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

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Dervock's rating

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dervock (889) - - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle - pours hazy golden orange with a frothy white head. Lot of fruit on the aroma, caramel malt and hop resin. Some fruit on the taste, even bitterness, taste doesn’t fulfil the promise of the aroma.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Deep orange pour. Aroma of lychee and light citrus. Flavor of lychee and caramel. Pretty good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Braudog (6249) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle. Erupted. Dirty bronze, little light protrudes. Big pile of foam. Earthy nose, bordering on the sour. Drinks with a funky essence without seeming infected. Not what I’d expected. Without a date stamp, I’d call it "rural." (#6143, 2/27/2016)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
canadiankiwi (139) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 25, 2016
This is okay. My father rated it a 3.9 (luvystypotables) and I disagree. It’s light it’s boring it’s commercial. Very drinkable. Very lights.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (1138) - Xiamen, CHINA - JAN 29, 2016
330ml bottle at Beer station, Xiamen on 16 Jan. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of citrus and fruit. Very bitter finish. No pine in this one, a little different but nice.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maris (1349) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2016
From a 330ml bottle on 2/1/2015. Pours a murky dark golden with a biggish head. Has a light aroma of caramel and biscuit malt, along with a bit of fruit. Flavour wise, there’s some sweet citrus fruit which is quickly bludgeoned into submission by a very firm, quite salty bitterness. Not much else is going on. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A bit blunt and agricultural. Quite disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vidmidia (275) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - DEC 29, 2015
Cor de cobre, levemente turva. Espuma média de média duração. Aroma herbáceo e cítrico. Amarga, com notas cítricas de laranja, e um leve toque de gengibre e menta. Retrogosto amargo de longa duração.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mike5326 (1565) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Cloudy copper color with lots of residue, medium white head. Light musky malt aroma. Medium body with a musky malt flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luvystypotables (1559) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2015
Aroma of fruit, citrus, and hops, pours a clear pale copper color. Delicious balanced taste of hops, fruit and citrus. Medium body with a pleasant fruit finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1663) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle to tulip This bottle exploded, despite my careful uncorking, so it poured a cloudy amber with a huge 5cm, very frothy off white head with some staying power. Aroma is hay, grass, rye, and some light tropical fruit. Taste is sour and bitter with grassy notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (4014) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. As Moa Pale Ale. As Moa Pale Ale. Hazy amber with a white head. Old, grain, biscuit and some pine aroma. Old hops, soft bitterness. Juicy, light body, mild bitter finish.


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