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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigtourist (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2013
Bold ipa with a deep copper color. Foam light but thick. Strong hop, but has full body and flavor. Was great with spicy Cajon pasta

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (9646) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle @ home. Clear yellow to light orange color, medium sized white head. Aroma is malts and mainly floral hops with a touch of fruityness. Tastes about the same: malts, floral, floral hops, lightly fruity, a hint of overripe fruit and a medium to firm bitterness. Decent body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb (2414) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 26, 2015
Contrary to the description, this really struck me as an EPA. Malt and caramel dominated, with some hops to balance things off. Okay. Bottle from Bob.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RickReallyBrew (54) - Franktown, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2015
This indeed a spicy tasting, hoppy IPA. I like it very much! Not quite as malty as some high gravity IPAs, but maltier than many. It’s red in color. On vacation in Martha’s Vineyard and drinking local brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (5200) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2015
355ml Bottle from www.Clear golden orange colour, white head. Aroma of resin, lots of caramel, cookie, vanilla biscuits, some citrus, light herbal, floral. Flavour is relatively sweet, biscuits, caramel, resin, some citrus, floral, light perfumy, firm resinous bitter finish. Medium bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2846) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2015
A very nice clear copper with a thin head. True to the English style, lots a malt in the aroma. The flavor has some caramel and a good amount of hops. Pretty well balanced. Finishes very crisp and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tricker (319) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
Bière dorée de 6.9 % d’alcool. Elle possède un odorat d’agrumes et de fruits exotiques. Elle possède une amertume importante en bouche, avec un fond de pamplemousse. Elle possède un arrière-goût très amer, avec un accent important du pamplemousse et de limette. Intéressante !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (2984) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Aroma:Caramel, light pine hops... Appearance:Clear cooper, mega huge head... Flavor:Caramel,light biterness. watery...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wolffish (314) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
Embouteillée le 22 octobre 2014 (inscrit sous la canette), celle-ci a dépassé son heure... Peu équilibrée quoique la base soit bonne et les houblons amérisants bien intégrés. Ça manque juste un peu de finition et de subtilité. Super logo!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jannick13 (136) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Can. Taste is at first an obvious hoppy citrus/floral bomb, but on the second sip I’m getting malty, doughy character as well. East meets west.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiereLuc (1045) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
En trois points... 1) Les houblons s’expriment d’abord sous un ciel dénaturé. Est-ce que la bière est vieille? Je ne saurais le dire puisqu’il n’y a aucune inscription en ce sens sur la canette. Je l’ai trouvée en SAQ; elle pourrait dater. 2) Après quelques lampées, l’amertume l’installe en fond de bouche, comme une toile qui engourdit les papilles. On perd un peu le fil, mais les quelques défauts appréhendés sont dès lors masqués. Et on goûte à nouveau. Et le plaisir est de la partie. La bière s’impose comme un hybride entre une bonne IPA anglaise et une IPA américaine correcte. Le malt caramel est en retrait, les houblons sont aromatiques... mais surtout amers. 3) Shipyard offre de très bon produit. Celui-ci est intéressant, mais manque de subtilité. On perd un peu de vue l’ensemble de l’oeuvre à force de s’attarder à chacune des parties, souvent trop agressives.

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