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

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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 (4805) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1281) - 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 (3361) - 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 (8557) - Tel Aviv, - 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 (7196) - 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 (3483) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombutlin (97) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2015
My favourite Moa brew, this is well balanced with floral hops and lingering bitterness. Can be cloudy if not poured carefully, so not one to take to a picnic

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maltman53 (432) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oldschool_Mike (182) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4169) - Snohomish, 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.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TedE (541) - 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.


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