Hoppiness | Moor Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Moor Beer Company
England, United Kingdom

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 41
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with a nice white foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops notes with light cereal notes is pleasant. Taste is also a good mix of citrusy hops notes with some nice cereal notes and a dry finish. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well balanced with limited bitterness and a dry finish.

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Photo of rex_4539
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Very hazy amber amber, huge three finger white head, thick, foamy lacing, loads of carbonation.

S: Hops, tropical fruits. Nice.

T: Hoppy, tropical fruits, but quite toned down. Quite bitter on the back end.

F: Medium bodied.

O: A beer that focuses mostly on the bitterness character than the juicy taste.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned and chilled in the window chilled as still winter
Aroma us sherbert lemon and inviting
Big citrush flavour with pineapple
Decent mouthfeel
Good big ipa

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Photo of Martine
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber into a glass from a bottle. Offwhite head is three-four fingers high, with big creamy and sticky bubbles. Big chunky lacing left on the sides.

Aroma is very piney, hoppy and has a bit of a malt character. Flavour is very clean, grassy, hoppy and fresh. There is a very good balance to the flavour, nothing apart from the aromatic hop profile, really standing out.

Feel is light-medium bodied, with dy finish.

Quite nice beer, very balanced and drinkable.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden color with fluffy off-white head. Aroma is mostly fruity and fresh with pineapple, pomelo and white grapes. Taste starts different as expected, somehow nutty, quite bitter and earthy, but continues with really nice white grape flavors and sweet citrus fruits. Medium body with smooth mouthfeel. Surprisingly good IPA.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Keg, Moor Brewery, Bristol - Pours hazy amber with white head. Lovely lacing. Smell - lots of hops, grapefruit and malts to the fore. Taste - Fruity, hoppy with a nice bitter finish. Very nice well balanced brew.

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a burnished gold colour; clear. Head is off-white, dense, pretty good retention and great lacing. Looks great.

Nose is very fruity and succulent hops: mango and kiwi, pawpaw as well as a cake batter malt base. Could use more grounding, but it's pleasant.

Taste is also very hoppy: plenty of that fruit punch upfront. Mango, touch of guava, yeah sweet stonefruit mostly. Not much of a punch at the end, slight bitterness but it's quite mild, and lets the fruit notes remain dominant. Nice enough, but not really my thing.

Nice body, good presence. Dries up subtly at the back. Great texture.

Easy-drinking hoppy beer. Would like more gravitas though, it's a little too bright and sparkly.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 660ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2014. ABV is stated as 6.7%. Picked up a while back from Beeritz. As the label says, Hoppiness = Happiness.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A bright orange-amber hue with medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a surface layer. Slight lacing. Aroma of faint fruity hops with hints of white fruits, grass, caramel malt, subtle grain and ale yeast. Rather subdued.

Tastes of mildly fruity hops and yeast with a spicy, bitter finish. Notes of faint grapefruit, peel, mild citrus, white grape, grass/hay, a twinge of pine resin, earthy yeast, caramel malt and stewed hops. The booze is nicely hidden. Well-attenuated, followed by a spicy, hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with light carbonation and good body. Hop oils stimulate the palate. Quite astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, earthy yeast and faint caramel.

Not bad, though not as intense as I had anticipated. Perhaps I've hung on to it for longer than I should have. Looks nice, however the aroma is rather ambiguous and lacklustre. The flavour is better; more hop aroma and an assertive bitterness that lingers. Good body. There's a lesson here - drink the hoppy ones first. Goes down nicely, worth sampling if you have the chance (just don't sit on it).

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Photo of admiral
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a nicely done IPA with plenty of flavour and hops - enjoyable

aroma: plenty of malty-citrus goodness with grapefruit predominating

taste: grapefruit, pine, spice, eucalyptus and orange peel with slight citrus and white wine and rich malt to balance it out nicely

a highly recommended IPA with plenty going for it

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep amber with some speckles and trailers of white lace.
Big fresh hop sack nose with tangerine and light caramel.
Dark caramel with sticky, resiny California hopping. Gooey, citrussy finish and toffee and lemon rind linger.
Medium, chewy, oily.

Nice DIPA level of flavor. Good malt backbone and lots of bright orange notes. Not worth the price tag, though.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle purchased from Platinum Liquor in Bellevue Hill. Shared with Sam.

Pours a faintly hazed copper-tinged golden, with an initially firm but ultimately filmy head of clean white. Bubbling forms at the edges, forming larger specks amongst the fine coating. Lacing forms in streaks and specks. Body is pretty solid, and holds some tight, fine carbonation. Not bad all up.

Nose is lovely and sharp, with some direct, almost pointy citrus characters directly through the centre. It has a lovely greenness which suggests even some NZ hop character. Underpinning it is a mild husky grain character, which doesn't add a lot of sweetness, but provides a slight savoury basis. It's very pleasant.

Taste is also very good indeed. Brisk hops through the centre form the lynchpin, with a very clean, citric bitterness, tinged with a slightly green herbal character. Together they meld into a lovely pure hoppiness. Around the edges is just enough malt to provide some structure, and above are the lovely delicate aromatics, some rose, geranium and marzipan. It's genuinely lovely stuff, and a very beautiful IPA palate.

Feel is light and tingly, with the hops helped along their path by a fine carbonation.

Overall, I'm very impressed. I've had several beers from Moor now, and they are all solid. With this one, they've made the jump to excellent. Very good stuff indeed.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours pale amber with a fading head.
Nose shows some fruity hops along with pine and resinous notes. Also some floral characters and clean malt.
Fairly aggressive flavours. Big pine and grapefruit notes with accompanying sharp bitterness. Some biscuity malt underneath.
Could use a bit more carbonation.

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Hoppiness from Moor Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 41 ratings