Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.55/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Brewed with Vienna and Pale Wheat malts. Hopped and dry hopped with a blend of New Zealand (Nelson Sauvin) and USA (Citra) hops giving a strong citrus/lemon grass aroma. Add the esters from a Belgian ale yeast and coriander for spicing and you have quite some complexity in this fusion of Belgian Wit and IPA.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1708) - Christchurch, - OCT 13, 2013
In the slightly darkened surroundings of Volstead, this beer looked for all money like a darkish IPA with only a suggestion of haze to betray its wheaty origins. The aromas are intensely tropical with bananas, passionfruit, guavas and some woody spices there. The aromas are reflected in the flavours with gratifying fruity bitterness, some spice and herbal grassiness being the hallmarks for me. It had a lengthy finish, but it wasn’t until the bottom of the second pint I got to experience this because I kept going back for extra mouthfuls and a top-up. Were it not for me driving, it could have been a beautiful and enduring match, this beer and me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Niksko (360) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2014
Pours a hazy medium golden with very little fine white head. Nose is a bit of citrus, some Belgian phenolics, a tiny bit of Nelson character. Not as hop forward as I would have expected for something calling itself an IPA. Flavor has spicy belgian yeast notes, bread dough, a little banana, some citrus bitterness. Not particularly hoppy. I hate to say, but I think this is another instance of Dan Murphy’s not being careful with their beer. Don’t buy hoppy things from them, because they’ll be all gone by the time you drink it. This tastes like a reasonably well made beer, but it suffers from poor handling.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmeup (522) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2014
Interesting one this, looks like a hazy Wit and has lots of hops and spice with a yeasty character. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
stoutnick (570) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2014
Cloudy white cream. Aroma is spice. Taste is tangy bitterness. Not very sessional and not my sort of bitterness - a spicy bitter flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (1860) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber with full head. Aromas of honey, lemons and light banana. Flavors are similar with additional bitter grassy finish. Not sure what the intent is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1265) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle, champagne pop, wee gusher. Unclear brownish orange, big off-white foam eventually settles. Aroma is citrusy wit fruity. Yeasty citrus hoppy taste, funky wit spice, herbal, gets more tropical as it warms. Lively carbonation, medium bodied, well hopped. A nicer, fruity hybrid, but still : NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (723) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2014 Aroma is lemon grass, clove and light sweet malts. Taste is pale malts with most the character arriving from the bitterness. Bitterness leaves a tanginess with some clove, lemon grass and tanin. Appearance is an amber / orange which is slightly hazy. The pearl head is a thin bubbly one with a bubbly body and retains fairly well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (558) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
aromas are intensely tropical with bananas, passionfruit, guavas and some woody spices there. The aromas are reflected in the flavours with gratifying fruity bitterness, some spice and herbal grassiness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4251) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
750ml corked bottle pours a golden orange color with a huge white head that retains well and leaves some heavy lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild with some yeast and light fruits. Taste is much bolder with a spicy hop bitterness and a fruity and grainy malt sweetness finishing dry from the yeast. Medium bodied with generous carbonation providing a pleasant tingling on the tongue. A very well done brew that I highly recommend for others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (411) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2014
Special Edition bottle purchased at Sherbrooke Liquor in Edmonton, AB. Pours an opaque light golden color with a beautiful head. Aroma of hops, pine, and spices. Delicious beer, well balanced. Lots of zesty citrus notes - as a New Zealand beer it’s reminiscent of 8-Wired’s offerings but still absoutely unique. I’ll be getting this again!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6901) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle sample during Calgary International Beerfest 2014. Briskly carbonated bright gold with a slight haze. Terrific gooseberry and guava hop character, a bit of pine, and some lovely subtle spice. Superb-- I went back for more!

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