Heavy Seas - Powder Monkey Pale Ale - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by JWU:
3.3/5 rDev -1.5%
12oz. bottle poured into a tumbler glass.
A- A clear gold with slight amber/orange hues. A very thin white head that doesn't lace and doesn't stick around.
S- some light herbal hops, with some crackery malt with a slight tinge of caramel. I'm really having to smell this several times to pull much out of it.
T- Malt bill is crackery, with a slight caramel twinge that doesn't scream english pale ale at me. Hops are light and earthy. A very small metallic twinge on the end.
M- heavy side of light, slightly dry on the end., not much carbonation.
O- Mediocre pale ale.
11-03-2013 01:16:21 | More by JWU
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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
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
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
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
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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