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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3798) - Connecticut, USA - APR 22, 2013
12oz can, with a cool label. Looks amber. Aroma strong of citrusy and floral hops with a decent amount of pale/caramel malts. Flavor the same, with a big hoppiness that is nicely balanced. Average texture. A good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Had this on tap at the East Nashville Beer Festival. Nice citrus hop aroma. Solid malt backbone and dry finish. A well done IPA and I love the can.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jzzbassman (1508) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Can. Pours a clear copper with a slight but bubbly head. Earthy aroma, with the hops taking a back seat to the malt in the aroma. Surprisingly bitter up front, with a lot of malt backbone cookie like, with an orange hop note. Finishes fruity and astringent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2087) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAR 17, 2013
12 oz can courtesy of Monte. Thanks. Pours a hazy copper color with a small white head that recedes to a fine film. The aroma features pine, soap and some citrus. The taste is bitter hops forward with resinous hops and a bit of grapefruit set in a biscuit malt base. The palate was light and the carbonation was lively. Finished medium in duration with lingering bitter resins. Overall: Nice little IPA, but the bitterness came across as a tad harsh at times.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gjb373 (2) - - MAR 15, 2013 does not count
Straight to the point...high alcohol with a nice hoppy kick. 2 after a Long day and youll be flying high. Delicious

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2013
On tap at Flying Saucer Nashville. Pours a clear orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet tropical fruits, sweet citrus candy, grassy hops. Flavor of sweet fruits up front with bitter, grassy hops in the finish. Some astringency, but itís a decent IPA, just a touch sweet too. 7/4/7/3/14 (3.5/5)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (939) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Draft. Mild head and decent lace. Very pretty gold pour. Aroma of hops, earthy tones, yeast. Flavor of heavy citrus..lime and orange...come through with bitter hops on the palate. First beer Iíve had from Straight to Ale. Not bad at all.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bytemesis (3020) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Can. Pours clear amber with a medium white head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, spruce, floral. Flavor is medium sweet, almost candylike; perhaps cotton candy? Definitely floral notes as well, with medium bitterness. Very odd, but not necessarily bad. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jhgrantjr (417) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2013
On tap sample at Flying Saucer. Not much on the nose, but good taste of grapefruit. Very herbal and somewhat bitter. Somewhat thick on the palate. Decent IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Clear orange, spongy white head. And a bonus appearance point for the awesome label, of course. Rather malt forward aroma, with caramel and brown sugar. Plenty of hops, too - mostly grapefruity, citrusy ones. Taste is Sweet up front, with the expected caramel and brown sugar, then assertive hoppy finish. Sweet-ish but still very hoppy.


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