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Monumental IPA - Port City Brewing

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Monumental IPAMonumental IPA

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BA SCORE
79
okay

229 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | 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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Reviews by TechTriumph:
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TechTriumph

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes on 02/29/12:
No freshness date; Poured in a pint glass.

A - 1-1/2" off-white creamy head with nice retention; Hazy in appearance with an orange hued amber color; Visible carbonation within the glass; Decent lacing left behind

S - Bigger aroma when the head is still around; Nice balance of toasted malts and floral and grapefruit hops

T - Good balance of both malts and hops here with flavors of toasted bread and grains, caramel, pepper, grapefruit, and apricot; Overall flavor is a tad muted with nothing really coming forward strongly; Mild bitterness present in the beginning of the taste

M - Good amount of carbonation; Just under medium bodied; Semi-dry finish

O - Overall, this is a solid IPA offering from Port City. I would've liked for the flavor to stand out a bit more than it did, but the flavor profile itself was pretty good. I think this brew falls somewhere in the middle tier of Virginia IPA's and wouldn't mind trying it again sometime down the line.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2012 11:30:09 | More by TechTriumph
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A: slight haze; burnt orange in color; with a fairly aggressive pour, got a 1 finger head that dissipated almost immediately to a patchy film; moderate lacing;

S: not much aroma at all; a little dank pine and caramel malt;

T; taste is also subdued; caramel malts up front; a fruity sweetness from med palate through the finish; no bitterness;

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Some mint and tea on the nose.

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Monumental IPA from Port City Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.