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RATINGS: 125   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steve_boro (26) - - NOV 2, 2012
A solid IPA with a mild finish that keeps you coming back for more. Can’t tell if there’s some Summit or Citra in there.. A little oniony and garlicy from the hops.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8484) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kroney (186) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
Another BIF project from Straight to Ale. Not sure how this is considered an IPA. This is a over malted amber, and if classified that way would get much higher scores. Great beer, just not a very good IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (4514) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2015
Can: Clear amber with a thick beige head. Woody caramel, orange and pine aroma. Taste is earthy....caramel malt, breadheel, fruit, a little peppery. Tasty, though not very hoppy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (399) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2015
NIce fruity aroma mingled with fresh hops. Deep golden to orange color, with a thick tanish white head. Sweet malt up front. Ultra citrus and fruit tone in the malt/hops up front. Bitterness faintly steps in on the finish and intensifies towards the end. Slightly slick mouth feel. A little boozy on the finish also.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (1018) - USA - MAR 25, 2015
Amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly piney with a hint of fruit. Flavor is light tropical fruit with a touch of pine in the finish. Not very sticky or resinous finishes dry and bitter. Wife: 3.8

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (5331) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Sampled at ESBLS. A complex beer, if not a great one. Very fruity with alcohol evident. Rich malts. Not a favorite.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nathan30533 (833) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Not exactly my style of brew when searching out an ipa but still good. Good balanced taste. Great looking and good tasting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
JMurph72 (16) - - MAR 17, 2015
Aroma - surprised by the lack of hop aroma. Definitely a piney around there, but I get more malty, bread/toast/caramel aromas Appearance - nice pale copper with a thick white head Taste - initial light bitterness ; finishes lightly sweet and lightly bitter Mouthfeel - very light bodied, slightly sticky Overall: really surprised by the lack of hip presence in this beer

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3187) - Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Hazy amber. Good head. Resiny citrus rind hops. Slightly sticky malt. solid, but not special IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hank1980 (963) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Can. Poured a hazy copper, with a large off white head. Nose is sweet bread and citrus malt. Taste is heavily malt with some citrus and pine hops. Body is medium and smooth. Finish is lightly bitter. Overall a bit more malty than I was expecting. Sweetness was also a little more than expected. A fair IPA.


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