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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Hop Monkey is a balanced, assertively hopped IPA for the discerning beer drinker. Brewed with Northwest grown barley and hops, this beer features a citrusy hop aroma that’s complemented by a full, rounded hop flavor.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2072) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2012
pours a cloudy dark amber with a medium size off-white head. smell is sweet, some citrus, camamel, and floral. taste is watery, hops, grass, citrus, and earth. ends weak and somewhat bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a hazy orange body with a tall dense rocky root beer float-like off-white head. Aroma of florals, caramel, biscuit, and orange. Flavor of orange, caramel, apricot, and bread with a moderately bitter finish. Nice balance of hops and malt.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2011
bottle... light copper with a hint of orange, murky, full two finger cap of light tope head... really soapy lemon pledge nose, not a fan of this... pledge start with a bit of sweet fruits, chemical pine finish, very so-so

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
A very soft pour into my New Belgium Globe glass produces a glass filling four finger thick, light tan colored head that quickly grows a finger above the rim and starts to slightly over-flow the glass. The beer is a dark copper / amber hue that shows a somewhat hazy, orange / red copper hue when held up to the light. The nose smells interestingly tart, definitely citrus influenced (that is the hops), but there is also a distinctly lactic character to the nose. This cuts through, and greatly reduces, the hop presence in the aroma.

The beer is very effervescent as it hits my palate and it is also quite a bit lighter bodied than one would like, even in an IPA. The beer definitely has a lactic acidity to it, as well as a funkiness that shouldn’t beer here. Because of the body thinness and the distracting acidity, the hop character tastes not nearly as pungeant as one would expect; it has notes of tangerine juice and orange zest that has a acidity to it that could be described as pleasant, except that this is supposed to be an IPA.

There is definitely something awry with this beer, it shouldn’t be well on its way towards tart and funky. I am definitely disappointed, as I was really hoping to have a nice hoppy IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2011
Tap @ Terrible Beauty. Clear, orange-gold pour with an off-white head leaving a moderate lace. Light citrus and pine aroma with a toasty-sweet malt body underpinning. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fairly benign for an IPA, especially one from the PDX. Nor is it very well integrated. Better at the Laurelwood Pub, perhaps this one doesn’t travel well.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Pungent sappy, resinous pine gives way to a sweetness. Clear golden yellow with short white head. Hop flavor is fairly subdued in contrast to the aroma. Malt does not bring much to the table. Very biting finish from what appears to be overcarbonation rather than bitterness. An IPA in name, but tastes closer to a pale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle:   Vibrant amber, light carbonation, large frothy white head, a few spots of lacing.   Sweet malty nose, mildly hoppy, faint honey.   Similar on the tongue, yet softer.   Comes across as more of an American Pale without being overly hoppy, with a sweeter malt base.   Clean, slight earthiness or soil.   Very pleasant.   Minor citrus zest on the backside.   Smooth, a little bubbley.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Lingering earthen malts, pale citrus zest, and musty hay.   Not have bad, but seems more like ¾ IPA.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1124) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 16, 2010
On tap at the laurel wood location at pdx. Nicely surprised by this one. Great hop taste. Nicely carbonated. Good citrus aftertaste

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VertBaconStrips (2069) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2010
Last minute pint before getting on the plane to Seattle. This is the murkiest IPA ever. On the amber side, decent off white sticky crown. Citrus and caramel nose, apricot, lemon and that’s about it. Hard bitter beginnings only mellow out a bit. Strong caramel base topped up with an ample serving of badass hops, leaves, herbal, unsweetened grapefruit, apricot and lemon flavours.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2010
Very solid offering. Dynamic and expressive hop aroma. Floral and fruity with light pine and a touch of caramel sweetness.


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