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Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Originally a special brew for the West Coast IPA challenge (which it won in 2011), unique dry hopping occurs in the fermenter/conditioning tank as opposed to the kettle. A variety of hops are added throughout: at the beginning of the boil for bittering and late for dryness. This technique produces a well-balanced Double IPA.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Masterkush7 (504) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
fruity hops in the nose with some caramel malt toastiness and crustiness, some minerality and faint phenol spiciness. Medium-full body, strongly hoppy but short of strongly bitter, sweetness high but balanced by carbonation and acidity. Very full mouth presence and the carbonation and malt are soft. Lightly hazed amber with a fine white head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2589) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle pour at edmonton Craft Beer Fest í14. Hazy golden colour, head is creamy and beige. Good citrusy nose with tropical fruit and lime notes. Taste has citrusy hops, sweet malt base. Late hop bite, citrusy. Long hoppy aftertaste. A good brew, one of the best at the fest.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
750ml corked bottle pours an amber orange color with a huge off-white head that retains well and leaves some thick lacing on the side of the glass. Aroma is light tropical fruits and citrus with some caramel. Taste is a tropical fruit and malty sweetness with a citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied with abundant carbonation leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate. This brew is well balanced and crafted and enjoyable. Highly recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle sample during Calgary International Beerfest 2014. More orange in colour than the Southern Alps. Sweeter palate too, with thicker malts, more caramel. The hops here are a little grassier, oilier than the Southern Alps. Not really any spiciness to speak of. Nice enough-- I just like these guys!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (1735) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber with light white head. Aromas of caramel malts and light pine, with a light yeastiness. Flavors of dry toasted malts, bitter pine, grass and dried fruit. Very bitter for a DIPA. Not what I was expecting based on previous reviews. Canít say itís anything special.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6297) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy / hazy dark amber with a small white head. Nose brings out zesty piney hops, light Belgian yeast, and some white wine-like tanginess. Flavour is certainly unique and lovely, with notes of zesty citrus hops, pine, Belgian yeast, and the aforementioned white wine-like tanginess. The Belgian quality mixes wonderfully with the hoppy west coast IPA quality. Excellent stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7977) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Tropical gum, papaya, fruit cocktail hops in the nose with some cara malt toastiness and crustiness, some minerality and faint phenol spiciness. Medium-full body, strongly hoppy but short of strongly bitter, sweetness high but balanced by carbonation and acidity. Very full mouth presence and the carbonation and malt are soft. Lightly hazed amber with a fine white head. From draft.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1754) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2013
Keg - SkySport Grill, Auckland. A clear, dark amber with a fine off-white head. Big, chewy malts, passion fruit, pink grapefruit, biscuity malts and bread with some yeastiness. Caramel, butter and yeast esters linger alongside the pith in the finish. Full body, lengthy finish, which is bittersweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 6, 2013
The head is good, It smells maltintensive, creamy, hoppy, bit bitter, less fruity. The taste is creamy, hoppy, malty a bit fruity, bit alcoholic, nice to drink; but I would prefer more fruitiness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
has been renamed the moa royale i believe, not sure if there are recipe changes. had it once as mcmoa and once as royale. hop bitterness is a bit much and not well balanced with the fruit, which isnít as present as iíd like in a double ipa. not bad but not something iíd come back to again too often either.


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