Moa Pale Ale | Moa Brewing Company

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93 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by timtim on 06-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of Huffaroma
2.96/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of lucky_rodent
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Despite no agitation, started to foam out of the bottle, and has a rich golden color with a 2 inch head. Smell is malts, light hops. Taste is well balanced malts and hops, some hints of citrus. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a decent beer, but lacking any oomph.

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3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BuzzFee
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Very highly carbonated upon opening, but not infected. I let it dissipate before drinking. Pours moderate hazy/cloudy orange/amber color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with outstanding retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, peach, light pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, peach, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, peach, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a god bit. Damn nice complexity, balance, and robustness of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very nice pale ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nelsonsaigon
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Experienced in : Saigon
Appealing to me : taste good
Less appealing to me : - - -

I am neutral on this beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Tilly
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Pours a medium amber. Lacey large white head. Grapefruit, pine and hops aroma.. Exact opposite taste. Hops, pine and mild grapefruit and citrus. Nice bitter finish. Try it if you can find it!

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Photo of Mlkluther
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Nice and refreshing. Not a lot of hops.

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Photo of KentCstrait
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Grass in a glass. Yuk!

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3.78/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jjd315
3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of timmynyc
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Boone757
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Exeter
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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Moa Pale Ale from Moa Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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