Moat Iron Mike Pale Ale | Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.

Moat Iron Mike Pale AleMoat Iron Mike Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.69/5
255 Ratings
Moat Iron Mike Pale AleMoat Iron Mike Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
New Hampshire, United States
moatmountain.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
American-style pale ale. This crisp ale has a medium bitterness with a flavor profile dominated by an aroma consisting of a blend of three hops, including Cascade.

Added by BillyBrew on 10-06-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,126
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
255
pDev:
11.92%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
50
Trade:
0
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Photo of Kered557
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of caseymconley
4.73/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank this beer on tap on Dec. 12 in the brew pub in North Conway, N.H. Used to live in town and sought out the pub while visiting. Iron Mike IPA is in my opinion their signature brew -- at times it's so popular the place runs out until a new batch is ready.

In any case, the beer is extremely smooth, but with a nice hoppy kick. It's well-balanced and not overwhelming and mildly citrusy.

On par, I believe with any of the big boys in the IPA market -- (Sierra Nevada nationally, Shipyard, Geary's, locally) but has a uniqueness that sets it apart.

Wish they were big enough to bottle it so I could buy it in Portland, Maine. I love this beer and strongly recommend it.

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Photo of brunop
4.67/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

24 oz can. for a "pale ale" as opposed to an "india" pale ale? well i wonder why moat doesn't just go ahead and append "india" to this brew. it's damn near as hoppy as any IPA out there. more hoppy than say sierra nevada green for sure. this is between SN green and torpedo (leaning nearer to torpedo). and because moat has gone to cans? well now, that has pushed it right up there as a good walkaround and hiking backcountry brew. no more compromising with glass. this is a righteous brew to stand up with any bottled IPA. highly recommended. v. highly.

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Photo of FrankLloydMike
4.64/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I've been waiting for this day for so long. I first had Moat Mountain on-tap at the Blue Mermaid in Portsmouth, and I've been going up to North Conway for a weekend every summer since 2007 to enjoy the beers at the source. For the past five years, I've been hoping to be able to bring Moat Mountain home more than once a year in a growler, and the big 24 oz. cans have finally delivered on the dream!

A: Pours with a big, fluffy but airy white head; color is golden, slightly amber, clear with a dash of carbonation evident; reasonably attractive, but not the reason behind this beer's eminent beauty

S: The can pops open with a big juicy burst of fresh hops. The smell begins citrusy, then slightly piney, with the hops dominant and the malt only presenting itself in the shadows later. Overall, the smell is wonderful, fresh, crisp and hoppy.

T: Taste follows nose with an extremely crisp, fresh hoppiness that begins juicy citrus and ends dry piney. It is exquisitely balanced by a malt backbone while letting the hops do all the talking.

M: Medium; not as chewy as expected from smell or taste, but pleasant just the same

D: Extremely high; this is one of the most drinkable beers around. It is delicious easy-gong, crisp, low ABV; throwing back a 24 oz. can solo would be as easy and enjoyable as ordering a second pint of Iron Mike at the brewpub.

Hosanna!

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Photo of mduvalipa
4.61/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Had it as a cask ale and a great addition to a already beer

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Photo of Jay_C
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of trey66
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Bean89
4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NH1911
4.43/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrewKid4
4.4/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served: Sampler on tap from the New England BrewFest.

A: Copper in color, with a good white head.

S: Very hoppy and some citrus.

T: Coming from an APA lover, this is one of the best Pale Ale's I've ever had. Not as strong of hops as a Sierra Nevada or Smuttynose, but makes me "hoppy."

M: Great feel. One of the best of any beer I have had to date.

D: Easier to drink than the "best" APAs yet still quite strong and flavorful.

There are two sides for how great this brew is. One side is that it is superb and I would hope it would become more available not only around New Hampshire, but around the country. The other side is it is so good, I would rather it be a well kept secret in the White Mountains so that only few can appreciate it.

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Photo of Matthowland
4.31/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of terry33
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of marckobi
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of bilhelm
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of goldenM13
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Gregwa
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of mikefour77
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Kelp
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of karlt
4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sensor32
4.17/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheLefty1616
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rfgetz
4.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright amber color with huge cap of soapy white froth, good retention. Scent if full of juicy hop aroma with big notes of grapefruit and splashes of citrus, behind a lightly sweet and clean malt profile comes some resiny and herbally hop notes. Taste follows suit, big bitter tropical and citrus fruit notes on top of a mildly sweet and tofeeish malt backbone with notes of pine. Medium bodied, lingering hop notes on the palate. Overall quite a surprise find and a very good APA.

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Photo of BillyBrew
4.1/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very solid pale. Deep golden colour with a sticky, tight head that laces and swirls throughout. Strong hop oil nose and lesser citrus-fruit scents. Strong oily hops with balancing crystal malts. Great bite and body combination. Also a bit o' citrus. Solid medium body with a rough carbonated edge and dry hopping.

A great American plae with its bite and body matchup. Dry, clean finish. Very solid. Cheers!

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Photo of bmoraymond
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of puboflyons
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From the 24 fl. oz. can. Sampled on April 4, 2011. The pour is a cloudy pale yellow-orange with a very large, white puffy head. There is a nice grapefruit-citrus on the nose along with a sweet malt character and a backdrop of hops. I found the body to be more impressive than some pales with a creamy abd delicate medium weight. The swett malt character builds up in the favlor at first but it ends with a pleasing biter hopped ending. A well rounded pale ale.

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Moat Iron Mike Pale Ale from Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 255 ratings
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