RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   IBU: 68   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 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 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!

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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   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.

gripweed57 (2871) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Hazy medium gold color. Moderate frothy beige head.mgood lacing. Dank grapefruit hop nose. Tart bittersweet toasted malt flavor. Spicy citrus hops in middle. Dry peppery hop finish.

boto (2263) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2017
Draught @ Brew City: This one pours a dark, clear, orangish golden color. There was a small light tan head and some lacing. Lighter nose. Faint hops and malts. the taste is somewhat bitter. Light pine and citrus. Medium bodied. Meh: IPA light.

AleRider78 (1456) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2017
Tallboy from LCBO. Pours a huge frothy eggshell white head and has a cloudy, amber appearance. Leaves nice thick dirty lacing. Aromas of floral and citrus hops as well as herbs and resin hop. Lightly spiced. Flavours of oranges, citrus hops, coriander and malted barley. Some notes of breads and grains, but just a touch. Nice tingling sensation, slightly astringent. Good balance of bitterness and sweetness. Pretty good IPA, nothing that really sets it apart from all the others though.

Dorqui (2261) - Brescia, ITALY - JUN 10, 2017
Bottled 0,355L. Much elegant and nice aspect, reddish bright amber color, lively and bubbly with creamy head duration. Burned and smokey aroma with caramel malt and sour cortex. Strong bitterish and alcoholic impact, much fraught mouth with overbanding sweetish final.

pequenomestrex (13) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 23, 2017
Hoje dia de começar a saborear as cervejas do mês, algo que realmente tenho que admitir que gosto bastante de fazer. A apresentação da cerveja é bonita, mas bem comum para uma IPA, uma coloração âmbar bem escuro e brilhante, pra quem conhece o tipo é bem normal. A degustação começou pelo modo que uma IPA clássica tem que ser, um amargor considerável, algo que a IPA tem bem como característica, um sabor que puxa bastante pro lúpulo, algo que as cervejas mais comuns não tem, e que com certeza vai incomodar quem não está acostumado. O ponto forte da cerveja é a estabilidade do sabor, tanto em goles curtos quanto em longos, o sabor não é de se alterar muito, o amargor se mantém fácil, e pra quem conhece será de bom agrado, mas mesmo assim há uma certa dificuldade de manter goles mais longos, o sabor é um tanto enjoativo, merecendo saboreá-la bem em goles curtos em sem pressa. A porcentagem de álcool não é alta, mas é bem sentida, os 6,9% de álcool é muito próximo das cervejas mais comum, mas mesmo após 1 garrafa é bem notório o peso e a força da cerveja, algo interessante, mas que mantém a característica de saborear bem do que beber de qualquer forma. No geral, uma IPA clássica, com um altor teor de amargor, mas que pode ser muito bem saboreada aos poucos, o que traz um sentimento bom de satisfação, mas não perde o tom enjoativo em goles mais longos, o que pode estragar um pouco a experiência como um todo.

trapped (3615) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 24, 2017
Draught. Clear dark amber with very small frothy whitish head, very faint piney aroma, medium carbonation, bitter grassy hops taste, thin body, long bitter finish. Classic IPA, decent.

the sauger (111) - La Pocatiere, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2017
Canette de 473 ml. Arôme de fleurs, de houblon et de conifère. Goût d’ agrumes, de houblon très fleural et de tourbe. IPA classique, ne se démarque pas des autres mais est tout de même appréciable.

Carlisle (795) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2017
Draft. Pours copper color with off-white head. Pine hop aroma. Pine hops with bready malt backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

emdejes (90) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2017
35,5 cl bottle - bbd = 08/2015 Kept up really good, Amber colour, rather dry mouthfeel.

milewide (2315) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Copper color. Average head and body. Little aroma. Hop bitterness from first taste to aftertaste.

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