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CB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPA - CB Craft Brewers

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BA SCORE
82
good

145 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 145
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
CB Craft Brewers visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-29-2010)
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4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

Andragos, Oct 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

BrunoH, Dec 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

beerismycrutch, Apr 03, 2013
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4.41/5  rDev +21.5%

Enjoyed on draft at Club 57 in Hornell.
Golden clear beer with a moderate white head.
Smells great, loads of NZ hops giving fruit and citrus.
Taste follows nose; tropical fruit and citrus. Delicious!
Mouthfeel is light and crisp and wet.
Overall a great beer, I thought I'd like it based on the name and I was right.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Jun 13, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +19.3%

CB Craft Brewers is a great brewery. All of their beer on tap is worth a taste. If you like strong Hops, they have it. If you like smokey, they have it. If you like sweet, they have a Root Beer that is named after their local Fire Department mascot, the Iron Fireman. Everything that this brewery produces is good. Their Caged Alpha Monkey IPA is one of the first IPA's that I have ever had and instantly liked it. Now I have become an IPA snob.

MICHAELFINGERLAKESBREW, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Edgewater, Feb 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Andrew99, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

jpd026, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

prisdefer, Mar 10, 2012
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4.24/5  rDev +16.8%

On draft at Red's Place, Seneca Falls, NY.

Poured a light copper hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured sharp piney hops and a crisp caramel malt.

The taste offered a clean grainy malt and lively piney hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the drier side of the style.

Overall a tasty, neat and compact ale. Well done.

plaid75, Nov 01, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +14.3%

Not too much of a head on this golden pour, but I'm fine with that. A little bit of it stuck around throughout the course of sipping this one, so no complaints.

The smell was stronger on the citrus end than I'd expected, so my hopes were high that this might leap to the top of my IPA list. However, the taste didn't match up. It wasn't bad, but there was more straight up hop bitterness and less citrus flavor than the nose led me to expect.

Mouthfeel just seems right - it didn't blow me out of the water, but it did seem a bit above average for some inexplicable reason.

Overall, I'm glad that I picked this up while out of town for Easter. Wish I'd grabbed a little more!

pitweasel, Apr 29, 2011
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4.13/5  rDev +13.8%

One of my favorite generally available Rochester area beers. A bit on the pricy side but the look and taste are fantastic. Have to admit that the name is not what drew me to this beer, and I still find the "overly creative" naming of beers a bit hokey, but I don't hold that against CB in this case. Always my top choice at PF Chang's.

StrangerTides, Aug 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

mjtiernan, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

richkrull, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Moredrinkin, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

dantsbeats, Sep 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Dave_from_Buffalo, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

poohbearzeccola, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

spark3148857, Feb 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

tclapper, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

LarryMyers, Sep 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

RWACKO, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

blackened1339, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

DaveHack, Nov 17, 2011
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CB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPA from CB Craft Brewers
82 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.