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RATINGS: 113   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LiMuBai (187) - - 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 (5215) - 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 (674) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malaclemys (402) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Can poured light copper with white head. Pine and citrus aroma slight malt sweetness. Caramel toasty flavor accompanied by heavy resin and citrus hop flavor. Good bitterness and mid-light body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2013
12oz can. Pours a deep copper color with almost no head. Aroma of caramel malt, and citrus. Taste is very malty. Some citrus sweetness, caramel, and bitter grapefruit in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2350) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Amber colored pour. Big white head that falls a little bit quickly. Plenty of lacing. A slight burnt malt aroma with some citrus notes and caramel. Taste is a malt and hop combo. Slightly bitter underneath the nice malt sweetness. Pretty tasty.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lupulucid (189) - - JUN 24, 2013
This is a phenomenal beer or maybe just right in my wheelhouse. The hops are huge, packing a tremendous amount of flavor. The malt is tuned to provide maximum depth, reigning in bitterness slightly without competing with hop flavor. Gravity is also tuned to facilitate the most lush expression. There is a lot going on in the finish as well. This is where sappy evergreen goodness says hello while malt sweetness surfaces. This beer is in 4D.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndyW68 (1156) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Clear orange with white head. Aroma is light orange. Taste is overly bitter. Not something I will order again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2013
12 oz. can compliments of jbruner. Decent aroma of floral hops. Smooth and drinkable IPA. Great lawn mower beer. Not a standout, but a solid example and true to style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
b79turner (235) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 15, 2013
12 oz can, pours copper with a small white head. Slightly oily, thick texture. Nose is pine, hops, very nice! Great example of the style.


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