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RATINGS: 319   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.

picknbrew's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2011
12 oz. from variety pack. Aroma-Floral hop up front and malt. Appearance- Clear amber, medium head. Taste- Hop flavor is balanced with maty and caramel falvors. Crisp medium dry finish with medium high bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyScallywag (307) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Malty ale with a firm crispness. The malt has a slight metallic finish, but not in a negative way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Crystal clear, old-penny-copper body under short, off-white head. Spicy aroma (like seriously peppery) over milder orange peel citrus, cut grass and caramel notes. I also find ginger and cinnamon before those sweeter malt aromas. (I don’t dislike this, but I wasn’t expecting it.) Flavor is on-par with aromas, balanced from malt to hop, but with a decidedly spiced bent. It’s rather... festive. So much so that I’d consider this a spice/herb/veg over an "English Pale Ale". Overall surprising. Would love this at the winter holidays, not as much when I was expecting the beer described above ^^ on an 85°F day in early summer. ~~~~ 12 oz. bottle, purchased "somewhere in Baltimore" (according to my wife).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
commonmac (1061) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Tap at Heavy Seas with commonshawn, rosskyle, and samadouche. Pint glass. Minimal white head. Nose is bready malts and a subtle caramel quality. There is a mild bitterness but nothing pronounced. Copper color with a little bit of golden. Taste is malt forward with very little balance. Feels like a very English effort that definitely doesn’t seem like a positive. Flavor is very muted and uninspiring. Mostly an odd sweetness that isn’t tasty. Pass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 1, 2016
(draft @ Baltimore/Washington International Airport - Baltimore, MD) Copper pour with a thin white head. Light malt aroma with a hint of bitter at the back. Flavor is very balanced but mild. Light malts and a hint of hops at the tail end. Not bad but not mind blowing. [3/23/16]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 20, 2016
Great and very nice. Not so hoppy and quite refreshing in a not so cold temperature at serving.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5784) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2016
12 oz bottle. Clear orange with a beige head. Pale, bready malts, light spice notes, light hop notes. Similar flavor. Lightly sweet to front with a bit of bitterness as well. Light-medium body. Fizzy carbonation. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (541) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours copper with light tan head and minimal lacing. Earthy hop aroma. Toasted biscuit with caramel notes upfront followed by earthy and piney bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rjplumer (1008) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Fruit and caramel malt aroma. Mild hazy amber color with a razor thin head. Straight forward bitterness but isn’t overpowering. Balanced with a faint caramel malt character. Hints of rye on the palate too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matty (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with just a covering of white foam. Aroma is faint, but what is there is caramel with some British hops. Medium light body, taste is a little hop forward, but not much. Some sweetness in the background. Finish is fairly clean, a touch of bitterness. Easy drinking, average for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BillWyce (1015) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Pours lightly hazy orange-amber with a 1-finger off-white head. Mild aroma of citrus hops with caramel underneath. Body is a touch lighter than medium, with a touch of fizziness and a dry finish. Mild flavor of piney hops up front, with caramel and biscuit malt notes beneath.

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