Moat Mountain Brewing Company Iron Mike Pale Ale (365 Day 254)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Friday, August 12th, 2011

Moat Mountain Iron Mike Pale Ale

American craft beer in a can: not a new concept, just one that is gaining steam. More and more breweries are placing their liquid goodness into an air tight, non-light penetrating can. Since cans these days are lined on the inside to not allow can flavors in the beer, they are a better receptacle for beer than bottles. As I already mentioned they are air tight while bottles pretty much are but a crown is 100% guaranteed to keep out the nasties. Also, even a brown bottle, allows for light to penetrate and soil the contents.

Beer in a can, might be a good idea for the next TNBC at my house.

Iron Mike Pale Ale by Moat Mountain Brewing Company is my first go around with an American craft beer from Moat Mountain. I was eagerly awaiting the chance to pop it open, share, and review.

Iron Mike pours the typical golden color of most American Pale Ale, is clear, and has a nice head on it. Caramel and biscuit form a backbone that mild citrus and fruit hops sit upon. There is a bitterness in the finish that lingers but doesn’t overwhelm but is a distraction.

The can might be a bit old as it seems many get more citrus out of this beer than I found. On tap or fresh I would really like to try again. Nonetheless the beer is solid and worth a check see. Enjoy!

Aroma: 7 (25%), Taste: 8 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 8 (35%), Overall: 7.9

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