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RATINGS: 285   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Draft at GBBF 2013 - London. Pours clear gold with a light, creamy head. Doughy and lightly buttery malts abound with fine, rindy lemon bitterness. Light in body with fine carbonation. Doughy malts to finish, little else. Not altogether bad but pretty uninspiring.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TylerGreenDC (392) - - DEC 24, 2013
On draft. Sweet toffee aroma. Sweet caramel malt flavor with mild bittering. Nice but not an all-star.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeeZales (15) - - NOV 27, 2013
On tap. Not very interesting or complex. Flat finish that reminds me of a light beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemike (2309) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Pours a copper color with a small white head. Aroma is earthy and malty. Taste is way more on the malty side. Hops take second whistle. Like others have noted, this beer has a pretty British character to it. Very drinkable and sessionable. Mild aftertaste from the British hops. Slight bitterness

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beergeek23322 (2480) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3/26/2010. From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Aromas are light pine, citrus, caramel and malt. Caramel flavors with light bittering hops, but need some more complexity to make it interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nuplastikk (4708) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2013
12oz bottle. Filtered orange-amber body. Thin, oily head. Probably a little past its prime, the aroma is a touch faded and bland. Toffee tinged malt tones, some English feel, but more of a 90s US brewpub feel. Pretty unimpressive, definitely glad I didn’t scoop up a six pack.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (1990) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Had on tap at Heavy Seas Alehouse. Pours a very light amber. Thin head. Slightly bitter. Earthy. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (401) - Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Excellent drinkable pale ale. nice hop/malt balance, just a hint of sour and the tiniest bit syrupy. Finish is lingering citrus with hints of grapefruit.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Bottle. Golden with small head. Mild pale ale with medium English hops. Solid, but rather unexciting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4539) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pours deep amber into a Sam glass. Off-white micro head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing to coat surface. Soap and candy corn aromas. Dry with caramel and candy corn front to back. Medium length bitter earth finish.


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