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RATINGS: 106   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3782) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (586) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
355 ml can at world of beer, pensacola, FL. Hazy orange with white head. Smell is hoppy floral and pine. Taste is a hint of caramel and hoppy floral and pine. Dry with high bitterness and medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6616) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014
12 oz. can shared by beerpig317 - thanks again, Bunker! Pours a clear orange-gold with an off-white head. Notes of caramel, sugars, toast, straw, leafy and floral hops, peanuts, and tea. Light-bodied, with medium carbonation and a dry, malty, leafy mouthfeel. Kind of a weak hop character. Leans malty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1974) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2014
On tap at Cypress Street pub (ATL), Deep amber; clear with a good, fairly durable head. Aroma: fruity and wonderful, with a hint of bready malts. Flavor: fruity; low bitterness for style. Fine, fruity/hoppy, mildly bitter aftertaste.

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 (3722) - 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 (1323) - 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 (327) - 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 (3390) - 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 (2241) - 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.


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