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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 65   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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle (and not long ago, from a Supercan as well). Hazy copper with amber highlights. Caramel malt dominates with some citrus hops flirting on the palate, but not enough hoppy aromatics to make me happy. A rather minimalist IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (2089) - - OCT 16, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 4-15-14- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with a two finger head of an off white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is big of a grapefruit citrus hop, mixed with some tropical fruit aromas of tangerine and mango, giving a nice fruity aroma to the brew. Along with these smells are some cracker smells as well as a bit of a grassy and earthy smell, which mix with the fruity aromas to produce a quite nice smelling IPA overall. Taste – The taste begins with a rather drier bready flavor mixed with a bit of a grassy and earthy hop as well as some flavors of a tropical fruit nature. The tropical fruits are heaviest of a tangerine flavor with a bit of a papaya and mango mixed within. The sweet flavors decrease as the flavor advances with some light caramel taking their place. With the transitioning of the sweet, so too comes some changes with the hop flavors. While some grassy and earthy hop are present upfront, these are lost rather quickly at the expense of a moderately bitter grapefruit taste. The grapefruit really dominates the end of the taste profile, with it leaving a rather bitter citrus flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. A bit more carbonation may have been nice for the big blast of unbalanced grapefruit citrus hop that hits the tongue at the end of the taste, but while this may be so, the nice chewiness was good for upholding all the more subtle flavors at the front of the taste, producing an overall decent feel for the flavors of the brew. Overall – A decent IPA overall with a mostly grapefruit citrus taste that seems to linger far after the beer has been swallowed. Nothing super fantastic, but still rather easy drinking and likely deserving of a better rating then most give ( at least in my interpretation of the brew).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
Pours a hazy copper with a medium sized dense white head and some lace. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruits, floral and caramel malts. Flavour is citrus, grapefruit, resin, tropical fruits, floral, mild sweet caramel, medium lingering bitterness and a mild-med dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3070) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
12oz brown bottle. Lightly hazy orange coloured brew, small creamy white cap. The nose has orange and grapefruit hops.Taste has a bit of caramel, grapefuit and orange peels - pretty fresh and zesty. Bitter finish, lingering grapefruit and citrus peels. A simple IPA, pretty good overall, an easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OsuStu (146) - - OCT 11, 2014
12 oz bottle. A hazy amber with a thick frothy white head. Citrus and bready aroma. Lightly bitter with some fruit like apricots or plums. Sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
EithCubes (5305) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle, screw-top. Nose of caramel, dough, flowers, pine, spice, earth, impressive! Hazy orange-copper with a soapy beige head. Taste lightly sharp with acidity, some alcohol bursting through; metallic with flat and lightly rubbery malt, cracker and earth, caramel and medium bitterness. Lightly sweet, heavy pine, full body very heavy. Very heavy, and a little depressing, and while not exactly dirty, certainly not inviting enough to overcome its darker elements.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnurda (1214) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
Canned sample at Bier Market in Erobicoke. Pours copper. Light head. Very hoppy. Enjotable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5071) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
473ml can pours a pale amber color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light pine and grapefruit with some notes of cereal grains. Taste is a pine and grapefruit hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness. Nicely balanced body and flavors. An interesting IPA that is worth checking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (980) - - SEP 23, 2014
on tap at the Orlando Sea Dog brewpub; cloudy amber color; citrusy hop aroma; piney, citrusy hop flavor on a medium bodied caramel malt base

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MunBro (886) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
Nice hoppy aromas. Definitely has a nice hop bite, having warrior and glacier gives it a very unique flavour. A good one!

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