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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
At Heavy Seas, we brew a traditional English-style pale ale with our own East Coast twist: UK Fuggles and Goldings dominate the flavor of Powder Monkey, but has subtle notes of citrus and flower from Cascade hops added in the boil and hopback. Brass in color, Powder Monkey, like all of our beers, is well balanced: distinct bitterness and a slight malt sweetness characterize the taste. In 2010, it won a bronze medal at the World Beer Cup; in 2008, it won a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (4287) - Sofia, BULGARIA - NOV 23, 2016
12oz bottle. Clear orange copper with a lasting white head. Aroma is tea, herbal and leafy hops. Black tea flavor, pretty mild, some caramel, mildly bitter finish. Medium bodied, drinkable if not exciting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerdedDave (1407) - Beckley, USA - NOV 21, 2016
on tap on Disney Fantasy Cruise ship; amber color; floral hop and caramel malt aroma; flavor is hops on a medium bodied caramel malt base with some bready malt notes

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyScallywag (309) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2016
Malty ale with a firm crispness. The malt has a slight metallic finish, but not in a negative way. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Crystal clear, old-penny-copper body under short, off-white head. Spicy aroma (like seriously peppery) over milder orange peel citrus, cut grass and caramel notes. I also find ginger and cinnamon before those sweeter malt aromas. (I dont dislike this, but I wasnt expecting it.) Flavor is on-par with aromas, balanced from malt to hop, but with a decidedly spiced bent. Its rather... festive. So much so that Id consider this a spice/herb/veg over an "English Pale Ale". Overall surprising. Would love this at the winter holidays, not as much when I was expecting the beer described above ^^ on an 85F day in early summer. ~~~~ 12 oz. bottle, purchased "somewhere in Baltimore" (according to my wife).

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
commonmac (1091) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2016
Tap at Heavy Seas with commonshawn, rosskyle, and samadouche. Pint glass. Minimal white head. Nose is bready malts and a subtle caramel quality. There is a mild bitterness but nothing pronounced. Copper color with a little bit of golden. Taste is malt forward with very little balance. Feels like a very English effort that definitely doesnt seem like a positive. Flavor is very muted and uninspiring. Mostly an odd sweetness that isnt tasty. Pass.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 1, 2016
(draft @ Baltimore/Washington International Airport - Baltimore, MD) Copper pour with a thin white head. Light malt aroma with a hint of bitter at the back. Flavor is very balanced but mild. Light malts and a hint of hops at the tail end. Not bad but not mind blowing. [3/23/16]

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (4135) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 20, 2016
Great and very nice. Not so hoppy and quite refreshing in a not so cold temperature at serving.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5889) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2016
12 oz bottle. Clear orange with a beige head. Pale, bready malts, light spice notes, light hop notes. Similar flavor. Lightly sweet to front with a bit of bitterness as well. Light-medium body. Fizzy carbonation. Okay.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Carlisle (562) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours copper with light tan head and minimal lacing. Earthy hop aroma. Toasted biscuit with caramel notes upfront followed by earthy and piney bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rjplumer (1017) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 15, 2015
Fruit and caramel malt aroma. Mild hazy amber color with a razor thin head. Straight forward bitterness but isnt overpowering. Balanced with a faint caramel malt character. Hints of rye on the palate too.


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