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RATINGS: 135   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19334) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2011
Draft @ Mellow Mushroom, Auburn, AL. Pours a slightly hazy reddish maber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma with hints of grapefruit. FRuity malty hoppy bitter piney grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (15912) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Can. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of bright citrus. Taste is bitter citrus and pine resin.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (13243) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: September 16, 2011
Mode: Growler
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear copper, frothy off white head
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, orange citrus, light spicyness
Overall: sweet malt flavor, plenty of balancing bitterness, light peppery spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+ /4

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10784) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Tap at The Nook. Pours clear tawny with an average, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), and average esters (fruity) with notes of alcohol. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, herbal, grassy, pine), and average esters (fruity) with notes of alcohol, peach, pineapple, and honey. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10513) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
12 ounce can courtesy of Suttree. Thanks! Pours a hazy copper with a large creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee malts with some floral, herbal hops. The taste is herbal, earthy hops with dry toffee malts. Medium bodied. A little muddled, but solid.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9347) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (9004) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2015
Can. Orange juice, malt , and orange peel/pine aroma. Slightly hazy golden yellow with nice off-white head. Sweet candied sugar/orange toffee malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel/quinine flavor. Good body. A bit rough. Here’s to Sam and Ham plus Albert II - the first primate in space.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8556) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 25, 2013
Draught at the Straight to Ale Taproom, Huntsville, AL. Clear reddish golden colour with a small white head. Sweet and fruity hops, mild bitterness and some sweet maltiness in the aroma. The flavour is sweet fruity, tea-like, moderately bitter and sweet caramel malty. Tasty. Quite nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrSilverworm (8547) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to Mike L. for bringing me this 2 days ago. Canned on date is 06/27/13........ Poured into my DFH IPA glass. Sheeeeeit. Can foams over once it’s opened. Pouring into a glass yields a huge 3 inch head, that continues to slowly produce more head as it sits. Starts to worm up over the top of the glass after sitting for a minute. Mostly hazy amber orange color. Caramel malty, citrusy, lightly spicy aroma. Some metallic. Bigger sweet taste, kind of cloying, something musty and awful about the taste, a pretty medicinal bitterness. Gets not as bad as I go, though. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Aroma and texture are not completely awful. Not as super malty and sweet as I’d expect a 9 month old IPA to be, but pretty malty still, and something else weird going on the taste. A pretty astringent bitterness.


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