After it's success at 9th annual West Coast IPA Challenge at The Malthouse, we thought we had better get some in bottle quick.

As our second West Coast IPA challenge winner, it was clear Perris Sky Juice deserved its moment in the sun. Brewed specifically for the Malthouse’s 9th Annual IPA challenge, this beer was originally destined to be kegged. After some positive feedback and a win under its belt,  Perris has been bottled as a limited released.

The name “Perris Sky Juice” comes from Perris Valley, a town just outside of        Los Angeles.  A world famous skydiving drop zone where Moa Head brewer David Nicholls spent ten days jumping in the 90s. As David explains, the beer describes Perris (the place) plus Sky Juice (the beer you drink to celebrate that you are still alive, after voluntarily throwing yourself out of a plane).

“This beer is clear and frankly very pretty in the glass. The aroma is like getting smacked in the face with a sack of sweet Valencia oranges. It is juicy and full, with a late ambush of hop bitterness.”
Neil Miller, Beer Writer. (Cheers Neil!)

Moa Perris Sky Juice

Style:  West Coast IPA
ABV: 7.2%
IBU : 75
Bottle Size: 500ml


Tasting Notes:
This American Style IPA features a mixture of popular U.S hops. This beer has the power you’d expect from the USS Nimitz and the balance and beauty of Michael Flatley river dancing on a bed of fresh Columbus, Citra, Simcoe and Amarillo hops. #westcoastipachallenge

Also available on draft at selected tap accounts across NZ.


The Malthouse, Wellington has hosted the renowned IPA challenge for 9 years.  This year, 25 brewers put their best American style IPA forward to be judged by     9 - 10 beer experts, some of who are World Beer Cup Judges. The event is a crowd favourite in the NZ's craft beer calendar. 

“Interest in the West Coast IPA style continues to be overwhelming. We have just done it for the 9th time. Each and every year we are turning away more and more brewers from entering their interpretations of a west coast IPA into this exciting competition.” - Colin Mallon, owner of the Malthouse.

The annual event sees brewers showcase their skills with hops by brewing West Coast IPAs, a notoriously popular and hoppy style of beer.