Welcome to BeerAdvocate!

Looking to talk, rate or trade beer? Join today by creating your free account.

Dismiss Notice
Curious about recent updates to the site and app? Check the Announcements forum for updates.
Dismiss Notice
Love Belgian Beer?

Join us Sep 17 in Portland, Maine for Return of the Belgian Beer Fest, featuring hundreds of authentic Belgian beers and Belgian-inspired offerings.

Tickets + more: beeradvocate.com/belgian

Nick's Balls Of Gold | Moon River Brewing Company

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
-
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Moon River Brewing Company
Georgia, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by smcolw on 01-03-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
6
Avg:
2.85
pDev:
33.68%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by RTJakarta:
Photo of RTJakarta
1.23/5  rDev -56.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Had on tap at Moon River, of course.

Pours a simple and generic golden color with moderate lacing.

Smell was not what I expected. Not very indicative of an IPA at all....and because of that, I was no idea what to make of it before even drinking it.

Taste is just plain bad. No semblance of hops at all, a horrific aftertaste. Just. Ugh.

Mouthfeel was forgettable. Moderate carbonation and such.

Drinkability is (not surprisingly) menial. Beer sounded great on paper but was an absolute trainwreck. Not even close to being anything resembling a good IPA, and I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

 599 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.27/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of AleApostle
2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of smcolw
4.3/5  rDev +50.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm curious about this one as the menu describes it as, "a hybrid of Belgian Pale Ale and an American IPA."

Pours amber and cloudy; leaves great lace.

Flowery hop nose; no "Belgian" yeast aromas

Slight fruity; I detect interesting winter warmer spice flavors (such as coriander, cinnamon and perhaps clove/all spice) although this is not in the description. While very tasty, I don't note any of the typical Belgian flavors--no yeast bite, no sourness, no earthiness. Has a good full body with an appropriate level of carbonation. Round finish with a light hop kick after the swallow.

 587 characters

Photo of InspectorBob
3.27/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nick's Balls Of Gold from Moon River Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.

    Subscribe