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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 68   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 Chinook 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!

First Brewed: February 2012
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Malted Wheat, Munich, Crystal, Caramalt
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Chinook, Cascade
Color: Copper
IBUs: 67.5
OG: 1.064


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fhoublon (421) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
Canette de 473ml achetée dans une SAQ. Dégustée le 16 septembre 2015 (tulipe). Bière cuivrée limpide. Mousse beaucoup, col très épais beige-tan, crémeux et persistant. Peu effervescente, bulles moyennes. Odeur de houblon, de caramel et de sucre. Assez forte en amorce, un peu sucrée, assez amère en finale. Alcool ressort trop, la saveur plutôt forte masque le reste, mal équilibrée. Manque de subtilité, de finesse, l’alcool aurait pu être mieux caché.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrasseurRang2 (6) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016 does not count
So many amazing IPA in north america... why do we get this from SAQ... corruption maybe. Taste like water with hops.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Whatup14 (1491) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
Canette 473ml. Couleur orangée foncée translucide, mousse beige laissant une dentelle épaisse. Arôme de malt caramel, houblon résineux faible, orange confite. Goût de malt, houblon résineux, amertume plutôt élevée, côté herbacé. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2048) - CROATIA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle, 355 ml from Pivoteka, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Pours hazy dark orange with medium white head. Caramel malty, fruit, pine. Medium bodied. Solid dry bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
two7offsuit (444) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Pours a hazy golden-Amber color with an off white head. Citrus hop aroma. Moderate hop flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haggis03a3 (196) - Orinda, California, USA - MAR 6, 2016
Hazy light amber color and a white head. Aroma is subtle herby, spicy hops, and malt. Flavor is the same. Mildly bitter and nicely balanced. Not sure if it's "edgy, aggressive, and unique in style" but I liked it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (2939) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2016
On tap at Cold Spot. Hazy dark Amber with small beige head. Aroma is English herbal hops, medium/light body, low carbonation, and good smal-bubble lacing. Taste is English herbal hops and slightly bitter finish.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ICEatALAMO (1276) - Troy, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Can. The pour is a hazy darker orange. The aroma is mild bitter hops. The taste is not good, just tastes like skunk beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1339) - CANADA - FEB 5, 2016
Appearance: slightly hazy pale amber with one fat finger of pillowy ivory head, excellent retention and moderate patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: herbal/floral, citrus zest, resiny pine, caramel malt, earth. (7/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate-strong bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, dry slightly sticky lingering and building bitter finish. (3/5) Not bad at all. Stylistically, it sort of bridges old-fashioned Northwest-style American IPA and traditional English IPA. There’s far more bitterness than one usually associates with English IPAs, but the malt is also a strong and rich caramel. Interestingly, that caramel really doesn’t come through on the tongue: the sweetness is initially restrained, and drops off quickly leaving a dry (though still sticky) bitter finish that builds. A bit quirky, sure, but not unpleasant at all. (14/20)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6218) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle. Muddy but still with a golden hue. The head is thin but quite sticky. This has a clean, almost-soapy aroma. This drinks with a distinctive Anglican tilt, with a rich malty base as the predominate note. There is a bit of that 1980-ish Northwest hop burn, but it’s riding on the wave tops. (#6111, 1/29/2016)


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