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Monumental IPA | Port City Brewing

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Monumental IPAMonumental IPA
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3.54/5
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416 Ratings
Monumental IPAMonumental IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port City Brewing
Virginia, United States
portcitybrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
DC is known as the City of Monuments, and our Monumental IPA is a fitting tribute. Monumental IPA is distinctive for its complex aromas and flavors, and it strikes a perfect balance between hoppy bitterness and malty sweetness.

Added by Rhettroactive on 02-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,722
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
416
pDev:
13.84%
Bros Score:
3.63
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
80
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 416 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of Cmarshb
4.14/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
3.93/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale amber with sticky white crust. 3.75
Orange rind + vague bread crust. 3.75
Thread of toffee, some tannins, copper penny, then leaf, orange peel + pine resin hops. 4
Spicy linger.
Lt+, oily, clean. 4

The more I have juicy Californians + tropical New Englands, there more old school East Coast IPAs just taste English. A couple of different angles to the malts here - malts, in an IPA! - while the hops play straight citrus/pine, and halfheartedly, though with real bitterness. Competent, just not what I feel like drinking. 4

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Photo of Erik-P
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IronLover
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Orange in color with yellow hues and a heavy haze. Poured with a short white foam with medium low retention. Fresh fruity aromas with resinous and minty notes hints. Medium malty aromas. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Light smoothness into the middle followed by light warmth near the end. Dark fruit flavors up front followed by minty hops and medium, spicy hop bitterness. Spicy hop flavors on the back end with solid malty character near the end. Finished with a lingering spicy hop bitterness with malty notes. This was different. Kind of like a hybrid NE IPA. A bit hazy and fruity, but with minty and spicy notes opposed to citrus. Easy drinking and tasty.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Pours amber with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, bready malt and tropical fruit. Body is medium and crisp. Citrusy, herbal hops dominate the palate with bready malt and tropical fruit in the background. Finish is long and bitter. Good brew.

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Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of VoxRationis
3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; bottled on 2/21/17.
A: Pours a cloudy amber color with a less than a one half inch head and minimal lacing.
S: Floral esters up front with a toasty aroma overall. Perhaps some citrus or pine.
T: Fruity flavors, largely citrus (grapefruit) and pitted fruits (apricot) blended with caramel base. Some subtle pine/spiciness. Bitterness nicely in balance overall.
M: Medium bodied; solid effervescence.
O: Really a nice, almost New England style IPA.

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Photo of therealJAYZ
2.86/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PurpleEagle90
3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tim725
3.39/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nace4
3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbexphys
3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has an orange/beige color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some caramel malts. Taste is resin, pine, malts are present, moderate bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is decent, but nothing special.

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Photo of HattedClassic
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice clear orange color. Medium and resembles an orange. Smell and taste are good. Sort of balanced toffeer malt notes and strong orange and grapefruit rind as the dominant note goes back and forth. Lingering fruit in the finish. Body is medium and tingling carbonation. Also slightly syrupy. Pretty good and more interesting than people give it credit for.

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Photo of buzzy
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevintaraross
3.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breardon1776
2.98/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of yaksurf
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barnoloid
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A pithy, sticky and ripe fruit driven IPA with a bit of a battle going on between the caramelly malt backend and the tropical to piney hop feel. Neither side really wins out here, although this beer goes down easier than it could do.

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Photo of corecove
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejane
4.23/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brpendergast85
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuaneL
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtk21351
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Monumental IPA from Port City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 416 ratings
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