Motra IPA, all day
The Blood Orange Motra by Santa Maria Brewing Company has to
be one of the most unique IPAs I have ever experienced, at least my beer palate
The extreme amount of orange peel in the Motra is what it
makes it so unique, the great citrus flavor makes this one smooth IPA. The
Motra is smooth, but also features a blend of mosaic hops, followed with the
slight bitterness of an IPA.
Describing the IPA, myself, makes me want to drink the beer,
and you should too (even if you don’t like orange, citrus beers).
I dig on the Motra because of the overall smoothness for an
IPA, but also the variety of tastes mentioned earlier. It’s not everyday you
see an IPA that’s a fusion of: orange, hops, and flavor.
I am impressed with this Motra because it has that orange,
tangerine flavor without having a great amount of wheat. I also like that the
Motra is not only flavorful, but strong (7.4% ABV).
If you are afraid by the orange, citrus extremity, then
maybe this beer isn’t for you. I have gotten mixed reviews from friends and
coworkers, but that is going to be the general reaction from the flavor of citrus,
We are featuring this delicious IPA at my work, and thought
it was funny that I saw last night at MJ’s Tap House Grill – so this beer is
starting to get well known, along with the brewing company.