Moon Monkey
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Missouri, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,068
Ranked #24,600
3.61 | pDev: 13.57%
Nov 30, 2021
Feb 20, 2016
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Notes: We originally brewed this special pale ale to celebrate the 2016 Lunar New Year, an important festival on the Chinese calendar. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, and we thought it fitting to add a little bit of mischief to the recipe – a touch of fresh ginger. May the combination of ginger with Mandarina Bavaria hops satisfy the monkey in you. Happy New Year & Prost!
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2.78 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Nov 30, 2021
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3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by zeff80 from Missouri

16oz can. Poured out a slightly hazy, golden yellow color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. It smelled of ginger and citrus. Sweet citrus flavor with a light ginger presence. Good toasted caramel backbone.

Feb 09, 2018
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3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Tone from Missouri

Pours a clear gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight yeast, ginger, earthiness, orange, slight hop, and strong pale malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight yeast, ginger, earthiness, orange, slight hop, and strong pale malt. Overall, ginger dominates aroma and body, but otherwise and average APA.

Nov 27, 2017
2 by JLaw55 from Missouri on Sep 10, 2017
3.9 by GDawgs34 from Georgia on Aug 30, 2017
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3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Brass to gold in color with a quarter inch of densely packed off white head. The aroma is reminiscent of sweet Belgian tripel yeast and faint ginger. The taste is of rice with just a suggestion of ginger. The mouth is very light and quaffable.

Aug 25, 2017
3.9 by CPAles from Illinois on Aug 19, 2017
3.81 by Goosehunter75 from Missouri on Aug 18, 2017
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by P0LISH_SAUSAGE from Illinois

An interesting spin on an American Pale Ale. Definitely more of a ginger aroma than taste. Interesting pop top can!

Aug 01, 2017
3.84 by tshute from Missouri on Jul 30, 2017
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3.61/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by TH28 from Florida

16oz can. 5/3/17 can date. Appearance: Deep golden, slightly hazy, with a frothy thick off white head. The head on this beer lasts throughout the entire drink Aroma: Grainy malt behind an herbal, lightly grassy hop aroma. Hard to pick out much in this mellow aroma Taste: Moderate grainy malt sweetness up front the leads into notes of bitter orange peel and ginger. Grassy, light citrus bitterness builds into a strong dry bitterness on the swallow Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate to high carbonation. Finish: Orange peel and ginger stick around long after the swallow to go along with the dry finish and lingering bitterness. Overall: The aroma starts off underwhelming, but beyond that there’s a nice complexity of citrus peel and ginger against a dry grassy bitterness. Amazing head retention. This wouldn’t make a list of top APAs, but I’d drink it again

Jul 29, 2017
3.67 by Branlott42 from Missouri on Jul 15, 2017
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3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by dd53grif from Michigan

Pours a golden color with a foamy white head that lasts quite a while. No discernable aroma. Malty sweet taste up front. Finishes with bitter hops and orange.

Jun 24, 2017
3.79 by Monkeyknife from Missouri on Jun 03, 2017
3.59 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Jun 02, 2017
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3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Suds from Missouri

This brew is a clear, amber-golden colored brew. It has an intense ginger scent. There is a tart spice and sweetness underneath the ginger scent. The taste is dryer than I thought it would be (maybe the rice?), but the ginger is (maybe) more intense. Spice and an abrupt finish. Medium in body. Interesting and worth a try.

May 20, 2017
4.15 by FreshHawk from Illinois on Apr 05, 2016
Moon Monkey from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
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