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Brewed by Blue Monkey
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Nottingham, England
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also avaolable bottled and in keg.

A pale, strong ale. A complex and sophisticated IPA, using assertive American hops. Aromas of resinous pine, orange and just the right level of citrussiness. A dry finish and moderate bitterness make this deceptively quaffable for its 5.4%, so take care!
Colour: Golden
Hops: Simcoe, Chinook
Availability: Year Round, but please book ahead as we have a waiting list for this beer.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2010

Cask (gravity) @ The 16th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2010, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, moderate to light light heavy hoppy, citrus, hop oil. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20100430]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20313) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Cask@Craft Beer Co, London. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is fruity, some citrusy and sweet malty notes with mild catpissyness as well. Flavour is fruity, floral, wooden and quite grassy with some sweet maltyness as well. Bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2012
1st August 2012
Cask at the Craft. Clear gold beer, tidy white head. Smooth palate with mild fine carbonation. A little creamy malt supports really good hops. Lovely tangy orange and tangerine with glorious tropical fruits, peach and mango and others, even some red berries. Really nice mix of hop flavours. Finsihes semi dry. Infinity was my new Blue Monkey high just a few mins ago but I’m knocked sideways by this - great stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14279) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2011
cask at bow .... golden amber .. thin white head ... big sweet juicy lemon hop ... juicy sweet big lemon peel hop ... little zezty... lovley

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13704) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2010
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2010. Clear gold. Decent. Sherberty hop. Fairly typical UK strong golden beer with US hops. Decent, tasty, good hops. OK condition. Fine. Just lacks sparkle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (10213) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2010
Cask conditioned at The Wellington, Birmingham. Gold with white head. A very fine beer this, crisp, hoppy with a tangy lime like note, sharp, citrusy and full. I really enjoyed this, it left a lasting and pleasing taste. Great stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2010
Cask Handpump from the Foyer Bar at the Assembly Rooms, Derby 06/02/2010 Big hop aroma. Clear golden coloured hoppy citrus and grapefruit flavour with a hint of dryness in a creamy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2011 Cask conditioned handpump Wellington Birmingham. A golden beer with a white head. This is one of those strong hoppy English goldens which has some cloying notes although to be fair that is reasonably short lived. The good hops then come through and overtake the sickliness. It’s a good beer but probably needs a better malt base. Score 3.4
Subsequent rating scored 3.7. Average becomes 3.5

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8652) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
Gravity Dispense at Merchants Inn Beer Festival, Rugby - 31/10/12. Clear golden with a thin bubbly white head. Nose comprises hops, orange, grapefruit. Taste follows nose, touch of pine, bitter orange, grapefruit. Medium bodied with low carbonation leading to a bitter hoppy finish. Decent fayre!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8214) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Clear golden color, average sized white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, hops, a hint of citrus and mango, lightly bitter. Low to average body and carbonation. Decent.


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