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Johnny’s American IPA | Moab Brewery

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Johnny’s American IPAJohnny’s American IPA

Brewed by:
Moab Brewery
Utah, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by JohnGalt1 on 10-19-2012

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Reviews by StoneTSR:
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3.86/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: A fluffy head filling roughly a third of the top of my Funkwerks globe foams up on top of a nice, clear, orange beer. The stark white head remains on top for a while as it very slowly recedes. A thick ring of lacing is left around the top along with a nice cathedral-like lacing left below.

SMELL: Grassy on the nose along with a solid citrus backbone. Orange is the dominant citrus. Nice smell, but could be stronger.

TASTE: The citrus pulls through in the flavor much stronger and the orange still leads, but a nice grapefruit and grass punch towards the end backs it up nicely. The malt is there to balance and an almost chocolate-like flavor arrives near the end of each sip to sweeten in up just a touch.

MOUTHFEEL: Dry and hoppy to start with a semi-sweet, malty finish. The carbonation is relatively low, my notes say "half-way to nitro." This is a silky, smooth IPA.

OVERALL: Spending four days in Moab is always awesome, but this little treat adds to the experience. While the 7% canned version is definitely the way to go, I also enjoyed the 4% session version on tap. Good go-to, especially when you're in the area.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.74/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

16 oz can. Pours hazy golden orange with a medium white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet biscuity malts with some fruity grassy hops.

The flavor is sweet biscuity (crystal?) malts with some tangy fruit and good bitterness for a 4% beer. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK session IPA, a little too sweet.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.72/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice orange colored liquid, my favorite color when dealing with ipas. Mild offwhite head on it, probably around 1/2" in depth. Impressive looking brew here.

Hop aroma was enjoyably citric. Mostly orange and tangerine type of hop aromas. Not the biggest dry hopping going on, but suffice to say, it was respectable and enjoyable even if not pungent.

Good citrusy hop flavor, pretty straightforward. Bitterness is just about right, a loyal companion with the hop flavors, a legitimate tag team. Malt base is in the right proportion, not too much, not too little to where this is all bitterness, complimentary.

Mildly sweet in the mouthfeel, the hops stick around, they don't fade. A little bit of biscuit malt and a touch of caramel fit just right. Earthy at times, but never heavy or gritty. Slightly dry. Hop varieties seem to be of the non citra C designation.

Would recommend.

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Photo of Beer21
3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pabney
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of socon67
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Schwegler
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of csgeorge
3.81/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of hops, some caramel? Taste is hoppy, dry, some malts, well balanced, some hop heads may be disappointed but I enjoyed it. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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Photo of Basoos1
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of fivetime
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of LotsofLupulin
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of nataku00
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Jared326
4.68/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gavilan
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I think the Moab cans are "new to Boise" ... This one is the version that is only available outside of Utah and at the pub retail shop... Mikey's Utah Beer Blog helped fill in some questions.


Poured into my slim tulip... light tan head sticks around and leaves great lacing... the brew is clear orange.

The nose is citrus forward unlike any IPA I have had in a while... tangerine and lime zest .. tropical fruits come in with warmth.. melon, mango, etc... smells great.. hops overpower the malts, but the maltiness really delivers the fruitiness up into the aroma.

Flavor needs much more bitterness... but the hop flavors help cancel that negative.. the palate is more tropical than citrus forward... again, melon and something that I associate with papaya... weird.. but still inviting... I am liking this one.

At 7%, the body is good... the bubbles may be a touch light...

This brew is pretty damn good... Utah does things right... don't get stuck on the 4% crap... when they get free reign, the beer is good/great.


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Photo of akolb
3.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of largadeer
2/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Brimming with cascade hops and crystal malt. Quite bad.

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Photo of elkinbrown
4/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ninaturner
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Johnny’s American IPA from Moab Brewery
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