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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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145 Ratings

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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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4/5  rDev +10.2%

LarryMyers, Sep 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

russwilliam, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Cooker_stp, Aug 20, 2013
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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%

pottergator, Aug 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

morrowd3, Jul 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

westcott, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

schnell, Jul 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

jfcaa193, Jul 07, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev +9.1%

A June purchase from my first visit to Premier Gourmet of Amherst, New York, outside Buffalo.

Pured into a tulip glass from the 12 oz. bottle.

a: Amber with an inch plus offwhite head which dissipated slowly to a heavy surface foam and good lacing. Impressive so far.

s: Mild pine.

t: Good balanced malt/hop flavor, piney rather than fruity hop notes, but not too strong considering the 65 IBUs. The label claims it is "a big, bold east coast animal that throws hops at you" but it's not as bitter as that might suggest. Really pleasant and refreshing. Alcohol/hop bite aftertaste becomes more evident as it warms.

m: medium, quite smooth.

o: A surprisingly good IPA, one of the best I've tried so far this summer. A premium brew great for those who want a summer drink with a significant hop presence. Definitely worth buying if you can find it.

scotorum, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

FrankSchramm, Jul 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

jenray, May 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Screper, Apr 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

JohnQVD, Apr 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Andrew99, Apr 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

beerismycrutch, Apr 03, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev +5.8%

On tap at Custom Brewcrafters in Honeoye Falls, NY.

Pours a clear golden amber color, with a one inch head and pretty good lacing down the glass.

Smells like pine and cut grass. Very pungent hop aroma.

Similar flavors. Very bitter, with lots of earthy, resinous pine flavor. Not much malt is noticed, maybe a bit of caramel sweetness in the finish.

Medium bodied, crisp, well carbonated. Finishes dry.

A good local IPA, but a bit removed from the best examples.

GreesyFizeek, Mar 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

TonyY, Feb 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

FCRICH, Feb 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

chefduff2, Jan 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

methtlcai, Jan 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

dgp207, Dec 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

jminch, Dec 04, 2012
CB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPA from CB Craft Brewers
82 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.