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


on tap

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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.

BlackHaddock's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (5072) - Shropshire, - APR 10, 2012
Had this in two different bars recently, this review is of a hand pulled pint from the excellent ’Wrekin Inn’ Wellington, Shropshire (Oct 2011). Golden colour, thin white head, not the best looking beer on earth, but OK. The smells were of citrusy hops (they are American apparently, Simcoe and Chinook)and some pine like resinous. Good mix of flavours, well blended with the hops taking centre stage and the hop hovvering in the background, but never far away. This is fairly strong for a UK IPA, but it hides the alcohol well and although hoppy it is nowhere near the West Coast of the US (currently) style of hop crazy brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
s_hartshorne (2411) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle takeout hdm huddersfield. Cheers to jackafholmes for this cheers buddy!! Golden ok head. Caramel malt citrus aroma taste same good sweet malty backbone nice bitter finish. Ok body. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3159) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to s_hartshorne, thanks to jackofholmes, cheers jack. Amber beer with small head. Aroma of malts, caramel and fruity. Taste is fruity, a touch of sweetness and malts with s hint of spice. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
peponi (870) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Aroma: herbs and heather. Appearance: golden color and white head. Taste: medium hebral bitterness, crispy, roasted notes, cookies, quite dry. Palate: medium body and low carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Really good EPA, drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3865) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Cask, hand-pulled, State Bar, citrus aroma, clear straw coloured, thin white head, good lacing, grapefruit, some orange, floral hop flavour, sweet and well balanced

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sound67 (570) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrBlueSky93 (503) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (796) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 23, 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......................................... Cask at The Holy Inadequate, Etruria. A clear deep golden colour with a thin white head. Aroma is very fruity of orange, grapefruit, peach, some lemon, slight lime and subtle caramel. Taste of orange marmalade, grapefruit, peach, resin, slight lemon, some red berries, subtle liquorice and a little caramel. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A lingering, resinous hop bitterness in the finish. Slightly thicker on cask, marmaladey and oily. Still packed full of flavour though. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (752) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (6217) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (2834) - 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.

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