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Brewed by Moa Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Marlborough, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Moa South Pacific I.P.A. is a New Zealand take on a popular North American beer style. Using famous Cascade and Nelson Sauvin hops, the dominant features in this beer are unique to New Zealand and the Moa bottle conditioned brewing method. Its hoppy strength displays powerful floral, citrus and tropical notes backed up with a strong malt backbone.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (1081) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Pours a bright, bubbly golden with a big, frothy white head that lasts a long time. Aroma is more subtle, with floral and citrus notes. I get mostly orange and grapefruit. The impressions from the nose translate to the taste, with the taste being a bit sharper. Here, I really get the orange flavors. Some lemon also. I do get some yeastiness as well. Light in body with some good, fizzy carbonation. Aftertaste lingers and consists of that tropical orange along with yeast. Not bad, and pretty refreshing.


3.3
jinroh (1595) - ESTONIA - JUL 7, 2017
IPA pours darker orange, not too foamy. Nose has grass, really grassy hops there actually. Bit of sweetness. Taste is quite hoppy, some light tropics. Dry hop linger, more grassy stuff going on, refreshing, more like session IPA though. When not really spectacular, drinks well.

3
Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 29, 2017
Keg at l Mulligan
hazy dark amber. Sweet marmalade and crystal malt nose. Nice fresh limey note on initial tasting but comes back to sticky sweet malt, hops are a touch oxidised at this point too so very much an old school American IPA. Lack of bitterness means balance skewed too much toward the malt. Would like to try this fresh though.

3.4
explosivedog (1182) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2017
On tap at Eureka. Pours gold with a small fluffy head. Mango, grass, passionfruit, bread. Not bad.

4
User369532 (907) - - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle. Golden amber color, hazy liquid, white head. Nice smell. Aroma of hops, bread. Very good.

4.6
MoaZealand (15) - Ohoka, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2016
Up there with the Moa Southern Alps White IPA as my favourite beer of all time. Very strong but just as pleasant. The citrus notes are wonderful, it’s almost enough to put you off buying from any other brewery again.

3
gopherfan99 (1827) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2016
Bottle (labeled as MOA Pale Ale); pours cloudy orangish gold with an off white head; fruity aroma with notes of grass, malt, and floral; taste is slightly bitter with citrus fruits and some malt and pine hints; finish has the same light bitterness and bit of citrus tartness; nothing special

2.9
zvikar (6172) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Orange, nice head, fruity aroma, bready, honey, bitter flavor, lemony, bready, sourish, medium bodied.

3.5
StevieT (2013) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2016
From a bottle. A well made and classic example of the style, lots of hops but balanced with nice biscuit malt body.

3.2
williamstome (1875) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Deep orange pour. Aroma of lychee and light citrus. Flavor of lychee and caramel. Pretty good.

2.9
Braudog (6716) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle. Erupted. Dirty bronze, little light protrudes. Big pile of foam. Earthy nose, bordering on the sour. Drinks with a funky essence without seeming infected. Not what I’d expected. Without a date stamp, I’d call it "rural." (#6143, 2/27/2016)


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