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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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!

Ibrew2or3's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ibrew2or3 (7565) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2012
22oz bomber pours clear copper with near white head. The aroma has some vague resiny hops, a bit of fruity raisin esteriness and then that house yeast nearly butterscotch note. The house yeast doesnít work here for me. The taste is similar as I get hops that are vague and bitter and a bit resiny mixed with the house yeast buttered bread and butterscotch. Didnít not really like this one. The yeast or maybe it is an off note, just doesnít work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mvp (195) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Lemon aroma! Cloudy copper color with a small white head. Good initial but finishes a little dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
raymow (1084) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2015
bottled - nice amber color. Sweet slightly hoppy aroma. Decent hop flavor but has a lesser quality to it (possibly an old bottle).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (9721) - Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2015
355ml twist off (!), canít imagine shipping this beer overseas and using a twist off (let alone shipping ipas in non refrigerated containers [hint hint shelton]).. Semi-hazed amber pour, nice foamy off-white head. The aroma is actually really fresh and nice didnít catch a bottle date but it smells nice, grainy and bready but not overpoweringly so, just a nice well-rounded malt-accentuated hop perfume. Flavor is resiny, some fruit notes, nice bitterness dry, jsut a hint of caramel and toast. Not bad. Must be a super-fresh bottle too. Pairs good with the salted broccoli im eating for some reason.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlandersNed (216) - , Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2015
16oz can. Orange/copper tone, moderate tan head. Earthy, orange rind, grassy smell & taste. Seemed like an English/American hybrid. Full-body and medium- carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (460) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 6, 2015
Clear copper colored, moderate strong creamy off white head, nice lacing. Aroma is of caramel malts, some biscuit, fruity and floral hops. Taste is moderate sweet caramel malt, fruity and floral hops, citrus as well, some biscuit in the finish, moderate+ bitterness and a fairly dry finish. Moderate+ bodied and carbonation, oily. Decent, not great. (bottle Pivoteka, Zagreb)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demitriustown (1144) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2015
22 oz can: Aroma has got a lot of candy like ho textures with caramel notes poking through. Appearance is an amber and somewhat red with an off white head that lingers around for quite a while. Taste has got a hard candy like hop note with a light malt texture intermingled. Palate has got a lingering buttery malt and hop texture in the after taste. Overall, itís alright nothing special. Cheers!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
geologyguy (1031) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Very light smell, taste is hoppy, maltiness comes in a bit on the end, somewhat sweet, too bitter though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2283) - 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 (1631) - 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 (4316) - 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.

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