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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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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3.2
   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaKeAFC (618) - ITALY - JAN 18, 2015
35 cl bottle. Dark orange color, cloudy, thick creamy offwhite head. Hoppy nose, tingy. Aroma of citrus and caramel malts with resin hops, ginger, roots, earthy yeast and tobacco. Strong bitter taste, long bitter dry finish, raw and earthy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerInHeaven (175) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2015
pours a clear copper with a frothy and persistent off white head. Epic head and lacing! Aroma is pleasant floral, more floral than citrus. The taste is good bitter. Hoppy, but again, not real citrusy. Long bitter finish. Good beer!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arcadia (50) - DeLand, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle from ABC. Pours a dark amber with a thin to medium white head. Lacing is minimal. Aromas are grass, pine, citrus. Taste follows suit but also with some vague malts - mostly bread. Mouthful is surprisingly full with a really oily texture and a long finish. Acquire.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (3682) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tekstr1der (41) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Draught. Pours deep amber with big clingy white head. Mild hoppy nose is matched by rather boring, slightly skunky taste. Underwhelming hoppinessess.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWS9 (514) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mabel (7015) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1062) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (872) - Dover, Delaware, 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.


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