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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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If there were ever a beer that so quintessentially captures the spirit of the primordial past on planet Earth, it has to be the Hop Nest Monster. Bursting with the aroma of the American Amarillo hop, like the eruption of a great and tempestuous volcano, the Monster makes a bold and intimidating impression even before it reaches the palate. As an all-malt American IPA, over an entire pound per barrel of fragrant and floral Amarillo hops are added to the brew kettle during the final minutes of the boil. This process is known as late-kettle hopping.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigirishphan (103) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Poured cloudy amber with a pillowy white head. Aroma was a little off and the first couple of sips didnít really appeal to me or my taste but after getting Into this beer, I discovered an underlying sweetness that was wasnít there before. I like a bigger hop feel and taste but this beer was ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dresden (779) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 12, 2012
hazy (a bit chunky) golden with a pillowy white head. Not a great aroma, kind if a metal and floral scent. Malty with slight citrus hop taste and pretty strong floral hop. Itís not bad, but something is lacking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
doubelknv3 (968) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Grapefruit , mild caramel, and grain aroma. Golden, copper with white head, and mild lacing. Grapefruit , alcohol, mild grain and caramel flavor. Strong bitterness and lingering bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
twindadplus2 (585) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2012
Hazy orange tan with some sediment floating and a small white head. Aroma is sharp, resiny hops. The flavor is a harsh medicinal hops kick and a light grain malt flavor. Palate is best described as chalky and the finish is a sour bitterness. Didnít enjoy this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2012
Pours clear gold with a perfect head. Aroma is berries, butterscotch, biscuit. Taste is berries and honey with an oxidized overtone. Body is creamy smooth with a long hoppy finish. overall, just not good at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (3738) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Aroma is citrus, yeast, bread and hops. The flavor is grapefruit-like hops, malts and and a moderately dry, bitter finish. The flavor all kind of muddled together, it was decent but the flavor profile could have been better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 28, 2012
12oz bottle. Mostly hazy yellow orange color, some sediment. Minimal white head, little lace. Light, crisp carbonation, drier texture. Resiny hop aroma, crisp and floral. Nice light bitterness. Decent IPA, but "bold" and "brazen" are generous terms for it. It is what it is: an extra-pale IPA. Which Iíve got to say, makes it a slight bit more unique than your typical, run-of-the-mill IPA. Itís drinkable, and was nice to enjoy with a spicy cheeseburger calzone from DP Dough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lubiere (9728) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
A hazed blonde IPA with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, strange butterscotch and strawberries, with light putrid notes. In mouth, a sweet corn malt with light herbaceous hops, buttery, not very good. On tap at the Istmus Beer and Cheese, Jan 21 2012.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Not much hops in aroma, more metallic. Pours gold with a white top. Bitter from hops with a slight metallic finish. Not much to this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undsioux7 (793) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2011
From memory. Biscuit malt and floral/citrus hops in the aroma and taste. Some bitterness, but not very exiting at all.

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