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Monday Night Blind Pirate | Monday Night Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Monday Night Brewing
Georgia, United States
mondaynightbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by alk3kenny on 05-17-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
153
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
32.22%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
49
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by ThickNStout:
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3.14/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle from Hop City (Atlanta, GA). 7.49. No bottle date but the brewery just bottled this for the first time in May. Served in a Sweetwater snifter.

Pours a dark ruby/brown with a one finger fluffy ecrue head. The head settles to a thin misty layer that laces quite well.

Smells of earthy and floral hops with some bready sweetness. Subtle. Different.

While the nose is fairly subdued, the flavor packs a pretty intensely bitter whallop. Initial assault of bitter earth, flower petals and pine bark. Followed by pepper, faint lemon peel, cracker, an almost rye-like spice and just a touch of alcohol. Not what I expect or seek in a DIPA but interesting.

Medium body with carbonation dialed just a little too high for my tastes. Long dry bitter earthy finish.

I certainly like this more than their Eye Patch IPA but it would seem they are shooting for a flavor profile a bit different than what I typically go for. I won't deny that this is a quality brewed DIPA but this is more focused on earthy floral notes rather than the piney citrusy hops that I lean towards. It was worth a try to support this new brewery and it's something a little different. That said, I don't see a repeat purchase in my future.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BeerDocT
4.3/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My favorite beer in the world is Piraat, so when I see a double IPA with a pirate theme...instant purchase!

Appearance 4.0: Pours out an opaque, chestnut brown. Some particulates dancing around, which is a good thing. Nice, 1/2" head. Good lacing.

Smell 4.5: Wow! Huge hops nose on this baby. Piney, citrusy, also hints of pineapple, malt and good old-fashioned booze.

Taste 4.25: Front is just a little sweet. Middle is where wave after wave of hops, malt, and a slight hint of booze swirls around your tongue and makes you want to drink the whole thing in one mighty gulp and then drink another one. Finish dries everything out nicely and also features a very pleasant sour taste. Aftertaste is long and pleasant: just an overall hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel 4.25: Really nice and well-planned level of carbonation that serves to accentuate the experience. Full on the palate, as well.

Overall 4.25: Very enjoyable brew. Big, hoppy and slightly boozy, this baby is a great winter warmer. I like how -on the label-- the Monday Night guys give you a pictorial list of things that go good with the beer. I can also recommend this beer as a sessioner. Just don't do it the night before you go back to work. I've had like three. I think. What was I writing about? What am I doing here? Where are my pants?

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Photo of chiefbender
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mverity
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Golden amber in appearance. Some thin white head and same thin white collar. Aroma is slightly citrusy with a nice subtle malt sweetness and slight hoppy pineyness. Some lacing. Bitter piney hops in the taste. Something is definitely off with the hops in the flavor. Stale, old hops? Too dry? Something... Medium body and carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Adam_Lifts
3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Jammergordon
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of ManMoosePig
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Abk542
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of KensWorld
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bisonfort
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

A: Pours a golden brown with one finger soapy white head. Some nice lacing.

S: Pine needles and earthy hops. Light citrus. Grapefruit.

T: Caramel and cracker malts mixed with light citrus hops.

M: Medium body with a slightly sweet, slightly bitter finish.

O: Easy drinking basic DIPA.

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Photo of Trent
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Keith_R
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

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3.44/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sahd-1
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of ckr1451
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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Monday Night Blind Pirate from Monday Night Brewing
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