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Monkey Paw Mandrill IPA
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Piney, bright, citrusy, and crisp. These are the first things that come to mind when drinking the Mandrill IPA. Looking at the Mandrill will show you a bright gold beer with a lacy white head. The aroma and taste are both swimming with fruit and grass, and a bit of a floral finish. Complex and evenly bitter, the Mandrill IPA is a classic San Diego IPA.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (5709) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 1, 2016
On draft at Tap 25. It pours a lightly hazed dark orange color with an off white head. The aroma is strong with florals, orange, peach and mango. Fruity and complex. The flavor is full bodied with some caramel, dank, flowers, pineapple and mandarin orange. A little menthol and lemon cleaning fluid in the finish. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12051) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Pours hazy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is grapefruit and tangerine hops, cracker malt and tropical fruity esters. Flavor is heavy grapefruit and tangerine hops and bitterness, cracker malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Draft. Pours orange with an off white head. Fruity citric hops, moderate bitterness, lighter grassy notes, and low sweetness. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
On tap @ Stone Liberty Station. Clear orange/amber pour with a white head. Super floral and fragrant. A lot of peach and orange preserves. Flavor has a slight soapiness to it and a lot of flowers, spice, and orange. A hint of cranberry, too. Bitter grapefruit and orange rinds. Sort of sweet and malty, but not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (1972) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
On tap at City Beer, SF. Clear light amber with a foamy white head. Nice fruity hop aroma. Good balanced taste with citrus fruits, resin, and slight pine. A very good IPA, and my 900th rating!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2013
Draft at the brewpub - San Diego. Pours hazy orange-gold with a creamy white cap. Spicy nose, some dry pine, rindy citrus, herbs. Medium sweet flavor with more spicy hops, dry pale malts, slight minerals, lemon peel. Medium bodied with average to lively carbonation. Dry to finish with spicy pine, pine needles, minerals, grapefruit pith, lemon rind. Fair.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2331) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 19, 2013
On tap @ Monkey Paw: Poured a clear golden liquid with a frothy layer of head that eventually broke down leaving the beer naked. The aroma is impossible to smell due to the noisy, smelly, and cramped atmosphere. The drink makes up for that emptiness in the nose by delivering a semi-bitter taste of hops that reminds me of an extra pale ale more than it does an IPA. Overall pretty standard for the style while being easily quaffable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6727) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Clear amber color with ivory head. Dank, spicy, earthy hop, grassy aromas. medium body. Nice spicy hop, ganja bud flavors with a solid pale malt base brew--good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 14, 2012
On tap at brewery. Clear golden with a fluffy white head. Grapefruit, pine, orange, and caramel aroma and taste with a lightly bitter earthy finish and a slightly sticky medium bodied palate.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (1411) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Draft into a pint glass at Monkey Paw Pub and Brewery on Aug. 26, 2012 ( for $4.50) in San Diego, Calif. Poured a hazy orange with thick, white head. Good wet, foamy retention all around Smelled citrus hops, mainly lemon and grapefruit. Also some sweet floral notes. Good whiff overall. Taste reminded me of Manzanita’s IPA. Very bitter. Light citrus hops, grapefruit, lemon zest and orange peel. Light-to-medium body. Thinner, but somewhat creamy finish. Above average-to-average carbonation. Long, bitter finish. A decent IPA, but not great. I’d probably try it again, though.


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