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Blue Monkey U.S. Ape

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

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common

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled; Special.

We took the recipe for our award winning Ape Ale and gave it an All-American twist.
Stronger and even hoppier than Ape, U.S. Ape is packed full of Simcoe & Ahtanum hops to make it a hugely aromatic & flavoursome beer.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2444) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
330ml bottle from Beer Hive, Edinburgh - hazy golden amber, small lively white head, yeasty, orange aroma, syrupy marmalade with a good tang, flavoursome, but not too easy to drink

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuartyboy (435) - SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle shared between Mr_H slightly cloudy golden orange ale quite hoppy sweet a bit of alcoholic marmalade taste striking orange is main taste

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (2960) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
330ml bottle shared with mr_h. Amber brown colour, not much head. Unusual vanilla hop aroma. Orange peel, vanilla & hop flavour, bitter aftertaste. A bit unbalanced and sickly like marmalade.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (2179) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
330ml bottle. Golden pour, thin white head. Getting some aniseed on the nose, alongside barley orange sweets. Sweet taste and finish too. This must have finished around 1020. Sticky.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2119) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
33cl bottle from Beerhive. Appearance - golden with a thin lacy head. Nose - tangy orange and yeast. Big malt background. Taste - apricots, mandarines. Orange barley water. Palate - medium to full bodied with a big tangy texture and a relatively fresh finish for the strength. Overall - this is at the start of barley wine territory. We’re talking IPA going into English Strong Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2013
14th July 2013
Clear amber beer, little white head. Palate is lightly crisp and semi dry. The malt base has a fair dollop of toffee but remains light. The hops are orange and orange peel marmalade. Finishes smooth and minerally and carries a mellow bitter linger. Quite malty for an IPA but it’s pretty drinkable. Light floral touch as well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle. Bronze and clear with a small head. Very pleasant hoppy flavour with being overpowering. The hoppiness is powerful but not overpowering. A very interesting and pleasant example of this style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (1860) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. This is a golden beer with tropical fruit, citrus and orange marmalade flavours. It has a strong malty body and a rich creamy slight pine finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SaintMatty (4742) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2013
330ml Bottle - Amber in colour. Melon, peach, mango and grapefruit in the aroma. Hoppy, tangy and crisp taste with notes of melon, grapefruit, sultanas and nectarines.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1051) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Aroma: Muted aroma of pine needles and grapefruit.

Appearance: Hazy golden body with a thin off-white head that slowly fades. Light carbonation. Few lacing marks.

Taste: Very resinous. Flavours of pine, honey, alcohol soaked oranges and sweet candy. Mostly sweet with a faint hop bitterness.

Palate: Thin to medium body with an oily mouthfeel. Soft carbonation.

Overall: Quite harsh and raw, but full of flavour. Unfortunately, it’s far too sweet for my liking.


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