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Monumental IPA - Port City Brewing

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Monumental IPAMonumental IPA

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BA SCORE
79
okay

238 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 15.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 18 | 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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 03:50:22 | More by Jason
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured a slightly golden orange body with minimal head and lace and had a little bit of an interesting aroma with poney hops, caramel malt and bread. However, nose is as good as it gets. Minimal citric/pine hops balance with slight caramel sweetness and a little bread for dryness and full body. However, these aspects are all low-key so while I am not saying this is a watery beer it certainly is "mild", to be polite. Pretty much fence sitting on styles and just not noteworthy.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2014 15:26:20 | More by clayrock81
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pjkelley82

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-28-2014 04:46:29 | More by pjkelley82
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IPA1978

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-27-2014 18:41:01 | More by IPA1978
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-26-2014 23:17:46 | More by MarvinSnyder
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pretext

New York

2/5  rDev -42.4%

07-25-2014 23:01:42 | More by pretext
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-20-2014 02:18:49 | More by Howlader
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rlpete


3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-19-2014 02:34:00 | More by rlpete
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ajGDm


4/5  rDev +15.3%

07-19-2014 00:16:11 | More by ajGDm
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paulish

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-18-2014 01:02:38 | More by paulish
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josh32219

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

07-12-2014 23:55:26 | More by josh32219
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JDrebel


3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

07-12-2014 18:29:53 | More by JDrebel
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

07-11-2014 02:54:08 | More by GrantBrennan
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Bwagner1122

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

07-08-2014 02:41:11 | More by Bwagner1122
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david18

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-06-2014 14:10:12 | More by david18
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bananabusch

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

07-03-2014 00:50:57 | More by bananabusch
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PaleAndBitter

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

06-28-2014 03:45:09 | More by PaleAndBitter
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Palmeda

Virginia

4/5  rDev +15.3%

06-27-2014 23:28:00 | More by Palmeda
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Aubs723

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

06-18-2014 12:20:25 | More by Aubs723
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hyoung41

Virginia

3/5  rDev -13.5%

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

Connecticut

2.86/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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;

M: a little thin; moderate carbonation;

O: not enough malt to be an English IPA and not enough hops to be an American IPA;

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 06:29:10 | More by HamdenHector
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Billolick

New York

3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 05:01:52 | More by Billolick
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gwiedman1

New York

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

06-15-2014 23:33:01 | More by gwiedman1
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orcrist_cleaver

New York

3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Murky sunkist orange/over-ripened mango red hue. Very fluffy white head with excellent retention.

S: Earthy, woodsy, peppery. Orange citrus and vanilla undertones.

M: Slick and oily, medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Some pithiness at the end.

T: Prickly pine and bright grapefruit combined with a moderate minerality give the impression this was aged in wine barrels. Metallic afterbite and spicy hops. Strong grass notes. Distinct patches of toasted caramel with orange bursts of sweetness.

O: More of an American/English hybrid if you ask me. The Liberty and Magnum hops speak to its European heritage, as well as its pronounced malt flavor, and combined give it a pleasant aroma. Not a hop bomb for sure, but the malts can carry the hop oils nicely...perhaps too nicely as the Amarillo hops gives off too much metallic that hampers the enjoyment of the hop bitterness.

I'm interested in comparing this beer to Maine's Peeper, as the hop bills are nearly identical, save for the substitution of Cascade for Liberty.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 16:37:59 | More by orcrist_cleaver
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timoteo833

New York

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

06-08-2014 01:32:18 | More by timoteo833
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Monumental IPA from Port City Brewing
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