Sliced Nectarine IPA
Moody Tongue Brewing Company

Sliced Nectarine IPASliced Nectarine IPA
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IPA - American
Ranked #3,579
Ranked #21,131
3.87 | pDev: 10.59%
Moody Tongue Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
Very Good
Sliced Nectarine IPASliced Nectarine IPA
Notes: The inspiration for this beer came in the form of a summer farmers market and the abundance of fresh fruits and produce. The resulting IPA showcases a bright tropical aroma of stone fruits that balances the grapefruit acidity of the Chinook hops. The beer’s crisp profile refreshes and delights taste-buds and craves pairings such as slow-roasted pork shoulder or a slice of warm peach pie.
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i like this beer a lot, and i love the idea, but to me its just not all that hoppy, and chinook may have been a weird choice for this. its clear and golden in the glass, sunny and shiny and appealingly lightly carbonated, oddly enough for me (i almost always prefer high bubbles, but it works here). it really does smell and taste like nectarines, natural and just short of perfectly ripe, like post the rock hard stage but pre the juicy bruised dripping ripeness, probably exactly when they actually sliced and added them. its not that sweet for how natural it is, and there is some hop bitterness, but i dont get all that much flavor from them, more of a generic chinook profile to me than one robust and fresh and full of life. i do like the grain complexion coming through, sort of a golden ale type base, a lot of these fruited ipa types just taste like the fruit, or like dry hopping, but this is delicate in those respects and tastes like beer, and i really appreciate that. enjoyable nectarine all the way though, so authentic that its obviously not peach, also really cool. these guys seem to have an awesome grasp on the culinary elements in their beers, and while i think this would have been more compelling with something like nelson instead of chinook, its a cool beer and definitely its own entity! good stuff.

Mar 21, 2018
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paco1029384756 from Illinois

2.61/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

This barely passes as average.

May 27, 2015
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blkcatalyst from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Aug 27, 2015
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ChefMacAttack from New York

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Hazy amber pour with 1 finger head. Head dissipated quickly with minor lacing.

Sweet citrus on the nose.

Plenty of big citrus up front with a lingering bitter finish.

This beer has two notes: sweet citrus, soft bitterness. I'm not getting much else. Detecting very little malt or nuance off of the hop/citrus combo.

Overall, this is pleasant and drinkable but it lacks the complexity of some of the other citrus IPA's that are available.

Sep 03, 2015
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WickedBeer from Alabama

3.29/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Feb 12, 2019
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Ghaas6 from New York

2.65/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

To me this beer was very heady, when I opened it, I poured it and it was all head, too me that was just the ultimate turn off, I got a 4 pack and have two left which I won't drink, I clicked have, because the remaining two will be in my fridge for quite some time!

Jan 02, 2016
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Gambyt20 from Illinois

3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Jun 16, 2018
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jcmphoto from Alabama

3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid and very drinkable IPA. Not bitter and a great starter IPA for those wading into the IPA waters.

May 19, 2018
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lcselim from New York

4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 25, 2016
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RiceOwls27 from Texas

3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Apr 13, 2020
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FBarber from Illinois

3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

(initially reviewed on draft during CCBW 2016. Subsequently had from a bottle and updated the review)

Poured a hazy golden orange color with a two finger white head. Thick head sticks around FOREVER with tons of lacing.

Smell was prominently citrusy with lots of orange and tangerine coming through along with a slight sweetness coming through. Lots of tangerine but it didn't smell fake. From the bottle you get a more pronounced malt backbone coming through in the aroma with some tangerine rind notes.

Taste was a very balanced mildy hopped IPA with strong prominent tangerine notes. Lots of tangerine and tangerine rind flavor, but it wasn't overly sweet or fake tasting. I was actually impressed that they pulled off the fruit flavors nicely. Not a ton of hop character in the way you;d expect an American IPA to be. Its much closer to an English IPA in that regard as the hops are more subtle and complimentary and not in your face.

Feel was overly carbonated to the point that if you so dare as pour it in anything but the most gentle way you'll get a plume of foam. Once the foam settles down, its very drinkable and refreshing.

Overall I was favorably impressed with this one - I hadn't really liked any of Moody Tongue's previous beers, but this one was good. They pulled the tangerine off pretty well and made a very balanced very refreshing IPA.

May 24, 2016
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SpoiledInVT from Vermont

3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apr 07, 2016
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Bammer21 from Illinois

3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aug 01, 2016
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YoungMtn52 from New York

3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Just opened one of these in a combo pack....has kind of dry, fruity taste that has a slight bite to it, but nothing too nasty...nice IPA - will have another...

Jun 23, 2016
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ScientificSquill from Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 21, 2016
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robotic_being from Florida

3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 19, 2018
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Clemson_OB from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 05, 2019
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured an amber/copper color ale with a nice thick foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry bitter hops with some light cereal notes. Taste is very akin to an English-style IPA with dry bitter notes, light cereal and very subtle fruit notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad but closer to an English style IPA than anything else.

May 09, 2016
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

May 12, 2016
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Magery from Kentucky

3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Mar 12, 2015
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plaid75 from New York

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 13, 2015
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JiminKY from Kentucky

4.68/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Mar 22, 2015
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nectarine = It's a peach that tastes more like peach than actual peaches do. That's a summary of how this juicy, vibrant and brilliantly ripe fruit attaches to an ale that exhibits much of the same character already. My, oh my, what hops can do!

Moody Tongue's fruit-forward IPA doesn't just rely on its fruit character as the tone is set early with the exotic hop blends that kick off with citrus, tropical and orchard varieties. Even its bright orange-gold hues say as much. Yet once the nose lifts and the first sip takes hold, the dripping succulence of fructose seems to coat the palate like honey.

Hoppy at its core, the deeply resinous iuttering from hops charge from beneath and set a soothing bitter tone. Gaining in intensity as the flavors traverse over the tongue, what starts with a fruity, orange, mango and peach character eventually finishes with a lemon-peel bite, an herbal sassafras tone and intense pink grapefruit.

Its finish retains a great deal of fruit from both hops and additions, but its body quivers and favors dryness, refreshment and drinkability. Yet a fruity tone persists as its aftertaste is peppery pectin and racing with hard peach. Its a curious ale that never looses its base. Its IPA contingency remains front and center.

Mar 09, 2015
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Saturated sunset orange tone, initial foam that fades quickly with no lace.
Citrusy orange/grapefruit aroma, not getting any nectarine or peach.
Taste is mildly bitter and citrus peel notes come through, lingering into the bitter aftertaste. Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation, easy drinking. A pretty textbook IPA.

Sep 10, 2017
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brandoman63 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jun 06, 2015
Sliced Nectarine IPA from Moody Tongue Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 235 ratings