MoonJuice IPA
SanTan Brewing Co.

MoonJuice IPAMoonJuice IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,368
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
87
Ranked #13,369
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 9.97%
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
178
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SanTan Brewing Co.
 
Arizona, United States
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87
Very Good
MoonJuice IPAMoonJuice IPA
Notes: A wheat IPA that features hops from our friends in the southern hemisphere (Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin). Almost 40% wheat malt, but is fermented, hopped, dry-hopped, and filtered like a west coast style IPA. The wheat makes it a very satiable beer and the aroma will carry loads of citrus and tropical fruit.

65 IBU
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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 178
Reviews by Imakoniver:
Photo of Imakoniver
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color with a one finger head, smells fruity and citrusy, tastes citrusy and smooth, with a nice mouthfeel. Overall, this is a solid wheat IPA. I would definitely order it again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerBeast
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arizcards
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single at Craft Beer Hop Stop in late October for 1.69. Canned on 10-13-15.

Beer poured golden with a nice white head upon the initial pour.

Nose is earthy with notes of tropical fruits.

Taste is very vegetal forward with a lingering bitter finish. As the beer warms the tropical fruits start to finally come forward.

Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied, thicker than what i expect for the style.

Overall not a bad beer but the vegetal flavor is a bit much for me.

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Photo of Sammy
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of azdback
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.54/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Did not know this was a wheat IPA or which hops were used when I sampled this one. Did not get wheat from the flavor, seemed like a fairly standard American west coast style IPA. Good hop aroma and flavor, mildly fruity and citrus, but nothing pops or stands out. Mouthfeel and bitterness are appropriate. A solid beer that's in a very competitive style category.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass: color is gold, transparent, light carbonation, head presents with off white color and is 1 finger thick on first pour.

Smell is slightly tropical fruit hop oriented at first, then melds with citrus and some earthy notes.

Taste is similar with light hop flavors of tropical fruit, tangerine like citrus, and then some earthy hops; wheat is noticeable after some warmth and in the presence of the flavors.

Mouthfeel is not too bitter for its strength, hops are present in the flavor and aroma but the wheat performs as intended to soften this ipa.

Overall a good wheat forward ipa, i think it could withstand more bittering hops. Reminds me of a stronger flying fish extra pale ale with a variant on the hop profile.

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Photo of snilsen13
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can.
Nice color, great Galaxy flavor, super mouthfeel.
A little heavy on the ABV, could had kicked it up just a tad for a better double.
Don't let the label fool you, it's really good.

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Photo of jwc215
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

24 oz. can:

Pours slightly hazed amber with a fluffy lasting head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of a robust fruity hops that are reminiscent of apricot, peaches, mango, grapefruit. Fruity, spicy, strong.

The taste is of fresh juicy fruit - tropical and citric. A touch of black pepper and leafy spicing in the finish. Malt (esp. wheat) lays in the back to allow the bitterness to come through.

A great choice for a pleasantly bitter, hop-forward brew!

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can from Whole Foods in Sedona.

A clear light copper with a dense white head with good retention and lacing this looks solid. The nose is moderately hoppy with citrus, papaya and some mango. Navel orange and clementine notes are present. Minimal malt character. The palate opens mildly bitter with citrus oil bitterness and a moderate tropical fruit flavor. Bitterness is clean and mildly oily, tempering the fruity notes from the hops. Light in body with a mild wheat like grist character, this has a mild water cracker flavor. Light in body and arguably slightly watery,this beer is softly carbonated and mildly bitter on the finish with fruity flavors present. Solid.

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Photo of timmy2b
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rickrem
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

4/21/16

Pours a big fluffy rich 1+ finger head that fades semi slowly with loads of layered lacing, hazy golden honey tan straw color.

Nose starts malty, some biscuity toasted grainy malts, touch doughy, into grassy candy hops, little candied fruit, little earthy herbal, generic fruity and a little spicy hop, candied sweet malts.

Taste brings more malts, semi sweet and a little syrupy, toasted malts, grainy a little dough, into big grassy hops, a little fruity like candied pineapple and citrus, candied stone fruit, sweet syrupy notes, into some earthy herbal grassy hop notes, and spicy late, with fair bitterness in front. then a weird apple core flavor, maybe some fruity esters or something like that, something that doesn't seem to belong anyways. Then gets super spicy as it attempts to dry but stays sticky and sweet, big spicy bitterness lingering, little sweet candy malts too.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, little syrupy, touch booze warmth, decent fluffy carb.

Overall eh, not a very good IPA for any style, malts are too heavy and clash with the hops a bit, hops are just all over the place and don't seem to belong anywhere, crazy bitterness that doesn't go well, and perhaps a weird ester profile, but either way not very enjoyable.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

24oz can (man, these things really remind me of American gas station beer offerings).

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves some decent splotchy webbed lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells of mixed tropical fruit (pineapple, guava, and gooseberry), bready and doughy caramel malt, a subtle cereal wheatiness, muddled domestic citrus rind, and a bit of leafy, weedy, and piney green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, some blended exotic fruitiness, bland orange and generic grapefruit citrus peel, a hint of earthy yeast, and more hovering leafy, herbal, and musty pine needle verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is rather engaged in its robust frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, as the hops are of the respectful sort here. It finishes off-dry, the malt and antipodean fruitiness carrying the day.

Overall, this is an agreeable enough variant of the style, with the focus on Australian hops a pleasant experience, even if the 'moon' and 'out of this world' marketing claims (which only apply to the Galaxy side of the hop equation) seem spurious at best. Worth checking out, even if it looks like a tall, tall (tall) boy of BMC from your local Chevron.

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Photo of jera1350
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gregcordle
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
3.87/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2017-05-20
12oz can served in a snifter. Given to me by @mr-jj. Crafted on 02/07/17.

Pours hazy light amber with a pretty, medium-sized, creamy head. Pretty beer. Head fades fairly fast. Smell is hop resin, pine, and lemon.

Taste is moderately straw-y. Definitely some hops and pine, with a bit of lemon/citrus. Some kind of an odd green vegetable flavor in there - not too strong, but not quite right.

Mouthfeel is light, smooth, and effervescent. Overall, not bad.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can, dated 8/14/16 (duh), a slightly hazed orangey under a one-inch thick white head which fades to the rim and leaves spotty lace. Aroma is mildly tropical fruits, peach and apricot. Flavor is balanced by the malt, perhaps an old can? Finishes slightly dry and bitter with a slightly soapy finish.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pants678
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Translucent yellow-orange.

Galaxy.

As expected from Galaxy and Nelson: rope fruit off set by a harsh-ish white wine. Enough alcohol's there to remind you it's beer. Finish is dirty like a red, but doesn't linger so much.

Light, not that dry, carb is maybe a bit high.

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MoonJuice IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 178 ratings