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Monkey's Uncle IPA - Straight To Ale

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Monkey's Uncle IPAMonkey's Uncle IPA

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 39
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.75% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of Donamus
2.28/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This was just released in cans. I've had it in draft and cans. Draft is fantastic..

4 pack cans poured in to a pint glass

Look: Looks good. Like a typical DIPA

Smell: Burnt malt/plastic. Really heavy on the hops. Possibly to cover up a mistake?

Taste: Tastes just like it smells. Too much of everything. Hops and malts don't balance. Tastes like the malt was burned in the mash. As far as hops go, I can dig it.

Feel: Thick, lingering after taste of the burning plastic.

Overall: Not a good one they produced in cans. It's a completely different beer on draft. In fact, it's fantastic on draft. Not sure what went wrong here. I still love STA though. (669 characters)

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3.68/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.76/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of richj1970
3.92/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 32 oz growler into tulip glass.

A: Pours a crystal clear light copper color with two finger white head with good retention and decent sticky lacing.

S: Grapefruit and oranges mixed with pine resin and a hint of banana.

T: Mostly citrus and hops up front with a hint of sweetness. Grapefruit, orange. Pretty big hop bitterness, but enough malt backbone to balance it out.

M: Light with good carbonation. Finish is dry and a little bitter.

O: A solid offering from STA. I like this one quite a bit more than their year round IPA, and maybe not as much as Gorillanaut. (582 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Photo of MQ4188
4.35/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this one at "The Nook" in Huntsville.

I asked the bartender if he recommended an IIPA and he didn't hesitate, Monkey's Uncle was served in a Pint glass.

The bartender stated that it was a batch that he believed had not reached the ABV for Gorillanaught.

If this was a "goof" by Straight to Ale, I hope they kept this recipe. This was one of the best tasting Imperial IPA's I have tasted this year.

I found this one really Wet Hopped probably with Simcoe, Centennial, and Cascade Hops. Much like the wet hopped Harvest Ale Sierra Nevada did this year but not quite Hoptimum's higher alcohol feel..

This one was balanced on the hop side but a smoothed out ester cut in after the first sip and then finished with a "polite" hop finish.

Really smooth though but not excessively Ester or Alcohol.

I consider this a real winner.

Lacing was ribboned on the glass in a pale - white hue.

This would be a "hopheads" dream.

Not sure of the ABV or IBUs but I will take a guess at 7.5 - 8 on the ABV and the IBU;s must be close to 85 or 90.

Really good product for what appears to be a "one and done." (1,106 characters)

Photo of FriedSlug
3.79/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice clear copper color. The smell is of mango and maybe oranges with a pine aroma. The taste is mainly malty sweet oranges and pine with a nice bitter hoppy ending. Not super complex but a tasty imperial iPod. (218 characters)

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3.63/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.48/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.97/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.76/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Monkey's Uncle IPA from Straight To Ale
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