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Monumental IPA - Port City Brewing

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Monumental IPAMonumental IPA

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285 Ratings

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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 27 | 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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4/5  rDev +14.6%

JoeD15, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance –Pours a hazy orange amber color with a one finger white head. The head fads over a few minutes to leave a decent level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is of a sweeter citrus fruit and tropical fruit mixed with good doses of grapefruit hop and a very light pine hop smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter fruit flavor of tangerine and some tropical fruits of mango and pineapple. Mixed with these tastes are flavors of a more bready and slightly doughy nature as well as some grapefruit hop taste. As the flavors advance more toward the initial tastes more grapefruit hop comes to the tongue as well as some lighter pine hop flavors. These flavors largely take the taste to its end where a overall citrus sweet and hop flavor linger on the tongue leaving a quite pleasant aftertaste.

Mouthfeel -The body of the beer is on the creamier and thicker side for a standard IPA of 6.3 % with a carbonation level that is more on the average side. Overall it feels rather nice on the tongue as the thicker body gives the sweeter fruit and hoppier flavors a good chance to be sensed by the tongue, yet the medium carbonation keeps it very drinkable and quite refreshing. It is a good combo.

Overall – A rater tasty IPA that had a fairly nice balance between sweet fruit and nice more citrus hop flavor. Worth a try if you get a chance.

Darkmagus82, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of 4Socialanxiety
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

4Socialanxiety, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of rturn2
4/5  rDev +14.6%

rturn2, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of SkeeterBoganski
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

SkeeterBoganski, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of ALBuff
2.45/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

The overall appearance of this beer is sadly it's most monumental quality. It pours a hazy golden amber with a thin, lacy head that sticks to the sides of the glass, and slowly slips down the sides with every sip. It's visually quite appealing. Unfortunately, though, that's where my compliments stop. There's really no significant hops fragrance here, and quite frankly, the malts-which are the stand outs-are hard to pick up too. The taste and mouthfeel are the least enjoyable qualities here: one dimensional with a sweet malty backbone quickly replaced with a bitter, dry finish reminiscent of the first time I tried an acorn. The sweetness dissipates almost immediately, and is rapidly replaced with bitterness and a strong desire to comb my tongue.

ALBuff, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of JTex
4/5  rDev +14.6%

JTex, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of ckollias
4.11/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle at Osteria 177 on Main street in Annapolis, MD

A: Pours an orange-amber hue with a thick, two-finger, white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace leaving a nice trail down the side of the glass.

S: Hoppy aroma with a citrus and pine background.

T: Nice and bitter IPA with an excellent hop and malt mix. Finishes in the bitter side.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This was an excellent IPA – So good I ordered another.

ckollias, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of Antonius08
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Antonius08, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of akap
4/5  rDev +14.6%

akap, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of TubaManJack
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

TubaManJack, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of Yesdog
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Yesdog, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of KTCamm
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a twelve ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours light to medium amber with 1/4 inch white foam. Some lacing. Light grassy pine notes. Taste is a soft malt with a nice bitter that pokes through. Modest bitterness thorughout. Some sweetness before the bitter kicks in. Very nice.

KTCamm, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

6thstreetbrewpub, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of bubseymour
4/5  rDev +14.6%

bubseymour, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of e30todamax
3/5  rDev -14%

e30todamax, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.5/5  rDev +28.9%

BeerNDoggerel, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

AndrewMichael, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of HopsandPots
2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle brought from the brewery with 2342 A1 1333 on the bottom

A-Amber with a slight head.

S- Smells of toasty sweet malt, but nothing else really stands out. Maybe some blood orange.

T- Toasty and sweet, followed by a bitter finish leaving the palate dry

M- A tangy cloying mix of bitterness and sweetness coats the mouth

Overall- Meh. I've had better, I've had worse. It leaves much to be desired, but I can drink some of these over time.

HopsandPots, Oct 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Yoopermk, Oct 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

ncaudle, Oct 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.2%

baklo, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

BigTrubble, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of redfox405
3/5  rDev -14%

redfox405, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of comfortablynirm
4/5  rDev +14.6%

comfortablynirm, Sep 19, 2012
Monumental IPA from Port City Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.