Monkey Paw Cornelius
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
Cornelius is an archetypal San Diego IIPA. The beer pours a bright gold with a sticky white head. The aroma explodes out of the glass with pine, orange and grapefruit. The taste follows the nose, with a nice distinct bitterness. We continue to evolve this beer with slight grist and hops adjustments. Always delicious and a perfect IIPA at 9.6% ABV that is deceptively easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1560) - sacramento, California, USA - JUL 3, 2014
On tap at capitol beer and taproom. Pours Orange with white head. Taste is very fruity with a hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14161) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours hazy amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma seems earthy. Med body or better. Flavor is earthy, somewhat fruity, perhaps a touch of treacle. Lots of hop, but finishes with more sugar and less bitter than expected. Slightly medicinal? Not a trace of heat. A bit off the beaten DIPA trail.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9216) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours orange amber with a foamy beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a nice balance of sweet start and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (17221) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Keg at the Monkey Paw brewpub, SD, 21/04/14. Lightly hazed golden amber with a moderate off white covering that retains well. Nose is caramel, pine, perfumed tones, bitter grapefruit, candied orange peel, floral hops, orange squash. Taste is caramel malt forward, bubblegum, bitter orange, grapefruit, light booze fumes, tropicana. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close with a light streak of boozedom. Adequate DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 19, 2014
[ Keg ][ Monkey Paw ][ 5oz ][ $1.50 ][ Flared Taster ][ 4/18/14 ]
>> Huge webby lace atop clear gold orange pour. Vanilla nose, gamey, sticky, orange Gummi, sweat. Sticky taste, orange juice, bitter grapefruit juice. Pretty good sticky DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
Draught at the brewpub in San Diego. Clear golden/yellow beer with a nice lasting offwhite head. Malty cookie dough aroma, caramel, toffee, grapes, citrus notes. Malty fruity caramel flavor, cookie dough, citrus, grapes, pear notes. Too sweet to to a good IIPA in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1758) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
On tap at Urge. Pours a medium orange with a small white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of sweet citrus,pine, tropical fruits, and sweet malts. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma with some nice juicy citrus and tropical pineapple notes. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfeel and a slightly dry, moderately bitter, medium finish. Overall, a pretty nice DIPA that is very refreshing and bright.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (1371) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 2, 2013
On tap @ Stone "World Bistro & Gardens" in Escondido. Pours pale golden orange with thin creamy head. Aroma is sweet citrus and a hint of hops. Taste is clean caramel malt, hugely bitter with notes of grapefruit, lemon, and earthy hops. Bitterness lingers on the finish. Not overly impressive in a particular direction; but the fact that this is on tap AT Stone is a testament to its quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2013
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy aroma with hints of grapefruit. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - APR 6, 2013
Poured golden hued. Smelled piney. Tasted bitter with a bit of sweetness. It felt like something was missing. They probably need to keep working the recipe.

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