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RATINGS: 294   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bkurtz (728) - PERU - JAN 17, 2014
Pours a hazy copper with a smallish head. Nice aromas of caramel, grapefruit, and citrus. Their is a nice balance of bitterness and fruit, but there is a soapy finish that ruins this beer for me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2014
Keg at Man in The Moon. Clear copper/amber, minimal head. Appley nose with some hay and chlorine. Sweet with medium body and hard, soapy mouthfeel. Caramel, apples, butter and undefinable spices. Mid bitter finish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Coltreppe (5) - potenza, ITALY - JAN 15, 2014 does not count
muscular American hyper-hopped beer. Citrus fruits, pepper, spices and much, much bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2896) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
473ml can, slight hazy amber-orange hue, with a frothy bubbly beige head. Nice fruity yeast nose of peaches, orange peels, with some good floral citrus, leafy, grassy, minty hoppy accents, with some light orange marmalade, orange, tangerine, lemon rind citrusy, panettone cake dough, mint leaf, subtle wheat, toasted malt notes in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with good earthy flowery soapy, citrus, leafy, grassy, minty hoppy, peach, orange, tangerine, lemon rind fruity character, with some mint leaf, lemon oil, lemon pie, zesty, spritzy grapefuit peel, faint wheat, pale, toasted malt, lemon marmalade, spicy pepper lemon flavours, leading towards a peachy, orange peel fruitiness, lingering citrus, leafy, grassy, soapy, minty hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (10061) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2014
Draught at Bishops Arms Järntorget, Göteborg. Somewhat hazy copper/golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Soapy aroma, citrus, hay, caramel, bready notes, some wet soil. Hoppy floral flavor, grassy bitterness, citrus, some metal notes. Hoppy floral finish. Quite dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (231) - New York, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Part of a mixed 6 pk I picked up tonight..Nice copper color..decent aroma of hops, citrus, pine..good pour..2-3 finger white head..nothing special..average,run of the mill IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
341 ml bottle. Pours a lightly veiled pale amber with a short lived beige head. Aroma is hops, caramel. Flavor is caramel, fruity, brown sugar, cream sugar. Finish is a bit of citrus, but generally lackluster. Medium body, average carbonation. Easy drinking, and light, felt more like an american pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4637) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
Can: Poured a deep amber color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of bitter citrus hops with dry caramel malt notes. Taste is also dominated by dry and bitter hops with light citrus and earthy notes with some dry caramel malt notes also noticeable. Body is average with good carbonation. Not bad bit a bit too strong on the bitterness front. I think this would have been a great IPA back in 2006.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cfrancis (2249) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Pours a dirty gold with a small white head. Aroma is spent grains and lemon. Taste is a different hop bitterness than I’m used to. Lemon and citrus hops with some grassy notes and grain balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle. BBE Jan 2014; Drank Nov 2013 - Amber Gold in colour. Hoppy; grassy and floral hops. Fruity; grapefruit citrus, some lemon. Malty backbone; caramel malts, toffee. Aggressively hopped. Very bitter grassy hoppy citrus fruity throughout. Lingering bitter hoppy aftertaste. Decent.

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