CB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPA | CB Craft Brewers

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82
good
208 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:
208
Reviews:
60
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.29%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
52
For Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Screper
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of JohnQVD
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Andrew99
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of beerismycrutch
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Custom Brewcrafters in Honeoye Falls, NY.

Pours a clear golden amber color, with a one inch head and pretty good lacing down the glass.

Smells like pine and cut grass. Very pungent hop aroma.

Similar flavors. Very bitter, with lots of earthy, resinous pine flavor. Not much malt is noticed, maybe a bit of caramel sweetness in the finish.

Medium bodied, crisp, well carbonated. Finishes dry.

A good local IPA, but a bit removed from the best examples.

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Photo of TonyY
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of FCRICH
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of chefduff2
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of methtlcai
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of dgp207
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jminch
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Andragos
4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of rderedin
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of dantsbeats
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Molson2000
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of deapokid
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of DonFrap
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of djmichaelk
1.64/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle courtesy of the generous laxer8811 (thanks again!), into a pint glass. No bottle dating (boooo).

A - Pours a clear golden, with a finger of cream-colored head. Decent retention, solid lacing.

S - Wet, earthy hops, maybe a little malty sweetness, and cardboard. I have to work to get much aroma out of it.

T - That earthy tone really stands out in the flavor, and not in a good way. There's an acrid note that's a little like burnt plastic, and no sign of the maltiness that I got in the nose. Very astringent. And... that's it. Nothing like I'm used to in an IPA, no piney or fruity hops, no sweetness, nothing else.

M - Carbonation is very low, and it gives it a slick, oily feeling that doesn't sit right. And it's very drying.

O - Only the appearance saves this beer from a 1 overall, and even then just barely. Not sure if I just got a bad bottle, but this is just awful. And with CB not dating their beers it's impossible to tell if this is a really old bottling or just bad. This monkey needs to stay in its cage. Down the drain it goes...

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of match1112
2.95/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

pours a clear copper with no head or lacing. smells of resiny pine and some citrus. taste is pretty bland, more like an apa. still pick up on dank resin and citrus on the tongue. mouthfeel is flat and unexciting. there is a little bitterness on the finish that tastes like burnt pine needles, not a good thing. overall i dont care for this beer, but glad i got the chance to try it!

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

CB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPA from CB Craft Brewers
3.58 out of 5 based on 208 ratings.
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