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)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brentk56 on 07-05-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of TheHoppiest
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
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 Mora2000
4/5  rDev +12.4%
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 jpmclaug
3.88/5  rDev +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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Photo of mbrown26
3.06/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Went from a bottle into a pub glass.

I wanted to like this beer more than I really did. Couldn't finish my glass, which isn't a reflection on the beer, but more on my personal tastes. I think this beer would be perfect for other people.

A: It was a little bit lighter than I'd want. I don't think I ever saw a head so white, but it was short and short lived.

S: This was a saving factor of the beer for me. I got a lot of good notes: citrus and pine.

T: There was a ton of flavor in the beer, but none of it was my cup of tea. Definitely could taste the citrus notes, but the aftertaste was too much for me. It stayed on the palate a lot longer than I wanted it too

M: Could have been too much carbonation.

D: Just about average.

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Photo of wedge
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
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 nerdrocker101
4/5  rDev +12.4%
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 Metalmonk
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
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 evansrdbrew
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. In Thirsty monk pint glass
drank on 8/11/10

A- Crystal clear deep golden colored ale. highly effervescent ale kept its head beyond the first several sips. Thick fine bubbled lace clung to all sides of the glass. Beautiful looking beer

S- smooth malt notes of biscuit and mild carmel. Whifs of hop aromas, pine maybe? Crisp and light. Light notes of fruit.

T- light hints of roast malt interlace with pale malts. Has a nice herbal, pine hop note which balances the malt.

MF- bubbles across the tongue with a quick hoppy bitterness which fades fairly quickly to more of a dry feeling. Nice crispness.

D- quite drinkable. An APA with a little more malt focus than usual but still distinctly american.

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Photo of wagenvolks
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
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 brentk56
3.88/5  rDev +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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MOOG Filtered Ale from Asheville Brewing Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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