Bellwoods Monogamy (Summit)
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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Toronto, Canada


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
This American pale ale showcases the Summit hop. Palate is dry and refreshing. Aroma is complex, fruity, and pungent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7275) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
Growler shared with and courtesy of garthicus. Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange with an average size diminishing frothy white head. Nice aroma of hemp, pine and catnip hops -- not much else but I like it. Flavour is also just those aforementioned hops, a little one-dimensional but it’s very enjoyable. Decent bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Good stuff, this growler will be easy to drink. -- Rated via Beer Buddy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2012 2012-08-23. More citrusy again and less leafy green hop character. Lovely stuff. On tap at Bellwoods, Toronto

2012-08-12. Crisp golden orange body, beige head. 3+ Lovely hoppy aroma, lemony citrus, whispers of tangerine. 7+ Flavour is similarly quite hoppy, fruity citrusy notes of sweet lemon, tangerine, (blood orange?) Modest bitterness throughout. I had a sampler and then a glass after that, and the glass had a much greener and grassier hop profile than in the sample, which I did not entirely appreciate as it lessened the intensity of the citrus. 7+ Smooth average to light bodied palate is softly carbonated and a touch light but the leanness allows the hops to shine. Quite good, supremely drinkable. A great beer regardless. Tasty. On tap at Bellwoods, Toronto

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2012
Slightly cloudy golden with heavy lace. Big fruity nose, lots of peach and mango flavours with lingering bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1595) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
650ml bottle from Bellwoods, kept in fridge. Light gold coat with dense small bubble head and fine carb. Open and lightly grassy aroma plays into sweet-bitter grassy taste and lemon, manages to stay a little creamy and drinkable in spite of the definite herbal leafy dryness. Nice mineral on the finish, a bit of tea. It is what it says.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (801) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Hzy pale gold with small white head that fades to a sheet leaving fine lace. Big citrusy and lemon nose with hints of flowers and pepper. Light sweet malt front that balances the moderately bitter and lightly spicy middle. Lots of grapefruit, lemon and resin in a medium dry finish. Mouth is on the light side of medium with active carbonation. Quite enjoyable single hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (1064) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2014
I love the monogamy series cuz it gives me a great opportunity to educate myself on the diversity of hop juice while cultivating a buzz. Too bad school wasn’t like this (actually, I tend to teach a lot of buzzed students come to think of it). Anyways. Pours deep lemon with a a half finger pure white mushy cap. Such an interesting hop when experienced solo: bitter, grassy, slightly herbal, vaguely ganja-like. You can see why they use summit in IPAs & pale ales. The great thing here is the quaffable nature of this brew, the sharp bite of the carbonation & the bright nature of the flavour profile. Shave that ridiculous moustache, stop listening to indie rock & dump that session ipa trendiness: this works as a great session beer (just don’t look at the abv).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7714) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Lots of citrus smell here. Pours with big head that dies down quick but leaves lots of lacing. Kind of a golden hue. Theres a lot of marmalade bitter without the sugar here. Some straw and a little barnyard, but not as strong as the petal pusher I just had in that sense. Bitterness hangs around for a while on the palate. Id say the smell is much more promising than the follow through on taste here, great aroma but medium palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2013
On draught at Bar Hop. Hazy gold, average white head. Lovely citrus and light pine aroma, a little sweet, but juicy and appealing. Taste follows, only light bitterness, very crisp, mild alcohol, light fresh grain. Average body, solid carbonation, quickish finish. Solid drinking APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle from brewery. Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with copious white head. Nose is pungent and dank/pine/grapefruit peel hops. Earthy grape notes in there too. Taste is crisp with assertive bitter finish. Hops dominate, dank and piney. Pretty good. It lacks any tropical fruit character that you might expect from an IPA, but still very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BreWedge (488) - goose bay, Newfoundland, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
On tap @ Wvrst Toronto. Pours a clear dark gold with a thin white head. Aromas are a little funk, citrus, and resin. Tastes are a little pine and citrus. Light body, creamy, delayed astringent finish. Really nice sessionable pale ale. Reminds me a little bit of Muskoka Detour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

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