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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Only on Thursdays.
Monkey head is a warming, malty amber ale with slight hop bite and clean finish. Served cold in liter bottles. At 8.0% A.A.B.V. its great for sharing with your friends.

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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16332) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle @ Triple Rock. Thanks to the guy next to me at the bar for sharing a bit with me. Pours a bright, clear, orange color with a short-lived white head. This beer is mostly just sweet more than anything. I get a whole lot of candied orange, caramel, and simple syrup. Theres a big time sugar quality to the flavor as well. Some sweetened dried fruits like orange and peach, some baked apple as well. I wouldnt order this for myself, but at like $7 for a $ 750 ml of high boost beer...I can see why its popular.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2012
A - Pours a slightly hazy amber-red color with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some good lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of sweet toasted caramel malts with some citrus hops and a bit of bread. T - Starts off with some sweet caramel malts, and some light citrus hops and bready malts. Through the middle, some more bready malts come through with more hop flavor and bitterness. The finish is a mix of citrus hops, sweet bready malts, and a bit of bitterness and yeast. M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and lightly bitter finish. D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced but could have used a bit more of a kick.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2012
1L Bottle... Poured burnt orange/copper with a thin head. Mild bitterness and hop spice. Lots of malt sweetness here. Hints of cocoa, toffee, pasty-like sweetness and a bit of alcohol and bitterness towards the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Really enjoyed this beer last Thursday. Strong hop, pine and citrus notes with subtle grassy and grain flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8914) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Draft. Amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Light cocoa and grapefruit aroma with pine. Light cocoa and malt flavor with pine and grapefruit. Medium bodied. Pine and grapefruit lingers with backing cocoa and malt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Didnt have to wait till Thursday, on tap at Beer Revolution. Pours with a very light hazed orange body with a thick, just off-white head. Aroma is very strongly grainy, nutty and bready. Cereal aromas. A bit grassy. Straw, hay and field like. Brown sugar. Flavors are oddly pungent, brown sugar, nutty, grainy. Mostly malt. Some alcohol, medium to light bubbles. Some minerallity. Warming. Assertive malt character that is hard to place.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12317) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2011
pours an offwhite head and copper color. Aroma is resin, sweet medium malt. Taste is resin, sweet medium malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5451) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 8, 2011
grapefruits, oranges, very citrusy nose. Big malty backbone. Full on hops. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Nice reddish golden with a creamy white head. Sweet malt caramel aroma and taste with a smooth palate and champagne carbonation. Alcohol well hidden good caramel malty taste. Dry bitter finish Quite good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 5, 2009
1L bottle as promised. Nice local tradition in the making and a great deal. Nose is red with sweet malts and sugar. Color is a flat dark red with no head. Flavor is like Decadence 06 and water. Hoppiness is indeed slight but so is the malt and the alcohol. Not sure why this is an ASA, but I guess 8% is kind of a lot. Forgettable, but again, when the bar is full of dark glass 1L bottles its easy to get caught up. I would probably do it again.


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