Cigar City / DuClaw Impey Barbicane's Moongun

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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We’ve collaborated with our friends at DuClaw Brewing Company to bring you Impey Barbicane’s Moon Gun, an amber colored exercise in pushing the limits of what a session beer can do. It’s fueled by earth-shaking amounts of Cascade, Centennial and Equinox hops. It has just enough malt character to give some balance and keep it from "busting up" upon lift-off. Please join us in celebrating science, optimism, and the art of brewing with this stellar (or lunar) beer. As Jules Verne wrote, "I feel that we should always put a little art into what we do. It’s better that way.

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3.3
bth122 (1718) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2017
Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy brownish color with average head. Aroma is caramel malt goodness with toffee, grains. Average carbonation. Medium body. It's pretty malty. Not bad.

3
BillWyce (1128) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2016
Poured hazy orange-amber with a 2-finger bone-colored head. Aroma of citrus mixed with a bit of a bready note. Maybe some caramel underneath. Medium body, slightly watery. Dry finish. Mild citrus flavor over a base of nutty malt.

3.9
boto (2294) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 14, 2016
22oz. bomber: This one pours a turbid reddish brown. There was a small off white head that left some lacing. It has a nice nose. Earthy and citrus hops as well as malts. No sweetness. The taste is good. A bit of bitterness, malts, biscuit, maybe a hint of tartness. Nice.

3.7
superspak (6371) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2016
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 2/9/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Awesome appearance. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, herbal, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and moderate citrus hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, herbal, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness. Light pine/herbal/spicy hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness/roast, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, light pepper/pine, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and moderate citrus hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from hop/roast bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice amber ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt and moderate citrus hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. Obviously past prime at this point, but still had a nice balance of malt and hop flavors. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.3
gpekar (497) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Poured a clear dark copper with a tall creamy tan head. The aroma was light, predominately pine along with floral and citrus. The flavor was mild as well. There was some pine resin and light citrus in the taste. Some caramel malt flavor came through in the middle with a slight hop bite on the end. The beer was smooth and easy drinking. The goal of a session beer was accomplished with this one.

3.4
Ratman197 (15758) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Bomber poured a clear amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of caramel, fruitiness and earthiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, earthiness, light coffee and light fruitiness with a smooth dry finish.

3.7
Palidor19 (3196) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2015
Has a fantastic aroma with flavored of caramel and sharp bitter. It's got a thinnish palate but lots of character ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
BeerdedDave (2041) - Beckley, USA - NOV 29, 2015
reddish, amber color; well balanced aroma - light caramel malts and floral hops; medium bodied, bready malt with mild caramel notes; well balanced

3.1
Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Where and how: bottle 355 ml, tasting
Aroma medium plus intensity, one sided malty feel. Bready with good depth. Sweeter finish.
Appearance :
Top: mid sized with some lace.
Base: Hazy amber
Palate : medium bodied, chewy, soft texture. Delicate carbonation. Average finish.
Taste: chalky, chewy front, not overly complex. Malty front and mid. Nice to see lingering hop feel at end.
Other notes good.

3.8
tderoeck (10983) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2015
24/X/15 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ MOAR buffalo turds tasting (home) - BB: n/a (2015-1509) Thanks to sebletitje for sharing the bottle!

Clear red amber beer, creamy beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: very malty, some caramel, dried fruits, bit resinous, hoppy, ripe fruits, hint of banana. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty bitter start, fruity, lots of citrus, some grapefruit, pineapple. Aftertaste: bitter hops, bit resinous, fruity. Very nice session ale, lots of flavour!


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