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RATINGS: 341   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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2.6
   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. It’s almost not an IPA, although I’m 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.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
vtafro (4057) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Can. Orange pour with some head. Herbal and grassy aromas. Citrus, herbal and grassy hop flavors. Not as bad as expected.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (3080) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2015
375ML split 2 ways. dark amber red, 1 finger off white head. smells like most standard IPAs. Pine, some blue cheese and bitter orange peel. Decent mouthfeel, it has a very nice sweet grapefruit taste and some blueberry. Cream like finish. Bland but overall, a solid IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bennetporter (149) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Pours an amber from a tap, good fruity piney Cascade aroma, classic bitterness with a little fruity sweetness as well. Good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (1663) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
A shiny red can bought at the SAQ. Pours a clear strong golden (light copper?) with a small white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of caramel and resin, not too fragrant but still not too bad. Taste is moderately sweet and bitter, lightly grainy. Hop flavors are a bit earthy, a bit piny. Not that exciting, really. Body is medium, carbonation moderately and mouthfeel slightly oily. Overall your standard "old style" IPA, not that good but I’m glad the SAQ is adding to their beer offering.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
George999 (188) - Colorado, USA - FEB 18, 2015
From the tap the aroma is sharp but very light ale hard to capture the aroma fully in a pint glass, the pour is clear and a dark amber to almost brown, taste is sharp very hoppy and bitter, there is a grapefruit hint to the finish but only the sour of the grapefruit no distinguishable sweetness, over a strong ipa but a funky after flavor

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LuckyDog (484) - - FEB 11, 2015
Good lacing. Slightly medeciny taste. Bitter, but not as much aroma as I would like.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3346) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2015
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker, hazy copper with a white head of foam that sticks around. The aroma has notes of crackers, pine, green tea. The taste is moderately bitter with a drying finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Solid IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaKeAFC (638) - 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 (194) - 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 (59) - 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.


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