Good Monster
Collective Arts Brewing

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Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada
IPA - New England
Ranked #2,375
Ranked #13,449
3.97 | pDev: 6.3%
Jan 03, 2022
Feb 10, 2021
Very Good
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Notes: Hops: Citra, Amarillo, Mosaic, Simcoe
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4.02 by Mxsluis from Michigan on Jan 03, 2022
3.73 by wattsd on Dec 28, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Joe_Canadian

Poured from a 473 ML can purchased on 10/3/21. Second beer, following an Omnipollo Zodiak.

Appearance - had I not known better, I'd say this was lightly carbonated pineapple juice. Very little head or lacing when poured into a 20 oz pint glass.

Smell - Pineapple, followed with a little bit orange. As I drink, it mellows out to more of an orange flavour.

Taste - More of the nose. But that's the thing, I like the flavour. It's straightforward and delicious. Pineapple mellowing to orange.

Feel - thick, almost oily, bringing a little bit of bitterness aftertaste.

Overall a decent, but not great effort by Collective Arts.

Oct 06, 2021
4.12 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Sep 27, 2021
4.25 by paulish from New York on Sep 25, 2021
4.41 by Isaac_L95 from Canada (ON) on Sep 20, 2021
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3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by leaddog from Canada (AB)

Appearance - Pours a cloudy pineapple gold with two fingers of bubbly white head.

Smell - Tropical and citrus hops/fruits (pineapple, passionfruit, grapefruit, orange), wheaty and bready malts, oat flakes, something reminiscent of sea salt.

Taste - Bold and bitter hops (of the tropical, citrus, and earthy variety), a bit of alcohol, the tropical and citrus fruits as noted previously, bready malts and wheat. Alcohol is noticeably strong.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Slightly sticky on the palate and the bitterness lingers on the back of the tongue.

Overall - A juicy and bitter NE DIPA from the fine folks at Collective Arts. The alcohol could be better concealed, but I also appreciate that it doesn't taste like Five Alive (like many others in this style can - super juicy!).

Sep 18, 2021
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3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

Poured from a 473ml can. Canned on May 11/2021.
So many NEIPA's out this one is ok but so many better ones out there.
I can taste the high 8% ABV, not well hidden.

Aug 24, 2021
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Nass from Florida

I like the can artwork. The pour is a cloudy orange color. The taste is orange rind, tangerine, & guava. Cheers! A-

Aug 12, 2021
4.35 by DaPan from Canada (ON) on Jul 28, 2021
3.78 by BarrelAgedG from California on Jul 24, 2021
3.97 by dubnation from Kansas on Jul 16, 2021
4.05 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Jul 10, 2021
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3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

16oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a good-sized, off-white head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass. It smelled of orange, grapefruit, mango and sweet caramel. Sweet pineapple, orange, mango and toasted caramel with a piney bitterness.

Jul 02, 2021
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4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by SSS from Canada (QC)

A-Hazy yellow with a white head that lingers
S-Interesting notes of melon and tangerine. Tropical fruit present with mango and pineapple joining forces…
M-Medium body with a juicy character that ebbs and flows into the high alcohol content which is ever present. Peppery hop burn finish
T-Sweet upfront with a citrus kick and smooth bitterness that is quite pleasant
O-Very nice beer, wish the high ABV was better masked…

Jun 30, 2021
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4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by pootz from Canada (ON)

Can from LCBO: pours a clouded roily pale gold with puffy 2 finger white cap...aroma has minor complexity with pine, stone fruit, citrus, exotic fruits and a firm malt undertone...flavor is hop dominated but with a mellow roundness and balanced with big malt backbone....long wet increasingly bitter finish....a big big full-bodied unfiltered IPA that's both mellow and balanced , bold and satisfying ...will be in my cooler all summer

Jun 30, 2021
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4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Whyteboar from Michigan

Can was dated 3/1/21 so I didn’t expect much from this DIPA and was happy to be wrong.
Poured a very hazy pineapple yellow with a short paper white head. Lacing is minimal.
The aroma was quite nice, plenty of mango and other fruit with a hoppy background.
The taste is where this impressed me- so smooth with mouth filling taste and flavors, the aforementioned mango and maybe some grapefruit. A little hops presence to balance it out and it makes for a very quaffable beer. At 8 %ABV, almost dangerously so.
Feel was excellent, very nice.
I would be happy to to have this again, fresher to see how it may be different. But at over 3 months, this is still really good.

Jun 20, 2021
4 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON) on Jun 04, 2021
4.19 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri on Jun 01, 2021
3.25 by boszormeny from Canada (ON) on May 24, 2021
3.71 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on May 22, 2021
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4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

473ml can - another very artful label (duh), and I am queuing up Rammstein's 'Pussy' on my system, in honour of the prominence of the feline on the label. #noapologies

This beer pours a very cloudy, pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, rocky, and faintly bubbly off-white head, which leaves a bit of less-than-aspirational cloud form lace around the glass as it suitably subsides.

It smells of gritty and grainy pale malt, muddled domestic citrus rind, some further guava and maybe pineapple 'exotic' fruitiness, a hint of damp minerality, and some evenly distributed earthy, leafy, and piney green hoppiness. The taste is bready and mildly doughy caramel malt, blood orange and old lemon citrus esters, rain, when it's coming through the windows, unexpectedly, and more leafy, weedy, and dank-ish piney hop bitters.

The carbonation is active in its palate-taunting frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and mostly smooth, in the manner of those right-coast hipsters trying to right a ship that is doing just fine on its own. It finishes trending dry, my tastebuds savouring the lingering experience, as such.

Overall - well, once again, this art-focused, but actually more beer-capable outfit has surely done it. Another IPA that is so easy to enjoy, but be aware of the extra 3 points of wowee sauce, as they come to bear. Words to the wise, which too many people seem to ignore these days.

May 22, 2021
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4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

Served in a teku glass from the can.

Appearance: Light hazy body coming off a pale gold color with medium bubbles to the body.

Smell: light lemongrass aroma which dissipates quickly but hits the nostrils cleanly.

Taste: Bland citrus, grapefruit skin lightly floral. Bitter with hints of orange skin as well...reminds me of a tea meshed with malts.

Mouth: Soft carbonation with a semi sticky body.

Overall: Good brew, definitely worth grabbing just to quench your thirst on a warm day. Might be crazy to say this but reminded me a bit of Gatorade. Salud!

May 22, 2021
4.17 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on May 14, 2021
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4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by CAMRAhardliner from Canada (ON)

Pours hazy yellow with a flash in the pan head that musters a bit of lace on the glass. The aroma is redolent with tropical, citrusy hops. Mango, pineapple, guava, apricot hop notes in the taste. The mouthfeel is full bodied with a mouthcoating hop bitterness. High bitterness and plenty of tropical hop notes in the forever long finish.

This is an excellent NEIPA from a benchmark producer. Complex, juicy and bitter. A must try.

May 12, 2021
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3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BPVandenbroek from Canada (AB)

Good Monster is a cloudy, pale yellow colored IPA, sort of the color of lemonade or grapefruit rind. The head is cloudy, white, and shows decent retention.

Up front aromas are intensely hoppy, smelling of grapefruit pith, lemon and ripe oranges. Fresh earth and peppercorns round out the profile, making Good Monster a very hop forward smelling beer. Malt in the form of fresh baked bread lends support, helping to keep Good Monster's aroma from collapsing under the weight of all these hops.

On the tongue, Good Monster's mouthfeel is full almost to the point of being chewy. The yeasty flavor of fresh baking bread comes through first, giving a soft, pillowy foundation for an assertive hop profile. Again, those hop flavors are all about the citrus. Ripe, seville oranges coupled with grandma's hard lemon candies and the intense, mouth coating flavors of grapefruit pith.

Good Monster is a good example of what an NEIPA can be when it's executed well. The hops are a genuine smack in the face and yet not overpowering. Soft malt flavors definitely help keep the hop profile in check, keeping the beer drinkable and enjoyable as well as assertive in its character.

May 11, 2021
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4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

A pint can was drained into a clear Imperial pint mug. Good aroma of complex hops and some malt occurs. The color is straw orange-yellow and it's dense. A nice white head is included and it seems to be enduring. The hops are in very good balance, bringing hints of citrus, pine and a dry bitterness. There is also some sweetness from the malt, perhaps assisted by the alcohol. The body is rich enough and the alcohol taste is light, until the bitter lingering of the hops at the end. By that time any sweetness is gone and a good dry hoppy bite is all that's left. Very little glass lacing to see, but the carbonation holds up. Indeed, there are good monsters

May 09, 2021
4.13 by newcastlemike from Connecticut on May 08, 2021
4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on May 07, 2021
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4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by craftbeersweden from Sweden

Deep hazy, yellow beer with a three finger high, white, fluffy head. A lot of lacing on the glass when the head sinks down.

Nose: Citrus, mango, orange, caramel, resin and pine.
Taste: Fresh citrus, sweet caramel malt, tangerine, orange and pineapple.
Mouth: Medium to light body. Smooth carbonation. Fresh and juicy. Light bitter ending.

May 06, 2021
4.24 by KensWorld from Florida on May 06, 2021
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3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by woodchipper from Connecticut

Poured from a 16oz can dated 03/01/21 to Nonic at fridge temp.
Opaque hazy light yellow body, medium height but quick fading head. Lacing is really minimal.
First impression of taste is either hop burn or alcohol . Further sips yield melon and mango notes. Maybe 2-months is this beer's limit.
Body is reasonable for the style, not thin, not amazing.
Overall- Maybe fresher would be better, but this was just okay.

May 05, 2021
3.98 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Apr 25, 2021
4.1 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Apr 25, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by bobv from Vermont

16 oz. can.
Canned 03/01/21.
Brewed and canned by Collective Arts in Waunakee, Wisconsin.

Moderate pour yields an almost one inch, slightly off white head over a murky, light golden body with sticky lacing. Nose of orange, tangerine, lemon, melon with a bit of floral aromas as well. Taste is mostly citrus with a finish of citrus pith and slight berry bitterness. Good feel and overall, a more than decent DIPA.

Apr 22, 2021
4 by yancot from Canada (ON) on Apr 20, 2021
3.86 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Apr 18, 2021
3.89 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON) on Apr 09, 2021
3.42 by gallaghercm from Canada (ON) on Apr 09, 2021
3.4 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Apr 03, 2021
Good Monster from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 49 ratings