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RATINGS: 411   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (6019) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Tap. Pours crystal clear amber, medium creamy beige head, good lacing. Aroma is light line and grapefruit. Flavor is similar, light sweet, medium bitter, pine and grapefruit, touch of caramel backbone. A bit harsh on the end. Basically what american IPAs were fifteen years ago.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tekstr1der (336) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2015 Draught. Pours deep amber with big clingy white head. Mild hoppy nose is matched by rather boring, slightly skunky taste. Underwhelming hoppinessess. This is on my don’t-get-again list.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWS9 (605) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Can. Solid dark malty backing. Prominent hops throughout, a bit of spice and caramel sweetness. Alcohol adds backing rather than something to battle through. Not a standout, but gets the job done.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
[6717-20140903] Can. Honey pine needle sugar aroma. Hazy, orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head and some lacing. Bitter sugary corn grains flavour has a long toasted aftertaste. Medium body. Really odd, not favourably so. (4/3/5/3/10) 2.5

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
473ml can
6.9% ABV
Milton LCBO Outlet #2 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
November 27, 2014
The beer pours a translucent burnt orange with a light tan coloured head. The aroma is grapefruit, pine, and caramel. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average mouthfeel. The flavour is caramel, grapefruit, and pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Warm amber in color, with a white fizzy head. Huge amount of citrus and piney notes in the nose. Tons of cascade flavor. Spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (1225) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours clear, copper, medium off white head and very nice lacing on the glass. Nose is hoppy, some malt notes and some citrus fruit too. Taste is nice and bitter, some balance from malts, dry finish. Nothing over the top, but a nice solid IPA, not bad at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kramer (5691) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body under a one finger fizzy beige head that faded to a thin film. The nose is pretty typical of a hoppy Shipyard beer, loads of sweet caramel and crystal malt, but at least there’s a fair amount of citrusy hops in here. Still, not really a great combo for the style as far as my tastes go. The flavor pretty well mirrors the aroma, tons of awful crystal malt dominating the flavor. I hate heavy crystal malt in an IPA. A decently bitter and citrusy hoppiness, but no matter how many hops they dumped in here, it can’t make up for a poor malt bill. Medium bodied, sticky and clingy, fizzy carbonation. Pretty bad IPA based on what I like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hkrivera (153) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - OCT 31, 2014
Not a bad IPA, but the IBU's are not felt as a true IPA should be. Refreshing, not that bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (10586) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Can - Caramel malts and light earthy hops. Clear copper with a rich white head. Caramel, pine and light bitterness. Nice and mellow, quite drinkable.

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