Brewed by Brew Moon Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Amberley, North Canterbury, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A mile from mainstream beers and made with organic ingrediants, this beer is full of hops. The initial fresh floral character complements the crisp, bitter finish and rich malt flavour. Here at the Brew Moon we take "hand-crafted" to new heights. Everything in our 600l microbrewery is done by hand with great care. Our beers are made naturally using age-old brewing techniques, malted grain, hops, yeast and good Canterbury water. This beer is not filtered or pasteurized - as a result there may be some sediment in the bottle - fear not! Yeast is good for you.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (1212) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2016
Jar on tap at brewery. Deep golden colour with no head. I think the jars kill the head. No aroma, no carbonation. Flat mouthfeel. Nutty, slightly fruity and bitter. Funky earthy finish. Actually really nice but looks ordinary

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
canadiankiwi (148) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 7, 2016
Poured from tap. Dark gold colour. Not much on the nose. Good hop taste throughout but a bit watery ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
UjoKlobasa (857) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Amber color, clear liquid. Artificial lab smell. Disinfection, corn, cheese aroma. Not very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GlassBrass440 (321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2015
Floral hops and caramel malts. Sweet malt flavor with hop bitterness. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pdubyah (701) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2014
There is nothing wrong at all with this beer, it is well balanced and bright and crisp, and very easy drinking. Looks great in the glass, decent head, decent lacing. Lacks real bitterness but has quaffability and that session beer quality about it that makes you wish you had another. It is a really decent IPA, it isnt a class leading hop explosion IPA. It is a beer I wish I had another of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2014
Pale gold body with a small white head. Saltine cracker and toasted bread malt; lemon, pineapple, apricot nectar, light spice from the hops. Has an odd plastic note and some twangy corn syrup notes. Medium-light body, watery and thin and flabby, medium sweetness, syrupy with medium-low bitterness. Pretty plain and seems unfinished. Could benefit from more carbonation and fuller mouth feel, its pretty limp as it in and the hop character is basic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2013
The head is not so good, the body is blond-orange. It smells hoparomatic, fruity, bit bitter. Taste is hoparomatic, bit bitter, fruity, refreshing, bit hop pellets.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (23609) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Draft at LBG. Clear golden yellow color, thin white head. Aroma of light hay. Taste is bitter hay. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beer-yum (1550) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 28, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2017 Restrained floral aroma in a golden amber pour. An ordinary Antipodean take on the style (Pale Ale). The comparatively low alcohol content allows it to be semi-sessionable - which is the biggest plus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DylansDad (633) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 4, 2013
I dont know about previous years brews, but to me, this is Pernicious Weed Lite. And thats a good thing. Lemony, grassy, slightly floral aroma with a little hint of earthiness beneath hits first before a delicious sweet biscuit malt comes up in support. Orange, cloudy, thin and lite body. Cloudy is good. The taste is delicious, orange citrus zesty with the perfect level of bitterness and a great mouthfeel. Much bigger than its 5%ABV would suggest. A new favourite for me.

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