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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA is the genesis of a new generation of IPA. The traditional elements of classic English IPA have been redefined by American craft beer innovation. Like the image suggests, Monkey Fist is edgy, aggressive, and unique in style. This beer is brilliant copper in color and exploding with Warrior, Glacier, and Cascade hop character but able to maintain a beautiful balance. Monkey Fist holds up to the spiciest foods or is delicious savored just on its own. And, in case you didn’t know, a Monkey Fist is the knot tied at the end of a sailor’s rope to serve as a weight and make it easier to throw. Cheers!


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
uhclem (360) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2014
On tap at Old Chicago. A bright IPA with a citrus nose and taste. Taste also has an ash background which reminds me of burnt pinecones. One sip and I like it - the next sip I don’t. I may drink this again, then again I may not.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (805) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Smells great with an aroma of strawberries and hops. Pours a deep golden color with little head. Taste is ok, but unbalanced. The hops over power some nice citrus notes. Had on draft at Cappy's Chowder House in Camden, ME.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hidden_Pooch (276) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
Maybe I got a bad one, but it was pretty bad. It looked the part as it poured a nice amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma was of pine, and a little skunky. Tasted like an IPA gone bad, with a taste of skunk, sweet corn, pine, citrus, and caramel malts. It had a medium body with low carbonation and zero bitterness. It felt like a lager with hops in it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
911lin (20) - - JUL 16, 2014
Bottled on the road. Nice bitterness after taste, lasts for quite a long time and covers the sweetness of the beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewGoblin (260) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 13, 2014
Yupppp, tastes just like a monkey’s fist.....fist full of hops, that is! A orangey flaxen pour with a thin white head leaving nice lacing. A bit of a floral hop and honey nose on this primate punch. Big bold citrus and floral hop taste backed by caramel coaching. A good solid mouthfeel and medium carbonation make this a pleasure to pound.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tommynh (19) - - JUN 28, 2014
Had it on draft, nice and chilled. Slight IPA nose, deep color, nice IPA bite without being too tart, no bad aftertaste, a good beer to start the evening meal ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (3653) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Apricot and tea nose. Cloudy amber, thick head, good lace. Tart and bitter apple core, twigs. Medium body, soft carbonation, alcohol not noticeable. Tastes like it might be a little old. I checked the bottle date and it is Best by 05/2013, a month ago. This beer was interesting and quite distinctive. I will definitely revisit this if it comes back around.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1207) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
De couleur rousse, limpide, avec un peu de mousse. Mince. Le nez est en agrumes et en malts qui rappellent la mangue et l’ananas. Herbacée en finale après une vague fruitée, la bouche est en général assez simple. Mordante, excellente et bien faite ; une IPA fortement maltée mais qui tranche.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
odinstyr (559) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a small white head. Smells of citrus - grapefruit and tangerine. Taste is bitter and sweet - spruce, citrus and crackers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1837) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Weird name, right? Dark golden IPA, with a ’knot’ of hops. Hop Bomb with flavors leaning towards citrus. Medium body with a full slate of bitterness. Bold beer with a weird name from Shipyard.


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