Call It A Day
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,037
Ranked #5,210
4.14 | pDev: 5.8%
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
New Hampshire, United States
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Blackrobe from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No dating for this one, picked up a growler at Moat Mountain on 7/25, drinking it two days later.

Pours an almost clear light amber with a finger + half of fluffy, dense white head. Nose of honeydew, orange peel, lychee, florals, biscuits, blueberry, ever so slight honey, earthiness and distant pine. Taste follows the nose with lots of additional resinous character, a more balanced, if not slightly malt forward (55/45) profile. Fresh hops, resin, florals and pine with underlying tropical fruit. Reminiscent of the really early days of the NEIPA (The Alchemist) while it was still more than half west coast. Sticky medium resinous body with medium bitterness and medium- drying. No alcohol detected. Great pickup from the White Mountains of NH!

Jul 27, 2019
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spelingchampeon from Delaware

4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 3-1-18 into Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours light haze.. light orange, nice pillowy head.. little lacing.
Smell: Citrus, earthy ..floral even.
Taste: As with most DIPA brews, this has a good balance of citrus, pine and floral flavors. Mild malt backbone.
MF: Medium, with a robust bitterness, that doesn't interfere. Medium carbonation as well.
O: A very well put together beer. Not outstanding, but worthy! No influence of the 8% ABV.

Apr 26, 2018
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IrishChocolate from Texas

5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Took down 2 four packs. Canned late january. The first 4 were wonderful. I puked a little after 5, passed out on the bathroom floor. Woke up with a headache, went away after I drank the last 3. I love the offseason.

Feb 17, 2018
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can. Canned on 8/3/17 #814. Opened on 9/6/17

Pours out a hazy yellow hued golden color with some orange highlights. 3" tower of white foam is thick, bubbly and creamy.

The hop is very bold and filled with various, dense hop aroma's. Low level citrus and pine, more earthy and grains. A very fresh hop smell, freshly picked and crushed up style. Peppery and earthy with an array of citrus based fruits. Very bold.

The flavor is simply awesome! Nothing simple though....deep, complex hop flavors: Earthy grains and dried wheat, peppery, herbal bite with pine and citrus fruits. I'm partial to the "wet" hop flavors, this one tastes as though the hops were just picked! Bold earthy, dry leafy notes is a favorite aspect. Juicy feel and flavor but also dry and earthy. A nice duel between East and West coast style. The malt is a light golden effect, slightly sweet but very crisp and balanced just enough to allow the hops to have maximum impact.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a lush, slightly juicy effect that has a nice, dry and only slightly bitter finish.

I have been having many incredible East and West coast style DIPA's ....and this one stands out even among some very heady compitition. High grade stuff, excellent hop righteousness.

Sep 06, 2017
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crotharagain from Rhode Island

4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I forgot I tried this once, rated but did not write a review. And, I just picked it up again.
Rating stays the same. Slightly more complex than other DIPA's, juicy but with herbal notes and peppery malt backbone.

Aug 06, 2017
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dpgoblejr from New Hampshire

4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into an IPA glass. Dated 7/11/17, #796. Enjoyed 7/22/17. Light amber with a slight golden hue color. Frothy head that dissipates to a cap. Layers of lacing etch down the glass as I go. Tropical fruits, pine resin and floral hops in the nose. Flavors of some citrus and pine dance off the tongue. A little bite on the palate but clean nonetheless. I've been waiting to try this and I wasn't disappointed! Well done and enjoy!

Jul 22, 2017
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Boto from Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can: This one pours and opaque dark golden color. There was an off white head that left some lacing. Good nose. Citrus, tropical and faint pine hops. Good body to it. Tropical hops, citrus and pine flavors. Pretty well balances. Nice!

May 23, 2017
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a semi clear orange to amber with a foamy white head that persists and laces moderately. Smells of citrus, pine, and peaches. Taste follows with the peach coming out rather well, and is balanced by a good sweet and bready malt. Feels is soft, smooth, nice carbonation good bitterness but almost balanced. Overall, I think this is a wonderful DIPA, and would welcome it anytime. Cheers!

May 07, 2017
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark golden in color. Hazy in appearance. Orange, tangerine rind, candied Grapefruit and pine. Medium bodied. Nice amount of sweetness helps offset some of the bitterness. Drier finish. Surprisingly good.

Apr 28, 2017
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WesMantooth from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 3/31/17

It is an unfiltered orange- gold with a huge pillowy off white head that has pretty good retention and leaves some sticky lacing.

It smells mostly like orange/tangerine, some peach and grapefruit, and a bit of fairly green hops on top of a slightly sweet malt backbone.

The flavors represent the aromas well. There is a little bit of a spicy pineapple up front, then tangerine, more apricot than peach, a semi sweet light bread, some grassy/herbal green hops, and a bit of grapefruit rind.

The flavors don't really jump out at you, but are extremely well balanced and it is incredibly easy to drink.

Apr 23, 2017
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Boccu from New York

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy orange with a two finger head that fades quickly with nice lacing. Aroma tropical fruits and citrus. Taste follows the nose with a touch of bong water at the end. Very nice dipa.

Apr 14, 2017
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tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap, then can later. Cloudy golden with dense froth, super clingy and gorgeous. A range of tropical fruit with citrus rind in the nose. Flavor has a bready malt component that my favorites of the style display. Balance is superb, always juicy and almost slightly sweet while the juicy hops flow over the palate with a peek of pine mid-sip. Mouthfeels is creamy and never harsh. Finish is clean and asking for more. Smooth, too drinkable, fantastic.

Apr 08, 2017
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John_M from Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Kings Head pub today in Portland. This was easily the best beer I had at the pub.

The beer pours a somewhat hazy golden amber color with very good head retention and lacing. The nose is impressive as well, as I pick up considerable orange citrus, a hint of onion, tropical fruit and noticeable dank weed. The flavor profile replicated the nose pretty closely, and I was impressed by how well balanced this beer was. Nothing was overdone or out of proportion, and while you got a sense of fairly high abv., there was no heat from the alcohol on the palate. The finish had decent bitterness, and was fairly long and dry at the end. This is a very easy to drink DIPA, for all that it's fairly full bodied for a DIPA.

Excellent beer. This is the first beer I've ever had from these guys, and to say the least, I was quite impressed.

Apr 06, 2017
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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a 4-pack of 16oz cans a couple of days ago, for $16.00... Diving into one right now while awaiting SB LI...

Filled on 17JAN17, I poured most of the canned contents into a small tulip.... It is a hazy, rich golden colored bier, with a healthy dollop of frothy white foam sitting up top. Lacing looks to be exquisite, as well... Can't see much, if any, carbo within, due to the cloudiness... Aroma is a top-shelf mix of sweetish and rindy fruit - think apricot and tangerine melding with pineapple and grapefruit... Quite nice! Body is easily medium, maybe a bit plus, and it is light on the prickle going down...

Taste is like the nose.... a lovely mix of sweet and bitter citrus.... starts with some apricot jam on wheat toast, then throws in some rindy, piney citrus to balance things... The subtle malt sweetness goes up well against the resiny bitterness at the finish... This is solid, very flavorful, and well-made! Probably the best I've had from Moat in some time... Prosit!! And Go PATS!!

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


Feb 05, 2017
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Rugg315 from Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Daughter picked this up for me in Maine. Never heard of the brewery. New Hampshire is the last of the New England states that I think of when it comes to DIPA's. Had a good look not overly cloudy but representative of a solid Double. Pineapple Mango on the nose. Really good taste citrus with a nice pine resin finish. Good feel very smooth. This was a pleasant surprise. Had two Maine DIPA that were really good in the run up north but this beer more than held its own. Would certainly seek this out again.

Jan 23, 2017
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 10/28.

Pours cloudy gold with a pillowy, full head of white. Tattered lacing with nice retention. Big, hoppy aromatics. Grapefruit pith and catty dankness. Medium bodied and a bit creamy. Juicy hops on the palate. Heavy on the grapefruit with zero malt and crackery dry. Finishes with a building bitterness and sustaining pithy hop resin.

Great beer but the bitterness gets a bit heavy the further you get into the glass. Love the dryness and fresh character.

Nov 17, 2016
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the can dated October 28, 2016 and sampled on November 5, 2016. So it is 9 days old.

Attractive slightly hazy golden yellow pour under a long lasting white head. Lacing.

I get strong aroma of orange, citrus, and tropical fruit on first whiff. The second one emits a tobacco or herbal quality.

Smooth, medium or better body.

The taste has all those juicy citrus and fruity elements you like in this style with a mild bitterness at the finish that does not linger long but balances things out in the end.

Nov 05, 2016
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ichorNet from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Well, well... what do we have here? White Mountain stalwarts (and awesome barbecuers) Moat Mountain Brewing Co. have whipped up a DIPA and packaged it in what seems to be the favored format for these in this day and age... the 16 oz "pounder" can!

This pours just totally gorgeously... a very hazy, creamy orange body with some brighter highlights, topped off with an intensely fluffy, pillowy head that retains really well. Lace is tiered and rocky with some density to it. Lots of foam on the surface as well, building up into small islands atop the main pour. Each small pour kicks the liquid back up into high gear, rousing the head to two fingers or more every time. Great construction and color.

Nose is heady and juicy... tropical-citrusy with some slight dank notes and a bit of pine. Mango, pineapple juice and orange pulp are strongly present, with an additional note of cut grass. Slight malty backbone, particularly some very light undertones of caramel malt. Wow, this is definitely going to be a very "New England" style IPA for the modern crowd if the nose is anything to go by!

Flavor follows the nose for the most part with a lot of citrus and tropical fruit, mostly pineapple and mango but there's some definite orange and tangerine/tangelo in there as well. Bigger "dank" and slightly catty presence on the tongue, with some herbal notes carrying over into the finish. Very bitter upfront and towards the finish, with a transitory bit of crackery malt and lively, bright fruit notes from the hops. Pretty clean-cut despite the hazy appearance. This kind of goes with the mouthfeel, but there's a little less chew than I'd like, and the hop flavors seem a bit muted due to the sort of lacking balance from the malt bill. That's honestly kind of a mild fault here, though, as this whole thing comes together very well overall in spite of that issue. Carbonation is very smooth, kind of on the lower end with a "blanketing" quality that massages the palate really well. Fairly long-lasting pine and grapefruit hop note in the finish. This just feels a tiny bit too thin and drinks a little under the stated ABV (I'd probably guess this were only in the 7% range if I went into it blind), but overall this is pretty much a huge win for a brewery I've never been overly-excited by.

Nov 05, 2016
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

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

16 oz can from Bert's
Pours a hazy deep yellow color with a decent sized bubbly white head. Citrus pine and light tropical on the nose with some bready and light caramel and a touch of alcohol to counter. Light sweet bready maltiness in the flavor with some pine resin and citrus hop flavors. Light smooth bitterness. A little sweeter than I like but pretty damn tasty nonetheless.

Nov 04, 2016
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Dukies222001 from New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16oz can to pint glass. Canned only 6 days ago very fresh. Hazy auburn look with very dense head. Very sharp pine smell broke through the head smoothly. Taste was smooth but a tad disappointing after pour, still really good. I believe this is a new offering (at least in cans)from the Moat. Per usual they didn't disappoint.

Nov 03, 2016
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass canned on 10/28/16. Pours a beautiful slightly cloudy orange, with a 2 plus inch sticky white head that leaves behind rings of lace.

Smell is guava, tangerine, apricot, pine, and grapefruit.

Taste follows very tropical, tangerine, guava, apricot, pine, and a nice shot of grapefruit in the finish.

Mouthfeel is a little bigger than medium, plenty of life, not really dry at all, and incredible drinkability for 8% ABV.

Overall this is what I dreamed it would be. Was expecting a average at best DIPA and I got a very tasty and way above average unfiltered DIPA.

Nov 02, 2016
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