Moon River Nick’s Balls of Gold (2009-2012)


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A Belgian abbey and American IPA hybrid.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (12578) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Slightly hazy amber color with a medium foamy white head and small patches of lace. Aroma of hops and yeast. Light-bodied with flavors of hops, herbal yeast and malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (10045) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Hazy amber color, off-white head. Sweet, fruity scent. Spicy, hoppy, chili taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (2047) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Tap. Hazy caramel with cream head with good retention and lots of lacing. Smells perfumy and caramelly with a note if white pepper. Flavor is almost like lemon and pepper. Grassy with a dueling dry and sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3567) - Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2011
Clear dark amber with good head. The aroma is decidedly fruity. Not as hoppy as I expected, but a little white pepper. Actually a very good beer if you ignore the IPA references in the description.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2010
I’m curious about this one as the menu describes it as, “a hybrid of Belgian Pale Ale and an American IPA.” Pours amber and cloudy; leaves great lace. Flowery hop nose; no “Belgian” yeast aromas Slight fruity; I detect interesting winter warmer spice flavors (such as coriander, cinnamon and perhaps clove/all spice) although this is not in the description. While very tasty, I don’t note any of the typical Belgian flavors—no yeast bite, no sourness, no earthiness. Has a good full body with an appropriate level of carbonation. Round finish with a light hop kick after the swallow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 16, 2009
sampler. tap. the waitresses favorite beer, and she really knew her stuff. i like women that know their beer! nicely balanced (an occuring theme with this brewery) with a sweet belgian note over and ipa. i would really like to try this again soon. good crab melt too.

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