That's What's Up
Moonraker Brewing Company

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From:
Moonraker Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #725
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,105
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 2.58%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
5
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 27, 2022
Added:
Jan 29, 2021
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  0
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Notes: Hops = Nelson/Nelson/Nelson
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Rated: 4.21 by smithj4 from New York

Dec 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.3 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Dec 15, 2022
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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewery pint glass

A: Pours hazy golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a firm layer and laces very nicely.

S: Tropical, exotic, and stone fruit plus white grape, a hint of citrus, slightly grassy, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Classic Nelson mix of fruits, gooseberry, mango, passion fruit, white grape, peach, apricot, and hints of guava and candied pineapple, a little citrus, lemon lime, slightly grassy, a touch of spicy pine, biscuity malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly creamy.

O: Delivers exactly what it promises, tons of Nelson goodness. Super smooth.
May 09, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by FrankCastle from California

Mar 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.02 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Mar 19, 2022
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Reviewed by BucannonXC5 from California

4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Type: 16-oz. can
Reviewed as: New England Double / Imperial IPA
Glass: Pure Project 16-oz. brandy snifter glass
Price: $6.29 (10 pct. off $6.99 because of a mixed 6-pack)
From: San Diego Wine & Beer Company in Miramar (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: Feb. 16, 2021
Consumed: Feb. 19, 2021
Misc.: Canned on Jan. 19, 2021

Grabbed this and five other cans on recent trip to San Diego Wine & Beer Company. First two cans I grabbed were Moonraker. Untappd description called it “Introducing a double version of Good Good. Where do we begin to explain this beer... 100% Carefully selected Nelson. Explosions of gooseberry syrup, papaya resin, and sticky New Zealand herb. Soft as silk. It’s good good, good good? That’s What's Up.” Really looking forward to it.

Poured a medium yellow-to-light gold murky color with 3-to-4 fingers of rocky white head. Just a couple of bubbles coming up along the sides of the glass. Perfect foamy, spiderweb lacing. Perfect retention. (Sight - 5.00)

Smelled Nelson, juicy gooseberry, dank pine, resin, papaya, white grape, pineapple and grapefruit. Not quite as good out of the can. (Smell - 4.25)

Tasted Nelson, diesel, juicy gooseberry, dank pine, resin, passion fruit, papaya, pineapple, white grape, grapefruit and some earthy malt late. Pretty damn smooth for 8.5 pct. ABV. (Taste - 4.25)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, juicy finish. Such a damn good mouthfeel. (Feel - 5.00)

Damn. This one grew on me each sip. This was just a great beer. (Overall - 4.50)

4.42 | 98 | A
Dec 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.27 by JuiceMan818 from California

Apr 08, 2021
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had That's What's Up poured from pint can, bottom stamped (apparently) canned on "01/19/21" and "THAT'S WHAT'S UP," gift from and muled from California by little brother, into nonic pint.

Pours hazy but bright gold with 1/2-finger near-white head, which dissipates to a persistent film, leaving some sketchy lace. Huge sweet tropical fruit aroma off the pour, which lasts for a while, until you realize the aroma has become dank, and then finally floral with a bit of crisp white wine grape. Begins with a bit of carbonated sweetness, then lots of mild malt and melon, leading into a drying, biting citrus peel (a bit) and sparkling white wine finish.

A tropical New England IPA with a surprise west coast dank twist and Napa finish.
Apr 06, 2021
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Reviewed by jakecattleco from California

4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Can dated 01/19/21 into an imperial nonic pint.

L: Pours murky yellow orange with 2 fingers of variable density white head with great retention and left thick ringed lacing.

S: Nice pleasant nose, diesel, gooseberries, and white grape. Subtle dank elements hiding underneath.

T: Lots of Nelson to love here, follows the nose well with some added citrus dimension. Finishes with moderate bitterness and slight acidity, neither linger on the palate. ABV well integrated.

F: Medium bodied with medium carbonation, slight tongue tingling from the acidity, full on the swallow.

O: Really nice all Nelson beer. Kinda surprised the nose on a pour from the cans isn't quite as potent as the draught pours I had at their brewpub. Will happily repeat on this one...I already went back to buy a 2nd 4pk.
Jan 30, 2021
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Reviewed by lucius10 from California

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Subdued white wine grape, hint of citrus, and hint of dank nose on this one...aromatics didn't pop out and were not as prominent as I hoped. With all Nelson hop brews, the aromatics are very important IMO. Taste follows with a somewhat muted hoppy and grapefruit citrus bitter finish...as it warms, the grapefruit citrus notes try to peek out more, but overall the hops are shy on this one. This does have nice depth and feel, though. I mean, it's decent but I was expecting more from this. I'll revisit...maybe a bad can?

Upping my rating based off of batch 2 canned 3/17/21!

Sweet, white wine grape, tropical hoppy, and subdued orange citrus nose on this one! Aromatics are slightly better with this batch. Taste follows with a juicy-soft, tropical hoppy dank swallow...a hint of grapefruit citrus shows up on the backend as it warms. This is better than batch one IMO and is very tasty...I find my self still wanting a bit more kick from the nelson in both the aromatics and taste.
Jan 29, 2021
That's What's Up from Moonraker Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 10 ratings