Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Share this beer with friends!
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 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2544) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
Bottle. Sweet strawberry and pine hops aroma with grapefruit peel accents. Almost clear, ruddy bronze under a persistent off white sheet. Bitter hops and sweet bread and brown sugar flavour. Balance towards nearly astringent hops bitterness. Medium light body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JBPortland (841) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 25, 2013
12oz bottle pours hazy amber with small head. Nose is malty orange peel and faint lemony pine. Taste is bready malt, bitter, some lemon. Finish is bitter bready malt with some faint lemon citrus. Smells hoppier than it tastes, mostly just bitter. OK, I’ve had worse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1591) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
Pours an orangey-copper with a 2 finger sticky cap. Aroma is hoptacular - citrus-pine-earthy with fruits and a big whaft of caramalt. Flavor follows aroma with the big west coast hopping slightly out-pacing the malt delivery up front, then it goes dry and increasingly bitter in the finish. A hoppy but easy drinking west coast- styled IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Where and how: LCBO , can
Aromaorange with mango, pine hop profile. Grassy malty end. Alcohol well covered.7+
Appearance : 4-
Top: medium white, sparse lace.
Base: poured hazed amber.
Palate : medium bodied with thinner walls.
Taste: straight raw hop boldness. Green bitterness with nutty top end. Splight peppery hint. Tad astringent. Malty sugars cant/wont support.
Other notes OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frothmeister (565) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
473ml can. Pours a hazy rose tinged pale orange with a beige head. Heavy aromas of grapefruit, with strong green tea notes, caramel, and a very light aroma of what reminds me of paint thinner. As for taste, big tropical fruit up front with some resinous notes, that lead into a very harsh bitterness, and alcohol burn that ends the beer with lemon candy, and a long bitter citrus pith finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5937) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
Draught at the brewpub in Orlando. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, fruit, malt and spicy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jksipa (381) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
471ml can from the LCBO Pours a deep hazy amber with a finger width off white head. Nose is heavy pine with quite a pit of fruit: citrus and pear and something else. Quite bitter to start with some balanced malt sweetness in the middle and a lingering bitter finish. Quite like the level of bitterness, but there is an underlying metallic tang that distracts. Mouth is quite soft with soft carbonation. Interesting...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Funkatrocious (98) - - DEC 18, 2013
Pour from bottle. Really funky with a nasty lingering bitterness. Pours nice dark gold with good off white head ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6127) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a cloudy orange-copper with a large lasting foamy off-white head. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruity and resiny hops, bready malt, light spices and alcohol. Flavour’s the same, with fruity hops, spices, bready malt, a bit of alcohol and a hint of wood. Long bitter finish. Average bodied. Not great but pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
robinvboyer (3127) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
Slightly hazy amber pour, with a medium white head. Some weird sweet ctrus aromas, mixed with wet cardboard. Weird bitter lemon, and dried hay. Good god this is odd. Low carb, soft mouth feel. Finish lacks the sweetness that was in the aroma. Its quite bitter, with a big citrus pithy finish. This is an odd ball ipa. The hops are there seem to have mingled with odd off flavors.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 6 7 8  9  10 11 12 » 33

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50