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Heavy Seas Powder Monkey
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RATINGS: 264   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2260) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2013
On draft. The beer is orange and mostly clear with a thin, off white collar. The aroma offers dank hops, biscuits, grain. A touch of floral hops with a hint of citrus. Caramel malt and a touch of toffee. Relatively light in body with lingering pine bitterness. This pour was nice and fresh. Nothing outstanding here, but this was by far the best option at the time.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle->SA. Cloudy copper with moderate fluffy white head. A: citrus hops and caramel malt. T: similar, with grass and metallic tones. Unpleasant aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (952) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2013
American Pale Ales are superior to their English counterparts. This beers is just mediocre. Very balanced malt/hop mix, but not enough hops for my taste. The IBU of 28 says it’s not enough.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrettTaylor (393) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
tasted at Blacksburg Brew Do - well balanced on the palate with hops and malt present, interesting addition of cascade hops to what would otherwise taste like a traditional english IPA

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1190) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Draft at Obrycki’s BWI. Dark amber with a tan head. Hoppy but not overpowering with a smooth malt background. Pretty good with my crab cake.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (2612) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle. Sweet fruity caramel malt and light citrusy-grassy hops aroma. Orange amber with a small ivory head. Biscuity caramel malt and mild grassy-herbal citrus hops flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
steelhead3686 (214) - Athens, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
This pours a clear copper with a medium white head. It has a spruce and citrus aroma with a hint of caramel. Medium bitter with a slight sweetness. The body is medium with a smooth texture and slight bitter finish. This is good pale ale, but nothing special. Especially under 5% ABV

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
novice101 (197) - - AUG 31, 2013
Pours a brass color with a small off white head that sticks around a bit, taste of hops is very present with a just a bit of malt. The hop character is not citrus or floral its just bittering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2351) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2013
12 oz from total wine. Totally mild and light drink. Hops are grassy and herbal pretty to style on an apa. Light golden color. Finish is pretty quick and a touch bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
r464 (1785) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Very crisp, balanced ale. Punchy hops, but with a nice malt base. The hops are prevalent, with come citrus and bitterness, then a nice smooth caramel malt. Strong, tight finish. A very nice session ale.


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