Monday, June 23, 2014

Moat Mountain reVisited (again)

Hubby and I visit New Hampshire fairly regularly. The mostly serious joke around the house is that when we run out of growlers of beer from Moat Mountain then it's time to head back for a refill.

That's pretty much how it works out.

This trip was no different. The very last thing we do before we head home is stop by the Moat for lunch, a brew (or two), and get our growlers refilled. You should see the size of our cooler :D

I had an amazing Arugula-Watermelon Salad. Sound good? It was! Topped with feta cheese and pork belly and tossed with Chili-Lime viinaigrette! Refreshing and light! Yummers! Hubby had the Taos Quesadilla; made with grilled chicken, cheese, green onions, fresh tomato salsa & sour cream.

I also shared (sort of) a couple of brews with hubby.

East Intervale IPA (4.80% ABV) is an American IPA.

It pours an orangy red with a small head that swirls around on the top of the beer.

The aroma full on piney citrus mouth watering goodness.
The taste is big on brisk hops; pine and grapefruit dominate the palate. There is a whisper of malty sweetness to balance out the flavors. The finish is crisp, clean, and somewhat bitter.

The mouthfeel is medium-light with lots of playful bubbles.

Overall: very good.

Hell Yes! (4.70% ABV) is a Munich Helles Lager. A refreshing springtime favorite!

It pours a clear honey yellow with a pile of white foam that quickly dissipates.

The aroma is bready malt, tart fruit, and hops.

The taste is of mildy sweet malt and biscuit. There is some mellow citrus tartness and just the right amount of bright spicy hops. The finish is clean and dry.

The mouthfeel is light and pleasntly carbonated.

 Overall: very good

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