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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 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!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rick_91709 (163) - USA - SEP 21, 2013
Poured from a can. Copper color with a big, white head. Faint aroma of pine and vegetables? Does not taste great. Weird taste that I cannot put my finger on. Would not drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTeusink (679) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
This is my second time trying this brew, but the first time I remembered to take notes. Pours a darker shade of amber than expected. Scent is grassy with a touch of citrus. The beer starts bitter and earthy and finishes sweet. Perhaps a touch to earthy. Mouthfeel was very enjoyable. Can - Kwiker Liquors - Panama City Beach, FL

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10789) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Can thanks to Jim. Copper pour with a white head. Grassy hops, caramel, toffee, and dates. A bit vegetal, some pine, and mild citrus. Flavor is sweet caramel, toffee, and fruit. Dates, citrus, grass, and an herbal, bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8366) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
355mL can thanks to womencantsail. Clear orange. Weak foam. Nose is cheesy, candies, potpourri tangerine. Sweeter sticky body with orange juice. Not bad. Dusty palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drowland (5996) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2013
7/26/13. Drank from a hotel cup around Billís wedding. Canít believe Iím rating this after a living RateBeer legend. This can isnít Yellow Bus but goddamn. Light caramel and resin/pine on the aroma. Caramel, pine, and metal on the flavor. Old maybe? Not great.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godofthecellar (667) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Can Deep amber with monstrous head. Had to stir it around qith my finger juat tow empty the can out Smell of sweet malt and hops. Resin, pine, more sweet than citric. Pretty decent dipa

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiMuBai (169) - - JUL 20, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 A beautiful, deep bronze/copper color that is crystal clear, with a medium head and full lacing from start to finish. It has a pronounced citrus and pine aroma, and a full flavor with a finish that has medium bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4996) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Tap. Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of orange zest and caramel malt. Sweet malty start and a grapefruity zest bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chuckaduck (640) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Canned 3/15/13. Consumed 7/10/13. Pours a light red with a dense and resilient off-white head. Aroma is sharp and active; pine, citrus, floral, vanilla, caramel; powerful, nice. Taste is excellent; juicy, bitter, pine, citrus, floral, yeast, bread; finish is long, bitter citrus peel. Excellent. Medium-high carbonation. Chewy mouth feel. Beautiful lacing. 7.25% ABV not apparent. This is a great beer. Reminds me of a light and hoppy barleywine. For being four months pasting canning date, this held up well. Well-crafted.


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