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

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255 Ratings
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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:
#29,693
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
255
pDev:
11.92%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
50
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 255 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of imbibehour
4.02/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from the gigantic can into a nonic pint glass. Fark is this can huge! Much thanks to Toasterchef! Big enough to share, hell no it's all MINE! (hope it's good).

The head forms off white, foamy, but very large off the pour. Some large bubbles in the head. Body color is a very nice copper and metallic rust brown. Pretty solid looking brew.

Great nose. Faint hop and mild rich malt, biscuity, gharam cracker chewy. Smells like a good baked whole wheat bread. Great stuff!

I grab the glass, take a good sip, and boy I am happy, until the finish. THere's no lasting power, but the mid palate brings all the richness backed from the nose. Soft malts and chew, good mild hop oil sense, but a little weak on the finish, sadly too light on the swallow. Dry biscuit cracker rolls nicely

Overall though it's still very enjoyable and has a great aroma. I would have again.

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Photo of MrMonkey
4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden amber with a thick and creamy two-finger off-white head that fades slowly. Great retention and beautiful lacing.

Smell is rather faint, but it is mostly a blend of floral and citrus hops with some toasted grains and a hint of caramel in the background.

Taste starts with some earthy floral hops with a slight bitterness, and a grainy, slightly sweet malt background. Toasted bread and caramel lead into some citrus flavors before a dry, slightly bitter finish.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel with a crisp level of carbonation.

The Moat is my local watering hole and this is the beer that I drink 90% of the time I stop in. Near perfect drinkability for me, and a great APA.

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Photo of PaleAleFanatic
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of snowflake
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm glad everyone enjoys this brew. It is a good brew I paid 4.95 for the 24oz can and if you do the math it comes in at very hefty $15 a six pack which is how I have to look at it. Glad I tried it but I won't be a return customer unless they drop the cost significantly

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Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a an oily citrus hop with hints of sweet orange.

The taste was rather well balanced and consisted of a juicy hop and a grainy malt. Good residual bitterness.

The mouthfeel wa sofa verage fullness with a dry finish.

Overall a very enjoyable APA. A good example of the style.

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Photo of Etan
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a big-ass 24oz can into a 23oz weizen glass, for shits and giggles. Thanks to Valdieu2 for sending this to me.

A: Pours a nice burnt orange with a spongy off-white head. Nasty lacing and retention.

S: Really nice mellow nose of floral yeast, citrus and grassy hops, a bit of perfumy spiciness.

T: Pleasing bready caramel malt infused with mellow floral and piney hops. Mild citrus (lemon, orange) and apricot shows in the middle, with a bit of an herbal note on the end from the yeast and hops. A hint of bitterness lingers.

M: Creamy, nice carbonation.

O: This is a pretty tasty APA - mellow, but interesting.

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Photo of cbutova
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally trying this New England staple. Picked up in Wells, ME. Good to see the wealth of Moat cans.

A- Tallboy poured to a goblet revealing a medium golden brew with a frothy white, two finger crown. Fair head retention after which a small ring deposits sheets of drizzled lace.

S- Balanced aroma with hops perhaps taking a very slight edge giving off citrus, floral and slight stone fruits. Bready yeast and barley, apple esters, pale crystal malt sweetness, toast, cereal and biscuits.

T- By 2015 standards this would be balanced or even a bit malty. The grains make a platform of cereal malts, biscuit, light crystal sweetness, toast and bready notes. Oranges, tangerine, floral hints, apricot and earthy hops. Hints of pale fruit esters and yeast bread round it out.

MF- Medium overall thickness hitting the palate with a smooth frothy texture. Medium to high zesty bubbles finishing with a solid resinous bitterness.

All around good flavors and balance. Some of the hops get muddled in the wealth of grainy flavors but honestly it drinks very easily and is perfect for a tallboy. Gotta get some for the next White Mountain adventure.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of brewme
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Imstillthegman
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my buddy JD for this growler! I'm trying to convert him from macros and it might be working!

Pours a nice coppery-amber color with a solid one finger head of off-white bubbles. Leaves some good lacing.

The aroma was at first faint, but improved as the beer warmed. Nice citrus hop smell with some bready malts and a light caramel.

The flavor was a well balanced blend of citrus and floral hops with a good backbone slightly sweet malts.

Medium body, good carbonation...even though I was a bit worried when I first saw the growler. It was a short pour and I was afraid that maybe the cap had come loose during its travels. Very enjoyable, solid APA.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ggilman
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

24oz Iron Mike can poured into a Sebago Tulip.

Pristine honey auburn ale with a frothy off white head that leaves moderate lace. Earthy, herbal hop nose, followed by a similar hop bitterness. Grainy and dry, soft mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Lingering vegetable aftertaste, with a powdery malt finish.

I really like this pale ale, but they're $5/can. I think $15 a six pack is overpriced. I'll stick to filling growlers in the future, but the big cans are cool.

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Photo of jski
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Gosox8787
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 1 pint, 8 oz. can poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Served at room tempertaure. This is an absolutely huge can. Labelled as "Iron Mike Pale Ale."

Appearance: Golden orange in color with a one finger white head that recedes into a nice thin lacing. Pretty good retention.

Aroma: Some light malt sweetness, a touch of caramel, and some herbal hop bitterness. Light and nicely balanced.

Taste: A touch of light grain sweetness and some caramel. Balanced perfectly with some nice hop bitterness, slightly herbal and slightly piney. '

Mouthfeel: Light bodied and smooth, with just enough bite from the carbonation.

Drinkability: Light balanced flavors make this really easy to drink. The alcohol is spot on for the style, but a price hurts it here a little.

Overall, a really nice pale ale and I love the big cans. Perfect to take to a party and enjoy or sit back and relax with. I'll definitely pick this up again.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of irishevans
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Streetcore
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of verdict603
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Thingus
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Massive can into .75L stein thanks to caguiar (Thanks Chris!!)

Appearance; pours a slightly hazy orange copper color, with three fingers of straw colored head... Retention is good, taking several minutes to fall, and lacing is outstanding.

Smell; Peaches, honey and hints of grapefruit

Taste; quite similar to the smell with a bit of a bready quality to balance everything out, just a slight amount of bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel; on the full side of light bodied, with mellow carbonation, goes down fairly smooth, this is a very easy drinkin beer...

Overall; this is an exceptionally easy drinkin beer, i can definitely envision myself drinking this one all day at a party or some similar event, and the low ABV makes it a perfect candidate for doing so. Absolutely would seek this one out again!!

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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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