Part of Blue Monkey’s Endangered range of “Rare Beers & One-Off Brews,” Baby Ape is a heavily hopped session ale.
It pours a dark amber with only a light head and smells of mandarins, pears and a wood resin.
There’s a very good malt here, often missing in highly hopped beers with a lighter ABV, it’s not overly large, but it’s thick and rich enough to create a good toffee and biscuit body to back up the hefty punch of the hopping.
And there’s plenty of hops, with Magnum, Cascade and Centennial all working together to bring you lots of sticky fresh satsuma skins, lemon juice, apples and pears, a little sherbet fizz and a finish that’s long, dry and bitter and hugely enjoyable.
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