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RATINGS: 136   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.


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2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
drsordr (1073) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle pours a cloudy orange. Nose of orange and dank hop. Slight citrus hop with some vegetal flavor. Moderate bitter.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2210) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle. Clear, golden body. Frothy white head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of citrus, floral hops, toasted grain. Hint of caramel, bread. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. Malt forward with flavors of caramel, bread, raw grain. Hops shouldn’t play second fiddle to malts in an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
estover (55) - Valencia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Light floral nose, great carbonation, great lacing. Mouthfeel is slightly thin. There is enough malt to stand up to the hop. There is a long bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mansquito (3399) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2014
New Beer Distributors, NYC 12oz ($2): Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is light citrus some pale malts, flowers. Taste is underwhelming to say that least. Hops are there, but they are subdued, with perhaps too few put in there. It isn’t terrible, but it is sort of boring.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4096) - Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Rated on 12-11-2010. When this bottled beer is poured, it has a large white head that mostly diminishes, hazy golden body, slow rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, citrus and orange hops. The taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, caramel malt, citrus hops, and has a short dry finish. The mouth feel is soft carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer is not overly hoppy tasting for the style which is nice for this non hop head! It is easy to drink, but there are much, much better beers of this style to be had.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
seantaylorus (18) - - FEB 13, 2014
Tgis beer is underrated. The taste is great - especially for folks like me that prefer a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1pintatatime (77) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Light gold, fairly carbonated, with a moderate to mild head. Aroma of yeast and fruits with hints of apricot. There’s a good malt backbone with just a hint of malty fruitcake followed by a tart grapefruit-like finish. Not bad. Not great. It’s in between my sweet spots of heavy citrus (All Day IPA) and heavy hops (Resin, etc.).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Golden orange pour with a tall white head with great lacing. Light aroma some citrus a bit of graham cracker. Well coated palate nice body. Flavor is decidedly bitter a fair amount of pine a touch resiny reminiscent of a touch soapy light caramel in the swallow a bit one dimensional and lacking a floral or fruity component that could really make this beer. Still a serviceable ’local’ choice.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (1643) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours a hazy yellow with a thick head. Lots of citrus. Very bitter but in an unbalanced way. Harsh. Drinkable beer but not really pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Goblincat (382) - Westland, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Amber in color. Hops and citrus aroma. The taste is rather smooth and hop filled, with a bit of bitter in the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ericular (613) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Pours a hazy straw yellow with healthy, pillowy head and good lacing. Aroma is pale malts, floral hops. Taste is slight citrus, slight butter, then into a floral bitterness kick. Decent aftertaste with a little honey coming through. Not my idea of a solid IPA, but this is not terrible. Very drinkable for 7%.


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