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Straight To Ale Monkeynaut IPA

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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Albert. Able. Gordo. Miss Baker. Bonny. Goliath. Between 1948 and 1961 these primate pioneers and others bravely went where no man had ever gone before, paving the way for manned U.S. spaceflight. This hoppy little monkey of a beer is a tribute to those Simian heroes of yesteryear. It has a citrusy, floral hop aroma, a strong malt body and a crisp finish.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Draft at flying saucer Nashville. From notes. Fruity and somewhat boozy. A little citrus and some caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
airrick2003 (659) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Appearance: pours with a very large beige head, the beer is a very clear golden color with a strong hue of amber, very nice head retention Aroma: strong grain, smells like I’m mashing in, caramel, Taste: hints of grain at first then an assertive bitterness backed by a strong caramel malty backbone, has some warmth with it from the alcohol, Palate: heavy mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste, lively carbonation Overall: this beer smells amazing, the taste is great too, strong malts to overpower the bitterness, I like it

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 19, 2015
Pours a golden color. Resin hops, toasted malt, medium to full bitterness. Medium/full bodied with medium bitter finish. This is solid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8787) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2015
Can. Orange juice, malt , and orange peel/pine aroma. Slightly hazy golden yellow with nice off-white head. Sweet candied sugar/orange toffee malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel/quinine flavor. Good body. A bit rough. Here’s to Sam and Ham plus Albert II - the first primate in space.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kroney (198) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
Another BIF project from Straight to Ale. Not sure how this is considered an IPA. This is a over malted amber, and if classified that way would get much higher scores. Great beer, just not a very good IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4627) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2015
Can: Clear amber with a thick beige head. Woody caramel, orange and pine aroma. Taste is earthy....caramel malt, breadheel, fruit, a little peppery. Tasty, though not very hoppy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (420) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2015
NIce fruity aroma mingled with fresh hops. Deep golden to orange color, with a thick tanish white head. Sweet malt up front. Ultra citrus and fruit tone in the malt/hops up front. Bitterness faintly steps in on the finish and intensifies towards the end. Slightly slick mouth feel. A little boozy on the finish also.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (1052) - USA - MAR 25, 2015
Amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly piney with a hint of fruit. Flavor is light tropical fruit with a touch of pine in the finish. Not very sticky or resinous finishes dry and bitter. Wife: 3.8

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5391) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Sampled at ESBLS. A complex beer, if not a great one. Very fruity with alcohol evident. Rich malts. Not a favorite.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathan30533 (874) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Not exactly my style of brew when searching out an ipa but still good. Good balanced taste. Great looking and good tasting.


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