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Beer – #781 – Moor – Hoppiness

Beer club night again, a beer that I had a long time ago, but one with I really did rate, although it was bottle conditioned, and this on is in a can. This was the 7th beer to get a Pdubyah 10 so no pressure then.

In the words of one legend:  “Hoppiness = Happiness.”

This is a  6.5% ABV, 330mll can, and 195 calories in that and that makes it about 1.69   standard drink units in NZ (2.2 in the UK)

Brewed by  Moor in the style of an: India Pale Ale (IPA) and that’s all happening in Langport, Somerset, England

Moor hair than last time too

Moor hair than last time too

As with all of our hoppy beers, we give you more than just a one-dimensional hop bomb. Malt is there to add more than alcohol, by the way.

And don’t worry, there are enough hops in here to scratch that itch.

This beer gives you everything – all the rich malt and fruit flavours of a Barley Wine combined with the hoppy crispness of a Pale Ale.

In the words of one legend:  “Hoppiness = Happiness.”

So, What could possibly go wrong? 

The aroma leaps out of the can, like a greyhound after the hare. Lots of grapefruit type aroma in that.

Pour is a cloudy yellow orange with nary a head to be seen

Quite a lot more malt as this blooms in the glass but still with that hop grass top note.

Full enjoyable aroma that is all the things, grapefruit, or pineapple, they’re similar, right.

Moor HoppinessBitter, but deliciously bitter without that bothersome dryness and difficult finish on the tongue.

All those aromas translate into taste too, with a lot to enjoy and experience in this.

After the passage of time, it was lot of beers ago that I drank this, I’ve come to appreciate that NZ IPA beers really are hard to top.

This is the hoppy beer that really delivers in the taste but doesn’t over hit or over deliver, hitting a decent middle ground that should appeal to a lot of drinkers from those that like a bit of bitter, to those that prefer the levels of taste that this has.

The major problem though is that one 330ml is not quite enough, but about 3 or 4.

The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 8 of a of its things from the thing. I still think that in the bottle this was one of the best beers that I’d had (to that point) and I think this is a brilliant beer now, but I couldn’t quite get to the top stair, and that instant love, that I had so long ago.

I’ve drank a lot of IPA beers since and probably will in future, but this will always be that IPA that I set the bar at.

The double dip review

  1. Where did I get it? Berclub !.
  2. Am I enjoying it? I am of course, it really is very very good.
  3. Would I have another?  I could easily go to this again.
  4. Would I share with a friend on a porch and set the world to rights? Yes. It is accessible beer, lots for like if you like hops, lots to like if you like a lot of flavour in beer.

Music for this :  ” Seasick Steve ” and  ” Sonic Soul Surfer ‘ on Spotify 

Steven Gene Wold (born 1940/1941) commonly known as Seasick Steve, is an American blues musician. He plays mostly personalised guitars. Very well.


Imperial IPA, Double IPA or DIPA is a strong, often sweet, intensely hoppy version of the traditional India Pale Ale. Bitterness units range upward of 100 IBUs and alcohol begins at 7.5% but is more commonly in the 8.5-10% range. The flavour profile is intense all-round. Unlike barley wines, the balance is heavily towards the hops, with crystal and other malts providing support.


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