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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 275   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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The bigger, badder brother to our flagship Monkeynaut IPA, this beer definitely shoots for the moon. A supernova of citrusy hop aroma and flavor up front and a sweet malty backbone make this an aggressive yet well-balanced beer. It finishes with a smooth, lingering hop bitterness. If youíve ever wondered what an 800-lb. gorilla in a spacesuit drinks, well, the answer is Tang, of course ... but when heís back on Earth and in the mood for a big beer, he reaches for this.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nero55 (865) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2013
@Magic City Brewfest. Dark copper with a small head. Strong aroma of citrus hops. Medium body with nice malt backbone balanced by citrus hops and a bitter hop finish.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (1075) - USA - JUL 24, 2015
Amber color with a thin lacing of white head. Aroma is hoppy, and a little doughy on the nose. Flavor is strong, somewhat astringent hops up front. It manages to be fairly balanced at the end with caramel malt, but the aftertaste is more astringent bitterness. Notes of pine throughout. I enjoyed it, but itís going to be a bit much if you donít like this style of astringent IIPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5572) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle courtesy of my friend Noel. Amber bodied with a short tan head. Aroma is strong caramel and floral hops with citrus notes and sweet malt. Very resinous as it warms. Taste is also sweet malt and caramel with resinous hops, floral hops, citrus fruit and pine. Body is medium-full and chewy with a dense bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more resinous hops, caramel, sweet malt, toasted malt and floral hops. Very big and tasty!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (1058) - Alabama, USA - APR 27, 2015
Bomber poured into a vintage pineapple glass -- Cloudy straw/golden color with persistent thick white head. Aroma lends itself to bitterness over late hop additions. Flavor is similar, very nice malt base with a powerful hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15915) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Clear deep golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of mixed summer fruit, citrus. Taste is bitter resiny fruit.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybercat (4034) - Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Pours an appetizing clear amber with a thick and frothy pale buff head. Strong aroma is very hoppy and evergreen with citrus and apple hints. Bold flavor is gorilla-strong, very hoppy, woody and piny, rather bitter; fruity hints peep through. Texture is not particularly thick, but very lively, leaving a fizzy evergreen finish. This gorilla will "naut" disappoint.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3545) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2014
22 oz bottle. State rating #49; one to go. Crystal clear orange with a snowy white head. Nose is fresh OJ, pink grapefruit, grass and faint musk. Syrupy and resiny with a tang. Quite the mouthfull. Taste is pine, mango, toffee and grapefruit peel. Building bitterness with eucalyptus and sticky lips. Bold verging on brusque.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kayres (654) - , Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Dark orange and cloudy. Thin tan head. Huge hoppy aroma. Smooth big bodied IPA. Malty well balanced a bit spicey ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours clear golden amber with medium tan head out of bottle. Aroma of floral hops with fruits and citrus. Flavor of citrus, hops, and malt. Great beer overall! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
onceblind (5490) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Cloudy golden/copper under a generous foamy white head. Aroma is fresh floral leafy with a strong grapefruity contingent. The flavor is strongly bitter with a large component of grapefruit rind and pine notes. Earthy bitterness with an earthy malt backbone. A bit too bitter and dry grapefruity for my Tastes.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1272) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Pours a slightly cloudy, amber-golden with an ample, well-retaining antique white head. Candy hop bouquet, quickly overpowered by an alcohol-hot, thick malt nose. Pretty astringent from start to finish. Fortunately, the citrus comes through in the flavor to help balance the large alcoholic malt.


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