Monumental IPA | Port City Brewing

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Monumental IPAMonumental IPA
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3.54/5
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423 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:
#41,718
Reviews:
94
Ratings:
423
pDev:
13.84%
Bros Score:
3.63
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
86
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 423 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of hdf561
1.65/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Had in a bottle from local Kroger make your own 6 pack...initial smell is harsh it makes my skin crawl and shudder, can get small hints of caramel but it's mostly hoppy.

Taste is very bitter Carmel notes but bitter. Finish is actually smoother than the initial taste but still a hard bitter drink. This is just not for me.

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.01/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of cambabeer
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Leekyhose
5/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cath
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Capsfan90
3.76/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.77/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cjb215
3.94/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thought this was pretty good, rated higher than the masses

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Photo of GregA135
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on draft at L.A. Bar in DC
From what I could see in the darkly lit bar was a amber color with a thin head
Smelled of pine, hops and a bit of citrus
Taste of hops and pine, some orange with a very present malt backbone
Very easy to drink and I enjoyed it. Nice sipper when you are out with friends in DC

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Photo of MasterRigger
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of swierczt
3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

12 oz bottle - date on neck - about 3 months old

orange rust colored, white head good lacing. nice hop aroma - some citrus flavor in there. taste is nice and balanced - biscuity malt flavor and hop flavor - but no bitterness. medium bodied, nice feel.

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Photo of MorganH
3.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of osickeym
4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BadAxeBeer
4.57/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very good hops. A bit malty I like a lot. 93/100

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

Photo of jmasher85
4.34/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Anyone who doesn't think this one of the best IPAs brewed in the greater DC area either hasn't had it fresh enough or is just biased against local shelf beers. Seriously, I drank this stuff 4 days after it was bottled and I only just barely had time to swallow before my jaw dropped and I would have spilled beer all over.

You like chewy pine? You like refreshing citrus? You like a bittersweet and almost perfect malty hop balance? You like IPAs that don't need 8% alcohol to taste good? Then drink this shot now!

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Photo of ghirsh
4.42/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jkermitj
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
3.52/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.12/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LanceH
3.42/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of vabeerguy
3.34/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a nonic glass. Has a light orange color. The pour leaves a nice lacing. The smell has a floral component to it. Has a pleasant hoppy taste at the beginning but ends with a slight bitter taste. Overall, this is a pretty good IPA. I have had better but I have also had worse.

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Monumental IPA from Port City Brewing
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 423 ratings