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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Errl (1312) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Pour is golden with a thin white head..Nose is pine, caramel, sugar, citrus, bready...Taste is bready, citrus, spice, pine...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5199) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Panama City Beach, Fl - Kwiker Liquors - 12 oz can. Hazy, medium orange pour, thick sticky khaki colored head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma has a strong spruce presence, some floral notes, a touch of yeast. Flavor is full-bodied with some generous citrus bitterness, a touch of orange marmalade fruitiness, some spearmint notes, a touch of biscuity maltiness and some caramel sweetness. Mouthhfeel has a nice thickness to it. Pretty solid IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (998) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Can thanks to a guy that sent it. pours fairly clear, red, large slightly off white head. nose is full of pine and trees and sap. Really awesome nosefeel. Initially a little sweet with some bitterness. kinda thick for my taste. hop flavor similar to nose, but a touch muted. enjoyable and will do good. wish the flavor came thru as the nosefeel suggested it would

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SSSteve (3665) - - NOV 22, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 can. clear orange with huge head. clean, soapy, white citrus aroma. lemon smarties hop flavors and some tea. a little sweetness. medium bodied with juicy palate. hint of astringency and husky, phenols, spicy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thewade (275) - USA - NOV 7, 2013
Solid IPA. Smooth, slight citrus. Not too malty. I enjoy this, and even at 7% it makes a good session IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 3, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 11, ’12 Poured from a 12 ounce can into a pint glass. A: Strong citrus hop note and some grassy hop notes as well. A: Pours a golden orange with a nice white cap and minimal lacing. T: Caramel malt hosted by floral and citrus notes, light booze and hop bite to remind you it is an IPA. Something is giving this a sort of sweet yeast taste that reminds me of a weak Belgian yeast or something..... fascinating. P: Medium body with moderate carbonation and a creamy mouth-feel. O: A very interesting IPA and better than average. Can art might even make it a great IPA....

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mverity (250) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Drank from the can whilst golfing. Aroma is mostly medium malt, some citrus, a little bit of floral hop profile coming through. Taste is where the hops come through. Pretty resiny/piney with some lemon and grapefruit. Malt holds up really well to the hops. Medium/high carbonation and good body. Really like the after taste too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (721) - Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2013 Pous a clear, deep golden color with a short-lived antique white head. Rich malty and perfumy citrus nose. Smooth and wet, but finishes a little cottony. Extraordinarily perfumy, floral, and citrusy flavors with an adequate malt backbone.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6096) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2013
Draught at the Straight to Ale Taproom, Huntsville, AL. Clear reddish golden colour with a small white head. Sweet and fruity hops, mild bitterness and some sweet maltiness in the aroma. The flavour is sweet fruity, tea-like, moderately bitter and sweet caramel malty. Tasty. Quite nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaymtee (29) - Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
On draft at the nook. Poured a nice deep amber with a thin head (maybe a touch to cold). Nice bite with a hint of the abv showing through. A solid IPA... Goes well with the jambalaya!


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