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RATINGS: 311   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiveacestx (595) - Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle - dark yellow/copper color with an average head. This has to be one of the earthiest tasting hoppy beers I’ve ever tried. Very earthy up front and somewhat malty on the back end. Medium mouthfeel. Very good and I’m looking forward to the next one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3169) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
La canette renferme un liquide orangé. La tête mousseuse est un anneau qui glisse sans laisser de traces. Le nez est bien confortable en malts caramélisés. Les houblons qui se signalent sont amusants. L’aspect floral est bien fusionné avec les parfums forestiers. Il y a des odeurs agréables d’oranges et de lactose qui me titillent les narines. Sur les papilles, les notes de fleurs et de pin prennent les devants. Le caramel assure un niveau de confort modérément élevé. Au palais, je note que le liquide présente un corps de moyenne densité. Le pétillement vif n’altère en rien la texture crémeuse. La finale est plus ou moins réussie avec des notes savonneuses et des notes mentholées assez intenses qui frôlent le désagréable. Une IPA qui a du potentiel. Dans ma courte vie de jeune homme de 40 ans, j’ai déjà vu pire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4531) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
12oz bottle from I Like That, Portsmouth, NH. Amber with a loose white head; piney aroma; soft in the mouth with citrus and piney hops; and a dry acrid finish. How come that every brewery in New England claims to have uniquely discovered this style?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (311) - - MAR 1, 2014
Pours an attractive copper color with small head. Nose typical of IPA: floral, citrus and pine. Taste has some citrus up front but quickly moves to a bitter hop bite...with the bitterness really lingering. Normally I like the bitterness but this is not all that well balanced. Could use more citrus up front, and less of an aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1252) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 26, 2014
Clear orange amber with a two-finger bright white head and nice lace. Aromas of bright citrus hops, bready malt and hints of pine and pear. Flavor is mostly citrus - grapefruit and lemon - offset quickly by biscuit and caramel malt sweetness. Light to medium body, soft carbonation and mouthfeel, and a lingering dry bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3215) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Pour is a amber with a large white head. Aroma is a nice mix of piney hops and caramel malts. Flavor is more of a herbal hop with a hefty malt presence. Finish is dry with a decent hop resin left on the tongue. Not as sweet as I though it would be. This is a solid IPA. Plenty of hop presence and a fairly heavy malt to back it up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (635) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Slightly reddish with a thin white head. Nose is a touch musty. Taste is nicely balanced malty sweetness and hop bite. Medium body. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tessic (842) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
This IPA poured a cloudy, light amber colour with a nice foamy, bright white head. Scents include Grass, celery, plastic and oil based paint. First swig was quite strong on the IBU’s. Flavours of hops, light caramel and paint. Finish is fruit juice and grassy hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Cannette de 473ml. Bière cuivrée avec une superbe mousse légèrement beige. Un nez de savon. Une bouche de caramel et de métal avec une amertume. Rien de spécial et rien de mauvais.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
onceblind (4078) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Hazy copper with a thin white fading cap. Nose is like musty sweet earthy hops, a touch of strong toffee sweetness, and something along the lines of bourbon. And a nose of lemon zest as well. Taste is dry and leafy, pretty mild and earthy. Strong bitterness without a lot of depth or character. Kinda bland on that front. Not too big a fan.

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