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Monkeynaut IPA - Straight To Ale

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Monkeynaut IPAMonkeynaut IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

388 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 23
Gots: 55 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Straight To Ale visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 04-21-2010)
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Not bad, but tastes like a home brewed beer. Definitely not an 87 out of 100. I'd say 70/100

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

An aggressively-candied nose prepares the drinker for an IPA almost as whimsical as Straight to Ale's aesthetic choices, between the beer's name and its can-art. It's a fairly vibrant brownish-orange—almost a ruddy, unburnished bronze—but the color belies the loaded nature of the malting, which is deep and sweet, bold and robust, and to a non-trivial extent like a spoonful of oleo-saccharum and orange-oil with each sip. Indeed, there's very little bitterness with this beer: the brewers play the hops almost entirely for aroma and floral-candy flavors, with a hedge of bitter acids on a finish that's mostly sticky-sweet and only just a little citric. As it mellows, there's also a pleasant biscuity/bready note that emerges amongst Moneynaut's complex of sweet flavors.

It's thick, for sure, but it's a solid IPA: surprisingly drinkable for its heft, but otherwise neither amazing nor unsurprising—though perhaps it greets me with a modicum of disappointment, considering I'd heard a decent bit of ballyhoo down south about this beer. But it's good—even very good—despite being a bit different, and not necessarily as great, as I'd expected.

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Monkeynaut IPA from Straight To Ale
87 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.