India Pale Ale


Smooth, crisp and refreshing

ABV: 6.3%

Monumental IPA is a rich, clear copper in color. Our flagship India Pale Ale exhibits floral aromas and flavors of citrus with piney-resin all in combination with malty, toasty caramel background notes. Our unique twist with this IPA is that it demonstrates the delicious, yet elusive perfect balance between a hoppy bitterness and malt flavors.

We believe that Monumental IPA is a great example of a complex and perfectly balanced East Coast style of IPA.


Original Gravity:
15.3 plato


Final Gravity:
3.0 plato



Awards & Press
  • Virginia Is Making the Area’s Best Beers Now?

    DC Beer “Virginia breweries are killing it, culminating in Port City winning the nation’s Best Small Brewery Award, having medaled at GABF for their porter, IPA, and witbier.”[...]

  • Port City Brewery wins big!

    WJLA – Good Morning Washington “A local brewery took home the award for “Small Brewery of the Year” at the Great American Beer Festival. But that wasn’t the only award[...]

  • Port City Brewing Co. takes home top national honors

    Washington Business Journal “Port City Brewing Co. in Alexandria has plenty of medals and honors to its name, but it just brought home a huge one this weekend. ”[...]

  • It’s official: Port City is the best small brewery in America

    The Washington Post “Alexandria’s Port City Brewing Company had a pretty stellar weekend at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, winning silver medals for its Porter and Monumental IPA,[...]

  • Alexandria’s Port City Named Best Small Brewery In America

    DCist “While it is often said that the best beer in the world is the one currently in your hand, it’d be especially difficult to dispute that with an award-winning[...]


    On Tap “Even our flagship IPA, a lot of IPA drinkers love that beer, but non-IPA drinkers love it too because it’s balanced and that’s what we like – balance[...]


    Brightest Young Things ““This is what happens when you’re growing at 60% a year,” Butcher says. “We’re over four years into this thing, and we still feel like we’re working[...]

  • 2014 Virginia Craft Brewer’s Fest | Silver
    2014 Virginia Craft Brewer’s Fest | Silver

    PCBC is proud to announce a monumental victory: the Silver award for our flagship Monumental IPA at the 2014 Virginia Craft Brewer’s Cup![...]

  • 2014 World Beer Championships | Gold
    2014 World Beer Championships | Gold

    Our Monumental IPA received a monumental victory at the World Beer Championships in 2014 by winning the Gold Medal with 94 Points![...]

  • 2012 Great American Beer Festival | Bronze
    2012 Great American Beer Festival | Bronze

    Our Monumental IPA won a prestigious bronze medal out in Denver, Colorado, this year at the Great American Beer Festival. #monumentous[...]

  • 2012 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest | Gold
    2012 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest | Gold

    Port City Brewing Company’s Flagship India Pale Ale, Optimal Wit, proudly brought home the Gold Medal at 2012’s Virginia Craft Brewers Fest.[...]