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RATINGS: 414   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

coolfunnj's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
coolfunnj (349) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
aroma..for all the aggressive hops promised this is yeasty and malty in the aroma,almost like a soft pretzel..looks good a deep amber clear liquid with off white foamy head that thins but leaves lacing..tastes like an irish red with a bit more back end aftertaste bitterness..smooth and slick on the palate..overall this is merely okay some English bitter fans might like it not a great IPA

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
N3lson1 (867) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a twelve ounce bottle in a twelve pack sampler. Pours a nice golden/copper color, lots of head that dissipates quickly. Not fond of the up front, in-your-face hop aroma. Decently balanced on the taste tho.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alliance100 (1100) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2016
12oz bottle - pours a medium gold . Herbal / piney aroma . Moderate bitterness . Finish brings a lingering bitterness but not too much . Solid IPA . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pours a golden amber color. Aromas of floral hops, some sweetness, and a touch of fruit. Flavors of hops, pine and citrus. Light body with a bittersweet finish and long aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ttheilen (449) - USA - MAY 2, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malaclemys (456) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 29, 2016
Pours clear copper with white. Aroma is caramel, grapefruit, nut, light fruit. Taste is grapefruit, caramel, nice hoppy. Bitter finish with midlight body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
oliodnb (634) - ITALY - APR 24, 2016
UPDATED: APR 24, 2016 65cl bottle. Clear orange golden, small sticky white head. Aroma is light sweet malts, some sweet fruits , light hops. Taste is similar, malty sweetness and sudden dry bitterness. Light body, watery texture, medium carbonation. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fordest (2362) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle at friends house during a card game. Dark golden pour with small head. Aromas were hops but not amazing. Same for the flavor. Just nothing great here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fhoublon (404) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2016
Canette de 473ml achetée dans une SAQ. Dégustée le 16 septembre 2015 (tulipe). Bière cuivrée limpide. Mousse beaucoup, col très épais beige-tan, crémeux et persistant. Peu effervescente, bulles moyennes. Odeur de houblon, de caramel et de sucre. Assez forte en amorce, un peu sucrée, assez amère en finale. Alcool ressort trop, la saveur plutôt forte masque le reste, mal équilibrée. Manque de subtilité, de finesse, l’alcool aurait pu être mieux caché.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BrasseurRang2 (6) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016 does not count
So many amazing IPA in north america... why do we get this from SAQ... corruption maybe. Taste like water with hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Whatup14 (1409) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
Canette 473ml. Couleur orangée foncée translucide, mousse beige laissant une dentelle épaisse. Arôme de malt caramel, houblon résineux faible, orange confite. Goût de malt, houblon résineux, amertume plutôt élevée, côté herbacé. Carbonatation moyenne, corps moyen.

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