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Feed The Monkey | Jailbreak Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jailbreak Brewing Company
Maryland, United States | website

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Oranges.

Added by gillagorilla on 06-13-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
60
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
36.69%
 
 
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3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

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Photo of petewheeler
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Pours hazy, light yellow in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is orange, banana, and wheat. Makes for a nice summery drink. Light and tasty sipper.

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Photo of KDBGOLF
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of napsack
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had it out of a can. Very banana/fruit heavy hefeweizen. The appearance was a cloudy golden that looked good in the glass. Strong banana on the nose with some pepper and citrus. Taste is sweet, heavy on banana and orange juice with little bitterness and some spiciness. It had a surprising amount of body and good mouth feel. Overall, this was a drinkable beer and would be especially good on a hot summer day, but not something I would go to regularly.

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Photo of needMIbeerinMD
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sisterofba
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamLand
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a cloudy, bright yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of bananas, wheat. Taste is bananas, pepper, some oranges and wheat, very easy drinking. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing summertime beer.

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3.6/5  rDev -7%

Photo of sneth019
4.41/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love Jailbreak, this beer was no exception.

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Photo of Rammed96
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Hefenweizen. I got a slight bubble gum flavor with bananas. Light and refreshing.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of tcoppi
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at their tasting room in Laurel, MD. Nice taste, the orange really comes through with a nice head. Smell was a bit subdued compared to the taste, but is a good predictor of the flavor. Mouthfeel felt a little too light to me, but otherwise great beer. Definitely try this one.

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4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oatsodas
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Tomleventhal
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kevintaraross
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of woodychandler
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I recently visited my aunt & uncle in DC and came home with some nice CANs in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm). She once took my brother & I to the National Zoo, but feeding any animal anything was verboten! For the edification of squares, the phrase, "Feed the Monkey" is commonly used among opiate-based drug abusers, like heroin addicts (especially), to refer to getting a fix to get the monkey off of their back. A former colleague & I referred to one another as "Monkey" because our supervisors treated us like trained monkeys, there to do their bidding at every whim, seemingly just for their entertainment. Accompanying music by The Dickies - "You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla) & Theme from The Banana Splits Show" & BowWowWow - "See Jungle (Jungle Boy) & Go Wild In the Country" + G&R - "Welcome to the Jungle".

From the CAN: "Wheat Ale brewed with Bananas and Orange Zest with Orange Juice Added".

Man, I'm really starting to jones! I CAN't wait another seCANd to CANduct a Crack! & Glug! I decided to go apes**t and invert the CAN. I was met with a stunning two fingers of puffy, bone-white head that looked like somebody sprayed marshmallow Fluf atop my beer. Even better was the Gorilla Glue-sticky lacing that acCANpanied its departure. Hey, how did get naked in my kitchen, CANcing around like a madCAN?!? I just want to play with my Monkey! The beer's color was a cloudy Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2) & I laid down in the straw that seems to have been strewn on my kitchen floor while I was swinging from the rafters. Oooh, now somebody's banging on the window! Who called the cops? This is a private monkey party! Mouthfeel was as soft and silky as a perfectly-ripe banana. A CANana! Put a beer inside an aluminum cylinder inside a banana peel! How apeeling! Equally apeeling was the taste of this beer. I usually hate Hefeweizens that are banana-forward in terms of their esters and I figured this to be another of those. Wrong! Sure, banana was big, but clove was right up there & with the added orange juice & zest, I was groovin'! Man, this was everything and more! I haven't been this happy with a Hefeweizen since ... well, never. I'm going apes**t over this, but the pigs busted the door down & now they're putting me in an I-Love-Me Jacket. Back to the Rubber Room I go, but not before the finish. Finish was dry, amazing for a Hefeweizen! It had a definite clove spiciness, but when coupled with the orange flavors, the bananas took a back seat. I'm bananas for this one! And in a CAN ...

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3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ckollias
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lee_Hancock
2/5  rDev -48.3%

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Feed The Monkey from Jailbreak Brewing Company
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