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Straight To Ale Monkeynaut IPA

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paintedmaple (330) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2014
Happy to find this at the Publix grocery store in Tuscaloosa...big, oily, creamy, and with a monster head this slid down my throat with ease. Freaky monkey!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erzengel (1923) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Dark golden in the glass. Fresh and very floral in the nose. The beer starts smooth, very floral and slightly sweet. The aftertaste is smooth, nicely floral hopped and not too sweet. Nicely bitter. A great IPA! --> 13/12/12/12

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AskForJenny (1014) - Ontario, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Draft - Luminous orange with decent head of yellowish foam. Palate is good but doesn’t have the strong backbone, but I think this is crafted well for Southern weather.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (5028) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to Mike L. for bringing me this 2 days ago. Canned on date is 06/27/13........ Poured into my DFH IPA glass. Sheeeeeit. Can foams over once it’s opened. Pouring into a glass yields a huge 3 inch head, that continues to slowly produce more head as it sits. Starts to worm up over the top of the glass after sitting for a minute. Mostly hazy amber orange color. Caramel malty, citrusy, lightly spicy aroma. Some metallic. Bigger sweet taste, kind of cloying, something musty and awful about the taste, a pretty medicinal bitterness. Gets not as bad as I go, though. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Aroma and texture are not completely awful. Not as super malty and sweet as I’d expect a 9 month old IPA to be, but pretty malty still, and something else weird going on the taste. A pretty astringent bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rangerred (861) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2014
12oz can into a pint glass. I’ve been looking forward to trying something from this brewery! Pours a hazy brownish orange with a one finger white head. Nice fluffy head has good staying power and some pretty nice lacing on the sides of the glass. Aroma has a very orange/tangerine quality mixed with an almost Belgiany yeasty spicyness. It is definitely unique but works quite well. Some bready malt comes through in the background. The flavor continues the tangeriane and orange character almost approaching a dreamsicle-like flavor. Maybe touches of cream and vanilla in there. I love the hops in this one. Some light bready malt is present to lend some balance to the hops. High bitterness that finishes with a light sticky sweetness. Overall, a very nice IPA that stands out from so many others being made by small breweries. An enjoyable beer and one to pick up should you come across it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3016) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Fort Walton Beach can with a creepy cosmonaut monkey on it. Nice piney bitterness in the aroma. Flavor has nice bittereness but its missing some depth or complimenting flavors. Nice overall. Sweet, another Alabama tick.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3148) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Can-purchased at a liquor store in Mobile, AL jan 2014. Pours clear dark orange hue with a very fluffy eggshell head and good lacing! nose is resin, pine, metallic, lite sugar candies, Flavors are very resinous, pine, with a good sticky sweet malt base. The can i have is a few months old, however it held up fairly well. Some slight metallic and cheese notes long into the finish with lingering resin. body is fluffy with moderate carbonation. Not a bad IPA and im sure its great when fresh. Solid IPA!

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Can. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of bright citrus. Taste is bitter citrus and pine resin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (3816) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 23, 2013
Can from trade with rosenbergh, many thanks. ornage amber color with medium white head. Strong citrus, piney hoppy aroma. solid malty base followed with nice hopyy kick with grapefruits, oranges, grapefruit, grapefruit zest, resin. Quite long hoppy bitter finish. Good. US state No.33

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Can:   Orangish straw, hazy, thin to moderate frothy white head, spotty lacing.   Candied pith and peel on the nose, a little more bitter than candied tho.   Whoa, sweet and fruity up front, then bitter, followed by the candied citrus peel.   Really surprised to see how fruity it is right up front, like POW!   Lots of candied citrus peel follows, with a soft bitterness that lingers.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Sweeter than most, not real fresh, but has a decent bitterness with the sweetness.   One of those IPAs you keep sipping to try and figure out, and before you know it, its gone.



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