Splendid Moose | Insight Brewing

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3.99/5
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37 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Insight Brewing
Minnesota, United States
insightbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Northeast Pale Ale is brewed with Pale and Pilsner malt, along with a copious amount of Citra hops that give a super hazy and juicy color to the beer. Bright oranges fall on the nose with a smooth, citrus flavor on the palate. If you close your eyes, you just might think this beer was juiced rather than brewed.

22 IBU

Added by gatornation on 08-16-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,070
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
37
pDev:
7.77%
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of StormAles
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NodakEric
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CCutch
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vheissu15
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Doesn’t compare with the other New England IPAs that come out of MN.

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Photo of hopb4fg
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vidblain
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Splendid Moose pours a cloudy and hazy bronze color, with a small lacing head. Mellow wet hoppy aroma. Flavor is sweeter, lots of citrus with a noticeable hoppy aftertaste. Good body and feel. Overall, a sweeter and fruitier pale ale.

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Photo of EdFed
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeff1973
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MNAle
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Strong orange juice aroma hits you as soon as you open the can. Hazy golden-orange, just a bit of muddy tan, with a 1/2 inch thick creamy head. As the head slowly recedes, it leaves thick lacing down the side of the glass. Aroma in the glass is citrus with pine. Thick, soft, creamy feel in the mouth. Orange juice citrus taste at first, with just a bit of bittering / pine in the middle and finish, but hardly any at all, really. Just enough to notice. The piney bitterness does linger in the aftertaste, but still at a mild level. Excellent pale ale. In the same league as that other juicy pale ale from just south of here (you know...).

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Photo of sparx1100
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 16oz can into glass. Could not find any canning date. Can includes a story of a "search of a mythical Pale Ale that could soothe even the most maddened mind" and ends with "And as I always say, you can't beat travel by ghost-mooseback . . .". Can has been in the 'frig for about four weeks.
Body is hazy yellow, with much floating sediment. Firm white head. Very scattered lacing.
Tropical fruit aroma, and tropical fruit taste, not real strong but distinct. Some bittering rind at the end.
Mouth feel is medium, not something that totally coats the mouth and demands another quaff.
A good hazy and fruity pale ale, but not to be compared to juicy fruit bomb IPA's.

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Photo of qcbrewer
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mdog
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 16oz can:

Appearance: Yellow-gold, particles and chunks, ok head.

Smell: Danky.

Taste: Moderately sweet, citrus and dank hop flavors, soft feel.

Overall: It doesn't look or smell too great, but it tastes good. Nicely sweet with a soft feel, easy drinking. I'm on my second 4 pack despite the lower rating (only $7 at a local retailer for a 4 pack).

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: hazy amber gold with enough orange tint to look like a glass of orange juice

S: smells like walking through a pine forest on a warm day with a mug of orange juice in one hand and a lightly toasted bagel in the other

T: flavors start citrusy, orange zest and rind with resiny pine and biscuity malt backbone for support

F: juicy and creamy mouth feel with a medium to medium full body and medium, soft carbonation.

O: a big beer with bold, rich flavors

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bsp77
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aoampm
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a snifter. Not sure how old it is.

Smell is bangin'. Vanilla tangerine and some piney apple.

Taste is citrus, vanilla orange, bitter pine, melon.

Feel is refreshing and full bodied.

Overall pretty solid beer. Been spoiled by all these great MN brews lately and this one is right up there too.

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Photo of TooGood
4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hop_Swig
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Good orange nose and front end confused with herbaceous bitterness that doesn't match. A 2nd tier NE style brew. This can't hang with TG, Barrel Theory or Lupulin in this region.

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Splendid Moose from Insight Brewing
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 37 ratings