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:
#29,166
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
255
pDev:
11.92%
Bros Score:
3.9
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
50
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 255 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of tylergoov
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Poured from growler into pint glass. Both consumed and filled on 8/15/10.

A - Golden amber with a nice two finger white head that slowly receeded to a generous amount of sticky lacing.

S - Fruity hops dominate. Lots of grapefruit, orange and lemon. Little bits of sweet malt linger.

T - Taste follows the smell. Citrusy hops that do more in the aromatic and taste departments than they add to the bitterness, though there is a nice amount of residual bitterness at the end of the sip. I'd even go so far to say that this borders on an IPA.

M - The malts lend a nice, smooth creaminess to the beer. Medium bodied with a good level of carbination.

D - A great APA! Well balanced with a very enjoyable hop profile. Could drink this all day!

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Photo of loupap
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of rusty3335
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of pveilleux
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of blameo
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jsouza
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BucsNBucks
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of deanhead
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

After today, the tallboy received in a trade from johnnnie! Prosit!

Tall boy poured into a tall Peroni glass.

Pours a golden, um gold color. yes i know that sounds bad, but thats the best i can describe. Very thick white head. definitely full of protein, this one is. Carbonation is really pretty good.

I can smell hops and malt, a very nice balance actually. the hops i get are all aroma, mostly citric hops.

Feels very syrupy sweet and slick, with a candy citrus feeling from the hops. It feels very light, almost to a fault, but it makes is insanely drinkable. Very litte bittering hops, im not so sure I like that part, but I really cant argue with this one. The bitter really comes in on the back end.

Definitely a good candidate for a tall boy. Sits light ont he tongue; it may be one of the more drinkable pale ales.

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Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of trancourt
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of cnwillis31
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

a - poured a three-fingers fluffy, bubbly, dense head into a snifter that left thick sheeting and nice lacing throughout. the head really billowed nicely. the body was a bright and lively amber color.
s - slightly sweet with a big citrus aroma.
t - oranges, grapefruit, caramel.
m - medium thickness and bubbly.
o - a really nice APA and i really liked the big ass can.

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Photo of tpauer
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of bbeerman
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A.. A nice golden hue. Minimal/no head or lace

S.. A typical pale ale

T.. Great tasting ale. Light hops with a good amount of malt (good for the type of brew). A little sweetness

M.. Easy drinking beer. Minimal carbonation, could be a session beer

O.. Very good pale ale. On tap or in the can it's worth the time

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Photo of philbe311
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yet another generous contribution from fellow BA and buddy rfgetz...

A - The can was a bit of gusher... Three plus fingers worth of airy and fluffy light khaki colored head with a bit of a waffled top... Excellent retention is displayed at a bit less than two fingers... Loads of speckled lacing cling to the glass... The color is a pale orange with a bright glow... Unexpectedly still with only a stray carbonation bubble here or there...

S - A subtle but very nice aroma... Orange zest... Golden raisins... A very solid malt base reminiscent of fresh baked biscuits...

T - Some toasted malts... Butter milk biscuits... The hops are subtle and a mix of earthy and floral... Simple, but quite effective...

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied... Smooth... A bit of lushness. Clean... Crisp... Refreshing... A touch of stickiness...

D - Kudos on the vessel - if there's one thing better than a 16oz can, it's a 24 oz can... Insanely quaffable... A simple but very effective offering... Nice in every facet... An excellent example of simplicity in brewing... I would drink this on a regular basis if it were available to me...

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Photo of Flounder57
3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I disconvered this place while reading the Ale Street News. I was up near North Conway to go boarding at Cranmore a few weeks ago and noticed that it was a few minutes from the mountain. This beers at the place were well worth it after a day on the mountain and the 24 oz. Iron Mike and Imperial Stout were available for sale too.

Appearance: The beer pours a big white head and it remains on the glass when drinking it. The color of the beer is a n amber/orange/brown shade. The looks to be a little but of carbonation. The beer is attractive and waiting to be drank. Very inviting.

Smell: The is a slight smell of hops, which bring out some signs of citrus and pine and the sweet smell of malt to finish things off. The smell is wonderful, fresh, crisp, hoppy a little sweet, and not over bearing.

Taste: The beer is slightly crisp, a bit hoppy, with slight notes of citrus and pine. All of this finished off by the sweet flavor produced from the malt. The is a well balanced pale ale.

Mouthfeel: The beer is hanging out in my mouth and feels good. Very smooth and just the right amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: I would purchase and drink this next time driving through North Conway. this is one of the most drinkable beers around and very easy to consume especially since it comes in a 24 oz. can.

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Photo of Budlum
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of silentjay
3.95/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

amber/orange hued brew with a huge dense, off-white head that slowly recedes leaving behind spotty lacing.

lots of hops hit the nose first, a bit of pine and juicy citrus, with some light and sweet malt backing that up.

malt starts off sweet and slightly toasty with some lemony and grassy hops. goes bitter in the middle, but then finishes juicy and with plenty of hop flavor.

a touch light bodied, between pilsner and pale ale in terms of viscosity, with plenty of soft carbonation and a slightly bitter aftertaste.

checks all the marks for a good, hoppy APA. won't wow everyone, but its solid and drinks easy, which it has to being in a 24oz can.

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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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