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


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Moa Pale Ale 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, and like its northern cousins is a beer best enjoyed just below room temperature.

Tasting Notes
While the intensity of the typical Nelson hop bitterness is well presented in Moa Pale Ale, there are also luscious sweet malts and bright passion fruit flavours. Offering a heightened complexity, this exceptional beer displays flinty and mineralistic characters. Moa Pale Ale is best served at approximately 6˚C in a tulip glass.

2 x Golds - Asia Beer Awards
Bronze – Australian Intl. Beer Awards

jkwood04's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (3422) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 20, 2012
375ml bottle in a shaker. Pours amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of lightly citrusy and floral hops, some dough, and a good amount of caramel and pale malts. Flavor has a good amount of sweetness and bitterness to balance each other. Average texture. A good pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle. Orange-caramel malt and strong earthy lemon peel aroma. Cloudy golden yellow with small head. Sweet orange-toffee malt and moderately bitter earthy orange peel flavor. Good body. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle: Pours cloudy amber with a thick, chunky tan head. Aroma of orange malt, peel, grapefruit. Taste is citrus, floral/herbal hops. Creamy, nicely blended. Wonderful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gurthnar (1249) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 11, 2014
Bottle. Aroma hoppy, resiny, slightly stale. Hazy orangeish golden colour. Gusher. Taste is earthy, sourish, winey. Tart hoppy finish. Average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (3807) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Bottle, gusher. Hazy amber golden color with huge foam. Hoppy aroma. Solid malty base followed by citrus hops. Medium hoppy bitter finish. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fajry (141) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Flaska. Medena mutna farba, pena spinava, bublinkova. Vo voni citit ovocne tony, jemne chmel. V chuti su ovocne tony taktiez, grepfruit a vyrazna horka dochut.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MisoW (796) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours amber color, white head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity, orange. Taste is hoppy, grapefruit, medium bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fech (285) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Pretty tasty pale. Full body not overly hoppy. Very fizzy golden pour. Quite refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwichurchie (7) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
Citrus, floral aroma lasting robust bitterness. Great drop, bready malt character behind all the hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (3790) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
pours unclear light golden with a frothy and creamy off-white head, good retention and lacing - slightly abnormal. vinous sauvin, oranges and spicy citrus, cascadian fruity and spiciness, very spicy in fact, lightly toasted malts, some fruitiness, hint of butter, wet grass, pepper, minerals. foamy carbonation - overly carbonated, light body, dry fruity-spicy finish. balanced. ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4347) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
On tap @ Moa, Blenheim. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma is quite fruity, has pineapple, citrus, some veggie tones. Clear, golden-orange coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is slightly sweet, moderate bitter, very flavorful (hop tropical fruity). Light-medium bodied. Nice.

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