The Moon Under Water is an interesting name I figured I’d look up, and it turns out, there’s a bit of history behind the name. It’s the name of a 1946 essay by George Orwell, in which he provided a detailed description of his ideal public house; the fictitious Moon Under Water. You might recognize his name because he penned “Animal Farm”, which most of us read in grade school. Those of us that can read, anyway. But then, if you can’t read, then you can’t read this can you? Illiterate redneck knob polisher.
So.. Moon Under Water = George Orwell. Farmhouse IPA = Animal Farm. I hope that was deliberate, because it’s a nice tie-in.
This label is wonderfully done. The black line work over a matte white background, highlighted with gold print really stands out, and I found myself drawn to it. She’s pulling me in with her eyes. Makes me wonder if she is actually a person. I suddenly want to be part of a ‘Take on me’ scenario.
Now I have a hankering for some synth drums.
The pour is a slightly cloudy, light amber, with a half finger of bubbly, pure white foam, and some sporadic lacing.
The smells are big grapefruit, tropical fruit salad, and fizzy bubblegum candies (:O). Delightful!
The tastes are super tropical fruits, floral hop overtones, light caramel background and fizzy bubblegum gummies! It’s says “Think Skittles in the attic” on the bottle. I got candy for sure, wrong candy, but a better one in my opinion.
It does help that these are one of my all-time favorite candies.
Mouthfeel is medium, with good carbonation. Has a bit of a dry finish. Pretty easy-drinking Ipa, palate fatigue won’t be an issue.
4/5 Fuckin bubblegum gummy flavored IPA? WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?! Get it and try it, it’s fabulous!