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City Beverage, the Official Beer Sponsor of The Less Desirables, presents Grass Monkey Pale Wheat Ale from Sweetwater Brewing, The Less Desirables Beer of the Week. grass-monkey-vignette-2

Sweetwater Brewing, out of the ATL, does beer right. I don’t think they can mess one up if they tried to. It’s not that I love all their beers, but I have to respect the work they do and most people are of the same consensus, at least of the those that I know.

This brew was hoppy but not offensively so. It had great citrus overtones and that comes from the Lemonhead hops. It’s only 30 IBU so it’s not overpowering. And, at 5.4%ABV, it’s not going to knock you over or out. So, you can drink a couple and not really be foggy. Well, I say that; anyone with any kind of tolerance, that is.

BeerAdvocate has it at 3.65/5 (Good). Untappd has it at 3.52 caps out of 5. I rated it 4.5 out of 5. It was enjoyable and drinkable, not too hoppy and the citrus notes were just present and didn’t distract you from the beer.

Have you had this beer? What did you think? If you’ve not had it or just have a hankering for more, head down to City Beverage and grab your sixer of it. It would be great for the warmer days that are coming. It was good with the colder weather we had tonight. Tell them that we sent you!

Listen now to the latest episode of The Less Desirables to see what Bethany, Councilwoman DD Adams, her entourage Rafia and Jill, and I think of it. You can hear that HERE.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!

“Spring got sprung with this funky monkey. We dropped a big stash of Lemondrop hops into both the kettle and the dry hop – delivering a big citrus blast – and topped it off with a Lemongrass addition for a refreshing twist. Light in body with bright citrus notes, this is an extremely complex but very easy drinking brew.” – Sweetwater