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Brewed by Blue Monkey
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Nottingham, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (9954) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , 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!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidbourne35 (12) - - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle 50cl poured into tulip glass. Strong aromatic aromas, slight lemon poured with white head, quickly dropped to good lacing. The taste is hops backed up with a malty body, but the hops are strong enough to give a good kick. Have tried other B/Monkey ales and they are really starting to grow on me. Ape Ale is well worth a try for those looking for a strong pale ale or IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Cask at The Anderson. Light in colour, light in taste. Hay, cereal notes. Hoppy, floral nose. Tremendous!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
allmatthew (12) - London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle from BeerBods (500ml). A lovely woody after taste, medium bitterness, lightly sour, slick feel, and with soft carbonation. Particularly enjoyable (especially given the warm weather) and, as the official description says, it is deceptively quaffable!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6136) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Keg, 6% at Lyric Soho. It pours hazy pale golden with a medium white head. The nose is straw, spice, grass, floral, white grape, tangerine and mango. The taste is crisp, floral, straw, grass, mandarin, clementine, nice bitterness and orange sherbet with a crisp, bitter finish. Medium body and fine, prickly carbonation. Crisp, well-balanced and highly drinkable. Works better on keg than cask for me. Really rather delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (921) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
Cask at the Beamish beer festival. A golden ale. Very bitter and hoppy with lots of tropical fruit. Pineapple, orange and grapefruit. A lingering bitter finish. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13920) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SaintMatty (5078) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
500ml Bottle - Amber/gold in colour. Grapefruit, pine, peach and biscuity malt in the aroma. Hoppy taste with peach, grapefruit detected plus hints of lemon and tea detected. Very refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2035) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 28, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe [270414]
Pale blonde, slight haze, thin white head
Aroma - Citrus hops, soft light sweet hop resins, nice light sweet pale malt background, fresh floral citrus hop nose
Taste as aroma, nice fresh zesty citrus, soft floral notes, always like these light sweet pale malts in hoppy beers, some pine, really nice sharp zest
Palate - soft carb, light to medium body, good bitter sweet balance, nice zesty fresh palate. Finish as main flavour, crisp and clean.
Overall - Really good beer, moreish and quaffable


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