225. Moat Mountain Scottie’s IPA

Brought this one home from my trip to Moat Mountain Brew Pub in North Conway, NH. This one was not on-tap when we were there and I always like to try new IPAs so I took home a bottle.

Pours a very nice cloudy orange with thin white head, a very nice looking IPA. A nice mix of sweet malts, citrus and pine hops in the aroma. Taste has lots of grapefruit to start, moves to pine and then to some caramel malt. Beer is well balanced and easy to drink even at 7% ABV.

This one was much better than the options I tried in the brew pub and I wish it had been on tap when we visited as I probably would not have drank anything else.
Pros: Appearance, easy to drink
Cons:
Alcohol Content: 7.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating:  ★★★☆
Brewers Website: Moat Mountain
Brewers Description: (Corrected Description – Thanks to Moat for reading and providing the correct info) Our version of a West Coast Style IPA. There are 12 pounds of hops in every 7-barrel batch, with a solid malt backbone to hold up to the bitterness and hop flavor. Bright amber with orange hues and a dense rocky off-white head. The nose smells of pine and grapefruit with earthy notes and a hint of tropical fruit. The roundness of the malt carries the flavors through this hop-forward beer. The bitterness is persistent to the dry, clean finish.

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