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Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Blenheim, New Zealand
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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Moa The Hoppit displays lots of New Zealand hop characters, passionfruit, pine (herbaceous), grapefruit and fresh, sweet tropical hop aromas. A golden, orange hue with a great hop haze. Rich malt tones, almost toasted with a lingering marmaladey bitterness that displays a sharp but smooth, sweet finish. Dry hopped seven times over two weeks, this beer is massive on the senses.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
Amber wth a slight haze. No head to speak of. Rich chewy crystal malts on the nose. Slight melon/citrus, but chewy. Kiwi hops are not good for this type of beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9012) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft at Beer Run, 7/10/14. Pours a clear golden color with a thin creamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of tropical hops, lemongrass, lime zest, caramel malt. The taste is candied citrus, tropical fruit, lime zest, caramel. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild lingering bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8239) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 Draft at Porter Beer Bar in Atlanta. Hazed ruby tones. Burnt apples, burnt maraschino cherries, burnt peaches, nutty and bready. Fruit cocktail mishmash. Medium-full body with abusive sweetness, dear lord. Highly bitter, lots of caramelized sugar, goopy sugar syrup texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7977) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Alot of aspects of it have worn of in its trip overseas but a ncie zippy, zesty, citrus, tropical, spiced impy ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7247) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2013
On tap at Apex, pours an opaque orange with a small white head. Aroma of doughy notes, some slightly orange-like fruity notes, and moderate floral hops. Flavour brings out loads of oranges, doughy malts and floral hops. Not very hoppy, but very fruity and light on the palate. Highly drinkable, and not suggestive of a higher alcohol beer. Great stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2013
On tap at Apex. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A light tropical fruit nose. A smooth floral flavor, easy drinking, some tea, crispness, low bitterness, some resin and fruit. Mellow. Good beer overall.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (6265) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Draft at apex. Pours a murky dark amber with a dense and creamy off white head. Lots of sheeting lace. Musty, damp bread dough nose. Creamy medium body with wooly carb. Nitrogen and damp bread dough on the mid palate. Earthy laundry finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
onceblind (4670) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Slightly hazy dark golden with a thin white cap. The aroma has this hoppy passion fruit tone that’s a bit juicy but also a bit piney. Taste is similar but heavier on the pine resin with some grapefruit and passion fruit tones followed by a piney resin bitterness I wasn’t too fond of, and a dry leafy finish with a slightly acidic grapefruit flavor on the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4402) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
Sampled at VCBW 2014 pouring a copper color with a large off-white head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is grainy with herbs and fruit. Taste is a grapefruit and herbal hop bitterness with a tropical fruit and malty sweetness. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Tasty and well crafted DIPA that I highly recommend for others to enjoy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3742) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Very hazy copper color. Pours all foam like a misbehaving. American light pale lager with to co2 cranked up way too high to 8psi. Danky malt aroma with the malt winning the fight. Its got that crazy new zealand hop taste. You know what that is. Its not as bad as you would think from the ratings so try one, or not.


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