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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.


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 (3429) - 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 it’s 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 (963) - 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 I’ve 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 (3076) - 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 (5122) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3662) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Pint on tap. Clear copper with a film of lasting bubbles. Pleasant but slightly subdued nose of orange toffee, grapefruit and resin. Taste has grapefruit, earthy orange, toasted grain and nut, toffee and a nice drying finish of resin. Light-medium body finishes well to the dry side, has medium carbonation and is one of the few well-balanced American IPAs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (2751) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2013
6 pack of cans from Downtown wine and Spirits. I couldn’t turn down a canned beer with such an awesome label. Turns out to be a tasty IPA. Pours hazy bold orange with a tall white head. The aroma is a little soapy with sharp, grassy and floral hops. Flavor is very floral, like hibiscus and has just a bit of citrus going on too. Palate is not as big as I’d think for the abv. I generally prefer more straight up citrus or pine in my IPA’s, but this is a cool departure from the norm and pulls it off well. Clean drinking brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pastor (796) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 29, 2012
I love IPA’s in cans it just locks in all the hop aroma adding greatly to your drinking pleasure. This one had a huge resin hop note to it. A good hop forward American IPA

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6076) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Can. Clear red gold pour with a clingy white head. Big aroma of grapefruit. Resin on the taste. Pretty good!


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