CB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPA | CB Craft Brewers

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82
good
210 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
210
Reviews:
60
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.29%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
54
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 210 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of Wizzle32
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djl1983
3.02/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of fx20736
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DruC4
3.87/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoppyhoppy
2.63/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of LeftHanded666
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TroyVanDamme
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of entenduintransit
3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jkelly315
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k47k
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paresis
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rock_Glenn
1.98/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

There is no shortage of hops in this thing. But there also seems to be no rhyme or reason to the recipe. It's just a bunch of hops, like a strong hop tea.

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Photo of Kali277
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tim007007
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.26/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WiggyKGB
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JRpints
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of colonia25
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kinger22
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer poured a golden orange with a light head that de solved into a lacing. The scent is a subtle hop-citrus. Hops followed by a slight hit on citrus for the taste. Pretty decent beer, overall.

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Photo of jameswaldo
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a Best By 02/04/16 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, fairly high but slowly. This sixpack was very carbonated, wanted a big head. Head was large and ready to jump the pint edge, settled down in five minutes to a persistent thin coat, leaving good lacing. Color was very slightly turbid SRM 10, with some nice tiny hop crud sinking to bottom of glass. I like my IPA a bit more turbid, but this looks pretty good. The funky hop cone monkey on label got me to buy this NY beer, as I'm a sucker for beer brewed nearby and for such quirky labels.

Smell is a faint whiff of hops and yeast, no malt I could notice. Noting distinguished.

Taste very beautifully grapefruity bitter, with a sharp bitter aftertaste that hops up the palate just after swallowing and a good tongue- and throat-coating bitter lingering that makes me salivate and feel real ready to drink more. No noticeable ethanol, a wee bit of interesting yeastiness that feels almost Belgian, just a bare color of malt. But fur sure this is hopped right.

Mouth feel very sparkly even with a pour from a height. The fizz brings hops up and around nicely. Made me seek out some horseradish cheddar and sourdough pretzels to give the IBUs a place to sit.

Overall, I'm glad to have this beer available in my neighborhood. It's got its hops right at you, without being just strictly bitter.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12/26...pours medium amber, little brownish, with very little residual foam. Soft pine, hidden nose. Some citrus. Taste is a bright juicy wet pine-y bitter pale. Soft center with a tasty chewy bitter. Juiciness really stands out.

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Photo of honebone
4.11/5  rDev +14.8%
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 ONUMello
3.73/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Orange with a one-finger head
S: Malts & hops, fairly generic
T: Bold hops, I didn't find them overpowering though they were generic, with a malt/caramel undertone
M: Medium-bodied, fairly bitter
O: The aromas & flavors could be more distinct but I didn't feel anything was out of balance & I'd certainly drink this again

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Photo of Eengdahl
4.52/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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CB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPA from CB Craft Brewers
3.58 out of 5 based on 210 ratings.
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