Moon Station Bitter AKA MSB | Burnt Hickory Brewery

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Brewed by:
Burnt Hickory Brewery
Georgia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of jadpsu
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on draft at The BRICK STORE in Decatur.
The pour arrived in Tulip glass. Light hazy orange with little head. Side glass lace was abundant from start to finish.

The aromas are full of citrusy hops. Orange, some lemon, hints of pine. Dank hops, mostly citrus, some light sweet malts .

This is an excellent beer.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.6/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigGold
3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had in Kennesaw, Georgia, on draft into Burnt Hickory tumbler. Despite the name, this is not an English bitter, but an American session IPA, and a successful entry in that tough category.

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Photo of Shanty76
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Omonigan
4.93/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great session beer!

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Photo of jrob21
3.75/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mweso2000
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
4.47/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of quang_dam
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ThickNStout
4.8/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

32oz crowler filled at the brewery. 7.50. Canned 8/29/15. Served in a Burnt Hickory snifter.

Pours a hazy orange with a finger and a half white head. The bubbles shrink to a thin collar and a few wisps across the surface, leaving a few small patches of lace sticking along the sides.

The aromas are bright, inviting and full of citrusy hops. Orange, faint lemon, a hint of pine, some slight dankness and a lightly sweet malt presence in the background. The more I smell it the more I like it so the glass keep finding its way to my nose. Outstanding.

The flavors are so bright and vibrant that it is easy to forget that this is a session IPA. Fresh oranges, lemon, grapefruit, peach, apricot, mild pine and a little crackery malt. This bursts with hop flavor and enough bitterness to remind you that it's a serious IPA. Delicious and super easy to knock back.

The body is light but much more substantial than pretty much every other session IPA I've tried. There is just enough carbonation dialed in to make the flavors continue to pop on the palate long after each sip. The citrusy, mildly bitter finish includes notes of grapefruit, tropical fruit and a little pine.

After enjoying this several times at the brewery over the past year and a half it was past time to bring some home to spend a little more time with. The recurring theme throughout the Moon Station Bitter experience is that it is head and shoulders above every other session IPA that I've had, to the point that it is the only example of the style that this "imperial addict" actually enjoys. I look forward to the day that this will be widely available for my warm weather get togethers.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.45/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FranklinPaine
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler of this super easy drinking, super fresh and crisp beer from City Growler on the way home. This delicious beer is light enough for uncomplicated drinking but flavorful enough to satisfy your palate. MSB is fresh, clean, assertive. The color is pale with a frothy head full of lace. Citrusy aroma. Very drinkable. Another great GA brew! So many great local beers!

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Photo of shivtim
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wareaglefan21
4.81/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from draught at the BHB tasting room into standard pint glass. Appears hazy and golden, slight off white head with some lacing. Nose carries American west coast hop signifiers, welcoming citrus and slight herbaceous notes common to the style, though more pronounced than usual for a session IPA and some unexpected bready malt character as well. The taste is similar to the nose, with the first sensation being the substantial hops, though without the strong bitterness I would expect from the nose. I assume lots of dry hopping went into this beer, as it drinks very easily despite a strong hop aroma. The taste then turns toward the malt, which is likely the most impressive character of this beer- still lighter than an IPA, but hefty enough to stand up to the flavors imparted from the hops. Mouthfeel is medium-light, but not at all watery or thin. A perfect summer Session IPA, that I hope to still be drinking this time next year.

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Photo of bobtoddler
4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Divo366
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of Brewser_Lewser
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had a crowler of this over the weekend brought to me by a friend. easy drinking IPA in the same class as All Day or Recreation ale. i dug it, could drink a whole lot more!

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Photo of rjknyy
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of sendbeer
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of 100200300
3/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of ramblinwreck101
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of Ballard7003
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of pgrenvicz
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Zach136
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler poured into a BHB 2nd Year stemless wine glass.

A - Cloudy gold, one finger white head that fades to a collar and leaves good lacing.

S - Citrusy hop aroma with the slightest hint of pine. Not an extremely assertive nose by IPA standards, but definitely hop forward and more aromatic than some other Session IPAs.

T - Lemony hop bite, pine and assorted tropical fruit in the background. The brew is very hop forward, but has just the slightest touch of malt sweetness as well.

M - Judging against the other Session IPA's out there, this one wins in mouthfeel hands down. Not quite the body of a 7% ABV IPA, but a nice body for sure and not watery at all.

O - If this brew were available in reasonably priced bottles/cans, I'd likely choose it over any of the other big named Session IPAs. A phenomenal beer.

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Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Moon Station Bitter AKA MSB from Burnt Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 25 ratings