So'Hop | Moor Beer Company

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Moor Beer Company
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Fall

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Added by biboergosum on 03-05-2013

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 22
Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.72/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Cask @ Moor, Bristol - Pours cloudy golden with a thin white foamy head. Nice lacing. Aroma - citrus - huge hit of peach, orange and grapefruit notes. Taste - same as aroma, lovely huge blast of citrus leading to a wonderful crisp bitter finish. Just wow. Best citrus hopped ale I've ever tasted on cask. Absolute belter. Unfortunately speaking to the brewery workers may well be one cask of its kind. If so pleasure to of drunk this one.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.97/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

660ml bottle. This is apparently their autumn/winter offering, wherein they employ antipodean Riwaka hops. Low octane, highly hopped pale ale, from what I can glean at the outset.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with two beefy fingers of puffy, silken foamy off-white head, which leaves a wall of fuzzy pockmarked lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of moderately bitter lemon, lime and pineapple fruit, a subtle underlying leafy pine astringency, earthy honey, biscuity pale malt, a growing sassy green pepper essence, and musky green tea. The taste is more of the like - somewhat tangy tropical fruit - kiwi and pineapple standing out the most - less than typically sweet honey, grainy malt, dry breadcrumbs, a touch of white pepper, stale black tea bags, and further leafy, earthy hop notes.

The carbonation is rather laid back and soft on the tongue, the body a decent medium weight, and mostly smooth, the weakly ambitious hops still having a tiny prickly effect. It finishes off-dry, barely, as the hops have enough gumption to more or less outlast the weakening reserved honey and malt sweetness.

A tasty enough affair, the hops indeed a fair bit new-ish seeming. I may have thus far been giving off an air of mild disdain for this beer, but it's actually a proper hopped-up English pale ale, in the truest sense, really. No big American hops (part of my ill-placed expectancy-borne pithiness, I'm sure), a session-worthy ABV, and more balanced than I may have been letting on, as it takes a while to get to that point - good thing it's a big bottle.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A 660ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2014, so it's rather out of date. Purchased a while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described on the label as an ultra-hoppy pale ale showcasing hops from the Southern hemisphere.

A: Poured into a tulip pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A hazy golden hue with plenty of floating sediment and good carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that sticks around for a while before settling as a surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of fruity hops with hints of white grape, mild melon, papaya, subtle tropical fruit, grass/hay, earthy yeast, light malt and faint stewed hops. Rather nice.

T: Tastes of fruity aromatic hops with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of white grape, mild melon, peel, subtle citrus, subdued tropical fruit, grass/hay, earthy yeast, light malt and stewed hops. Well-attenuated, followed by a crisp, hoppy bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with pleasant carbonation and decent body. Some subtle hop action on the palate. Mildly astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops, fruitiness and earthy yeast.

O: Pretty good - a decidedly hoppy pale ale. Looks nice, while the aroma and flavour are dominated by light, fruity hop notes and dry yeast. Body is OK. This may well have possessed a more intense character when fresh, but has stood up nicely. A treat for the senses; worth sampling if you come across it.

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Photo of stevoj
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Churchkey. Big, fruity, juicy hops. Citrus and floral. Hard to define. Light bodied, mildly tart. Some funk, some mustiness. I'd go with a session IPA, over a bitter.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.62/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale amber with a small head.
Nose shows grassy, earthy hops, some resinous notes, honey and plain sweet malt.
Pretty hoppy flavours, big pine and grapefruit along with some biscuity malt.
Could use more carbonation.
Pretty easy-drinking stuff.

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Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Keg at Tap East in Westfield Shopping Centre, Stratford. Hazy yellow gold. Bright citrus and floral notes. Very fizzy and light, though the carbonation isn't too harsh but light and fluffy. Very little malts, what's there is crisp, biscuity, clean yeast, laid back citrus hops. OK but generally like a hundred other hoppy beers out there.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.47/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

660ml brown bottle purchased from Leura Cellars.

Pours indeed very pale, quite hazed with some yeast sediment and a very light body. Carbonation is very fine, staying powdery in the glass. Head doesn't form much, leaving only a smattering of fine film across the glass. Streaking lace.

Nose indeed bright and fresh with crisp hops. Sharp and herbal, with a very slight musk character, and some sweeter fruit-salad notes coming through, giving a bit of pineapple and apple. That's about it, but it's very pleasant.

Taste is extremely light, and lacking any body whatsoever. Slight clean herbal characters around the edge, but no sweetness and very little backing up the hop note. Crisp, extremely dry finish, with a lingering, strange hint of horseradish or wasabi. It gets into my sinuses very oddly.

Overall, it's very drinkable and dry. And this lends it a certain refreshing quality which is helpful. It just feels a bit empty overall: despite the emphasis on the hops, it needs something else to balance it a bit.

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So'Hop from Moor Beer Company
3.79 out of 5 based on 22 ratings.
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