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Moor Empire Strikes Back

Moor Empire Strikes Back
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Formerly brewed at Moor
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bristol, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Modern English IPA premiering Jester from Charles Faram Hop Developments.

dantheman278's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle at home. Burnt amber colour, frothy white head fades leaving good lacing. Really lovely hop nose - somewhere in between a big pineappley US hop bomb and an English session ale - lots of sweet lime, a touch of apricot, some grapefruit even, light piney sprucey notes. Palate is lovely soft woody sweetness, and then a big hop hit - definite grapefruit, slightly peachy, just a tiny splash of soapiness. Long lingering bitter finish. Really quite bitter and juicy. I’m impressed! If this truly is the new wave of English hops, I’m VERY excited.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is floral, zesty fruit, taste is sweet, fruity and light toffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rarbring (1645) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2013
Overall: Upfront fruity, then a clean bitterness. Well composed.
Note: On-tap at Monk’s Cafe. Reviewed 2013-04-23.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5644) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
Draught (Monks Cafe, Wallingatan, Stockholm) - Amber in colour. Grapefruit, lemon, tea and malt in the aroma. Refreshing and hoppy taste with notes of lemon, grapefruit and honey standing out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (5229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 23, 2013
On tap at Monks Cafe, Wallingatan. (thanks SaintMatty) Clear dark golden with a medium white head. Aroma of grass, fruit, citrus and some malt. About the same in the taste. On the dry side and medium bitter. Nothing sensational but drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (2049) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle from Chester Beer & Wine. Murky amber pour with a dissipating yet lingering off white head. Pineapple, ganja like hop and sweet malt nose. Great fullish mouthfeel. Slightly sweet flavour with tropical fruit notes of melon and grapefruit, that gives way to a steadily building hop bitterness. Robust, satisfying and lengthy finish. The Jester looks like a win on this evidence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle; gold/amber, clear, frothy white head; good peachy aroma; peachy flavour too, alongside citrus peel, salt and pepper; very bitter; fizzy; much too aggressively bitter in my book, only partially saved by the hop flavour; didn’t enjoy it, which I’m sad to say as a bit of a Moor fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6634) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2013
(Draught at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Golden amber colour with lasting, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with notes of citrus, passion-fruit, grapefruit and lychee. Fruity, hoppy taste with grainy malt, grapefruit, passion-fruit and a fairly dry finish with a solid citric bitterness. Medium body, quite dry. Very tasty with an impressive hop character. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (37073) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2013

Cask (handpump) @ Earl of Essex, 25 Danbury Street, Islington, Greater London, England N1 8LE.

Clear medium to dark orange colour with a average, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, fruity notes, light hoppy, orange - citrus. Initial flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter, finish flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, peel bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20121201]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20332) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2013
Draught at Monk’s Cafe Wallingatan, Stockholm. Clear deep golden, firm head. Concentrated salty arom with dried citrus peels and sweat. Medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Actually dominated by salty bitterness from early on. Well structured malt, but those Jester hops aren’t really shining.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2633) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle, 12C. Clear orange with a large white head. Aroma of mandarins, hay, pepper. Sweet hay with strong bitterness that kicks in right away. Mandarins, grapefruit, lime, sharp pepper. Fine juicy and zesty fruit, but bitterness is excessive.

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