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Moa South Pacific IPA

Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Marlborough, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Moa South Pacific I.P.A. is a New Zealand take on a popular North American beer style. Using famous Cascade and Nelson Sauvin hops, the dominant features in this beer are unique to New Zealand and the Moa bottle conditioned brewing method. Its hoppy strength displays powerful floral, citrus and tropical notes backed up with a strong malt backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maltman53 (421) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Pours amber/orange with a fluffy, persistent head. On palate, bittering hops eclipse aroma hops from from to finish. Dank, earthy hops suggest an English style rather than an APA. Overall, for those who like a bitter, earthy PA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oldschool_Mike (134) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a cloudy light amber colour. Aroma is tropical fruits. Taste Is tropical fruit with some nice malt balance. Great beer. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4035) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy lighter amber color with a moderately thick off-white head on there. There is some floral and grassy notes to the aroma, but it smells a bit stale, like it’s sat on the shelf too long. Taste is somewhat bitter, but again, does not really come across fresh. OK, but not much to grab onto here.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (302) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2015
750ml champagne bottle into pint glass. Fruity hop nose, dry spice earth. Very cloudy almost copper colour. Solid white head. Medium body followed by short sharp hop finish. S’alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GlassBrass440 (185) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2015
Rebranded Southern Pacific IPA and according to a sales rep, it was given more of a hop kick. Pours sunset orange with a white head that doesn’t stick around for the party. Aroma is mostly floral with some citrus notes. Taste is malt balanced for the style but the Nelson Sauvin hops come through with their fruity floral notes. Not quite full bodied with moderate carbonation and a sweetish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (3582) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Poured from 12z bottle at Oak + Char. It had massive foam problems. Once I could smelll and Taste it it was fine. Spicy tropical aroma. Good hops and a citrus taste. Would have again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1134) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours a cloudy orangey copper with a massive white head that takes forever to settle and leaves tons of lace. Aroma is pale malts, Belgian yeast, lightly spicy, and faint citrus. Flavour is Belgian yeast, spicy, citrus, grass, pale malts, and a mild-medium bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1430) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours an over carbonated hazy orangish copper with a huge frothy white head. Aroma of grass, pale malts, tropical fruits and citrus. Taste is pine, tropical fruits, white wine, complex bitterness and white wine type dryness that make this ipa awesome. Overall it’s complex, malty, hoppy and slightly medicinal but all in balance with no harshness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2188) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2014
330ml bottle. Medium gold, white head. Malty, hoppy aroma, citrus peel, spruce, gooseberries, caramel. Dry, medium body and bitterness, creamy CO2. Hoppy, quite malty taste, resin, citrus peel, light caramel. Quite smooth and well balanced. (2014-09-24)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
George999 (198) - Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Highly carbonated, hoppy, bitter floral flavor, minor citrus overtones, lingering hops on the back of the pallet

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