Flying Monkey | American Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.52/5
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:
#36,537
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
40
pDev:
16.19%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of saviormedic
1/5  rDev -71.6%

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 coz
2.5/5  rDev -29%

Photo of BellsFan
3/5  rDev -14.8%

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 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 rab53
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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

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

Photo of beertunes
3.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a lightly cloudy orange-amber color with 1/2 inch of white head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma was a nice blend of floral hops and soft malts. That nice malt base supported some floral notes up front, and a bit of a citrus hop tang in the back.

The body was perhaps a bit on the full side of medium, and was very smooth and even. Drinkability was good, a couple of these slid down easily enough. Overall, a nice little beer. Worth grabbing while it's available.

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Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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 codyb1991
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Decently bitter for a pale ale. Will buy this again

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Photo of oberon
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had the pleasure to order a the oatmeal stout from this Wash. state brewery for CHRISTmas last year from Malt & Vine,now I can get some of their wares here in NC.Poured into an impy nonic a deep somewhat murky looking burnt orangs with a large blooming head that took forever to settle leaving a few broken rings of lace.Aromas are lighter with mild citric and leafy hops standing out mostly with a bit of biscuit malt.Leafy and minty hop flavors more than citric or pine with a mild citric jab but the leafiness is what stands out mainly to me,a semi sweet caramel/biscuit base.Not bad but not something to search out.

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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 Bookseeb
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance has a slightly hazy orange amber supporting a thin dissipating head leaving spotty lace. Smell has a nice balance of sweet caramel malt and the citrus aroma of the hops. Taste has the citrus hop coming forward and carrying throughout followed by the sweetness of the malt. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. A good pale ale, could almost be if not already an IPA.

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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 dbrauneis
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear golden orangish amber in color with some significant amounts of very active carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some apricot + burnt orange highlights. The beer has a four finger tall foamy/fluffy beige head that barely reduces with a finger tall cap extending above the top of the glass and a full three finger head remaining through the entire drinking of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of herbal and floral hops with a lighter base of caramel malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of caramel malts and wheat with very little sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of grassy, herbal, and floral hops which impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness which fades pretty quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Hints of dryness in the finish. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Pairs really well with the sausages I was grilling and was a nice beer to enjoy while grilling (bison bratwurst and chicken/green apple sausages). Easy to drink and quite enjoyable, refreshing and very close to being sessionable. Only interesting thing to note was how carbonated this beer was as the first glass poured was almost completely head...

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Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Seattleman
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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

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Flying Monkey from American Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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