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Monumental IPA - Port City Brewing

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Monumental IPAMonumental IPA

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BA SCORE
79
okay

263 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 263
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 clayrock81
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

clayrock81, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of pjkelley82
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

pjkelley82, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of IPA1978
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

IPA1978, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of MarvinSnyder
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

MarvinSnyder, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of pretext
2/5  rDev -42.5%

pretext, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of Howlader
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of rlpete
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

rlpete, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of ajGDm
4/5  rDev +14.9%

ajGDm, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

paulish, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of josh32219
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

josh32219, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of JDrebel
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

JDrebel, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of GrantBrennan
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

GrantBrennan, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of Bwagner1122
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Bwagner1122, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of david18
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

david18, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of bananabusch
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

bananabusch, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of PaleAndBitter
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

PaleAndBitter, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Palmeda
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Palmeda, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of Aubs723
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Aubs723, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of hyoung41
3/5  rDev -13.8%

hyoung41, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of HamdenHector
2.86/5  rDev -17.8%
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;

HamdenHector, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.48/5  rDev 0%
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
Photo of gwiedman1
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

gwiedman1, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

orcrist_cleaver, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of timoteo833
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

timoteo833, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

KevMo84, Jun 07, 2014
Monumental IPA from Port City Brewing
79 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.