Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
joejames (485) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy amber, one finger off white head. Some lacing and retention. Aroma of caramel and light citrus. Taste is moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium-light body, average carbonation, soupy mouth feel. Finishes moderately bitter. Tasting notes of pine, tangerine, caramel, light resin and dough. Average IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doomsday (20) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
Une excellene IPA americaine aux arômes de caramel brûlée. Très bonne double IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SG111 (1289) - New York, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Tap at K Pacha, Long Island. Pours very dark amber color, off white head. Aroma is light citrus, some orange, tangerine, malty. Flavor is funky. It has a lot of like caramel, toffee or some sort of sweet malt. Almost like a peat or spelt note. Slight grapefruit note. Pretty bitter finish. So basically it has hop bitterness without much hop Aroma. Not too great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (715) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle from Harvest Market, Bedford NH. Aroma is bready malt and toast with citrusy and resinous hops, yeasty dough. Appearance is hazy brown with finger-width white head with mild lacing. Nice sparkle. Taste is moderate fruity sweet balanced with hop bitterness. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin texture, average carbonation and mild bitter finish. Overall, more going on than your average beer. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4969) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle at Pivoteka, shared with Hrabren & Jones. Dark amber body, slightly off white head. Sweetish aroma, tropical fruit perhaps, caramel, slightly herbal. Nice, interesting fruity, soapy taste, peaches mostly. Quite bitter aftertaste that grows and grows. Good beer, not thrilling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rjplumer (1007) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Has pine and spice aroma. Deep burnt orange colored body with an off white head that settles to light layer. solid bitter bite with a mild sweet caramel malt flavor to give it balance. A nice blend of west coast and English style IPA’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (7254) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 7, 2015
Bottled 355ml. -from Pivoteka Zagreb. Dark golden coloured, small to medium sized off-white head, mild caramel in the nose. Sweet malty, caramel, herbal/citrusy hoppy and notes of grass with pretty harsh bitterness in the finish. Let’s say not really my type of IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stoned99 (1269) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2015
473ml 3 months old can from SAQ. Aroma: caramel, tropical fruits, grapes, band-aid. App: hazy copper, small off white head. Taste and palate: medium body, resinous, watery, and crisp bitter finish. Overall: not really good but was expecting worst than that. Not enough fruity for my tastes and smells band-aid so much as it warms. oxidated? I’m not sure but this is definitively not so good. Should have drank it very cold even though it’s never suggested.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (3608) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle with twist off top?? I bought a pick 6 for my brother, but saw I needed this and switched it out. Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma of caramel malt upfront, with grapefruit and pine. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with resinous hops . Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (3297) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
Can 473ml. Pours dark golden with high beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of resin, hops, caramel, citrus, fruits. Taste is of bitterness, citrus, caramel, fruits. Palate: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Good. A tad malty. Nice fresh hops.

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