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Heavy Seas - Powder Monkey Pale Ale - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
77
okay

189 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 12.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 18 | 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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Reviews by Dave1999:
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Dave1999

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

05-01-2014 16:41:17 | More by Dave1999
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.29/5  rDev -1.8%

Like the label says it pours brass in color but with a minimal head that is gone in a flash,somewhat dull in appearance.Aromas of caramel malts and leafy "green" English hops,I don't get much of the Cascades but do get a whiff of the Goldings and Fuggles.The feel is lighter with not much carbonation,on the flatter side.Caramel/biscuit flavors with underlying herbal notes on the palate,pretty unassuming really.I guess it isn't bad for the style but I'll just go and by a Landlord if I want a true EPA.

01-27-2014 21:54:47 | More by oberon
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MadScientist

New York

3.66/5  rDev +9.3%

A: A medium golden beer with good clarity. The half a finger of head is rocky and off white with average head retention.

S: A mix of English and American hops and malt aromas. There is a medium amount of floral and citrus hops aromas with a bit of earthiness. The malt brings a some malt sweetness and bit of biscuit. A touch of alcohol in the background.

T: A balance of hop and malt flavors. A medium hops bitterness and hops flavors that are mostly earthy with some floral character and bit of citrus flavors. There is a light fruity fermentation character. The balance is about even with a dry finish. The aftertaste is a quick, clean hops bitterness with a touch of graininess.

M: A creamy, medium-full bodied beer with a moderately-strong carbonation.

O: This is an enjoyable, balanced beer with a satisfying hops presence balance against some malt character.

03-28-2013 01:20:04 | More by MadScientist
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

07-15-2014 01:33:36 | More by Jason
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mctizzz

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-03-2014 23:27:29 | More by mctizzz
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gunnerlincoln

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

07-30-2014 09:43:44 | More by gunnerlincoln
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Ice_cyclops86

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-09-2014 22:02:08 | More by Ice_cyclops86
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BBQWhisperer

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev +7.5%

08-15-2014 23:18:13 | More by BBQWhisperer
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Adkins1203

Ohio

3/5  rDev -10.4%

07-23-2013 16:33:29 | More by Adkins1203
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JMS1512

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +19.4%

04-05-2013 20:58:41 | More by JMS1512
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Brenden

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev +3.9%

Powder Monkey is a medium-dark orange color with a creamy cap of head that starts off about a finger tall and slowly drops to a heavy foam that drops a mix of patching and lacing in moderation on the walls of the glass.
The smell is a little muted and indistinct. I don't get a whole lot besides some leaf, a bit of grains, a light sweetness of caramel malt and some fruitiness, and light floral notes with a metallic overtone.
The taste is more herbal and earthy with caramel and a floral middle underneath the leafy metallic element. It's balanced, has an English character but with some American influence, and has a firm hoppiness at an appropriate strength for an English version of the style but with some sweetness to it.
The feel is bright, crisp and smooth with a leafy, tea-like dryness in a light-medium body (leaning lighter).

08-02-2013 14:40:56 | More by Brenden
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CloudStrife

New York

3.54/5  rDev +5.7%

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. June 2013 notched on the bottom of the label.

A: Pours a clear golden amber with a 1 finger off white head. Lots of tiny bubbles in the body. Head sticks around for a bit and leaves some lacing.

S: Not much aroma, a bit of metallic to it. Roasted malt and dark fruits come through more as it warms.

T: A balanced approach that is suitable for the english pale ale category. Fairly malt forward but yet a decent hop backing. The malts provide a nice sweetness and the hop adds an earthy citrus tone.

M: Full bodied for how light this beer is. Ample carbonation keeps it easy on the tongue. A tad sticky from the sweetness and hops.

Overall can be a real good beer on cask as they often add fresh hops. Not as impressive on its own but perhaps a good intro for someone not hop crazy.

05-10-2013 22:50:47 | More by CloudStrife
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nhirsch04

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

07-04-2013 12:18:52 | More by nhirsch04
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3/5  rDev -10.4%

04-27-2014 21:24:59 | More by Loveyourbeer
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

3/5  rDev -10.4%

06-03-2014 22:13:35 | More by marmstrong1212
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

05-12-2014 21:52:23 | More by BamfBacon
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3%

09-29-2013 06:47:17 | More by whatname
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev 0%

A - clear, see-through orangish amber with a thin, bubbly head that dissipates quickly

S - very faint nose; some citrsu

T - very faint caramel, some faint citrus, a mildly bitter finish, hints of sweetness throughout

M - light to medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a rather simple pale ale. It's refreshing and easily drinkable, but the flavor lacks and depth. I was bored with this beer, but it would make for a great BMC replacement beer for the newly craft-initiated.

03-09-2013 01:01:43 | More by tdm168
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socon67

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-19-2014 23:14:04 | More by socon67
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dirtylou

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -3%

12-29-2013 19:19:42 | More by dirtylou
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3%

03-04-2014 03:46:26 | More by qcbrewer
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

08-26-2013 13:43:09 | More by bconsidine
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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

02-15-2014 23:15:19 | More by chim52chim
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DOCRW

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

04-23-2014 22:45:07 | More by DOCRW
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needMIbeerinMD

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-11-2014 21:31:49 | More by needMIbeerinMD
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Heavy Seas - Powder Monkey Pale Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
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