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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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2009
On cask, served in a nonic pint glass. Hazy gold with a large creamy head. Lots of English fruity character, some grass, and a bit of citrus as well. Maintains balance throughout. Nothing spectacular but I had no problem polishing off 20oz of it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 9, 2009
THOUGHTS: It was OK., but nothing memorable. A little British. It got better as it warmed. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, light to medium amber with a small, slightly off-white head that mostly diminished and left fair lacing. The aroma was light caramel malt, moderate floral, herbal, grassy and earthy hops along with some lemon. The initial flavor was sweet and acidic; while the finish was sour, acidic and bitter with a long duration. There was caramel, earthy and grassy hops, some lemon and honey. The medium body was like watery syrup and then it was dry with a fizzy and tingly carbonation and a dry and light to moderately astringent finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2009
Pours an amber golden body with a white head. Nutty bready corn flavors some earthy bitterness. Crisp thin and watered down. eh.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2570) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Bottle picked up at a bottle shop in MD with Tim. Pours a nice clear coppery gold with a small white head. Aroma of light fruit and tangy hops with a hint of candied sugar. Taste is mildly tangy with hints of citrus, hops and candied sugar. Not bad.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ubermunch (32) - Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2008
This is a Pale Ale work of art. Watched a sixtel of this disappear at a party of mostly non-beer-drinkers! Smooth but not simplistic this PA gives a LOT of bang for the buck. Has become a staple around the WII system and seems perfect for a football/baseball/soccer tailgate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Aroma of some citrus and pine. Taste is flavorful almost juicy. Well balanced and good hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 11, 2008
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells earthy with some tea hints. Tastes doughy and lightly citrussy with some earthiness and a hint of pepper on the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
doubelknv3 (1083) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2008
Citrus, bread, and metallic aroma notes. Golden, frothy white head, and carbonated. Citrus, floral, bread, and metallic flavours. Medium body, with bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1197) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Hoppy aroma right out of the bottle. Piney/soapy aroma. Slightly cloudy in appearance. Amber in color with a touch of copper. Light and bubbly on the palate, flavor is a nice clean upfront bitter hops. Definitely has floral notes to it. Finishes clean. Overall this is a nice find. I’d drink this more often if it was available down here in Texas.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gregis (1281) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Bottle purchased at Corral Liquors in Granite City, IL. Pours a crystal clear amber with a fairly dense, frothy off-white head that leaves behind patchy lace. The nose is of flinty, toasted pale malt and sharp, earthy hops. On the light side of medium-bodied and flinty with a mildly bitter finish. The flavor follows the nose with a lightly dry and bitter finish. This one seems a bit more like a British Pale than an APA, but its a fairly quaffable brew regardless of its style.


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