CB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPA | CB Craft Brewers

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CB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPACB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPA
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3.64/5
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214 Ratings
CB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPACB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
CB Craft Brewers
New York, United States
cbsbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,545
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
214
pDev:
12.09%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
55
Trade:
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Ratings: 214 |  Reviews: 61
Photo of Andragos
4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of Eengdahl
4.52/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrunoH
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of Handsome_Steve
4.42/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bitey and hoppy but I like it on a hot day. It is very bitter but has a grapefruit taste. As a 1.5x IPA, it is quite strong but enjoyable. Quite refreshing IMO. One of my favorite IPAs. Disappointed I can't find it in NC.

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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.41/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on draft at Club 57 in Hornell.
Golden clear beer with a moderate white head.
Smells great, loads of NZ hops giving fruit and citrus.
Taste follows nose; tropical fruit and citrus. Delicious!
Mouthfeel is light and crisp and wet.
Overall a great beer, I thought I'd like it based on the name and I was right.

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Photo of MICHAELFINGERLAKESBREW
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

CB Craft Brewers is a great brewery. All of their beer on tap is worth a taste. If you like strong Hops, they have it. If you like smokey, they have it. If you like sweet, they have a Root Beer that is named after their local Fire Department mascot, the Iron Fireman. Everything that this brewery produces is good. Their Caged Alpha Monkey IPA is one of the first IPA's that I have ever had and instantly liked it. Now I have become an IPA snob.

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Photo of Burgundy3024
4.26/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of plaid75
4.24/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Red's Place, Seneca Falls, NY.

Poured a light copper hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured sharp piney hops and a crisp caramel malt.

The taste offered a clean grainy malt and lively piney hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the drier side of the style.

Overall a tasty, neat and compact ale. Well done.

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4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pitweasel
4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not too much of a head on this golden pour, but I'm fine with that. A little bit of it stuck around throughout the course of sipping this one, so no complaints.

The smell was stronger on the citrus end than I'd expected, so my hopes were high that this might leap to the top of my IPA list. However, the taste didn't match up. It wasn't bad, but there was more straight up hop bitterness and less citrus flavor than the nose led me to expect.

Mouthfeel just seems right - it didn't blow me out of the water, but it did seem a bit above average for some inexplicable reason.

Overall, I'm glad that I picked this up while out of town for Easter. Wish I'd grabbed a little more!

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Photo of StrangerTides
4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of my favorite generally available Rochester area beers. A bit on the pricy side but the look and taste are fantastic. Have to admit that the name is not what drew me to this beer, and I still find the "overly creative" naming of beers a bit hokey, but I don't hold that against CB in this case. Always my top choice at PF Chang's.

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Photo of Kali277
4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of honebone
4.11/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great pine nose, love the suttle citrus and grapefruit notes the hops give it along with a little bite! My go to IPA

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Photo of mikepcarney
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heerboth
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fx20736
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Electros
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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CB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPA from CB Craft Brewers
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 214 ratings