For those of you who have been waiting, yes it’s back (soon). For those who are yet to experience Moa’s Festive IPA – the time is now. The team at Moa Brewing Co. have vamped up the limited release Festive IPA yet again, this time with a Belgian twist.
Moa’s new Festive IPA Belgian Edition comes close to a whopping 80 IBU, stepping up the stakes in mouth-numbing bitterness and bold flavours.
With a distinctive royal purple and bronze label, the third instalment of the Festive series swaps American yeast for Belgian and sports a fusion of American and Belgian styles. Belgian qualities come from the Belgian Ale yeast, known for its fruity and spicy flavours, whilst the complementary American hops Citra and Amarillo used for aromatics bring a light and very drinkable American influence.
“As the third evolution of the Festive brews, the Belgian Edition satisfies the beer believer’s need for classic, strong hoppiness and excites the palette with complex fruity and spicy characters,” Head Brewer David Nicholls says.
David recommends a perfectly crisp pork belly to accompany the brew.
Tasting notes: American style India Pale Ale fermented with a Belgian ale yeast. Hopped with Columbus for bittering, late hopped with Amarillo, Simcoe and Citra, and dry hopped with Citra and Amarillo, citrus (tangelo) and pine resin characters feature in this hop dominant IPA.
Available at leading craft beer outlets, selected New World, Pak n’ Save, Four Square, FreshChoice supermarkets nationwide, selected Liquorland and independent bottle stores nationwide, and selected craft beer bars nationwide.
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