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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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CB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPACB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPA

Brewed by:
CB Craft Brewers
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-29-2010

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A June purchase from my first visit to Premier Gourmet of Amherst, New York, outside Buffalo.

Poured into a tulip glass from the 12 oz. bottle.

a: Amber with an inch plus offwhite head which dissipated slowly to a heavy surface foam and good lacing. Impressive so far.

s: Mild pine.

t: Good balanced malt/hop flavor, piney rather than fruity hop notes, but not too strong considering the 65 IBUs. The label claims it is "a big, bold east coast animal that throws hops at you" but it's not as bitter as that might suggest. Really pleasant and refreshing. Alcohol/hop bite aftertaste becomes more evident as it warms.

m: medium, quite smooth.

o: A surprisingly good IPA, one of the best I've tried so far this summer. A premium brew great for those who want a summer drink with a significant hop presence. Definitely worth buying if you can find it.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
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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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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CB's Caged Alpha Monkey IPA from CB Craft Brewers
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 213 ratings
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