Beer of the Month: Top Secret Battle Monkey from The Beer Research Institute

Craig OuthierJuly 7, 2020
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100 international bitterness units (IBUs) in a double IPA? That must translate into some face-melting hops bitterness, right? Magically, it does not with this superbly tuned hammer of a beer from Mesa-based The Beer Research Institute. Employing Citra and Denali hops for a citrus-pineapple punch, the brewers employ “zero-second,” after-boil late hopping to “avoid that overpowering bitterness,” according to manager Zack Forsythe. “It’s an amazingly balanced beer for how heavy it is.” Now available in taprooms and in cans at fine beer stores.