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Monogamy (Summit) - Bellwoods Brewery

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Monogamy (Summit)
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20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: jrenihan on 08-06-2012)
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-05-2014 22:18:58 | More by Electros
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-31-2013 01:26:30 | More by gloryhole
Photo of ssmack

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%

500 ml from brewery. Drank 3 days later so it was very fresh.

A light golden straw colour. Slightly murky. Inch and a half fine white head. Large carbonation bubbles. Excellent thick lacing with very good retention.

A strong aroma of citrus - grapefruit and pine needles with a faint touch of glazed donuts. This was probably dry hopped to get this wonderful citrus aroma.

The taste is not quite as strong as the aroma. Grapefruit and orange taste with a very little bit of pine. The malt taste comes through as lemon bread. The bitterness is mild and not at all extreme.

A rich creamy mouthfeel.

This is great warm weather pale ale. I appreciated the opportunity to experience a single hop ale.

07-11-2013 14:37:34 | More by ssmack
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

06-23-2013 02:12:39 | More by KeKeKumba
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-24-2013 11:43:52 | More by beerhunter13
Photo of WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +7.9%

Thanks to a buddy for picking up a bottle of this at the brewery. 650ml bottle pours a clear copper with good head. Tastes of citrus, with a nice hope bite and fruits coming through like grapefruit and peach. Very refreshing and it gave me hop burps! Fantastic pale ale. One of the best Ontario beers I have had to date. This brewery kicks ass.

03-09-2013 03:15:09 | More by WeedKing4
Photo of Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -5%

650ml bottle from Bellwoods bottle shop. Bottling date: Feb. 12, 2013

(3.75) A: Clear copper coloured with a puffy and bubbly white foam head. Long lasting retention and good lacing down the glass.

(4.25) S: Grapefruit and orange rind, dry pine, lemon zest, pineapple juice, buttered biscuits, and spices. This is incredibly fresh smelling with lots of vibrant fruit aromas set against a solid bread-like malt backbone.

(3.75) T: Tart citrus fruits including a semi-sour lemon taste, a bit of pine, sea salt, and a fainter cracker malt. This has a mineral-like taste. Those aromas are harder to detect in the taste, but are present for the most part.

(3.5) M: Lighter bodied with medium-lower carbonation. Thinner with a lingering dryness.

(3.75) D: A very good aroma led into a good taste profile that displayed an okay mouthfeel. A decent IPA that's refreshing and certainly easy to drink.

03-04-2013 02:21:55 | More by Digimaika2
Photo of peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%

Hazy pale blonde-ornage colour, one finger white head, some lace on the glass here as well. Smell is fairly citrusy, hoppy, lots of orange and tangerine, a bit of a sweet malty core, mostly dry tropical fruit. Taste is dry and hoppy, lots of citrus, orange, quite bitter throughout, a bit of malt in as well, a little fruity and a bit of onion in the aftertaste also, not unpleasant but a little distracting. Medium carbonation, medium body. A good hoppy pale ale, not as good as the nelson single hop they put out but still another solid beer from these guys.

02-27-2013 21:39:23 | More by peensteen
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

02-22-2013 06:51:41 | More by yancot
Photo of korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -4.2%

Bottled Feb 12th. Consumed Feb 20th.
Bottle into Bellwoods tulip.

Super clear bright apple juice colored pour. Two finger snow white head. Lacing is fantastic.

Bright grapefruit, some bitter pine and some sweet mandarin and a slight fresh cut grass.

Bitter pine, sweet tangerines, with a touch of wood in the dry finish. Little grapefruit and a bit of grass.

Light body, good carbonation.

02-21-2013 00:21:44 | More by korguy123
Photo of TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev 0%

Bottled on Feb 12, 2013 and consumed on Feb 16, 2013. About as fresh as it gets.
Poured in to tulip.

A - Slightly hazy medium yellow with a thin layer of off-white head.

S - Tangerine, grapefruit, peach, melon and a hint of honey sweetness.

T - Moderate bitterness up front. Musky flavour at first with grapefruit, tangerine, pine and grassy notes.

M - Medium body, slightly creamy. Sticky. Moderate carbonation.

02-17-2013 21:12:43 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Photo of rappmann

Ontario (Canada)

4.26/5  rDev +5.7%

Bottle into GLB 25th anniversary glass. Bottled 2 days ago

A - straw/pale yellow, one finger head, gone in an instant, leaving a ring.

S - somewhat faint, I had higher expectations from such a fresh beer. Slightly peachy, and citrusy

T - Great, crisp, refreshing beer. Cuts across the tongue, leaving no trace of itself moments later. Nice malty finish, perfect balance

M - a little bit over carbonated, but it's so refreshing and light, and easy drinking that I don't even care at all. coats the palate, then is gone just like that. Really easy drinking for 6.4 ABV.

O - Love Bellwoods, they rarely disappoint, go get this beer! The monogamy series is great.

02-15-2013 05:41:55 | More by rappmann
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

02-12-2013 22:11:08 | More by DaPan
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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-16-2012 23:58:06 | More by wizo
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Newfoundland (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%

Bottle, less than a month old, bought at bottle sale. Served in Bellwoods glass

A - Citrus yellow, with 1.5" head, quickly dissipates.

S - Citrus fruit, tropical gum, pleasant cat piss. Similar to the Fruit Helmet they just made.

T - Fruit off the top, giving way to a medium-mild malt, very pleasant aftertaste, slight astringency. Little alcohol taste.

M - Lovely. Fairly dense for the style, with medium-high carbonation.

O - Lovely. I wish I had bought another bottle. I originally only bought the Baltic Porter, glad I went back. Sneaky 6.4%. Large amount of sediment at bottom of bottle. Would highly recommend.

09-06-2012 19:57:44 | More by Beelzebeer
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Marketing itself as pungent is correct. Citra smell (cat p) and taste. Drinkable on a long summer day,need to get through the dryness. citrusy, but altogether so-so tasty. Worth a try but ony average for the style. Dark yellow bodied with some retained head. Medium mouthfeel, slightly undercarbonated.Thanks for getting a bottle, Doug.

08-26-2012 02:24:43 | More by Sammy
Photo of liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -2%

On tap at the brewery, into a tulip.

Clear golden orange with white head, only a ring retains with some mild lacing. Nose has a fruity citrus, spicy with a distinct dank/weedy character. Slightly sweet, but pale malts are there too. Taste has alot of weed, juicy citrus, light onion, spicy and herbal bitterness which is pronounced. Pale malt evident on the back end. Medium feel, medium high carbonation. A nice weedy pale ale.

08-23-2012 00:38:27 | More by liamt07
Photo of heebes

Ontario (Canada)

4.45/5  rDev +10.4%

Growler from the brewery.

Pours golden with a good finger of fluffy white head. Nose is amazing; citrus, tangerine and floral. Really showcases the Summit hop. Taste is great with that citrus hop bite upfront and a nice clean malt sweetness to back it up. Mouthfeel is simple, smooth leaves a malty aftertaste.

Overall this is a great APA. The abv is a touch high but I'm thoroughly impressed by the auroma and taste is exatly what I was hoping for in a single hop pale ale. Glad I got a growler and bomber of this beer. Impressive from Bellwoods.

08-11-2012 22:03:52 | More by heebes
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-09-2012 01:27:24 | More by mick303
Photo of jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%

On tap at Bellwoods. A single-hop pale ale featuring Summit hops.

Beer is blonde with a small white head. Head dissipates quickly but leaves some lace.

Smell is hoppy. Orange, grapefruit and pine all present. Nice and fresh.

Taste is also, unsurprisingly, hop focused. Grapefruit pretty up front, a citrusy beer. Pine as well. Simple but good, a nice direct flavour. Not much going on in terms of malt.

Medium bodied, moderate to high carbonation. Slightly oily.

Overall, a nice beer.

08-06-2012 20:40:00 | More by jrenihan
Monogamy (Summit) from Bellwoods Brewery
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