DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2009 On tap at Rattle N Hum (NYC): Copper color with white head. Mild tasting for a 7% IPA, but ultimately not a fan. #002 on 14062009, DG.
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Peachy amber with creamy off-white head. Fruity, floral hops. Nice hoppy body full of sweet floral notes that finish with a flutter of frutiness citrus splash. Tangerine and peach with a bit of fruit punch. Body could have more zing as it is on the flat side. Clean, flavorful, and moderately strong IPA.
BVery (6079) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
TAP: pale orange clear pour, minimal head/lacing. Mild nose maybe some orange in there. Lots of malt on taste, nearly no hop bitterness. Citrus hop taste, some sweet, maybe a little funk to the taste. Pretty good IPA.
Strykzone (4901) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed at The Stable. A nice darker copper color with a light tan head. Nose was grapefruit with some floral notes and caramel. This was a well hopped IPA but it was loaded with sweetness. It was also crisp and refreshing. Plenty of grapefruit along with that sweetness.
thefle (168) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not very good. Very bland taste and fairly thin on the body. I guess it’s easily drank for a 7% beer, wasn’t a fan at all
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler. Pours a golden orange body with a white head. Lots of esters, pear, peach with a light spicy orange peal. Accents of earth and pine. More of a Belgian than an IPA, imo.
DalzAle (1975) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2009
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap tonight at the Happy Gnome in St. Paul, MN. Clear yellow/orange pour with very little carbonation. Aroma was very good, sweet floral hops and some bitter citrus. Flavor was another story, started off a little sweet, barely hoppy, and then nothing but water. Major letdown of a beer for the high price tag.
drfabulous (3904) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Sycamore. Crisp. Some hops. By no means an intense, hoppy beer. Closer to the session variety.
That1Guy (1892) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crushed with Jakebra. Very thin. Some hops and some poop on the nose. Tastes kinda like a monkey pooped some hops into the back of my throat. Don’t want to try this one again.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2009
Name: 400lb Monkey
Date: October 31, 2008
Source: Taco Mac, Crabapple
Appearance: cloudy burnt orange, creamy beige head, sheets of patterned lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and crystal malt aroma with plenty of floral and citrus hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: lots of blended hop flavor, nice citrus, touch of floral, good earthyness leading to just the right amount of balancing bitterness, sweet caramel backbone keeps it together, light peppery spicyness, lasting bitter finish
Overall: good solid IPA
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Name: 400lb Monkey
Date: July 29, 2009
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: clear copper, frothy beige head, sheets of lace
Aroma: light malt aroma, butterscotch appears as it warms
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, caramel sweetness, earthy hops, bready, touch of butterscotch, lots of astrengent bitterness, ends up as a buttery astrengent mess
Overall: this monkey has lost weight and gone psycho after dropping its BFF thinking it could do better as a new and improved slimmer primate, legalize monkeyside
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 7/20