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Heavy Seas - Powder Monkey Pale Ale - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
77
okay

181 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 12.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 MrBoh:
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MrBoh

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

03-10-2013 00:47:45 | More by MrBoh
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Tyler_m

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-31-2014 03:13:00 | More by Tyler_m
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gunnerlincoln

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-30-2014 03:28:07 | More by wisegreensoul
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Renzan0

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at Mellow Mushroom in Fayetteville, NC.
Poured with little to no head retention. Might be the beer, might be the draft system.
This beer was very well balanced from Hop/Malt. Almost a little too balanced for my liking; I expect a slightly more hop bite from my Pale Ales, but that's just preference. For me, this beer would have been a more fitting ESB, or an ale that very closely resembles their Cutlass Lager in taste and mouthfeel, just slightly hoppier.
Overall, decent beer. Not bad, but nothing to get all excited about. If in the mood for an easy drinking beer, I'd have it again; just wouldn't go seeking it out.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2014 00:44:06 | More by Renzan0
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jbexphys

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

07-27-2014 01:59:57 | More by jbexphys
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GaPeach

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-24-2014 22:11:42 | More by GaPeach
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-23-2014 17:08:52 | More by NJBeer265
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

07-23-2014 11:50:50 | More by djrn2
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socon67

New York

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-18-2014 19:39:17 | More by myhopsdontlie
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fscottkey

New York

2.88/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A: Slightly cloudy amber color. Covered with a full 2 finger head. The head dropped quickly to 1 finger and left nice spider web lacing.

S: Mild sweet with caramel. Bready malt smells.

T: Sweet flavor with a slight corn taste to it.

M: Too carbonated. Very tingly.

O: I think that this would be easily accepted by someone that is used to American Adjunct Lagers. The taste profile is similar enough to be approachable. That is kind of he nicest thing I can say. It felt overly carbonated. The taste was similar to an AAL. I bought it because I liked the name.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 01:34:12 | More by fscottkey
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-11-2014 21:31:49 | More by needMIbeerinMD
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nmann08

District of Columbia

1.75/5  rDev -47.4%

07-10-2014 22:22:29 | More by nmann08
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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.9%

07-08-2014 22:39:46 | More by pat_usher
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zac16125

South Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at an airport bar in BWI
Served into a pint glass

A: dark copper, off white head with decent retention and lacing

S: not a lot going on, piney hops and caramel and pale malt, aroma is decent but pretty muted

T: piney hops and citrus rind, good amount of bitterness, pale malts to balance it out

M/D: fuller bodied , carbonation on the heavier side but appropriate, drinkability average

O: really enjoyable pale ale

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2014 17:53:26 | More by zac16125
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PatN217


3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-05-2014 22:33:14 | More by PatN217
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TheNightwatchman

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

07-05-2014 14:14:32 | More by TheNightwatchman
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insearchofhops

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-01-2014 19:51:18 | More by insearchofhops
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paulish

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-28-2014 21:21:47 | More by paulish
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Lucular

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-25-2014 13:37:02 | More by Lucular
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DoctorFunkenstein

New York

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-19-2014 16:38:30 | More by DoctorFunkenstein
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Soterios

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-17-2014 11:41:12 | More by Soterios
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ahbaggins

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-14-2014 21:10:20 | More by ahbaggins
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Heavy Seas - Powder Monkey Pale Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
77 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.