Pufnstuf | Moon Hill Brewing Co. / Gardner Ale House

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moon Hill Brewing Co. / Gardner Ale House
Massachusetts, United States
moonhillbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
8
pDev:
7.18%
 
 
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by Mleblanc25:
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of tmadd
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlindros
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had plenty of beers from this place way back in the day before i was reviewing. Thankfully Dave now brews for Flying Dreams and I get to have his beers all the time now. However, my first beer from them since Dave left, and my first review. No canning date
Pours a huge frothy foamy almost 3 finger head that fades semi slowly, whispy lacing, very hazy golden tan slight honey orange color

Surprisingly not bad for a mosaic based IPA, some dank pine resin but no onion/garlic like, light generic tropical and citrus, lemony notes, otherwise no specific fruits, mild grassy spicy piney, malts are mild sweet toasted amber almost caramel like. Actually a touch of oniony note later as it warms

Taste brings a bit of sweet toasty reddish malt, not much, just enough to balance the hops, which start off with a little citrus, grapefruit, meyer lemon, lots of citrus rind especially, mild pith, with a little bready malts, little generic fruity, light lemony too, then hops turn grassy and spicy, a little earthy herbal, thankfully no onion or garlic Mosaic even as it warms. Moderately high bitterness, especially on the dry finish with long lingering spicy slight earthy and citrus rind bitter hops lingering, higher end bitterness late

Mouth is medium to a bit fuller bodied, nice carbonation

Overall not bad, more West Coast and a bit old school IPA style, but with a nice citrus, great hops, decent malt enough to support the hops, not much else going on, a flash of the dank onion Mosaic on the nose but otherwise good hop profile, a decent enjoyable old school WC IPA

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Photo of smcolw
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Gold color and clear. Good starting head that settles to a film of suds. Streaky lace.

Lightly sweet with a floral hop background. Attractive and subtle.

I like this beer a lot; it has a wonderful balance and subtlety to the flavors. I get (sweet) berries up front with a depleted malt dryness. The hop, while not biting, enhances the "brut" experience in the swallow. Higher than typical body and carbonation. Soft but lasting bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of EatonHops
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knecht_Rupprecht
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Bull Run in Shirley. Solid New England IPA. Real hazy, soft mouthfeel, low bitterness. Taste is slightly sweet fruity hops. Carbonation is light.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 16 oz pint glass on draft at The British Beer Company in Massachusetts. Pours a fairly dark yellow slightly hazy, has a solid two finger sticky white head that leaves wisps of lace behind.

Smell is papaya, guava, pine resin, earthy hops, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows a nice balanced beer, tropical upfront with some earthy floral hops and grapefruit in the pleasant finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, plenty of carbonation, not dry, and excellent drinkability, hard to not drink fast.

Overall this really good, I had a Singlecut Billy Half Stack before and this guy held his own.

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Pufnstuf from Moon Hill Brewing Co. / Gardner Ale House
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 8 ratings