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CB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPA - CB Craft Brewers

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CB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPACB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

148 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.36%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of greg138
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had two pints on draft in Geneva, NY. Very solid IPA, and for the region (which seems to be lacking in any good beers whatsoever) is one of the best I've tried.

Bright, citrusy, and refreshing. Also, a good amount of hop character which is graciously welcomed.

greg138, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of Wortman1998
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Wortman1998, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of Hopyard57
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Hopyard57, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.41/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
Photo of AMCimpi
3.75/5  rDev +3%

AMCimpi, May 27, 2014
Photo of Patricksmith88
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Patricksmith88, May 25, 2014
Photo of mtnwesdew
3.75/5  rDev +3%

mtnwesdew, May 17, 2014
Photo of alemiester
3.75/5  rDev +3%

alemiester, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of NiceTaps
3.89/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle in a pint glass.

A- Golden amber color, clean and clear with nice bubbles. The pure white head rose 1-plus finger and tapered to a slim cap. A fair amount of lacing hangs behind.

S- It had all the hop IPA goodies: pine, citrus, sweet and bready malt. The overall presence of the aromas was faint, though.

T- Pretty solid malt flavor, biscuit and caramel. Hoppy, too, citrus and earthy.

M- Good carbonation, hop bite , malt sweets. Nice dry finish.

O- I don't remember the freshness date on the bottle, if there was one. But all the factors make me think that this brew was young and fresh. Very drinkable.

NiceTaps, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of RBorsato
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

RBorsato, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of BGsWo22
2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

BGsWo22, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of PapiMagnum
3.75/5  rDev +3%

PapiMagnum, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of JerseyHopHead
3.75/5  rDev +3%

JerseyHopHead, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of Shakydog68
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Shakydog68, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of T-34-85
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

T-34-85, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

SonictheBeerhog, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of DuffMan23
3.61/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sounded strange so I had to try it

had beer at P.F. Changs restaurant in eastville mall, Rochester.

served from the bottle to a chilled glass

Color- darker golden color

Smell- Strong hoppy, tangy smell

Taste- Crisp hoppy taste, hint of fruit

My conclusion- Very good tasting crisp beer, nice body and flavor, good to drink along with a meal

GRADE- B

DuffMan23, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a big billowy white head. The big billowy head has a OK level of retention, fading to leave a light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma is biggest of pine and earthy hops along with some more tropical fruit aromas. Along with these smells are some lighter caramel and some mild bready smells.

Taste – The taste begins with a bit of a bready and tropical fruit flavor as well as a moderate level of pine hop. As the flavor advances the bready flavors dwindle a little bit, all while the hop flavors get slightly more intense and more complex. Other hops of an earthy nature as well as a little bit of a grass, join the pine midway through the taste, with a citrus hop flavor coming at the very end. While the hops increase in strength and the bready flavors decrease some lighter caramel flavors come to the tongue at the very end, with the combo of flavors leaving a decently multifaceted hopped flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side with a carbonation level that is average as well. The combo of body and carbonation are good for the hop flavors of the brew all while still maintaining the malt and fruity flavors of the brew.

Overall – An alright IPA overall with a rather moderately diverse hop profile in the taste. Not the most super smooth or hoppy, but quite enjoyable none the less.

Darkmagus82, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of BrunoH
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

BrunoH, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

alienlifeforcecube, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

BillRoth, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of plaid75
4.24/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
Photo of McKinley
3/5  rDev -17.6%

McKinley, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of paulytasker
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass with no freshness date visible

A- Bold hues of amber are topped off with about an inch of foamy beige head. The head dwindles away fairly quick leaving a thin foam "blanket" that rests atop the brew. Spotty lacing clings around as I sip.

S- An abundance of piney scents dominate at first. As the brew warms to room temp there is more fruitiness that fills the nose, mostly orange and mango maybe. A little caramel detection as well.

T- Seems to be a different frontrunner of taste with each sip flipping between the pine I was picking up in my nose, to a citrusy blend with malt backing. The bitterness isn't very overwhelming yet seems to hang onto my palate as I work my way towards the bottom of my glass.

M- A very easy sipper with a fair amount of carbonation followed up with a clean dry finish.

O- Not extraordinary in any facet, but still an all around pleasing IPA. Cheers!

paulytasker, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of brentk56
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a very nice head that leaves a few strands of lacing behind

Smell: Leafy and earthy with an underpinning of caramel

Taste: A touch of caramel in the base that builds through mid-palate, with the leafy and earthy hops building in the middle and through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a decent example of the East Coast style, though it is not something that jumps out as a great example; middle of the road, at best

Thanks, RochesterAaron, for the opportunity

brentk56, Oct 01, 2013
CB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPA from CB Craft Brewers
82 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.