Brewed by Blue Monkey
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Nottingham, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Cask; Regular. Also avaolable bottled and in keg.

A pale, strong ale. A complex and sophisticated IPA, using assertive American hops. Aromas of resinous pine, orange and just the right level of citrussiness. A dry finish and moderate bitterness make this deceptively quaffable for its 5.4%, so take care!
Colour: Golden
Hops: Simcoe, Chinook
Availability: Year Round, but please book ahead as we have a waiting list for this beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (25383) - , Essex, - SEP 16, 2012
1st August 2012
Cask at the Craft. Clear gold beer, tidy white head. Smooth palate with mild fine carbonation. A little creamy malt supports really good hops. Lovely tangy orange and tangerine with glorious tropical fruits, peach and mango and others, even some red berries. Really nice mix of hop flavours. Finsihes semi dry. Infinity was my new Blue Monkey high just a few mins ago but I’m knocked sideways by this - great stuff!

john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2017
Cask at GBBF 2017, Olympia, London, Aug 2017 - Clear gold in colour. Medium foamy white head. Good lacing. Hoppy; nice hop bitterness, grassy hops. Fruity; citrus orange and grapefruiit. Malty, toasty malts, caramel. Bitter hoppy citrus fruity throughout. Fairly dry hoppy finish. Not bad. (2017-08)

daniele (9573) - ITALY - AUG 24, 2017
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Svesse (8743) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2017
(Cask at Craft Beer Co Covent Garden, London, 23 Nov 2016) Pale amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, orange peel and a touch of caramel. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, dried fruit, crisp-bread, orange peel, hints of cinnamon and a balanced citric bitterness. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty and well balanced. Quite nice.

theprof (1149) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2015
Cask at the organ grinder. Pours golden with white lacing. Aroma orange peel. A pleasant citrus wash and as they promise it goes down easily for irs abv. Slightly resinous palate but lightly bodied with no astringency.

Mr_Pink_152 (5433) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Tried at the Nottingham beer festival 2015. Golden colour with a thick white head. Aroma has hops, fruit and citrus. Taste lightly sweet to mid bitter.

s_hartshorne (2801) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle takeout hdm huddersfield. Cheers to jackafholmes for this cheers buddy!! Golden ok head. Caramel malt citrus aroma taste same good sweet malty backbone nice bitter finish. Ok body. Decent stuff.

SarkyNorthener (4784) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to s_hartshorne, thanks to jackofholmes, cheers jack. Amber beer with small head. Aroma of malts, caramel and fruity. Taste is fruity, a touch of sweetness and malts with s hint of spice. Good.

peponi (1946) - Hannover, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2015
Aroma: herbs and heather. Appearance: golden color and white head. Taste: medium hebral bitterness, crispy, roasted notes, cookies, quite dry. Palate: medium body and low carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Really good EPA, drinkable.

mr_h (5847) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Cask, hand-pulled, State Bar, citrus aroma, clear straw coloured, thin white head, good lacing, grapefruit, some orange, floral hop flavour, sweet and well balanced

sound67 (776) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2015
[National Winter Ales Festival, Derby, 2015] - Blue Monkey Brewery Ape Ale, 5.4%, hellgolden klar. Aroma zitronig mit Kräutern, eher leicht. Leicht ölig, mittlerer bis kräftiger Körper. Im Antrunk verbindlich limonig, leicht süßlich, ohne Ecken und Kanten. In der Mitte etwas mehr Bitterkeit, floral, limonig aber immer noch etwas süßlich. Abgang mild, kaum bitter, etwas Alkohol, leichte Bitterkeit im Nachhall. OK.

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