Straight to Ale Brewing Company Monkeynaut India Pale Ale

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A few deliveries ago Brewpublik sent Straight to Ale Monkeynaut India Pale Ale, 7.25% my way. This IPA has one crazy cool label on it’s can, an Astronaut monkey in space. Straight to Ale Brewing in Huntsville, Alabama one of the few homes of NASA space program. Monkeynaut pours a deep orange color with a slight haze to it and a three finger off-white slow fading head with dank aromas of slight garlic with  hints of a malted sweetness and some hop bitterness that flows to a dank resinous garlic flavor with a nice big bitterness and hop flavor that finishes just as bitter as it starts with a lingering hoppy note that gives you a strong hoppy bitter aftertaste that there until you take another sip all with a medium mouthfeel. Straight to Ale Monkeynaut is a strong bitter IPA but not so bad I give it a C- and don’t think you can have more than one, it will wipe out your taste buds, I know that I won’t. The bitterness on this IPA takes away from all the other flavor in Monkeynaut and really hold it back. Monkeynaut needs more malt flavor to balance it out and sort of smooth it over. I wouldn’t recommend Straight to Ale Monkeynaut. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!  

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