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Monumental IPA - Port City Brewing

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Monumental IPAMonumental IPA

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BA SCORE
80
good

272 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 23 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 272 | Reviews: 72 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by drt72:
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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

drt72, Oct 09, 2013
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Photo of oberon
3.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

oberon, Apr 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

SmellsofMahagony, Jun 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

JoeD15, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Guden
3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Guden, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

petewheeler, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.63/5  rDev +4%
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.

Jason, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of Billolick
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.

Billolick, Jun 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

Bike2work, Apr 19, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

jtladner, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

HopAttack3, Apr 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Zonian1, Sep 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

dcbeers, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This IPA is a hazed brown-orange with a creamy off-white head with good strength. Lacing is in a thick and heavy layer on the glass before dissipating to a lighter but still plentiful patching.
This beer has an interesting profile for sure, hops easily detectable enough but certainly resting beneath the malts. The bitterness is akin to rind, a bit of citrus to it, and some of the earthy nature could be hops. Otherwise it's extremely doughy with lots of toffee and a little spiciness to it. What makes it most interesting is the strong tobacco-like note that comes off all the way from beginning to end and incorporates itself into every other aspect. The finish is sort of minty in the back off a tangier mint more forward.
This one is very creamy and smooth as well as being crisp, and it's a solid medium body holding it together. Chewy is the key here, as the doughy nature it shows translates to the feel.

Brenden, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Munkaboo
2.2/5  rDev -37%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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?

Munkaboo, Mar 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Loveyourbeer, Oct 06, 2013
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tdm168, Jan 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

hyoung41, Jun 18, 2014
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avisong, Jul 01, 2013
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Monumental IPA from Port City Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.