Watch out! This huge new IPA is coming at you ready to literally cram hops down your throat! After 13 years CB’s has finally decided to release the beast, CB’s Caged Alpha Monkey. This monster weighs in at a hefty 6.5% alc/vol, 65 IBUs and uses 4 different hop varieties, in whole leaf and pellet in 6 different additions. We use a healthy dose of Caramunich malt to give this beer a bright orange color and enough body to balance the hops. We use cutting edge hop varieties to create a crazy mix of pineapple, grapefruit and pine aromas that just screams American IPA.
American-style India pale ales are perceived to have medium-high to intense hop bitterness, flavor and aroma with medium-high alcohol content. The style is further characterized by floral, fruity, citrus-like, piney, resinous, or sulfur-like American-variety hop character. Note that one or more of these American-variety hop characters is the perceived end, but the hop characters may be a result of the skillful use of hops of other national origins. The use of water with high mineral content results in a crisp, dry beer. This pale gold to deep copper-colored ale has a full, flowery hop aroma and may have a strong hop flavor (in addition to the perception of hop bitterness). India pale ales possess medium maltiness which contributes to a medium body. Fruity-ester flavors and aromas are moderate to very strong. Diacetyl can be absent or may be perceived at very low levels. Chill and/or hop haze is allowable at cold temperatures. (English and citrus-like American hops are considered enough of a distinction justifying separate American-style IPA and English-style IPA categories or subcategories. Hops of other origins may be used for bitterness or approximating traditional American or English character. See English-style India Pale Ale