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

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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.


jkwood04's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5058) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GuideDogSaint (907) - 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 (1268) - 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 (178) - 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 (1399) - 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 (1292) - 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 (1486) - 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 (3621) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (9562) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Tom L. As Moa Pale Ale. Cloudy golden. Stale hops aroma. Flavor of bitterish hops, citric, a bit "green", and slightly stale, with slightly harsh bitterness. Medium-bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (8356) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 22, 2015
i like the hops used, but way too much carbonation in this bottle conditioned brew. it takes away from the feel and flavor, and foams like a dusty belgian. fruity NZ hops take center stage, but overall average at best.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3968) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2015
330 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Very highly carbonated upon opening, but not infected. I let it dissipate before drinking. Pours moderate hazy/cloudy orange/amber color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with outstanding retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, peach, light pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, peach, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, peach, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a god bit. Damn nice complexity, balance, and robustness of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very nice pale ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.


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