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RATINGS: 381   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 didnít know, a Monkey Fist is the knot tied at the end of a sailorís rope to serve as a weight and make it easier to throw. Cheers!

vicg12's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
vicg12 (17) - - APR 26, 2013
Not a very good IPA. The malts and the hops clash terribly, big let down on this beer. Head is good, two finger. Nice copper color, and pretty nice lacing. The biggest let down is just the taste. This beer is just a sub-standard IPA all around. Itís almost not an IPA, although Iím not sure what I would call it. Starts off with a strong malty taste then abruptly ends and finishes with a gross, grasses, moldy hop taste. FAIL Shipyard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2189) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2015
Aroma: resin, pine, fruity, caramel. Appearance: hazy gold, small, white, frothy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, resin again, caramel, turns quite bitter in the finish. Overall: nice IIPA, could do with some more complexity in the palate. Bottle at GBBF 2015, Kensington Olympia.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1594) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Slightly haze burnt orange pour with semi-creamy 2-finger head that remains throughout. Spice hop and pine are there with faint citrus, but definitely some metallic and soapiness. Malts try to help balance everything out, but still pretty bitter. Not horrible, but not very good either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3962) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle at Lukeís Lobster Bethesda. Hazy amber body with medium head. Nose is hops, citrus and caramel. Taste hoppy, bitter with sweetness. Light texture. Bitter in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
swiseman (448) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
strong hop aroma. prominent, but not overly aggressive bitterness. Although, alcohol is prominent. Despite the great description, nothing particularly unique about this IPA.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JasonWillets (2) - - AUG 14, 2015 does not count
Bottle to tulip glass. Pine aroma. Only 65 ibus but taste like its higher. Reddish Amber color. Flavor is very close to being a "red ipa"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (2126) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2015
A bland and unimpressive IPA. Cascade heavy, light toffee and caramel malts with toasted breads. Light floral and tons of citrus. Nothing is really in balance and alot of the profile seems out of sync

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3503) - Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2015
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/25/2015. Pours slightly hazy orange/copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pear, pineapple, pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops, fruity yeast, and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pear, pineapple, pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pear, pineapple, pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, compelxity, and balance of citrus/pine hops, fruity yeast, and dark/bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very nice English IPA style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/pine hops, fruity yeast, and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
astanford (25) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2015
bread, hay, nuts, grass, pineearthy, leaves, woody, golden, hazy, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, light body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
joejames (366) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours hazy amber, one finger off white head. Some lacing and retention. Aroma of caramel and light citrus. Taste is moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium-light body, average carbonation, soupy mouth feel. Finishes moderately bitter. Tasting notes of pine, tangerine, caramel, light resin and dough. Average IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Doomsday (16) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2015
Une excellene IPA americaine aux arômes de caramel brûlée. Très bonne double IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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