Just like you, but different
Moa Festive IPA the Pine Edition, the last of, the latest and the third, and they dialled this one up a bit with Pine!
..nod to the first…
500 ml bottle of a beer that is 6.7% ABV, about 201 calories a serve size, that’s about 2.64 standard drinks worth of a beer in NZ.
Pine Edition is a big, bold, hoppy American-style IPA.
This beer has been hopped with Columbus, Simcoe, Citra, Amarillo and a new variety called Sorachi Ace, the hop-back jammed with Nelson Sauvin and then dry hopped with Amarillo Citra and Sorachi Ace.
A nod to the first festive IPA (Xmas ’14) but kicked up a notch in ABV, IBU and late hop.
It’s all about making the American hop shine, like a Christmas Pine
So, What could possibly go wrong?
Well I though this was more fuggles than anything and bready yeasty like english beer, then the pine fruit kicked through, slightly. Quite peppery too, a bit of a melange of things.
That is a burning bright orange beer with a giant head that is giant and white and firm and lovely to look at, this beer is a pretty picture.
Tha aroma is one of a deepness and a spiciness that catches the nose, but with a dull deep malty heaviness. It’s a bit confused.
Lots of perceived fruitiness in the middle of this, but it’s struggling to kick in and make an impact, and I can’t shake that bready yeast thing that seems to reoccur.
This is a beer that is really well priced and I can’t really moan about bang for buck, this is almost a good beer but it’s a bit ragged and uneven for me.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 of its things from the thing. It’s a n IPA, it’s an IPA with all the hops in it, which is either a plan or a tidy up of inventory. I don’t think this one kicks on to any great heights and flatters to deceive.
The double dip review
Music for this: ” The Who ” and ” Who’s Next” on Spotify
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India Pale Ale gets its name and unique style from British brewers who were making beer for export to India. This style has an intense hop flavor which was used to preserve the beer for the long voyage. India Pale Ale has a golden to copper color with a medium maltiness and body. The aroma is moderate to very strong. IPAs work especially well at cutting the heat of chili, vindaloo or Sichuan cuisine.