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Monumental IPA - Port City Brewing

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Monumental IPAMonumental IPA

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BA SCORE
79
okay

261 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 261
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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Photo of comfortablynirm
4/5  rDev +14.9%

comfortablynirm, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of PGVG
4/5  rDev +14.9%

PGVG, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of bigred89
3/5  rDev -13.8%

bigred89, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of BeerForHokie
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

BeerForHokie, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of tanner1980
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

tanner1980, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of cantfindme
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

cantfindme, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of DonFrap
3/5  rDev -13.8%

DonFrap, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of Enoch
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Enoch, Aug 13, 2012
Photo of 2dogbrew
4/5  rDev +14.9%

2dogbrew, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of jenray
2.75/5  rDev -21%

jenray, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of TheHopMonster
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%

pours a pale orange, very clear with fast rising bubbles and a quickly dissipating head.

Faint aroma of hops and sweet malt but nothing that's standing out in any particular way.

Slight hoppiness upfront with sweetness towards the end. Definitely not as strong of a hop flavor as I enjoy but this beer is really drinkable. Doesn't leave your mouth dry only slightly bitter.

Not exactly my type of IPA. I like a little more going on in terms of hops and bitterness but if you don't like the intensity of Imperial IPAs but still want some hop action this beer would be decent for you

TheHopMonster, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
3.2/5  rDev -8%

Enjoyed at the brewery tap room in Alexandria, VA.

A: single finger head with decent retention and nice lacing on a cloudy copper with golden body.

S: aroma is almost nonexistent with mostly orange peel grapefruit and floral hop notes.

T: this one is very one dimensional. Difficult to separate the hops from the malts. This one is fairly bitter.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation. finish is actually pretty dry.

Overall: a very simple IPA. It's about as bitter as I like this style to be. Another simple beer from this brewery however I can understand each of the beers as being made with drinkability in mind which I respect.

kylehay2004, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of theluch
3.85/5  rDev +10.6%

Had this beer on tap at the Westin Hotel Dulles airport. Kudos to them for having a local on tap, now for the beer review...

A. Cloudy light copper with a finger of head that fades, a bit of lacing. Overall a nice looking beer.

S. kinda loses me here, I don't get much nose on this one. What I do get is a bit musty, not offensive but not totally to my liking. This is the weakest part of this beer, but again not terrible just average.

T. Nice lingering bitter with a pleasant citrus, very flavorful.

M. Full and rounded but silky and smooth with just enough carbonation pop to give it a lighter finish.

Overall an above average, nice American IPA. Well done.

theluch, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of bluejacket74
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%

12 ounce bottle, a buddy of mine picked it up for me on a recent trip to Virginia. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a cloudy light copper color with some sediment floaties noticeable. There's also a half inch off-white head that didn't stay around for too long. Decent amount of lacing. Aroma is mostly citrusy (tropical fruit, orange peel) hops along with some caramel malt. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes mostly like citrusy (tropical fruit, pineapple, orange peel) hops, caramel malt and some light piney hops. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and coating with a good amount of carbonation. It's also smooth and easy to drink. It's a solid brew, I wouldn't mind trying this one again in the future.

bluejacket74, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of DefenCorps
2.55/5  rDev -26.7%

Bottle, $1.99 from the Village Pump. All out of Summer Love, so I'll grab some ticks instead.

Pouring a coppery amber with a thin white head that falls off leaving little lacing, this is too dark for an IPA. The nose has a huge amount of caramel, toffee and butterscotch, with a minimal hop presence. Mild candied orange and grapefruit notes are present in the back, but mostly, this has a ton of malt. Just a touch of butter as well. And maybe some Cascades?

The palate opens with a lot of malt. Toffee, caramel, some butterscotch, with a mild hop presence. The hop character is a faintly bitter Cascade flavor with a mild candied orange fruitiness and no pleasing bitterness. Again, the water seems a little too mineral-heavy, lending an unpleasant harshness to the palate. No off-flavors here IMO. Medium in body with moderate carbonation, this beer is too sweet for an IPA, not nearly bitter enough and lacking in hop flavor and aroma. There's nothing really to like here.

DefenCorps, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Eriktheipaman, May 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Bigtimmy, May 14, 2012
Photo of TheHopHeadGirl
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Its a lighter hoppy/ ipa beer. My go to beer @ Hanks oyster bar in DC. $7 a glass. Flatter than most drafts. Very amber in color. A local beer. This is not my top 6 beers. Tastes like 40 IBU and I dont know how it is. It kinda tatses like Dales Pale Ale.

TheHopHeadGirl, May 02, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev +1.4%

*No freshness date on bottle -- poured into a tulip glass*

A: Pours a hazy golden-amber color with a thick bubbly head. Lacing ended poorly, though. A nice complex color that has a unique dark to light gradient flowing to the bottom. I look for things like that in the appearance.

S: A crisp pineapple and citrus aroma with a musky malt background. Definitely some earthy notes, but way in the back for me. Not sure there's enough to warrant a 4 -- doesn't really hit the nose like IPAs should.

T: There's some good and bad here: A sweet malt flavor with a fruit-filled backbone. The flavor does dance on the tongue a little bit. However, just not wow-ing me. Honestly, could use a bit more hoppy flavor. My opinion.

M: A well carbonated beer that leaves a chewy hop taste in the mouth. A medium body. There's a lot of good and bad -- I'm trying to see just the positives. But, with the good kind of comes a lifeless feel that I'm just not feeling that much.

O: Just a slightly above average beer for me. Just not enough here for me. With all the goods this beer has it's cursed with just the same amount of negatives. Another negative for me was the almost non-existant finish.

C20Percent, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of oberon
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.

oberon, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of CB2maltygoodness
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

CB2maltygoodness, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of cwoods
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%

S- bottle poured into pint glass

A- thick head, hazey golden orange

S- hoppy, fruity, somewhat strong, fresh smell

T- very well balanced b/w malts, hops, citrus, grassy.

O- Nothing extradinardy about this ipa excecpt for the fact that its really good. It doesnt blow you away with anything wild but its very drinkable and is a great ipa to enjoy year round.

cwoods, Apr 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

Bike2work, Apr 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

anrbot, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of Dave1999
3.9/5  rDev +12.1%

Came in the glass a cloudy orange with a thin white head.

The smell is hoppy,citrus and grapefruit,quite subtle.

The taste is bitter from the hops but well balanced with some nice bready malts.

The mouth feel is very smooth with medium carbonation.

A very good ipa,not the most complex but a tasty beer.

Dave1999, Apr 01, 2012
Monumental IPA from Port City Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.