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Heavy Seas - Powder Monkey Pale Ale - Heavy Seas Beer

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77
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260 Ratings
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85
very good

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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: tdm168 on 03-09-2013

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: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 260 | Reviews: 41
Photo of mothmanscott
3.06/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear, deep gold/pale amber, producing 1.5 fingers of somewhat lasting, beige, frothy head that leaves sheety webs of lace. Aroma thin malty caramel, floral/herbal hops & not much else. Taste is biscuit malt with a hint of caramel & toast, with a slightly dominate earthy floral/herbal citrus & pine hop profile that provides bitterness. Hop forward & not balanced as the style demands. Finishes dry & more bitter than expected from the style. Producing a lingering caramel/toast & dominant citrus peel/pine resin bitter, astringent aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with slightly less than moderate carbonation, moderately heavy astringency, creamy with a light pepper bite in the finish.

Photo of alexsergio
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of evan35
3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zeplover2010
3.11/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

acually quite a nice try for an English style bitter. would drink again if I come across.

Photo of beersacrossamerica
2.42/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not so great English-style Pale Ale. Not bad but nothing about it is extraordinary.

Photo of Celtics76
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ordybill
3.92/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Malt and fruit with some hops, pretty good.
Appearance- A nice light brownish color that has a small white head.
Taste- Has a nice sweet flavor that is followed by the malt and hops.
Palate- This is a light-to-medium bodied beer with light carbonation.
Overall- A really good English Pale Ale, not much love on the beer sites. but I quite enjoyed it.

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DarthGator
2.83/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of XmnwildX12
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rfgetz
3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Winston3737
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlaskanYoung
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It was a fairly good beer

Photo of WhitmansNiece
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tucquan
3.39/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2015-02-16 in Baltimore. On tap at the Hilton BWI. It was served too cold.

A - Very clear amber with a short light tan head and little lace.

S - Very mild malt and light citrus. Not much here.

T - Toasted bread with some caramel sweetness. Mild-moderate citrus. Noble hop flavor with light bitter finish.

M - Light-medium body and high carbonation (too much) . Dries well.

O - I like the restrained flavor.

Photo of twonder23
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trippnwo
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Schwegler
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dcall384
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dsnyder61
3.15/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rolltide8425
3.83/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisPortner
2.28/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

It's ok if you want a light beer.

Photo of misternebbie
3.89/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jasonkyeager
3.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Earthy? I thought... Woody. Really good after I tasted it. Didn't think much of the smell, kind of over-ripe. All-in-all I thought this was a great representative of an ale.

Photo of ThaneMcC
3.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pleasant, easily drinkable EPA with fine balance of malty notes with the barest hint of hops. Not an overly complex beer, but overall a good representative of the style.

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Heavy Seas - Powder Monkey Pale Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
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