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

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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.


madmitch76's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sound67 (412) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2015
[National Winter Ales Festival, Derby, 2015] - Blue Monkey Brewery Ape Ale, 5.4%, hellgolden klar. Aroma zitronig mit Kräutern, eher leicht. Leicht ölig, mittlerer bis kräftiger Körper. Im Antrunk verbindlich limonig, leicht süßlich, ohne Ecken und Kanten. In der Mitte etwas mehr Bitterkeit, floral, limonig aber immer noch etwas süßlich. Abgang mild, kaum bitter, etwas Alkohol, leichte Bitterkeit im Nachhall. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBlueSky93 (479) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Cask at Organ Grinder, Nottingham. Pours amber, clear single finger white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, lemon, orange, pine...Taste of initial light malts, caramel, toffee, then lemon, orange, pine...very nice, medium carbonation, decent bitter resiny finish. Good brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Towey1989 (532) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Bottle from The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A clear pale amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit, lemon and orange peel, pine and some caramel. Taste of orange sorbet, grapefruit, lemon peel, some lime, resin and floral hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A bittersweet, fruity, resinous bitter finish. An American hopped, British styled IPA done correctly by a great brewery. So drinkable

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (661) - - APR 24, 2015
Bottle from hop hideout, sheffield. Yellow with small white head. Aroma is piney and fruity with orange zest. Taste is good sweetness and deep bitterness. Nice oily medium body and subtle carbonation. Nice beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (5668) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Cask @ Fox & Goose, Hebden Bridge. Golden with a creamy head. Has a berry aroma with a sweetened hop taste. Full bodied.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (2504) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Bottle. Mitchell’s Wines, Sheffield. Clear gold. Film of sticky white head. Buttery malts. Some pineapple. Some resin. Taste is light bitter. Hint of sweet. Soft, easy drinking palate. Nice hop burps. Finishes light bitter, and more of the buttery sweetness. Not bothered with the buttery thing, but pretty drinkable, nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ricki (4) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2014 does not count
bottle direct from brewery. Light golden colour with generous foamy head. Fruity woody aroma. Fruity taste, definitely taste grapefruit . Soft in the mouth with a bitterness to finish. Very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19148) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2014
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Dry hoppy citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (13190) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Clear golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Fruity hop aroma, citrus, grass, hay. fruity hop flavor, grassy, hay, citrus, floral notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (3641) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2014
Cask@GBBF 2014, London (13/08/2014) - pours gold with a white head. Aroma and taste is caramel malty and citrus and tropical fruity, grassy, easy drinking, nice.


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