Misspent Youth | Moonlight Brewing Company

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Moonlight Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by mjl21 on 01-31-2010

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Ratings: 34 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of frasergrove
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftBeerRunner
3.77/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cask at Ben and Nicks, Oakland, CA Feb 2016

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Photo of jeff1973
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of elNopalero
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was another tasty Moonlight brew. Citrusy, tropical hop-forward brew with a clean, clear finish.

On cask this pours a gold yellow with a pleasing lemony hop character. It tastes crisp and lemony with a rounded finish to a pleasing bitter punch and a nice malt character. I like ‘em both!

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Photo of Offa
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a typically very good and interesting beer from Moonlight which I had, like most Moonlight beers, on tap at Flavor in downtown SR.

Bright gold, it has a big white head lasting for a logn time and leaving lots of lace.

Aroma is light but very nice, bright, aromatic grain, pepper, citrus (Bergamot mostly with grass and some lemon).

Taste has the aroma's elements, with balanced grassy-spicy-peppery-citrusy bitterness balanced with light, bready sweetness and yeastiness, hint of mineral and sulphur. It's bright, zesty, and juicy. It leans slightly to the bitter side with a pleasant, engaging, zesty bitterness and is overall a wonderful, engaging and well-rounded pale ale very reminiscent of some great English bitters.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Pi Bar.

A: No head not lace. Lightly hazy hay-gold.

S: Huge, raw, pale malt. Biscuit yeast.

T: large and refreshing with a shockingly bracing hop profile -- grapefruit peel, grassy herbalness, fleeting bitterness.

M: Robust and pleasant.

O: An enjoyable, but not exceptional, APA. Would drink again.

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Photo of cornejo
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of illidurit
2.75/5  rDev -26.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of wsucoug96
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of popery
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of thewimperoo
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of flayedandskinned
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of MasterSki
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Whole Foods Santa Rosa. Served in taster pint.

A - Transparent golden body, with a finger of white foam that settles to a thin collar and splotchy lacework.

S - Icing sugar malt backbone, heavy citrus, some herbs and dank, slightly cheesy in character. Somewhat understated, but quite pleasant on the whole.

T - A mix of sugary malts, orange peels, herbs, and moderate hop bitterness that grows over time. Deceptive, just like Bombay by Boat.

M - Pleasant active carbonation, medium body, resinous and juicy. No alcohol, although I didn't expect any in a 5.4% pale ale.

D - It's a solid, enjoyable pale ale with a nice bitter kick to it. I found it easy to drink and would gladly order it again in the future.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of kiya
3.24/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Got this on tap as one of the guest beers at Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City.

Pours a orange gold color with minimal head.
Amazing color, especially in the sunlight..
The nose a bit off on this, the flavors that do come through are apricots and a bit of a mustiness. The combination of the two tells me there's some interesting flavors at work here.

Upon the first sip i'm assaulted with a dry hit that dissipates to a strong bitterness, i wait for the hops, they don't come. I like it, it's just a bit jarring to expect a sort of sweetness or hop finish and not find it.

I feel like this beer lost it's way somewhere, it started well but finished half-way. I was sort of expecting more from the guys behind Death & Taxes, a mainstay of all decent bars in the Bay Area.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of rob133
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Misspent Youth from Moonlight Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 34 ratings