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RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Chinook 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!

First Brewed: February 2012
Malt Style: 2-Row British Pale Ale, Malted Wheat, Munich, Crystal, Caramalt
Yeast: Top-Fermenting English
Hops: Chinook, Cascade
Color: Copper
IBUs: 67.5
OG: 1.064

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3.7
Hiledd (116) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Red almost copper color, bitter finish, bananas and malt, low head retention, thick malty texture, light alcohol birn ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
Bierdimpfe (640) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
Hazy pure amber color. Thick and foamy beige 2 finger persistent head with some nice activity. Sharp aromas of fruity citrus and toasty bread like. Strong highly bitter flavors of smoky orange peel and clove. Slightly missing some freshness. Medium slick body with average carbonation. Strong and long mouth puckering and astringent finish. Powerful smoky bitter mouth coating of cloves and orange. Overall : Itís like chewing an orange peel, interesting taste but way too bitter.

3.7
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
Rating #1254 - 22.09.2014 - Can from CBI. Lemony piney nose comes out of this foaming straw-coloured pour. Mild caramel malt sweetness with lots of dry hop pine zest in the finish. Good IPA.

2.6
smaynard6000 (1152) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2015
On tap. Amber in color with a small white head. This IPA has a lot of pine and spruce notes. Different. Decent.

3.2
mvp (261) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Lemon aroma! Cloudy copper color with a small white head. Good initial but finishes a little dry.

2.5
raymow (1602) - 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).

3.7
crossovert (12666) - Chicago, 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.

3.2
FlandersNed (395) - , 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.

3.4
kajser27 (1785) - 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)

2.9
demitriustown (1191) - 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!


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