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Monumental IPA - Port City Brewing

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Monumental IPAMonumental IPA

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BA SCORE
79
okay

257 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.23%
Wants: 2
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Port City Brewing visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rhettroactive on 02-19-2011)
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Navalartichoke

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

09-09-2013 11:55:09 | More by Navalartichoke
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oberon

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -7.2%

Poured into a standard pint a dull copper color with a thinner but well sustained white head.Aromas of citric hops,caramel,and alcohol,almost DIPA'ish in nature.First off it is a sweet ipa no doubt,alot of caramel and alot of sugary sweetness,there is a decent grapefruit-like hop flavor to it but it seems to be overtaken by sweetness.The sweetest "standard" ipa I have had,it's not horrible but it's not something you could drink a large amount of,the malt bill needs to be toned down a little in my opinion.

04-25-2012 21:21:43 | More by oberon
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

06-25-2013 03:18:56 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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JoeD15

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +14.9%

03-05-2013 05:06:46 | More by JoeD15
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Guden

Maryland

3.98/5  rDev +14.4%

A- Pours an orange tinged copper color with a little haze. A nice one finger creamy head sits on top for a while but leaves no lacing.

S- Toffees and fruit mingle together nicely with neither overpowering. Definite american hop character but also a nice mix of the toffee caramel and a little bready malt.

T- A light bitterness permeates with piney hops showing up on top of a crusty malt character. The finish has a bit of citrus perk that screams for another sip...and another.

M- A little bit more on the chewier side of IPA's which I like and goes well with the extra malt and caramel flavors this one has.

D- Really liking the complexity of this one. The mouthfeel and slight maltiness really stick with me, it's not an amber but it's more balanced than the average IPA and I like that. A nice job of not overdoing it.

12-06-2011 23:23:26 | More by Guden
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petewheeler

Maryland

4/5  rDev +14.9%

08-17-2014 21:43:21 | More by petewheeler
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +4.3%

12oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

LOOK: Two fingers of head, clear brassy color

SMELL: Spicy, minty, orange pith, blonde tobacco, hay, persimmons, white pepper, underripe nectarines

TASTE: Super smooth, hit of caramel, grassy, spicy, leafy, sticky resin, earthy, citric peel, faint pine, bitter, dry finish

Somewhat agressive but balanced, still very much an American IPA but not so far gone that it loses its barrings with an insane amount of hops. Worth a visit IMO.

03-15-2012 03:50:22 | More by Jason
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Billolick

New York

3.48/5  rDev 0%

12 ounce bottle, w/o any freshness info that I can find.

Pours clouded medium amber, looser lite khaki head.

Some mint and tea on the nose.

Malty with ample caramel. Too sweet for the style, hops present but way in the rear.

Meh, not really doing it for me.

06-16-2014 05:01:52 | More by Billolick
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Bike2work


4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

04-19-2012 19:43:14 | More by Bike2work
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

11-24-2013 23:49:08 | More by jtladner
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HopAttack3

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

04-29-2013 17:14:20 | More by HopAttack3
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -13.8%

04-21-2013 12:36:31 | More by dcbeers
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Munkaboo

Virginia

2.2/5  rDev -36.8%

On tap at Galaxy Hut...

Appearance: Looked like an IPA, okay cool!

Smell: What the heck? This does not have any scent of hops...

Taste: What...? This tastes like a muddled Pale Ale. Very little hops to speak of, verrrry malty, not at all like an American IPA

Mouthfeel: Mouthfeel was okay, nothing major.

Overall: Hopheads, AVOID THIS BEER. They have a lot to work on with this beer. The Porter was MUCH MUCH better. If you like balance, I guess it would be okay?

03-18-2011 03:13:00 | More by Munkaboo
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

10-06-2013 01:04:00 | More by Loveyourbeer
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

04-09-2014 22:31:05 | More by Griffith
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Psberrier

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-10-2014 21:23:42 | More by Psberrier
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

01-29-2014 00:33:06 | More by tdm168
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hyoung41

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.8%

06-18-2014 01:21:36 | More by hyoung41
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-01-2013 02:58:30 | More by avisong
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tclipse

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

04-15-2014 12:28:37 | More by tclipse
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HuntDaddy540

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -13.8%

05-08-2014 20:00:02 | More by HuntDaddy540
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-14-2014 02:14:24 | More by Gonzoillini
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chrishiker1409

New York

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

05-28-2014 02:00:13 | More by chrishiker1409
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tanner1980


4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

08-31-2012 01:21:56 | More by tanner1980
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DOCRW

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

04-25-2014 23:04:16 | More by DOCRW
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Monumental IPA from Port City Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.