Alpha Tide | Moonraker Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Moonraker Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by CheapBeerBuzz on 12-14-2016

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by jlindros:
Photo of jlindros
3.16/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Thanks to rudzud
Foamy creamy head fades at a med pace, little lacing, pretty clear golden honey color

Nose starts with big onion, pine sap, herbal hop, dank, faint bubblegum and papaya, no real malt under the dank onion, nothing else as not my style ipa

Taste brings grainy cracker, straight up cracker, wheat, toasted grain wheat, plenty of jobs, more pine sap, dank resin and a more green onion, lots of herbal hops, iced tea, spicy. Herbal tea finish with more onion and pine sap, touch booze taste

Mouth is med bod a little thin, little booze warmth, light on the carb

Overall very poor ipa, nothing really redeeming about it

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BSW
4.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spark3148857
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanK252
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and leaves some spotty lacing.

S: Mild tropical fruit, spicy herbal notes, a little citrus, crackery malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Fruity, mango, papaya, peach, a hint of melon, spicy slightly dank herbal notes, floral, citrus, orange and lemon, crackery/biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Just a touch on the lighter side of medium body, moderate carbonation, a touch of alcohol sneaks through as it warms.

O: Perfectly drinkable beer, but it kinda falls flat compared to some of the other beers I've had from them.

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mostly clear gold beer with a fluffy white head that leaves a few specks of lacing. The smell is sweet, flowery, full of orange, mango, pineapple, a hint of onion. Tastes like honey and citrus with a good bitterness. This is a solid and tasty beer.

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Photo of atone315
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My girlfriend's most hated beer. Says its nasty and makes me taste nasty. Naturally I bought a 12 pack.

Pours a slightly hazy (for a west coast dipa) yellow color, but its a bright one. 1/3" white head on the top. Aroma smacks heavy C hops and garlic/onion stuff. Is there Summit hops in this? Possibly. I can dig it.

Taste, yum, that nostalgic bitterness covered with Chinook and Centennial hop goodness, dank pine notes. Good dry pale toasted malt base, hardly any caramel, if any. Not much sign of the 8% alcohol here either. I really dig this beer, its the most throwback of anything I've ever had from Moonraker. They can totally make just about any style of hoppy beer, east coast, west coast, ninja, it don't matter. Lots of herbalness to it. Smells like the art teacher's office.

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 062317 into a nonic pint.

L: Bright golden with finger of variable density white head that had minimal retention and left limited lacing.

N: Great, very enjoyable! Lots of passionfruit and guava, some earthiness and floral attributes as it warms.

T: Follows the nose but with some added citrus. Some bitterness paired with astringency, finishes dry on the palate.

F: Lighter bodied for the ABV, higher carbonation that when paired with the astringency leads to a lively tongue and lips. Very easy drinking for the ABV.

O: Very-solid modern IPA, smells more tropical, but tastes with West Coast influence. Will definitely get again for my palate preferences.

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Photo of Bum4ever
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rudzud
3.26/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Received in a trade. Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear golden hue with a thin head that fades to leave thin lacing and light halo.

S - Aromas of oniony hops, light tropical hops, faint grassy notes. Rather pungent.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, tentatively onion forward. Tons of herbal tea notes. Light malt sweetness.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little thin and watery.

O - Overall this was a very disappointing. I'm assuming this is a mosaic forward beer due to these characteristics. Very unfortunate.

Serving Type: can

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Danner3
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Canned 8/16/17; drank 9/2/17 @ the Yarchives.

See through orange/yellow appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

A rough pour yielded a nice white head; a thick curtain of lace.

Pine, fresh ganja, dry corn & faint caramel notes in the nose.

Medium thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Pine & watermelon jolly rancher flavors up front; dry corn & faint urine notes in the nose. No booze heat.

Clashing & unpleasant; everything I don't like about the West Coast IPA. Permanent pass.

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Alpha Tide from Moonraker Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 14 ratings