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RATINGS: 103   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.


1stRndDraught's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
1stRndDraught (10) - Birmingham, USA - APR 30, 2013
One of my favorite IPAs brewed in Alabama. By far my favorite from Straight to Ale. The beer is exquisite, but the can is what, frankly, caught my attention. Present, yet not overpowering, citrus flavor with a rather clean finish. Great for people that like lighter ales, but not the punchy fruit flavor that usually comes with them.


4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bradford81 (2) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2014 does not count
I taste bananas ���� ---Rat via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3633) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2014
Can. Pours a cloudy copper with a small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong floral hop and pine. Medium mouth with nice hop bite, grapefruit, and lingering bitterness. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Itzjerm (1295) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2014
One of the best pepper IPAs Iíve had to date. Sweetness and pleasant burn come through with no grassy taste or aroma. Pepper taste is very light almost not present. There is a burn in the throat mostly thin on the tongue then a bit on the lips. Taste of vanilla and creme come through with yeast which helps balance pepper punch. Nice head that fades. You guys need to bottle this Iíd pick it up tomorrow.
Earlier Rating: 9/16/2011 Total Score: 4.6
Update: March 2012 Some from a fresh Keg... incredible head... not to much, but keeps giving. Sweet bitterness... goes deep into throat, enjoyable. Bitter right on though. Happy this is made in town, Iíve found a beer of choice for local. Rating increase .4 points more aroma and hops. Original: Sept 2011: I really like this. And its from huntsville! And applies to the space program. Citrus floral smell very strong... nice just to sniff. Not bitter just hoppy. Wonderful! Nice job guys... after huntsville beer week, this one is on top for me. Slight watery flavor builds over time. Still a nice beer. June 2012. After trying many IPAs the aroma is really perfect. Overall this is moving up to an 18. Its one of the best IPAís out there as I like a citrus IPA. Taste is up to a 9. Yes its that good guys. PLEASE PLEASE PLEase Donít start to cut corners for profit. This is what you need to sell right now! Donít change

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (307) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Pours hazy golden with large tan head out of can. Amazing aroma of citrus and floral hops. Thick body of hops and hint of citrus. Pretty good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestlake (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Pours an amber color with a huge sticky white head. Aroma is piney hops with a little malt. Taste is the same. A nice strong hoppy aftertaste. Very enjoyable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (3339) - Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Growler. Pours a clear, dark amber with a fairly thick pale buff head. Hoppy aroma is mostly woody, with malty and resiny undertones. Woody hops dominate the flavor, more resin/evergreen coming through, while a malty tone provides backup and fruity and floral snips. Texture is firm and ragged, enhancing a nice finish. Donít monkey around, because this will help you achieve liftoff!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2165) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2014
From a can. Pours hazy copper with a bubbly off white head and lots of lacing. Tastes malty, like dry raisin, roasted nuts, dry hops. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like roasted malt, nutty, and citrus hops.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3568) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Can. Pours cloudy amber that has some glow and thick frothy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and biscuit malts, tropical fruit notes, floral and spicy hops, and some lemon zest. Flavor is dry, lightly sweet malts, medium hop bitterness, tropical fruit esters, and light cream. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1837) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Draught. This is a nice biting IPA with lots of hoppy zip and a good grassy backbone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3704) - Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Poured am amber color from the tap with aromas of pine, resin, light floral hops and some bitterness. Flavors match the aromas with some light citrus thrown in, a solid IPA.


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