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Shoot The Moon India Pale Ale | Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe

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Brewed by:
Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe
New Jersey, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by NeroFiddled on 02-14-2003

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 9
Reviews by porter17:
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4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good, solid IPA with hops to spare, I really enjoyed this beverage. The aroma was certainly a foreshadowing of the experience to come. Hoppy, to a fault, but heaven for those hopheads, I savored each sip and swallow. Nothing outstanding about this beer, yet the taste was there when it counted. Hoppier than the last time that I was here. Good job.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clear golden-amber body is topped by a short, creamy white head that drops but holds a thin collar and leaves some limited lace. The aroma is a stirring combination of sweet malt and fruity/citrusy/spicy hops that enchants the nose. Very nicely done! The medium/light body is accentuated by a fine carbonation that's lightly zesty and smooth in the mouth. The flavor reflects the aroma with a well-balanced combination of fruity yeast character, grainy malt, fruity/citrusy/spicy hops, and a firm bitterness - certainly not over-hopped! Very well done! It finishes dry with a light touch of sweet malt and a lingering hop flavor. Very nice with a great drinkability. Well worth trying.

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Photo of arguemaniac
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A dark brown color with orange hues, a copper color, really. A decent head with OK retention.

Aroma: Floral hops dominate the aroma.

Taste and Mouthfeel: A rich, spicy hop flavor with some comparatively mild toffee maltiness. Strangely, a sort of coffee aftertaste, though most of the finish is hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth with moderate carbonation.

Though it’s a fairly easy-going brew, the hop flavor is on the spicy side. Perhaps not that balanced (the malt character is pretty subtle compared to the hop bite), but very drinkable nonetheless. Recommended.

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Photo of Gavage
3.3/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apppearance: lighter orange color than other IPAs.

Aroma: nice hoppy aroma

Taste: first taste brought mellower than expected hop flavor with little aftertaste. Reminded me more of a slightly higher hopped Pale Ale than an IPA.

Mouthfeel: crisp start and finish.

Drinkability: very drinkable and would probably go well with appetizer-type food as hops do not overpower your tastebuds.

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Photo of pezoids
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served as part of their “half moon” sampler tray at their brewpub. I guess this is the Full Moon’s bigger brother. Poured a clear orange-amber color with a thin head of foam. Nice sweet hop aroma – very estery, floral and intensely perfumey. The taste is flavorful, with some of that perfume-like aroma transferring into the flavor. Medium to light in body with a caramel/toffee sweetness coming through in the finish. Nice toasted quality in this beer. Not bad, nice flavor and an interesting aroma.

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Photo of EStreet20
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A growler filled at the brewpub about an hour ago poured into a nonic pint glass.

A - A dark brown with a stight orange tint. A thin white head sits atop.

S - The expected hop rush of an IPA meets a nice malty sweetness. Some grassy tones but mostly that nice floral, fruity/ hop scent with some candy sweetnedd in the aroma. A nice smell.

T - A huge hop bitterness on the initial sip. The hops do overpower this one a bit, but for us hopdhead types that fine with me. The malt sips through a little bit, but then give way again to the hops with a nice bitter finish.

M - Feels pretty smooth in the mouth. A little more carbonation might help this one but definitely not bad.

D - Not a super thrilling "give me more" drinkability, but definitely one you'll like going back for. Can def sit and drink more than one of these, even with all the bitterness.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

When in Rome, order an IPA.

With a hazy orange amber glow topped with tacky khaki cap, this looked like it had sloppy hops to go.

Scents were all about Spree and Sweet Tart candy.

First swigs: This is a tart bitter IPA. Tons of tangerine and orange peel with a kiss of pine. Really a dry dry dusty dry IPA. Probably lots of bittering hops. Cascade and maybe East Kent?

Feel is tight and frothy. The drness is deep.

Last swigs: It could use a bit more malt backing and this comes from an Idiot who complains that IPAs need more hops. A hop treat nonetheless, and worth the $4.50.

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Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Dogbrick
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew is a light amber/gold color with a medium thin white head. The aroma is equal parts citrus and spice. Medium body with a nice snappy hops flavor. A little more malt than in most IPAs but that's not really a bad thing. The finish is nicely hopped. A good start in my sampling run.

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Shoot The Moon India Pale Ale from Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe
3.91 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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