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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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At Heavy Seas, we brew a traditional English-style pale ale with our own East Coast twist: UK Fuggles and Goldings dominate the flavor of Powder Monkey, but has subtle notes of citrus and flower from Cascade hops added in the boil and hopback. Brass in color, Powder Monkey, like all of our beers, is well balanced: distinct bitterness and a slight malt sweetness characterize the taste. In 2010, it won a bronze medal at the World Beer Cup; in 2008, it won a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4007) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2007
Bottle from a sampler 6 pack, best by Jun 2007. Unclouded orange-amber with a small, but fairly lasting head. Nice citrus-pine aroma with some malt backing. Flavor is slightly malt on front, then more bitterness slowly creeping up. Nice slight astringent fruit aftertaste. Palate is light-medium, smooth and thirst-quenching. Well-balanced and nice session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2007
Bottled. Mild caramel and biscuit aroma with a little paper. Soft neutral fruitiness and a bit of hops. Orange amber clear with off-white foamy lacing head. Medium watery body with medium carbonation and some light carbonic burn. Starts with carbonic acidity and light biscuit. Mild caramel. Stale papery hops follwed by mediocre bitter finish. Mild dry nutty after with not much else going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2007
A nice balance of malt and hops. Crisp and refreshing with a beautiful amber color. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
VVilliam (50) - USA - JAN 3, 2007
Bottled. Poured a nice light brown with almost no head. Average smell of hops and a little malt. The taste was enjoyable with hops giving way to an almost nutty flavor. However, it has an awful aftertaste that burns going down. Overall an average beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5952) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2006
RFD - Washington DC - 12 oz bottle. Light copper to medium orange pour. Aroma is faint, but pick up notes of mown grass and faint floral notes. Clean citrusy flavor, but not overblown. Some sweet honey notes come through as well. Some nutty notes balance it out as well. Decently thick mouthfeel. Overall a solid APA - would be good for session purposes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Pours a very lightly hazy golden amber with a bubbly tan head that left some light lacing. Aroma of iced tea, some grainy maltiness and light eary hop nose. Mostly picking up the caramel from the malts. Flavor is a lightly hopped malty pale ale. Very, very light bitterness that lingers. But mostly malty, a bit grainy and a pretty standard APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3747) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 11, 2006
On tap at an Inner Harbor, Baltimore restaurant. Very moderately hopped, quite English, some orange notes on a mostly caramel base, malty. Smooth, moderately oily but not heavily carbonated. Easy drinking, somewhat thin beer, went well with my seared tuna sandwich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours deep copper with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma of citrus, sweet malts, and hops. Flavor is sweet up-front, citrusy hops, and a little thin and weak. Decent brew, drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2006
From a 12 oz. long neck brown bottle with a notched best before date along the left side of label, Jun/06. Made a good appearance, poured a clear new penny copper with a foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing, minimal amount of sticking, good carbonation. Had a British hops nose, lemon fruity and earthy with a touch of cedar backed by a sweet pale maltiness. A crisp, dry and smooth light bodied mouthfeel, good drinkability. British hops tasting, lemony, earthy and a cedar resiny, a nice sharp bitterness with a slight tongue numbing, a sweet maltiness, a bit sugary and a dry hoppy and sweet malty finish. This was better than what I expecting, a nice golding and fuggle hoppiness, could use a little more of a malt backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2918) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 2, 2006
Poured with a nice head that lasted for most of the drink with sustained lacing. The color was brownish gold. The aroma was hoppy and very typical of an average American pale ale. Not bad, but not great. Just average for its style, which are a dime a dozen.

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