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Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
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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, Moa The Hoppit is massive on the senses.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Hazy gold orange. earthy woody hop smells. Earthy turn piny slightly sweet finish. Light bittersweet taste finish.

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stantheman (654) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
On tap at Biercraft on The Drive in Vancouver. Big hops and big malts in the same glass. This is a great one, and a great reason to drop by Biercraft tomorrow for another. More detail, hopefully, tomorrow.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - MAY 23, 2013
On tap at the Gordon Ramsay Pub in Caesar’s Palace. This beer had great hop character with a moderate bitterness. The flavor was well balanced and the aroma was more tangy fruit and citrus. I could tell there was Columbus hops but glad it wasn’t overpowering. I think these guys are doing a great job. Wish it was easier to find!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Tap at WOB. Pours a clear gold with a thick white head. Huge resinous hop aroma with lots grapes and citrus notes. Medium body malt with lots of chewy dank hop bitterness. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1651) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 13, 2013
It’s a bit of a hop-overdose this one with massive resinous and tropical fruit aromas. The colour was orange- amber with a good collar of head considering it came from gas-flow. For something that was dry-hopped so much, the flavour wasn’t overwhelmingly bitter or too much of anything. Sure, it has a massive hoppiness with spruce, herbal anger and malty fruitiness, but I was surprised at how drinkable this was.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1296) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
On tap at Moon Under Water, Victoria. Pours clear copper (rubeh tones), lasting white head. Nose is CTZ herb/spice/earthiness, dry hopped orange, some grape but not as predominant as in their (stellar) pale ale, crystal malt. Flavour is not too bitter with earthy fruitiness and crystal malt, oily palate, no tannins. More CTZ than NZ; this was quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops (620) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
On tap. Pours a medium gold color with a white head. The aroma has lots of tropical fruit as well as resin and some citrus. The flavor is bright, fruity hops up front with a malt backbone and a slightly syrupy, bitter finish over a medium-heavy body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (307) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Pours hazy golf with large white head. Very fruity aroma with hint of hops. Taste of sweet grapefruit and passion fruit with hops on back end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (8550) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6441) - 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.


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