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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, dark copper color with burnt orange edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Good retention with large streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Slightly earthy floral hop aroma with grass and resinous pine followed by subtle citrus and a sweet malt backbone. Hints of grapefruit, orange peel, biscuit, caramel and toffee provide sweetness that counters the dank, sticky hops. Nice balance in the nose but the malt character is a bit stronger than I prefer. Full bodied with a blast of dank, sticky hops providing a decent amount of dry bitterness that lingers over the citrus fruit and sweet malt notes into a dry finish. Fresh juicy hops with earthy grass, bitter pine needle and resinous oils followed by a prominent grapefruit presence before the caramel malt sweetness comes on in the back end. A little bit of bread, biscuit and caramel rounding things out in the finish. Very faint boozy sweetness but the high ABV is well masked. There’s a bit more malt flavor than I prefer, but this is an extremely drinkable beer with good hop flavor.

3.1
alexsdad06 (10596) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2015
12 oz can from shrubber85 through phaleslu. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, some oxidation, fruity, hops seem faded, very light bitterness, I wonder how different it is fresh,interesting can.

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mzaar (3558) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2015
Fat @ Flying Saucer, Nashville. Klar orange med ett smutsvitt skum. Dofter av malt, grapefrukt, apelsin och blomster. Detsamma återkommer i smaken tillsammans med kåda och citrus. Stor beska väl underbyggd av sötma. Oljig munkänsla. Riktigt bra IPA.

3.9
Aggiebob (1216) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Can. Orange gold with a large white head. Strong hop flavor of pine and citrus. Very good.

3.7
rader58 (918) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2015
12oz can. Pours clear darker copper in color. Aroma of tangerine, lemon, grass, pine. Flavor of pine, resin, hint of tangerine, floral. Has a little more malt backbone, but a nice bitter middle to end. finish is bitter and dry. I like this one.

3.4
Zeswaft (1775) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Coming off a few dozen cheeto fries my mouth is on fire. This bitch cuts right through it with heavy malt and minimal pine and citrus. I had it without the cheeto fries and it just tasted overly malty.

3.4
Finhead (1783) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2015
A slightly hazy, deep gold pour with a big, white head. The aroma has mostly herbal hops with faint citrus. It has a medium body with oily texture and average carbonation. The taste is mildly bitter and a little buttery.

3.5
TylerGreenDC (1012) - - JUL 21, 2015
Draft. Aroma of tangerine, peach and mostly caramel. Soapy lace. Flavors are much to sweet tea, with some burnt toast and marmalade on the finish. Thoroughly drinkable when it’s time for a sweeter IPA.

3.2
namu (13) - - JUL 20, 2015
I think I am just not an IPA fan, but as they go this is near the top, not a overpowering hoppy after taste, will revisit in future

3.6
JStax (7017) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2015
12 ounce can thanks to mr brewer. The beer is a clear copper color with a white head of foam. The head dissipates mind of quickly. The aroma has juicy citrus and pine. Medium pine bitterness and sweet resinous notes. Pretty dry overall. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Slick mouthfeel.


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