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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (7277) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2012
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, Las Vegas
Aroma is sweetish with fruits, resin and caramel. Flavour is rather hoppy with sweetish fruits, resin, some biscuits and caramel. Hints of hay in the finish. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (7102) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2012
355 ml bottle @ Angleterre, Helsinki.
Pours a hazy amber orange colour with a white head. Aroma of nuts, biscuit and strong perfume notes. Flavour of pale malts, strawberries, grass, biscuit, astrigent, perfume and floral notes. Medium bodied, rough mouthfeel and a rough bitter finish with some strawberries again. Not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6968) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle shared at Mosto, Matera. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma of caramel malt upfront, with grapefruit, pine and resinous hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6957) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Draft. Pours orange with an off white head. Citric and flowery aroma. The flavor has floral and citric hops with sweet malts and toffee. Just a hint of diacetyl, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6901) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2014
(Draught at Man in the Moon, Stockholm, 11 Jan 2014) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with apricots, citrus and toast. Malty, roasted taste with notes of apricots, orange peel, crisp-bread and a citric, slightly toasty bitterness in the finish. Slightly edgy malt profile. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Not overly complex, but quite well made IPA. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6838) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2013
draft @ Nobi .. . uplifting smell .. . sap and green leaves .. . pleasing mouthfeel .. . medium finish .. . light sweetness .. . enjoyable, surprising beer from shipyard .. . . you’re kissing a robot? ..weirdo.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (6831) - Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2012
8/14/12. 12oz bottle from a random ABC. Sweet floral and earthy hop aroma with a sweet caramel and earthy/floral hop flavor. Mehhh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6727) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is light amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, corn syrup), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot, resin). Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Smells ok, if kinda ordinary and a bit syrupy. That syrup-like aroma unsurprisingly portends the mouth experience; it’s quite syrupy-sweet and sticky. Not much fun to drink. Pretty sour too. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6681) - 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

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