Flying Monkey | American Brewing Company

Flying MonkeyFlying Monkey
BA SCORE
45%
Liked This Beer
3.52 w/ 40 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
American Brewing Company
Washington, United States
americanbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by LiquidAmber on 03-06-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,109
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
40
Liked:
18
Avg:
3.52/5
pDev:
16.19%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of jwc215
3.76/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz. bottle:

Pours hazed brown-tinted copper. A lasting creamy head leaves lacing.

The smell is of caramel, earthy/minty spicing, some tobacco and wood/pine.

The taste is of sweet caramel, wet tobacco, leafy/minty spicing in the sweet-leaning finish.

Smooth. A bit on the thin side, but holds together.

An APA that fits the style, though somewhat unique. A good brew.

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Photo of AdamSkylar
3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bombventure
3.8/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alexkauruk
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Didn't like this one at all. Annoying bready aroma and taste. Didn't finish the bottle. It's more like "kvas" with some alcohol and hops.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dipso123
2.16/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Had on tap about 23 miles from the brewery.

S: Mild banana
T: Banana stronger in the taste. A number of odd flavor notes. Possibly infected with Hefe yeast or fermentation problem.
F: Under carbonated, nearly flat.
O: May have been bad keg - I hope so. I drank an inch or so from the pint glass and sent it back. The server said, "No problem, you're not the first." Can't recommend.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.72/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BuzzFee
3.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rick778
3.27/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of pianoguy
3.47/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. No bottling date info

Pours a dark amber-copper body with thick 1and1/2 inch slightly off white head. Good retention, good lacing

Smell is faint and very much in the background . Bready malt, pine, a tiny bit of citrus

Taste is a decent balance of malt and piney, slightly bitter hops

Light to medium feel. Interestingly, it pours like it's heavily carbonated. But very few visible bubbles after the pour.

A decent representation of the style and it looked really nice... But I can think of a quite a few pale ales that I prefer over this one.

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Photo of spycow
3.34/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of saviormedic
1/5  rDev -71.6%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.14/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Acquired via trade from Donkster46 so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, piney hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel and citrus. Then a decent hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and provides a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a very nice beer to pound down for a long time.

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Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of codyb1991
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Decently bitter for a pale ale. Will buy this again

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Photo of BellsFan
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Seattleman
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of mactrail
3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Beautiful orange amber with a lively, long-lasting foam in the Blanche de Chambly goblet. Pleasantly sudsy in the mouth. Lingering aroma of piney, flowery hops with even a kind of doggy smell.

Malty and rather rich-tasting with a pleasant sweetness. The hops are close behind with a big biter rush. The flavor is sticky and resiny with an herbal edge. Serious bitter aftertaste. This tastes charred somehow, with a stickery, burnt toast edge. Something woody and turning medicinal at the finish. It gets less palatable as you sip.

This is more of an IPA by any standards. The total hop domination and the endless bitterness are beyond any liberal interpretation of a Pale Ale. But drinkable enough if you like the harshly hopped style. From the 22 oz bottle bought at The Market in Anacortes.

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Photo of coz
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of RJLarse
4.04/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a bottle of Flying Monkey Pale Ale in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a copper color, clear with a slight chill haze, and modest creamy white head.

Smell is a faint grain aroma, with a bit of a brown sugar or caramel scent.

The taste is very good, a sweet bread flavor up front, with a sweet caramel and citrus flavor along side and then a bitter hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, with a light body and a dry bitter aftertaste.

Overall a nice pale ale, with an emphasis on the malt and caramel flavors but well balanced with the hop flavors as well.

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Flying Monkey from American Brewing Company
Beer rating: 45% out of 100 with 40 ratings
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