Monumental IPA | Port City Brewing

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78
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403 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
403
Reviews:
86
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
14.96%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
78
For Trade:
0
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Photo of HattedClassic
4/5  rDev +17.3%
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 +5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kevintaraross
3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of breardon1776
2.98/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of yaksurf
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barnoloid
3.77/5  rDev +10.6%
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 +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejane
4.23/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brpendergast85
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuaneL
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jtk21351
3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Seanecy
3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BMMillsy
2.94/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Wer34truh
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of daliandragon
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a sixer at a Liquor Store on Muddy Branch Road here in Gaithersburg. Pours a translucent cider brown color with little head. Nose has some citrus and minty hops but it isn't terribly inspiring.

The hops are more assertive in the flavor, although there is still reasonable balance. The carbonation could probably be lowered a touch. This is fine, but pretty nondescript. Nothing to write home about.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grinky
3.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shanty76
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of belgianvan
3.92/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CreightonSM
2.66/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of robebo44
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Monumental IPA from Port City Brewing
3.41 out of 5 based on 403 ratings.
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