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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LuckyDog (614) - - OCT 24, 2014
Really nice ale. Served on cask. Citrus notes. Slight bourbon flavor turning slightly sour as it warms.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Westchesterco (1539) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Poured from a bottle golden color with a white head. The aroma is fruity and the taste is breast with some citrus overtones

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (4985) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle shared in Avon, NC. Pours a hazy copper with an off white head. Fruity nose. Flavors of light citrus. Light bodied, high carbonation, refreshing finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (17657) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Draft at the source. Hazy golden color, fluffy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of summer fruit, subtle sourdough bread. Aroma is subtle, fruity, smooth. On style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (4097) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2014
4 oz draft pour at Heavy Seas Alehouse in Baltimore. Clear golden yellow to light amber with off-white head. Aromas of floral notes, toast, light citrus, sweet malt. Tastes of floral notes, wheat bread, citrus, bitter hops. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrodooo5 (1341) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bland! Ok malty aroma. Average light copper pour w/ a thin white head that leaves little lacing. The taste is all malt but way too clean. There isn’t really much flavor at all. Decent mouthfeel but I’m not really feeling this one at all!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2089) - - AUG 4, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 9-3-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a golden-orange color with a tiny white head. The head fades fast to give only a light level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is quite light and consists of a biscuit smell with a light citrus and caramel smell mixed within. Taste – The taste begins bready and malty. It is soon meet with flavors of earthy hops as well as a lighter light fruit flavor. Flavors of caramel come to the tongue. More toward the end, some hop flavors come to the tongue. These flavors are largely of a citrus and earthy nature, which in the end, leave a slightly hoppy, yet more crisp and bready, flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer and the carbonation level were both quite average. Nothing special, but fine for the style. Overall – Decent pale ale that is rather easy to drink, but nothing to go out of your way for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (4271) - Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Pours a clear amber on the darkish side with a thick and fairly persistent pale buff head. Aroma is not strong, but the malty and subtle fruity notes promise an at least palatable beer. Flavor is mainly malty, while subtle fruity and woody hop tones take their turn on the palate. Texture is thin but fairly fizzy. Get your monkey powdered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7342) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Cask at Rattle n Hum. Pours golden orange with a white head. Moderate floral hops, pale malts base, and hints of sweetness. Balanced and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamherbert (1408) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Very pale orange color; light and very see-through. The aroma is very "English": sugary malts, very pronounced yeast presence in the nose. The hops are of the flower/pollen variety. Flavor is yeast-forward: bready, dry malts. Hops are strictly Euro/bittering stuff. Not a ton of character in the hops, but adherent to the British pale traditions. Chewy texture. Miles away from an American pale. It’s not chock full of flavor but it is not devoid of flavor either. A nice English session pale considering it’s filler in a 12er.

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