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Moa 5 Hop Ale | Moa Brewing Company

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3.66/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moa Brewing Company
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
moabeer.co.nz

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GilGarp on 08-17-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,614
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
67
pDev:
12.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 30
Reviews by chickencoop:
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

S: Hops dominate the aroma filling the air with tropical fruit, fruit rind, citrus, spice, floral and a hint of banana and bubble gum.

L: t pours brilliant copper producing a persistent 2" cream colored foam cap that produces a lattice work of lace on the glass.

T: It has a very creamy palate packed with tropical fruit flavors - mango, papaya, and orange. There is a light sweetness that gives way to a balancing bitterness on the finish. The beer focuses more on the rich hop flavors than on the bitterness. The bitterness is soft and not harsh.

F: The body is medium and the carbonation is average.

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Photo of GilGarp
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moa is new to Colorado and I was intrigued by the packaging, the origin, and the fact that it was brewed using 5 Nelson hops.

Moa comes in 12.7 oz. green glass bottles embossed with Moa Brewing Company Ltd. around the neck.

The bottle is stamped BB17412 so I take that to be best before April 17, 2012.

Served cool into a globe glass, 5 Hop Ale has a dark redish amber color with a definate hop haze. The head is tall and long-lasting. It leaves a nice sheet of lace as it settles.

Aroma is anything but what you'd expect given the name. It's sweet and tart, almost spicy, with very little of what I as an American associate with hops.

The same could be said for the flavor although here the bitterness comes through more strongly. It's initially sweet with what seems like a cherry influence. It then gets pretty bitter with grapefruit and citrus rind. There is also a decidedly funky aspect to this beer that almost makes me think it's more of a Belgian IPA.

Mouthfeel is soft, medium bodied, and well balanced. It starts sweet, becomes bitter towards the middle, and finishes crisp and dry.

Overall an interesting beer and one worth trying. At $4 I won't be getting it regularly but I may revisit.

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Photo of DrewShal9
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark burnt orange-almost brown with a 2 finger white head
S: floral with a hint of sweet malt. Can't really grasp what else I'm smelling at the time being.
T: bready malt with a tinge of caramel and a spicy hop finish.
M: very light and drying with a lot of carbonation. Even after taking a sip, the bubbles still feel like they're ticking the tongue
O: not bad but not great. An interesting choice as I was intrigued first at the brew being from New Zealand and secondly from having 5 hops. Worth a shot.

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Photo of mcthfg
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vanz
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of ordybill
3.02/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12.7 OZ bottle into a int glass. Aroma- Hops then some malt and a little floral presence. Appearance- Pours a murky amber color with a small off-white head. Taste- Has an OK hops and yeast flavor Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a buttery texture to it. Overall- An average beer, I probably won’t drink this again.

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Photo of Beckieboo7
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of micko323
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of AFDerek
5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of LJWalker
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of MichaelBurns
5/5  rDev +36.6%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, dark, hazy copper in color, with a little bit of yellow around the edges. Light, off-white head of close to two fingers. Laces nicely.

Smell is pleasant, with a slight spicy hop note, hints of bitterness and bready, sweet malts.

The taste is definitely a little zesty. Spicy hops start things off, moving slightly bitter/citrusy, but finishing with a tangy, buttery, bready malt character.

Feel is slick and smooth, medium bodied. Carbonation is good.

Pretty good, drinkable EIPA. Still warming up to the English IPA's, but this has helped.

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Photo of campfirebrew
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of beerasaurusrex
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of spicelab
3.05/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

375mL corked and caged bottle from [email protected] Bay.

Fiery amber, moderately cloudy, with a cracking beige head that impresses, but drops quickly with minimal lacing to pretty well nought.

Decently hoppy, but with a strong soily, almost metallic twang to it. In combination with sweet and rich nutty malt character, it brings about aromas of orange marmalade, candied mandarin, earthy pine. Quite a floral, yeasty component to it as well that strikes me as Belgian. Odd.

Similar flavours, including the metallic, herbal bitterness which does what it promises in the nose. Nice baked toffee malts.

Not quite medium bodied, with a hint of carbonation buzz and a dry bitterness that persists with not much to do. Pretty good mouthfeel as far as it goes, but it gets little support from the one-dimensional flavour profile.

Nicest part of this is the malt profile. Not particularly impressed by the choice and expression in the hops. The earthy character is a bit too domineering, but strangely satisfying and grew on me by the end.

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Photo of AndybIPA
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.1/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of KickbacksSteve
2.95/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12.7 ounce bottle into an efes chalice. Short, off-white head, oily clear lacing. Body is dark golden and murky. Aroma seems to be dominated by sweet malt and minimal hops, surprising. Maybe the smell I'm getting is the aroma of faded hops, possibly the bottle is old (no date) but my friend just picked it up in Louisiana somewhere. Bunch of sediment also lends to this theory. Taste is mildly bitter but I feel like I'm drinking a slightly sweeter version of a Grolsch.

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Photo of megahurts4
4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

MOA 5 Hop Ale

Appearance: dark amber, medium head, and some good lacing.

Smell: floral hops, dark fruits, and spices.

Taste: hops, slight dark fruit, and spices.

Mouthfeel: medium.

Overall:
This has some very nice flavors. I can't identify this one darker spice. I like this one. It's well balanced.

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Photo of straightlambic
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lillitnn92
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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Moa 5 Hop Ale from Moa Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 67 ratings
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