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Monkey's Uncle IPA - Straight To Ale

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Monkey's Uncle IPA
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BA SCORE
87
very good

26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.96%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Alabama, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ncfranklin on 02-04-2011)
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look: 4.25 | 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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at The Nook in Huntsville, Al.

Monkeys Uncle is supposedly a batch of Gorillanaught that didn't hit the right ABV, and thus... created this new beer.

A: Dark orange with a golden tinge. Thick two finger tannish head.

S: Strong pine hop, with just a light citrus note. Malts aren't discernible, but the balance is present.

T: Hop bomb. Wow. Heavy pine. Really a bit overwhelmingly bitter. Malt is barely adding any level of balance that was found in the smell. With a little warming it gets just slightly smoother, but bitter and earthy pine to grass hops dominate the palette.

M: Medium bodied, bitter, and a bit dry on the finish.

D: Do you like hops? Do you like not being able to taste anything after one beer? This is for you. So tongue-twistingly bitter and hoppy that I must say it may be the hoppiest thing I've tasted. Great beer, but not something one could enjoy multiples of.

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Poured from draught into a snifter at the J Clyde in Birmingham, Al. I will say that I drank a Great Divide Old Ruffian and a water before I had this beer.

The Monkey's Uncle is amber brown with a 1/2 inch head. Very nice lacing as well.

The beer has a pungent, funky hop presence in first smell. This gives way to caramel malt and pine and banana and fig and then more caramel malt.

The maltiness is what hits the tongue first - caramel and sugary. This is then overtaken by hop presence, bitter and a little funky with a good bit of pine. Hints of banana and earth, and the finish has slight hoppy bitterness wrapped in more of that caramel, sugary malt.

The mouthfeel for this beer is very, very creamy. It has nice carbonation, a medium-full body, and the finish is long and thick too.

I like this IPA. It is great especially at first. I will say that drinkability diminishes as time passes. The maltiness gets to be a little much as the beer warms. I think I just wish the hop presence were a little bolder, or maybe more bitter. But as is, I do enjoy I this beer a whole lot, appreciating it's roundness and not pure hopbombness, and I will definitely drink it again.

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Monkey's Uncle IPA from Straight To Ale
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