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Heavy Seas - Powder Monkey Pale Ale - Heavy Seas Beer

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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 12.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Traditional English-style pale ale with our own East Coast twist: UK Fuggles and Goldings dominate the flavor of Powder Monkey, but has subtle notes of citrus and flower from Cascade hops added in the boil and hopback. Brass in color, Powder Monkey, like all of our beers, is well balanced: distinct bitterness and a slight malt sweetness characterize the taste. In 2010, it won a bronze medal at the World Beer Cup; in 2008, it won a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival.

(Beer added by: tdm168 on 03-09-2013)
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Pours a dark orange with a thin head. The smell was a little subdued but I got some citrus from the hops and then a bit of sweetness from the malt. The taste was rather refreshing but a bit forgettable. Some mellow hops in the beginning with a malt finish for a clean aftertaste.

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A 3.75 A clearish light burnt orange, a white head that leaves lots of delicate tracings on the glass. A touch of hop haze. A gentle bit of carbonation rising up. A light covering all the way down.
S 3.50 Lots of bready notes and toasted malt and caramel. Light earthy hops and a hint of citrus. Clean yeast.
T 3.75. Like the nose, the light clean malt and yeast are delightful and allow the combination of Fuggles and Cascade to shine. The earth of the former flowing into a mild flash of grapefruit. Clean dry finish with a touch of hop oil and biscuit.
M 3.50 Smooth mild carbonation. Light crisp feel took the fluid. Highly quaffable and quenching.
O 3.75. Easy drinking and delicious. Highly sessionable and a good everyday brewski.

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This brewer under-rated here. This is a solid English style pale ale. Great with food, better with food, say a chicken salad with grainy bread that an IPA.

L: Clear, English ale tawny brown, with a head that fades and laces a little

S: Ample aroma offers caramelized malts, honey, dark bread, plum, and a little hops.

T: Follows the smell with predominant sweet flavors of caramel, toast, and honey.
Then more breadiness on a malt base. The hops tang is light and balanced. The after-taste is long, well balanced to food, slightly sweet.

F: Crisp, watery, light-to-medium body, light carbonation, but a good food finish. Enjoyed it. Great lunch beer.

O: Excellent session Ale. This brewer is underrated.

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