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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
dajobo (6) - - DEC 25, 2012
As far as aroma and nose, not much there... Has a hazy color to it. Buy the taste took me off guard. Nice citrus balance!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HoppyScallywag (278) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2016
This one starts out bitter, with a malt low note and then gets even more bitter and dry on the palate. Not a terrible IPA, but you definitely gotta be in the mood for a mild bite with a box full of bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1276) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2016
Draft @ T.F. Green Airport. Copper body with an amber/beige head. Solid hoppiness with citrus and pepper notes. Doughy maltiness rounding it out. Good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpkinhead2 (748) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2016
Bière orangée brunâtre, parfaitement voilée, effervescence moyenne-faible, et surmontée d’un col beige moyennement large, très dense et mousseux, qui s’affaisse tranquillement en laissant une belle dentelle sur les parois du verre. Arômes de pain moyennement grillé, pâtisserie, léger sucre mi-foncé (mélange de sucre d’orge et léger caramel…) accompagné des effluves d’un houblon principalement floral aux notes également d’agrumes (surtout pamplemousse) et de conifère. Certaines odeurs boisées, alcoolisées et peut-être aussi légèrement fumée semblent présentent en arrière-plan. Nez correctement agréable, complexité adéquate, bonne intensité. En bouche, pétillement assez élevé sur la langue, onctuosité moyenne au palais. Au goût, entrée maltée de pain grillé, grain rôti, sucre d’orge et caramel, suivi de la domination d’un houblon principalement floral et résineux, petites notes de pamplemousse, en route vers une finale à l’amertume de moyenne à élevée. On note également une certaine trame de fond de malt fumé et boisé, et la toute fin de bouche se veut particulièrement boisée. Très bonne intégration des différentes saveurs entre elles, équilibre malt/houblon intéressant. Bon goût, complexité adéquate (bonne pour le style!), intensité élevée en bouche. Il s’agit d’une bien bonne bière!

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
N3lson1 (898) - 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.

3.4
   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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (4914) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ttheilen (528) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Malaclemys (457) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
oliodnb (652) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fordest (2377) - 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.


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