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Monumentous | Coachella Valley Brewing Co

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Brewed by:
Coachella Valley Brewing Co
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by gatornation on 02-07-2014

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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by Aaron_Ramson:
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4.31/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: pours a dark copper with a slight haze, thick, sticky, long lasting head.
S: earthy and dank hemp; tropical fruit; pineapple, goji berry.
T: lots of bitterness up front with that earthy and juicy dankness permeating. A toasty, bready malt backbone emerges at the aftertaste. Definitely more bitterness in the front end than in the back. Finishes mouth drying and astringent.
M: medium full bodied without heavy carbonation.
O: a lot of breweries are making "girly" ipa's that are hoppy without being astringent and bitter. This ain't one of em!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Auraan
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a semi-clear amber body with one finger of thick, fluffy white head. A very nice looking IPA, very true to form. Scents of tangerine flesh, medium-light lemon zest and lemon, medium-light grassy hop aromas, light pine resin and medium-light levels of biscuit-like and sweet pale malt. Overall impression of aroma is of a nice, bright IPA. Not the most unique aroma profile, but solid and pleasant. Flavor begins with medium bitterness with notes of pine resin, citrus peel, light earthy, herbal and floral hop flavors and a light sweetness of tangerine flesh and pale malt with its hints of caramel. Middle is slightly more bitter with notes of pine resin, orange peel, grapefruit peel, a sweet malt backbone. Finish is bitter with notes of pine resin, cedar, grapefruit peel, floral and grassy hops and a lightly sweet malt backbone. Aftertaste is pine resin, grapefruit peel and light malt. Overall impression of flavor is of a nicely balanced West Coast IPA, made true to form. Pleasant but not anything new. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-light carbonation and a prickly middle that finished slick and oily. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a nice standard IPA, easily drinkable and pleasant. Overall this is a good IPA. It has a nice aroma and flavor, balanced quite well between hop and malt for the style, with a pleasant mouthfeel. Not bad.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trubeernick
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of hopnotch760
3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrojanRB
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of esad919
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of AleHunter805
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ocelot2500
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Pours a hazy orange tinged golden color with a soapy, white head that leaves a ring of lacing.

Smells of bright hops.

Tastes of the bright hops with a solid malt base. Hops lead off with citrus, herbs, and a bit of earthiness. A moderate amount of bitterness. Malts come in and some caramel and toasted bread. Sweetness is somewhat light, but helps to balance things out. Finishes with a lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a nice IPA, but nothing special.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. No noticeable bottle dating.

Slightly hazy body color of a deep orange, slightly muddy brown as well. Lots of slow rising carbonation that comes as pin head white and very fine. A big frothy slightly yellow tinged vanilla colored head booms out, easily three plus fingers with thick soapy retention and an island puck to go with it.

Aroma is very different. A spicy grapefruit with a sort of burnt sugar smell and aroma that is kind of inviting if a bit strange. A neat take on citrus hop but also fairly quiet and subtle. Interesting and intriguing making me want to explore more strangely.

Sharp palate comes with a very quick flavor blast. Dry finishing palate with a real session like quality almost, but with some interesting malt presence. Sharp and spicy malt mid palate of dry bread, and this almost peppery grapefruit like quality. Peppered grapefruit almost comes off like a hot brett (it isn't) but very similar and a crazy bubbly finish. Not infected. Nearly juiced qualities as the beer warms up, but still manages a good malt bite to it as well.

What an interesting brew that almost feels like it's own unique style. May not be something I'd have again but it's kind of impressive in it's own right.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of stratusjeans
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of spinrsx
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beansoup
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of RobertConway
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ttylicki
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gatornation
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A--clear light golden color with a soft white thin but fresh head delicate thin lacing
S-fruity hops with a strong malt smell
T- follows the nose with light floral hops with notes of mango and pineapple
M-smooth not so bitter nice fresh finish in the hops
O- nicely done WC style that could have used a touch more hop punch

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Photo of PWestLA
2/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

something seems off with this IPA - I tried it a couple of times (bottles) and found the same experience - a bit funky - many better options, particularly at the price point

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Photo of dpkpr
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of charlzm
3.87/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed on draft on February 15th, 2016 at the bar at The Pines, located in the top terminal of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

Beer is a hazed medium yellow with a one-finger white head. Provides sheeting all the way to the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is primarily pine with woody, earthy and peppery notes. Fairly restrained.

Flavor is a little peppery and earthy with pine and bitter hop notes. For a beer this strong, the alcohol is well-hidden and the flavor is fairly tame. This may have been due to the altitude (over 8000 feet) or perhaps the keg's age? Who knows?

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a touch under-carbonated (again, altitude might have been a factor) and otherwise unremarkable.

Overall, it was a nice beer to have at the time and in the place, but I wouldn't go out of my way to have it again.

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Photo of bumchilly25
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeff1973
3/5  rDev -19.6%

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Monumentous from Coachella Valley Brewing Co
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