Reimer96 (1464) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy dark orangish amber with a frothy white head. Aroma of sweet pale malts, caramel, pine, spruce, light herbal aromas and some tropical fruits. Taste is caramel, pine, citrus, grapefruit, light booze herbal notes and some tropical fruits. Well balanced with a nice hop bitterness and some alcohol heat but not offensive.
Capa (2238) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby orange in color. Full of fruity hops, caramel malts, and spicy yeast notes. Stays quite bold from start to lasting finish. One of the better Belgian inspired DIPAs I’ve had.
fiulijn (16175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver
Cloudy amber color with medium sized head. Nice aroma, oranges, citrusy hops, and a mild spicy note. The mouthfeel is a bit harsh; caramel flavor, a bit dusty; moderately sweet; it has a strange spicy character that doesn’t marry very well with the hops, and the final has a hint of chicory too.
Good but rough.
ShaneJ (689) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s (November 2014). Clear copper colour, fine tan head, bubblegum, toffee, grapefruit/pine hops, preserved oranges, subtle banana, slick, syrupy texture, resinous bitter finish. Nice.
varanid99 (641) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange pour with very little head, very little carbonation. Fruity, banana, tropical fruits, piney aromas. A little sweet, grapefruit, pine and toffee - tastes great. Fairly bitter, dry finish..pretty good
fletchfighters (1220) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ML bottle
Orange amber color, half finger off white head. Pretty thick head and good retention. Some spotty and strips of lacing.
Nose is bubblegum, candied citrus, and candied pine. Not an overwhelming nose but pretty well balanced nose that is a tad more Belgian as the yeast does stand out more.
Taste is very Belgian. Candied orange, candied tropical fruits, and I want to say candied caramel. Medium bodied, slick and oily in the front, dried candied orange and tropical fruits in the back. Some candied orange peel bitterness to mix into this as well. Does get more bitter as this gets more rolling.
Solid, solid DIPA and a solid Belgian style DIPA. First Moa I like.
Lagerboy (1507) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked and caged 750 ml bottle, wee gusher. Opaque brownish orange, smaller chunks, lasting big tan foam eventually settles. Surprisingly muted mellow malty, fruity hop aroma. Bitter herbal yeasty taste quickly softens, fruity citrus hop, sweet caramel malts, slightly floral, evergreen, some heat, dry. Good balance. Well carbonated, medium-full bodied, more aggressively hopped. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)
mkel07 (4029) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from BWS Milton 101014. Certainly looks the goods with a vibrant amber colour, looks well carbonated. Good mix of hops, malt and fruitiness in the aroma. Finish is bitter and resinous. Not a beer to be rushed.
Shark_Pants (399) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark amber colour, almost red, with small head. Aromas of banana and spices from the belgian yeast, pine, paw paw/papaya, some caramel. Taste is toffee sweetness, grapefruit, grassy, multigrain toast, maybe some mango. Medium bodied and hides the 9.1% ABV very well. Really good beer, with nice balance between sweetness, bitterness and dryness.
Niksko (442) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a fine white head. Nose is grapefruit, bread dough, clove, hint of banana, bit of pineapple. Wow. Pretty impressed by this. The belgian clove and esters are impeccably well balanced with the hop flavors. The clove and banana are there from the belgian yeast, but so are the grapefruit, slightly winey vinous not and a hint of tropical fruit. But they’re so perfectly melded in the mid and late palate that it isn’t the usual "here’s the IPA" and then "here’s the belgian influence" type flavor profile that you usually get with combination styles like this. None of Moa’s other beers have really impressed me, and I was on the verge of giving up on them. But this has really impressed me. A little caramel sweetness in there, and the 9.1% is hidden incredibly well. Exceptional.