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Monumental IPA - Port City Brewing

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Monumental IPAMonumental IPA

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BA SCORE
80
good

275 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 14.9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 24 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

david18, Jul 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

bananabusch, Jul 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

PaleAndBitter, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Palmeda, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Aubs723, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of hyoung41
3/5  rDev -14%

hyoung41, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of HamdenHector
2.86/5  rDev -18.1%
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 -0.3%
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
Photo of gwiedman1
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

gwiedman1, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
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
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

timoteo833, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

KevMo84, Jun 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

razorsdescent, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Spiral517, May 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

chrishiker1409, May 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Saudereth, May 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Evan, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

uturn, May 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

Lanstrum, May 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

tgoldian, May 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

HuntDaddy540, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

samibr, May 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

pathead, May 05, 2014
Photo of humuloner22
3.24/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I have had some really good beers lately and maybe this has tainted my perspective a bit. This is not a horrible beer, its just not up to others standards. I saw it frequently in a local grocery store and then all of a sudden they were gone, they had this one stored in the mixed six pack area and I needed one more to try so I figured what the hell. It has not date that I could tell so this one may have been older and thus the hop presence that was there had dissipated with the passage of time.

Appearance: Standard, reddish golden color, nothing outstanding.

Smell: Not a lot going on, you could tell that it was an ale, but more of a pale ale than an IPA in smell, a little on the malty side.

Taste: Same thing, more Pale Ale, I think the hops had died really, it wasn't a bad beer and if it were not 6.2%, I would categorize it as a session "tasting" beer. Not that I would want to, but it is not in the league of others, not really boozy but nothing to brag about.

Overall: Fair, maybe better than that, especially if it were fresh, and it may have been but I will never know that for certain, but by the absence of the beer in the store in six packs I assume it wasn't a big seller so this is just unloading the rest of the stock one by one. I am not unhappy about trying it, especially since I scored some really expensive beers in singles for way less than the going price. I guess the store wasn't paying attention to what was going on, or broke one out of a $12 four pack, so I lucked up and got the other three, so I needed three more to fill out the pack. I feel like I got a very good deal overall, so this mediocre beer was the only let down and it was not THAT bad really.

humuloner22, May 01, 2014
Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
Monumental IPA from Port City Brewing
80 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.