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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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3.5
Itzjerm (2959) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2015
An interesting pale ale. Has flavor of banana okay but not a pale ale but a pretty good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
gueuze (956) - - JUN 5, 2015
Farbe dunkel orange. Geruch malzig, leicht fruchtig. Im Geschmack dann Lollinoten. Sehr orangig.

2.8
Tayeth (658) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 5, 2015
Geruch relativ schwach, aber hauptsächlich malzig. Geschmack ein bisschen in Richtung Cider, leicht säuerlich mit Hopfenaroma und ein bisschen Apfel.

3.6
superspak (5685) - Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 2/2/2015. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a nice 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange zest, pear, apple, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon/orange zest, pear, apple, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good robustness and balance of bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.8%. Overall this is a very solid English pale ale. All around good robustness and balance of bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.2
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle. Dark burnt orange. Malt forward with light pine, lemon, and a lot of caramel. Solid, but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
Maverick34 (3248) - New York, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Orangey brown pour from bottle. Bit of hops and a little malt but otherwise uneventful.

3.2
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2015
Bronze clear ale, touch of caramel sweetness and bitter pine resin finish, decent but not my style

3.6
seymour (2057) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2015
Tasted on tap in a mini Willybecher glass at the 2015 Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival. It poured a clear deep amber colour with beige foam and lace. Very traditional English Best Bitter traits all-around: definitely malt-forward, caramelly, hint of toffee with nice citrusy and earthy hop balance. Medium body and carbonation, mineral complexity in the mouthfeel (chalk, gypsum?), lingering malty aftertaste which eventually finished with a dry snap. Pretty good stuff.

2.7
6549 (24) - - APR 10, 2015
Overall good beer with no negatives. But the taste doesn't stand out. Will drink again maybe

3.6
TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2015
Pours a darker orange gold, almost brown color with off-white head. Loght pine, citrus, and bready cereal notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes balanced.


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