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RATINGS: 126   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (4105) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Can. Pours cloudy amber that has some glow and thick frothy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and biscuit malts, tropical fruit notes, floral and spicy hops, and some lemon zest. Flavor is dry, lightly sweet malts, medium hop bitterness, tropical fruit esters, and light cream. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1991) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Draught. This is a nice biting IPA with lots of hoppy zip and a good grassy backbone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4337) - Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Poured am amber color from the tap with aromas of pine, resin, light floral hops and some bitterness. Flavors match the aromas with some light citrus thrown in, a solid IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ctplt777 (263) - - JUL 23, 2014
Never heard of this brewery or beer but I’m a sucker for IPA’s so I grabbed it to try. Popped the top and got a bunch of pine, soft fruit and a nice sweetness. Taste is different, in a good way. There is a sweetness almost like molasses taste here and then a big punch of resinous hop bitterness. Super tasty stuff, one is not going to be enough. I’m pleasantly surprised by this.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CJ_Pain (186) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2014 I prefer my IPA with a malt backbone and this one delivers. Takes some getting used to at first. Heavy on the malt, almost ESB like in the biscuity, bready side. Very well done. A unique IPA and one which I can’t quite come close to a flavor comparison. Very well done!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2286) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Can. Cloudy amber body. Fizzy white head, mostly lasting. Aroma of toasted grain, pine, resin. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Big caramel malts in the taste. Thicker body than usual for an ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 23, 2014
Hoppy with a sticky mouthfeel. A nice balance of malt and hops. A little to rich to drink too many, but a nice IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
paintedmaple (499) - 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 (4967) - 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 (1032) - 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.


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