Dervock (607) - Emu plains, - JUN 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - pours hazy dark copper with a big off white head. Orange citrus, honey and some floral notes ( was a bit colder than should have been). Looks of citrus and bitterness with a lighter lingering finish. Mouthfeel was a bit thin on the finish.
TedE (494) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle into tulip glass. Subdued sweet malt nose, pepper and hops in the background. Caramel sauce appearance with thin film of suds. Effervescent in the mouth, immediate hop hit. Finish is dry citric acid intensity and long. Really good beer but too bitter for a bitter (if you know what I mean).
weordie (326) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a murky reddy orange with a large off white head. Aroma of bread and rubbing alcohol. Nice texture to the beer, malt flavour with not a lot else before a minimal bitter finish. It’s ok but I’m not writing home about it.
Edit: As the bottle progressed it got better and the malty taste got better. Taste rating upped from 5 to 7 and overall upped from 10 to 12
R4N5H (291) - SINGAPORE - JUL 5, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beerfest Asia, Singapore on 25/06/15. 50cl corked bottle, shared. Hazy amber colour with a small white head which quickly dissipates. Sweet aroma of malt,, wheat and banana. Lightly hopped, flavour of malt, fruit. Slightly bittersweet aftertaste, with wine notes, a tad ordinary. Not really an English IPA in my book.
rondphoto (2885) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Cloudy dark amber color, beige head cover, curtain of lace. Aroma of malt. Taste is edgy malt that adds clear, but hardly overpowering, hops on the swallow, both malt and hops gently moving to a medium finish. Not strong at all, but balanced, interesting, and enjoyable. Recommended.
heyden (108) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one on tap a while ago: loved it. Trying in bottle now and I feel it hasn’t reached the same heights. Spicy fruity nose with some malt backing. Deep orange hazy body, good lacing and head retention. Taste is malty, a little bit metallic and with a good hint of bitterness. Definitely truer to an english ale style than an APA or IPA; but with the uniqueness of NZ hops. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Medium length bitter aftertaste
tombutlin (86) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite nice, but I won’t buy it again. Good hoppy aroma, but it sometimes seemed to hide behind the malt. Given the hop pedigree, I expected more, but I guess as this is an English Ale, not an IPA, I shouldn’t expect this. Worth experimenting with, but I much preferred the Moa White IPA and Moa South Pacific Pale Ale
gusdayrell (5) - - MAY 10, 2015 does not count
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good strong taste bitter level at good level. Good smell. Good with fried food.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ordybill (661) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12.7 OZ bottle into a int glass.
Aroma- Hops then some malt and a little floral presence.
Appearance- Pours a murky amber color with a small off-white head.
Taste- Has an OK hops and yeast flavor
Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a buttery texture to it.
Overall- An average beer, I probably won’t drink this again.
fcarva22 (2) - - APR 25, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The combination of different malts and the fact that it's fermentation is finished in the bottle make this a distinctive english ale born in New Zealand..
trith1 (53) - - MAR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber appearance; crisp aroma, yet reminiscent of a horse stable. The hop is clean and warming, which you expect of a winter ale. Palate is complex, perhaps a touch bitter on its own, next time I would couple it with a a richly spiced meal to cleanse and balance the truly earthy nature of the brew. Definitely would drink again, but needs a food pairing. Another feather in the MOA brewing hat. **please roll before opening.