yeasty and grassy overtones and a hint of horehound. It pours a clear golden amber with a thick, fluffy eggshell head. Malty flavor has an overtone of Mandarin orange with a hint of lemon, as well as subtle caramel and grassy notes and just a touch of hoppy bitterness. Smooth texture is fairly fizzy and leaves a malty, sour citrus finish that has a touch of hops. A worthy homage to the inventor of the legendary synthesizer!

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Photo of wedge
3.72/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazed orange under a slight, yet persistent white head. Aromas of grapefruit, floral hops, some green pine needles, and pear. Green hoppy flavor with a piney bitterness. Notes of tea, citrus rind, grass, and a mild woody dryness. I'm pretty surprised the hops have held up in this beer. Medium-ish body with a solid bitterness. Crisp, easy drinking. Too bad this was only brewed once, I'd like to try it again...

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Photo of baklo
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Apparently this is about a year old. We'll see is this APA can stand the test of time.

4.0 A: First pour yielded more than a hand of head with very little actual liquid accumulation. Several pours later I got a full glass. Despite having "filtered" in the name, this has a pretty good haze to it. Dark yellow in color with some crap floating throughout. Pillowy white head with very good retention and tons of lacing.

3.5 S: Earthy and piney hops with maybe some pineapple as well. A bit of caramel. Grainy with a dry dustiness to it.

3.5 T: A lot fruitier than the nose and features peach and apple notes. Bready yeastiness with a touch of caramel. A soft bitterness.

3.5 M: Medium body. Chewy. A bit overcarbonated. Smooth enough.

3.5 D: It's not that bad right now. I wonder what it would have been like fresh. This would be a much better beer if the yeast were cleaner.

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Photo of prototypic
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ahhh yes. Another beer from kkipple. Thanks, Dan! You're the best!

Moog Filtered Ale pours a gold color. It's quite hazy, and has an orange tint with backlighting. A foamy white head covers it. It rises to over fingers in depth, and is very slow to recede. Lacing is quite sticky and thick. Good looking beer.

The nose is pretty good, but isn't great. Caramel malt sweetness strikes first. There's a bit of bready scent that follows and lingers throughout. There are some hoppy notes that follow. They are floral and somewhat grassy. Given the malt presence, it smells somewhat balanced. There's an interesting earthy, musky aspect to it. It smells alright. Alcohol isn't much of a factor.

The flavor is good. It's a notch above the nose. Caramel malts provide a nice base. They're a little sweet, but not to an offensive degree. Hops are in the mix. They're mostly floral, earthy, and grassy. There's a hint of bitterness, but it is quite balanced. There's definitely a danky, musky, almost funky flavor to it. It's good, but I'm not quite loving it. Alcohol is blended well. I have no idea what the abv is though. Seems somewhat tame.

The body is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is dialed down, but it doesn't feel quite smooth. It needs more body for that. Drinkability is good. I like the flavor here quite a bit. It goes down easy and doesn't seem too intimidating. A bomber = no problem.

Moog Filtered Ale is a little similar to the Moog in that it's unique and stands alone in its funkiness. I don't think there's Brett here, but it has a novel musky flavor that's damn near funky. Not kidding. I never imagined encountering that in an American Pale Ale, but it's not bad. A bit stronger of a hop presence would improve it, but this is a nice little beer. Thanks, Dan!

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Photo of blackie
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

bomber from Greenlive AVL on Moogfest weekend 2011, consumed fresh and reviewed from notes...

a: poured into a tall allagash glass, beer the color of medium-dark honey, light head and retention

s: grainy caramel malt body with some rustic grain husk aroma, muddled pine tea hop nose, somewhat sweet, the grainy caramel is kinda nice but I can tell that this one is gonna be fairly standard...

m: carbonation light to moderate, a little spritzy, on a light-medium body

t: grainy caramel and muddled steeped pine needles upfront, musty rustic grains, moderately sweet with a moderate pine bitterness creeping into the finish, balanced and drinkable

o: tastes fine but unimpressive overall - nothing to really differentiate it from the other untold numbers of pale ales out there, but the fact that there's some caramel malt to grab onto does help and makes for a nice balance, wide appeal is likely what they were going for to appeal to the moogfest crowd

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Metalmonk
4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

How can anyone who loves the squishy, cosmic sounds of the Moog resist this? The label rules too, so I had to order a few bottles, one of which I gave to a friend who lets me mess with his Moog Voyager anytime I want. And the purchase of Moog Filtered Ale goes to a great cause: the Bob Moog Foundation. But how does it taste?

It pours a sunny orange/gold color, just a very little bit of haze, and the head is a snow-white inch thick thing that sticks around forever. Nice stripes 'n' dots o' lace, too.

Aroma totally reminds me of Sierra Nevada's classic, ubiquitous Pale Ale. Citrusy, grassy, lightly piney, just a hint of caramel-ish malt backup and that ghost of cinnamon spice that lots of S.N. ales have (another facet of the hop variety they use?).

Taste is also aligned with what the aroma gives, and reminds yet again of that famous Northern California pale ale. Grassy hops, pithy hops, grain husk, and just the lightest bit of malty balance, it even finishes like that more famous beer, being on the dry side and relatively astringent, although not in an unpleasant way. Just in a way that makes you want to take a sip immediately after the preceding one.

Texturally it's generously carbonated but not harsh. Crisp medium body that's just slick enough to offer depth, enjoyment and smooth delivery of the flavor.

Super solid. Works for me. Maybe something a little wilder and pioneering, beer-wise, would have more in common with the Moog legacy, but hey, A.B.C. did everything right here regardless...and their giving the sales proceeds to the Moog foundation is a totally unselfish and super-cool move, so I say "Cheers" and "More Cheers" to them.

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Photo of wagenvolks
3.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip. Cheers to mikesgroove for the thoughtful extra!

Take note Pale Ale's: Moog is how you should look. Rosy, bright copper body with a smattering of carbonation rising up through the crystal clear liquid. Head is manila-colored and creamy, and sticks to the edge of the tulip with stubbornness. Fruity aroma, both from the hops and yeast. Mango, grapefruit, orange, pear, pineapple. It's a bonafide fruit-cup, and I like it. Malts hide in the background with a pale, honey-biscuit note.

Flavor shifts gears into the crisp category, with the hops becoming distinctively green and piny. Lots of hop flavor & bitterness, with a touch of banana, but the pale malts are grainy and taste a bit hollow. The finish leaves a bit to be desired, too, as it leaves behind traces of mineral water and grain husks. Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, but could stand to have a fuller body backing all that hoppiness. Overall, a serviceable pale ale, and one I'd gladly have again, but Moog just misses the mark in a few spots. Still, give it a try.

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Photo of vande
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: a rusty golden color with a thin head..hazy look to it

s: light notes of pine.. hints of bread..light caramel

t: a craft beer that beer..tough as there are a lot of APAs out there and expectations run high, this one doesn't really leave a lasting impression...hint of bitterness towards to the finish with a slight sweet beginning...somewhat mild

m: medium in body

o: an ok beer, nothing I'd go out of my way for again..

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Photo of Brewsed
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of Lantern
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.49/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to gehenherzog for this extra!
A: hazy bronze/light copper color. Sediment chunks contradict the purported filtering. I don't mind the haze and chunkage so much, but why call it filtered? Voluminous head is persistent.
S: vague fruit and earthy. Some caramel. Not a typical apa nose.
T: light. To medium sweet caramel malts are thoroughly washed out by a crisp hop bitterness. Earthy, spicy hop or yeast flavors. Finishes dry.
M: nice and frothy. Light body.
O: would like to know the abv. Different aroma and flavor for the style.

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Photo of TheHoppiest
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thank you to the bro-in-law for this beer, brought up straight from Asheville. I also took pleasure in educating him on the correct pronunciation of Moog (mōg, not mūg).

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a golden-yellow with a thin white head.

Has a spicy smell, with bananas and cloves, overlaid with mild malt.

Taste is nothing like the smell; this has a spicy, peppery hop taste up front, warming the throat down to the belly. Resin, pine, and astringency are clearly present. What happened to that sweet banana smell?

Medium bodied, I'm liking the hop flavors in this brew.

Nicely drinkable, an Asheville offering I'd love to drink again sometime.

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Photo of VaTechHopHead
2.96/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy golden orange and a TON of foam for a head, surprised this wasn't a gusher

Smell is faint and slightly sweet. Hardly any hop aroma a a light whiff of light malts. Nothing very impressive

Seems to be a theme for me this week, another old pale ale/hoppy beer that has lost a majority of its bitterness. Lots of refined sugar flavor, hop cloying, and residual sweetness to this one

Medium body and a ton of carbonation and a clean aftertaste

Overall just another out of date pale ale

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Photo of TravisMason
3.81/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpmclaug
3.88/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of many generous extras from mikesgroove. Poured from the bomber into my pint glass

A - Clear golden body with a small white head resting on top

S - Light hoppiness with a pale malt backbone. Smell's balanced and while I can pick up on both qualities neither are dominant or all that aromatic

T - Once again a gentle balance plays out between pale malts and some floral hoppiness.

M - medium bodied. a good amount of fine carbonation

D - Really drinkable. A solid beer that can easily be enjoyed but nothing mindblowing or out of the ordinary. I'm glad I got to try this one.

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of nerdrocker101
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, golden orange with a finger of white foamy head and just a trace of lacing on the sides. Faint aromas of citrus hops on the nose. The flavor is slightly sweet up front from the pale malts with a nice balance of pine and grapefruit rounding it out. Moderate carbonation and easy to drink. Overall a very good beer, especially given the price.

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Photo of burningsnailman
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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