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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (4481) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
gerbewa (243) - - FEB 11, 2016
Had 10oz at mellow mushroom. Not much of an aroma. Good taste . nice and bitter. Well rounded.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (5286) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2016
From a 12 oz can shared at home. ours a clear copper with a thick off white head. Aroma of grass. Flavors of pine and citrus. BItter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (2230) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Pours a clear light coppery color with foamy white head. Pine, citrus, floral notes, and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with citrus, light pine, and floral tones.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (12757) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Can. Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate balanced aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. Good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, dark copper color with burnt orange edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Good retention with large streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Slightly earthy floral hop aroma with grass and resinous pine followed by subtle citrus and a sweet malt backbone. Hints of grapefruit, orange peel, biscuit, caramel and toffee provide sweetness that counters the dank, sticky hops. Nice balance in the nose but the malt character is a bit stronger than I prefer. Full bodied with a blast of dank, sticky hops providing a decent amount of dry bitterness that lingers over the citrus fruit and sweet malt notes into a dry finish. Fresh juicy hops with earthy grass, bitter pine needle and resinous oils followed by a prominent grapefruit presence before the caramel malt sweetness comes on in the back end. A little bit of bread, biscuit and caramel rounding things out in the finish. Very faint boozy sweetness but the high ABV is well masked. There’s a bit more malt flavor than I prefer, but this is an extremely drinkable beer with good hop flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (7788) - Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2015
12 oz can from shrubber85 through phaleslu. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, some oxidation, fruity, hops seem faded, very light bitterness, I wonder how different it is fresh,interesting can.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mzaar (2422) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Fat @ Flying Saucer, Nashville. Klar orange med ett smutsvitt skum. Dofter av malt, grapefrukt, apelsin och blomster. Detsamma återkommer i smaken tillsammans med kåda och citrus. Stor beska väl underbyggd av sötma. Oljig munkänsla. Riktigt bra IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggiebob (525) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Can. Orange gold with a large white head. Strong hop flavor of pine and citrus. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (854) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2015
12oz can. Pours clear darker copper in color. Aroma of tangerine, lemon, grass, pine. Flavor of pine, resin, hint of tangerine, floral. Has a little more malt backbone, but a nice bitter middle to end. finish is bitter and dry. I like this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1536) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Coming off a few dozen cheeto fries my mouth is on fire. This bitch cuts right through it with heavy malt and minimal pine and citrus. I had it without the cheeto fries and it just tasted overly malty.


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