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SF-SD Bay To Bay - Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery

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SF-SD Bay To Bay
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
California Common / Steam Beer |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KevT on 05-27-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brewed in collaboration with Almanac in San Jose. This is a beer fermented with lager yeast at ale temperatures, otherwise known as a California Common or Steam beer. What sets this one apart is the addition of dark malts and lots-o-hops (this is San Diego after all!). The beer is pitch black; the roasted malts dominate the aroma and flavor. The description on the Monkey Paw website says there is cocoa and blood orange in the beer but I did not really detect any contribution from these ingredients.

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3.03/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Pizza Port in Ocean Beach. They call this a "Black Lager with cocoa nibs and blood orange." Just a slight malty sweetness. Lots of darkly roasted grains plus a weird vegetable soup taste.

Very dark brown in the pint glass with a thin cap of foam. A funny fruity tang. Quite bitter with lots of citrus peel taste and a hoppy note. Some bitter chocolate flavor, but it really tastes like diluted burnt coffee with an unwelcome fruity edge. Maybe they will lose the recipe for this one. [From notes on May 28, 2013 tasting at the brewpub]

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SF-SD Bay To Bay from Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.