Moody Tongue Sliced Nectarine IPA

Tonight’s beer is from a brewery I had never heard of. After some research, I found that these beers are meant to be paired with food, which I didn’t do. I’m curious to try some others from them…with food next time.


ABV: 5.9%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Jared Rouben leads the creative development of Moody Tongue’s portfolio of beers and is a graduate of the Washington University in St. Louis, the Culinary Institute of America in New York and the Siebel Diploma Course in Chicago. Currently, Rouben holds positions as faculty at the Siebel Institute and examiner for the Master Cicerone program. Rouben earned a spot as a cook on the kitchen brigade of the Michelin Star Martini House in Napa Valley and subsequently as expediter on Thomas Keller’s team at the three Michelin Star Per Se in New York City.”

Random: I haven’t had a nectarine in awhile. That needs to change.

This beer poured with a gigantic, four finger, cream-colored head. It took a full two minutes to dissipate. Once it did, it left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was cloudy and bright orange. There was a lot of detritus floating. The nose was light for the style. There was some light citrus, nectarine and a fruity hard candy note. The taste was also light. Nectarine was prevalent, but quickly went into a malty sweetness with caramel and honey. The hops were muted and it drank as more of an English Pale Ale than an American IPA. The body was thick, given the ABV and had aggressive carbonation that took away from the flavor. It had a quick finish with tangerine. A bottle was $3.49 ($.29 per ounce). This beer was missing hop flavor for me. I wouldn’t have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0