Moirai India Pale Ale
FATE Brewing Company

Moirai India Pale AleMoirai India Pale Ale
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IPA - American
3.92 | pDev: 5.61%
FATE Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Moirai India Pale AleMoirai India Pale Ale
Notes: This beer is defined by its pronounced hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. It has a solid malt backbone that works with the citrusy American hops. The hop bouquet resonates like flavors of tangerine and ruby red grapefruit. The mouth feel is crisp and dry leaving a balance of bitterness and rich malt on the palate. It is golden honey in color.

7.2% ABV, 70 IBU, Hops: Chinook, Columbus, Cascade, Summit, Eldorado, Amarillo
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 71 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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williamphelps from Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice lacing above a thin foamy, frothy head. Color is a hazy light orange. Nose is a fresh balanced pine needle, grapefruit, citrus, wheat bread, some boozy banana. Palate is nicely creamy very grapefruity, pine needle, fresh bitter citrus, wheat bread, boozy banana and mango. Body is kinda creamy yet crisp. Carbonation is tight and light- nice. Pros lacing, refreshing, easy drinking, grapefruity rather then overly resiny, light creamy body, tropical booziness can be nice. Cons booziness can be considered unbalanced, some may not like creamy texture. 90/100.

May 12, 2017
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Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Part of a mixed 6-pack of cans I bought at Supermarket Liquors in Fort Collins.

No dating that I can find.

Served on the warm side, it looks a slightly hazy gold with a lot of foam. As the head shrinks, some lacing is left behind.

The smell is on the fruity and floral side hop wise. There's an ample malt nose that appears to me to be sweetish.

It has a balanced taste; slightly sweet from the malt with a very light non descipt bitterness. Unusual flavours going on here but I am enjoying them.

One of the more balanced IPAs that I have tried. Not sure if it's because of the age of my can or it is as the brewer intended. Either way, like I said, it's quite enjoyable.

Jul 15, 2016
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eppCOS from Colorado

4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another nice Colorado IPA that doesn't blow the doors off the taster (or itself); nicely balanced. Could use a little more resinous face-punch, and it's not as carbonated as I like strong IPAs at this ABV. But this is well made and dangerously drinkable. Had two in a row and find my local news anchor swaying when I stood up facing the TV. Good appropriate amber/pale tinge, flowery smell with good citrus cut, good taste, the mouthfeel is OK (again, CO2), but solid. Will never turn this down.

Mar 16, 2016
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Beaver13 from Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can. Pours hazy dark golden orange with a medium creamy white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is lots of grapefruit and green piney hops with some bready crystal malt in the background.

The flavor is sweet crystal malts with lots of grapefruit and citrus followed by a fairly big resiny dank hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a very nice IPA with sweet fruity notes and nice hop bitterness.

Sep 13, 2015
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mschantz from Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Color and structure very typical for a west coast IPA. However the nose tells you this beer is well above average in the crowded field of IPAs. Very nice grassy citrusy nose followed by intense fruity pebbles taste somewhat balanced by the resinous hop profile. Love this beer.

Dec 23, 2014
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.6/5  rDev -8.2%

this pours a clear brassy color from the tap, plenty heady, white froth spilling over the lip of the pint glass. the nose here isnt super hoppy, more like a classic american pale. unfortunately nothing distinct about the hops either, this beer seems like an afterthought for fate, who clearly has both the intellectual capacity and brewing moxie to pull of some amazingly clever and well done beers. generic in hop character too, i mean, its light and drinkable enough with a touch of honey sweetness from the malt, and not a ton of bitterness on the back end. mass appealing in that way, but it blends into the crowd way too much for me, nothing special at all about the hops. it needs either more late kettle or dry hops to really even get hoppy enough to fit the style. not a bad beer in any way, with a nice rich round body and good carbonation, but it could be any one of a million others out there...

Sep 10, 2014
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DenverHopHead from Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap, poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - gold with lame carbonation. Thin white head leaves surprisingly sticky lacing.
Smell - I get more citrus and pine in the hops and a hint of sour dough in the malt.
Taste - a little more one sided with the hops overpowering a bit, though I'm not complaining!
Feel - an initial lingering of unattractive bitterness on the tongue that quickly transitions into a refreshing and fairly balanced finish.
Overall - a pretty tasty brew actually, one that I had low expectations delivered a very nice surprise!

May 29, 2014
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Moose90 from Washington

3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz Pour from the source in Boulder, CO

A – Pours a nice crystal clear orange, head is straw colored and not too tall. Lacing left behind is consistent and adequate. Very nice.

S – Strong citrus notes, very very fresh, balancing malt notes come through.

T – Very clean and refreshing, pine notes come out here, and a little bit of tropical fruit tones as well. No one flavor dominates the rest, the balance is nice here.

M – Carbonation levels are near perfect, if anything it is approaching the high side, making this a very drinkable and approachable brew.

O – Better than I anticipated, this is a very solid IPA, it wouldn't make sense to bottle this, but it is a nice option to have at the brewery, very solid offering.

Feb 11, 2014
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ArrogantB from Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery in Boulder, I ordered a 10oz and I think I paid $3. Orange color, soapy head, looks fine though served in a very odd glass. Aroma was hops butour the muddled fruity kind, no specific fruits like citrus or berries. Flavor was disappointing at first but I think it was too cold. As it warmed the fruit aspect was nice, malts were good and the bitterness level worked. A decent beer even though it's not really up my alley when it comes to IPA.

Feb 03, 2014
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brett_arneson from Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Really quite delicious... this beer poured at Fate's taproom was golden in color and not the least bit clouded.

I wasn't expecting much from it, as Fate is not one of the better known Boulder breweries. However, this beer surpassed expectations. There isn't an overpowering aroma, but upon the first sip the hops that are hiding from the smell spring forward onto one's palate. A steady stream of Pacific Northwest hops (6 varieties!) assault the senes. A strong taste of red grapefruit pours forward, and the more one drinks of this the stronger the tropical fruit flavors come through.

The beer is remarkably drinkable.. fans of Firestone's Union Jack would be very appreciative of this beer. Even with a strong 7.2% ABV the beer goes down like water. Recommendable to anyone near Boulder... and a growler of it is an excellent idea!

Jan 28, 2014
Moirai India Pale Ale from FATE Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 71 ratings