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Night Moth | Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery

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4.13/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery
Illinois, United States
forbiddenroot.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by emerge077 on 09-10-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
8
pDev:
4.36%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of FBarber
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light orangish yellow color. Completely opaque and almost glowing in appearance. Thin white head dissipates steadily leaving a thin layer of partial foam and some soapy lacing. Looks in line with other NE styled IPAs.

Smell has notes of pineapple, melon, peach, tangerine, and some pina colada like notes.

Taste follows the nose with some pineapple, melon, peach, tangerine and Pina colada notes up front. Light vanilla and oak notes are noted throughout providing some complexity to the beer.

Feel is smooth and viscous. Medium bodied. Moderately carbonated.

Overall this is a really nice and very unique take on the NE style IPA. Im not a fan of oak aged IPAs but this is well done.

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Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on October 28, 2017. The best oak-aged IPA I have ever tried. The barrel notes are very subtle and do not detract from the base IPA. Everything comes together for a nice looking easy drinking beer. Highly recommended.

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Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Vibrant dark yellow with white head
S: Sweet pineapple, Belgian spice, apple, oak, white pepper, caramelized banana, tangerine, floral
T: Toasted coconut, oak, apple, sweet malt, light bitterness, mango, white pepper, tangerine
M: Fluffy, light
O: Very unique and unlike other ipas in the haze craze due to the oak aging. Could benefit from a little more bitterness

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Photo of GuyFawkes
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Released 10/3/17; drank 10/13/17 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque orange/yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE bright white head; a thick curtain of lace.

Dandelion, lemon & faint oak notes in the nose.

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Apple, dandelion & lemon flavors up front; dry oak & mild strawberry notes on the finish. Unique, & not really a "NE IPA" in my eyes.

Extremely interesting & worth a quaff, but not an unqualified masterpiece.

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Photo of mando31
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emerge077
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a couple of these over the course of the day, probably my favorite beer at the CBS picnic.
Murky orange with frothy foam billowing to the rim of the glass and leaving ample lace behind.
Aroma was yeasty and tropical with coconut and ripe fruit aromas.
As it warmed the coconut and oaky vanilla flavors intensified, against the mellow fruity hops.
Smooth and supple feel, a touch light bodied with low carbonation. Very quenching and drinkable.

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Night Moth from Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 8 ratings
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