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India Pale Ale | Moylan's Brewery

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery
California, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-19-2002

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Reviews: 247 | Ratings: 314
Photo of RBorsato
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark golden color with a constant low light tan head, decent carbonation, and nice lace. Balanced hop/malt aroma; hop aroma is more sprucey & piney than floral or citrusy. Balanced flavor but hop flavor is not much more than just for bitterness. Medium bodied and smooth with a spicy dry hop finish.

This one is plain old too bitter with not much going for it. Go with the Double IPA - much different and much better.

($3.77 / 22 oz.)

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Photo of John
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear copper color with a meringue-like head. Some yeast flecks are present. Leafy hop and bread doughy/biscuity aroma. Light bodied. Mouthfeel is smooth with moderate carbonation. The balance of malt and fruit juicy hop is well done. Complex and satisfying enough to have one or two…drinkable enough to have several.

Thanks to Valleyboy for the sample through the Christmas beer exchange.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Now we are talking – the last beer of the night and an IPA….
…and a Californian One; Moylan’s India Pale Ale at 6.5% ABV – Nice.

Pours with a turbid cloudy appearance – I like this – danger looks me in the face and says “I am going to retaliate tomorrow, but how? – gaseous or solid?” Guess I’ll know when I’m on the BA Pasadena Pub Crawl, I just hope it won’t be short notice!

Head was large but rescinded to a white collar and a scummy top for the duration of the drink. Laced well, when I finished it reminded me of highly lace-spattered empty Pint Glasses I used to take back to the Bar in England for a top-up.

Aromas are very fruity and awakening whilst being immensely hoppy. They are inviting, but yet still controlled by the astringent bitter hop-oil odors.

The body of the beer is an amber copper color, and after a while it settles clear, the light yeast floaties slowly disappear to reveal a good looking beer.

I like the balance here, the hops are strong, but for the West Coast “restrained”, but this is nowhere near detrimental, I am fed up with “OTT” IPA’s and I2PA’s. This is a very well hopped and extremely well-balanced IPA for my money. A very drinkable IPA indeed.

A nice beer and one I will most certainly purchase again.

Here’s to all the Hopheads out there – but especially to one *very* Special Hophead in particular tonight! You’re never alone at BA.com!

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Photo of sinistersteve
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Too much head on the pour. Some sedimate towards the end of the bottle. Nice cloudy carmel color. Dificult time trying to get a decent smell through the thick head. Citrusy flavor. Not a huge hop presence. Enough head leftover to lace the glass very nicely. Not one of my favorites, but the greatest thing about the thick head is that it works as a wonderful barrier between the beer and any foreign substance that may try to invade it.

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Photo of mickeymac
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

After thouroughly enjoying other offerings from Moylan's, I found the IPA bit disappointing. It's got the par for the course IPA color with a nice hop aroma. However, the taste was nothing special. The hops and malt are well-balanced, but nothing stands out.

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Photo of marc77
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Orange / amber hue w/ a slight haze. Thin, but tight head leaves a loose lace. Floral and citrusy hop nose from perhaps a Goldings / American "C" hop dry - hop combination. Yeast esters are minimal, but just a hint of tart fruit is perceptible. Hop bitterness hits upfront, but quickly gives way to caramel malt sweetness and lightly toasted notes. Nothing outstanding in flavor. Hop flavor is not unlike the aroma-- pleasantly floral and citrusy. Full bodied for style. Finishes quite sweet, perhaps a touch too sweet for an IPA. Although quite tasty, this beer seemed a bit too sweet and underattenuated and lacked any noteable malt flavors. The hop bitterness faded too quickly. Of course, maybe I'm just getting too accustomed to "double IPAs"... : ) This is still a fine brew.

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Photo of Bighuge
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light copper with a medium rocky head. Citrus tones on the nose and actually some sweet maltiness too. This is a decent IPA. A delicate pungency. Some citrus and piney notes. Pretty good bitterness. Good malt backing also. This IPA doesn't blow me away, but it's good.

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India Pale Ale from Moylan's Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.
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