Sun Woo Kong Imperial Monkey IPA | Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Summer

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Added by Docer on 08-20-2009

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of roadhouse
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap 8/22 at the 51st brewpub into a pint glass.

Poured a deep copper color with a one inch off-white head. Sank to a cap that retained well and left some pretty good lacing.

Aroma was of course very hoppy with lots of citrus, but quite a bit of spicy and piney notes. A bit of caramel malt sweetness balances things out a bit.

Taste is about the same as the aroma would suggest - citrusy hops with the same spicy character and piney notes coming out as well. It's bitter, but not overly so due to a lot of malt, so it adds a slight sweetness. Overall, the hops reign supreme though.

Mouthfeel was medium in body, a nice mild carbonation level keeps it from being too bracing.

A good beer overall but I enjoyed the Workhorse IPA much more and would prefer it over this one.

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Photo of Docer
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just had this today, so I will review this fresh beer while my memory is still fresh...

- Dark clear copper color with fuzzy white head.. a finger stuck around a long time and kept leaving rings of lace down the glass as I drank it. Very nice..

- Smell is much like their Deranger Red Ale but with a bit more spice... major citrus hop notes and a flare of pine perfectly balanced with a bit of sweet brown sugar-like malt and bitterness... overall very well balanced and hides the alcohol well.

- Taste is much exactly the same as the smell... just replace the word "smell" w/ taste. A nice sweet hop nectar bomb.... citrus, brown sugar, hops hops and some hops... bitterness is just right... no burn at all.

- Bit chewy, somewhat dry and sticky.. hops and strength of course.

- Very drinkable.. would love growlers of this stuff. Bit foamy for me.. and I still like the Workhorse better because of the drinkability... but this one is too very drinkable, and a must try if you can get to it!

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Photo of slaintemhor
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap last summer at the NE Sandy Blvd. Laurelwood in Portland, Oregon. The colour was orange-amber at the top half and more of an orange-gold at the base. The aroma was resinously citrusy with hints of Seville marmalade. On the palate, a sweet, resinous quality with loads of hops and grapefruit skin, pith and pulp. This was especially bitter on the back of the palate with a long, sweet, bitter finish. Nice!

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Sun Woo Kong Imperial Monkey IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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