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

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Jimthechap's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2064) - 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 wasnít 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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (1211) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 14, 2016
Interestingly complex aroma with spicy flowers and tropical fruit. Similarly interesting taste with a nice balance between hops, malt, yeast, and spice and a crisp clean finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (4070) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy golden coloured with a thin white head of foam. It has a lemon and spicy fruity flavour with vanilla, malt and herbal notes followed by a very dry, slight tart zesty fruit finish. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimpgibbon (526) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle from Hop Burns. Aromas of peach, citrus and yeast. Medium fruity yeasty hit and plenty of bitterness coming through, touch of spice. On the boozy side.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
23rd August 2015
Hazy gold beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and crisp. Thin creamy malts. Yeast. Little fresh orange, bitterish pith. Fairly strong bitterness develops. Not getting much Nelson here. Finishes smooth with touches of hop spice, citrus peel and lemon. Overall slightly disappointing, was hoping for much more Nelson from a NZ brewed beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
R4N5H (642) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
Beerfest Asia, Singapore on 26/06/15. 50cl bottle. Hazy golden amber colour with a medium sized white head. Medium carbonation. Light aroma of yeast, fruit spices. Flavours of lemon, banana, coriander. Some herbal flowery grassiness and ending bitterness. Better than some others in the Moa stable, drinkable, but not really sessionable.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Supertrev (102) - AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2015
Milky but clear. Passion fruit aroma. Interesting complex taste with medium to high bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2611) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2015
Pours pale amber with a fading head. Nose shows floral perfume, herbal hops, soft doughy wheat. Incredibly herbaceous and floral. More herbal hops as a flavour, definitely dominant. Some light wheat behind.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (1680) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
500ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a bit of head. Very floral hop profile.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GlassBrass440 (314) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2015
Pours pale gold with little head. Coriander, mint, and orange & grapefruit peel in the nose. Flavor is towards the wit side with wheat and Orange flavors. Assertive bitterness reveals its IPA lineage. Clean and refreshing.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
varanid99 (917) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2014
Pale gold, pee coloured pour with no head to speak of. Citrusy, winey, spicy aroma. Taste is oranges, spice, grassy, slightly bitter. Itís not bad but Iím just not sold on it


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