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Moon Under Water India Red Ale
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Brewed by Moon Under Water Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (866) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
650mL to tulip Pine, grapefruit, cherry, and light alcohol. Cloudy and sludgy brown with a thin off white head. Slightly acidic with a nice bitterness. Medium bodied, silky and creamy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2932) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle - Sweet malts with some slight grains. Brown muddy not particularly pleasant looking, but a nice off white persistent head. Bitter and sweet with grains and malts in a nice balance. Nice mouth feel, but a chalky after-taste.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (5940) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2012
650mL bottle, split several ways, pours a clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of dry fruit, English malt and some caramel. Flavour brings out the dry caramel malt on top, with some red berries, and leaves quite a bitter astringency on the finish. Quite dry and almost zero carbonation, but in the way that makes you wonder whether there wasnít a problem with the bottling process. Good flavours, but it doesnít hold together well and the carbonation is a detractor. Decent, but flawed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuchampions (1235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 18, 2012
650ml bomber. Pours a very dark reddish brown, almost ruby in the light. Head is ample cream that recedes to a thin ring. Aroma is a biscuity malt some brown sugar, faint caramel and hops. Taste is very full palate with hops punching through first followed by a bready, biscuity malt. Sharp hop finish. This beer was better the first time I tried it but still pretty great and certainly the best Iíve had from this newish brewery. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1245) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
Is there a "The" in their name or not? Whatever.

This to me is an English IPA with West Coast hops. Itís not especially strong, but the flavour is definitely there, and the malt packs a bit of a punch compared to most English IPAs. Not thin whatsoever.

The kerning on the label is absolutely terrible but thatís not what weíre rating... but still, get a professional designer, guys, itís worth the investment. Most people buying your stuff at the store arenít beer geeks reading this site, theyíre deciding within a few seconds while browsing the fridges.

Capflu was right, of course, saying thereís a smokey oily palate and thatís what makes this different from most other IPAs... I guess itís where the "Red" matters more than just appearance.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
Pours a deep, clear mohogany-brown with hints of red. A thin white ring of foam but not much in the way of a head, but no matter. Sweet fruity malt-extract aroma, cloying and unpleasant. This carries into the first few moments of the taste, but a decent hop wallop balances things a bit. As it warms, diacetyl is a little more obvious in the finish. Mild carbonation and a thin body. This is oddly quaffable in the right circumstances and probably would have tasted better on-tap.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lupurus (3) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2012 does not count
Tried in bottle, purchased at Cascadia liquor in Victoria BC. True to its name, pours a beautiful deep cedar colour with a light clinging head. Big west coast hop bloom on the first sip which is quickly superseded by a heavy, syrupy scotch flavour. Red ales arenít my favourite but this one may well find a place in my beer rotation. Major kudos to MUW for branching out from english session roots, not to mention the great looking label, another departure from previous releases.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (733) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
Pours a murky brown. Aromas of tropical fruits and citrusy hops. Nice full bodied IRA with a good hop and malt balance. Finish is nicely hopped. Well done MUW.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (487) - - APR 7, 2012
UPDATED: APR 14, 2012 Opens with a wonderful aroma of hops. Has a hearty, malty finish that doesnít linger the way some reds tend to do. High on flavour; great straight from the tap.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4461) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
(Draught) Sampled at the brewpub on March 30, 2012. Good Cascade hops and Irish malt. Headless with deep ruby body. Somewhat smokey oil palate. Very quenching. Iíll be back. 8/3/8/4/16


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