Monkey Paw Brewing Reviews




TylerGreenDC
4.3
Monkey Paw Low & Slow Rauchbier
Draft. Completely amazing. Thick campfire smoke aroma. Flavors of smoke, lager yeast, vegetal and some chili too. World-class.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

adancer
3.9
Monkey Paw Bonobos IPA/SD Pale Ale
On tap at Slater’s 50/50. Beautiful pale IPA, not much on the palate. Definitely recommend this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Ibrew2or3
4.4
Monkey Paw Gibbon Back
Poured up on tap at the brewpub (Aug.2017) where it is a near clear gold body that supports a lasting white head of foam that leaves behind some sheet lacing. The aroma offers up a blend of tangelo, mango and tangy warm cantaloupe. The taste delivers smooth soft yet thick sweet juicy mango and cantaloupe. Oh yeah. Initially behind juiciness are bitter grapefruit citrus hop notes creating a nice balance with the smooth soft juiciness. Toward the finish the citrus hop bitterness fades leaving firm booze boosted juicy notes to run amuck. Into the finish a nice wafer thin cracker like maltiness comes to the surface really pulling this together into a pleasing finish. Solid IIPA.
Sunday, November 26, 2017

BeerandBlues2
3.5
Monkey Paw / Pizza Port Fear the Underdog IPA
Draught at Burger Bench. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Moderate grassy, resin and pine hops and bitterness, light honey and cracker malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Saturday, November 18, 2017

sonnycheeba
3.5
Monkey Paw / Pizza Port Fear the Underdog IPA
Tap at IB. Pours mostly clear gold. Aroma and flavor are pale malt, light toast, floral and citrus, and a piney finish. Medium body.
Sunday, November 12, 2017

fiulijn
3.3
Monkey Paw Oatmeal Pale Ale
Draught at St. Augustine's, Vancouver
Hazy golden color. The oatmeal adds some character, but it's a bit earthy; the hopping is bold and moderately resiny with moderate citru peel final.
Nice.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

snoworsummer
3.5
Monkey Paw / Pizza Port Fear the Underdog IPA
Draft at Coronado IB. Pours almost clear gold with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like resin, pine hops, bready, and nutty malt. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like resin, orange and grapefruit hops, and bready and nutty malt.
Sunday, November 12, 2017

Oakes
3.4
Monkey Paw Oatmeal Pale Ale
@ St. Augustine's, Vancouver. Light amber, without much head. Earthy, touch of orange on the nose. Has a toasty hop note, and the malts are a little bit sticky and chewy. Decent - I can see that they are aiming differently with this one, and maybe away from my favourite type of pale.
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Ibrew2or3
4.1
Monkey Paw BEAT L.A.! IPA
Poured up on tap at the brewpub where it exhibits a near clear gold body that supports a dirty white head of foam. The aroma offers up punchier grapefruit and tangelo and then softer smelling notes of cantaloupe and mango.The taste delivers juicy tangelo, clementine and cantaloupe blended with bitter grapefruit and spicy danky hoppiness. It sweetens up some to midway as the hops turn a little more resiny creating a pleasing balance. Solid IPA.
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Ibrew2or3
4
Monkey Paw Lab Monkey - Comet and Zythos
Poured up on tap at the brewpub where it exhibits a clear gold body that supports a thin white head of foam. The aroma offers up pine hops twisted around some malt nuanced grapefruit. The taste delivers malts, some well integrated pine hops and then cantaloupe and cantaloupe sweetened bitter grapefruit. Oh. This works with a pleasing punchy hop bitterness grounded nicely in the thin base malts and fruity hoppiness. Nice.
Sunday, September 17, 2017

sad_ry
4.9
Monkey Paw Sweet Georgia Brown

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

snoworsummer
3.6
Monkey Paw Who Do? Yuzu!
Draft at the Monkey Paw taproom. Pours opaque gold with a creamy white head. Tastes like lemon, yeast, lime, biscuit malt, and wheat. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like lemon, yeast, straw, lime, biscuit malt, and wheat.
Sunday, September 3, 2017

brokensail
3.5
Monkey Paw Thank You
On tap @ Strong Ale Fest 2016. Golden-orange beer with some white foam. Pretty typical San Diego/West Coast style hoppy beer here. Massive pine, resin, and oily citrus. A whole lot of grapefruit and orange peel. Definitely dank, son. Get a bit of a floral quality along with some pineapple. Pretty bitter on the finish. Does have a nice bit of citrus flavor. Maybe a little hot.
Sunday, August 27, 2017

bdleedahl
2.9
Monkey Paw Ol' Colo
Astringent off flavours, overhopped, not malty enough. This beer was just made using poor brewing practices. Monkey paw SD.
Monday, August 14, 2017

bdleedahl
3.2
Monkey Paw / Bitter Brothers Foggy Tart
Low tartness, quite fruity, mostly pineapple for me. Okay beer overall, but not great for the style. Monkey Paw SD.
Monday, August 14, 2017

sonnycheeba
3.1
Monkey Paw Who Do? Yuzu!
Tap at brewery. Pours hazy gold. Aroma and flavor are wheat, lactic acid, citrus, faint floral notes, and some tropical fruit notes. Light body and soft acidity.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Marheb
3.4
Monkey Paw / Nickel Wrathchild Smoked Weizenbock
(En fût à O’Brien’s): Riche caramel et chipotle, ronde fumée, quelques pincées de poivre et une tourbe humide. Le corps est presque liquoreux une fois les bulles enfuient.
Monday, July 17, 2017

deyholla
3.2
Monkey Paw Who Do? Yuzu! - Peppers
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy light yellow with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy wheat, yogurt and yuzu with a hint of peppers underlying. Flavor has slightly tart yuzu and sweet wheat body with hints of peppers and yogurt underlying.
Monday, June 19, 2017

deyholla
3.3
Monkey Paw Who Do? Yuzu!
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a near clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a combination of earthy wheat and slightly tart yuzu with a touch of yogurt underlying. Flavor combines wheat and yogurt with a growing tart yuzu presence.
Monday, June 19, 2017

deyholla
2.7
Monkey Paw / Social Kitchen Wheat Is Murder
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has notes of bread and earthy citrus with a decent amount of grass supporting. Flavor has a decent amount of bread with grass and touch of earthy citrus.
Monday, June 19, 2017

deyholla
3.7
Monkey Paw BEAT L.A.! IPA
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a near clear light yellow with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma is citrus forward with a touch of tropical fruit and a bit of grain underlying. Flavor has a good amount of sweet citrus with a growing bitterness, a slight dryness and a grain backbone.
Monday, June 19, 2017

deyholla
3.9
Monkey Paw Bonobos IPA/SD Pale Ale
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear light gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a nice citrus bite with some grass and a light grain backbone. Flavor is full of bitter citrus with a touch of sweetness and a light grain backbone.
Monday, June 19, 2017

deyholla
3.4
Monkey Paw Lab Money - Nelson
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear mellow yellow with a white head that dissipates two the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of citrus with grass and sweet grains supporting. Flavor has bitter citrus and citrus rind with some sweet grains and creamy citrus underlying.
Monday, June 19, 2017

TylerGreenDC
3.6
Monkey Paw The Big Smoke
Draft. (They seem to be calling it Big Smoky now.) Aroma is more ham than bacon. Flavor is smoky ham, lots of tang (not sweet, not campfire, not BBQ). The smoke carries the beer forward, dominates, but gently. Finishes beautifully, the smoke lingers -- even on the lips.
Monday, June 12, 2017

zebra
4.3
Monkey Paw / Melvin This One Goes to Eleven
3rd of flight of 4 @ brewpub. cloudy "hazy" light yellow color, intoxicating tropical citrus nose, intense in mouth, aromatic, bitter finish.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

zebra
3.2
Monkey Paw The Downs Family Irish Stout with Chocolate
2nd of flight of 4 @ brewpub. foamy head, light chocolate, lightly sweet, super smooth like nitro. rating #1!
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

zebra
2.5
Monkey Paw Ol' Colo
1st of flight of 4 @ brewpub. hazy dark amber color, malty lightly sweet nose, malty, bitter finish, moved on before finished.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

BeerandBlues2
3.8
Monkey Paw / Melvin This One Goes to Eleven
Draught at the brewery. Pours hazy gold with a medium, frothy white head, short retention. Aroma is moderate citrus, grapefruit and tangerines, and mango hops with light cracker malt. Flavor is tropical fruit, tangerine and grapefruit hops and bitterness with light cracker malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Travlr
3.7
Monkey Paw The Big Smoke
Draft at the source. Clear deep amber color. Campfire aroma. Taste is burnt embers. Very tasty.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

BeerandBlues2
3.6
Monkey Paw Ol' Colo
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate toast and nutty malt with medium earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is medium earthy and spicy hops and bitterness with medium toast malt with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Travlr
3.4
Monkey Paw Sweet Georgia Brown
Draft at the source. Clear amber brown color. Aroma of toasted brownies. Taste is earthy cocoa. Works for me.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

BeerandBlues2
3.8
Monkey Paw The Downs Family Irish Stout
Draught at the brewery. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate leather, roast and chocolate malt with light earthy hops. Flavor is moderate chocolate and roast malt, dates, light earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Travlr
3.5
Monkey Paw The Downs Family Irish Stout
Draft at the source. Dark brown color tan nitro head. Earthy aroma. Taste is earthy cocoa and coffee. Light body.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Travlr
3.4
Monkey Paw Satanic Chimp
Draft at the source. Golden color. Light caramel aroma. Taste is peppery caramel.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

BeerandBlues2
3.6
Monkey Paw / Bitter Brothers Foggy Tart
Draught at the brewery. Pours cloudy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is moderate lactic grapes and pineapple with light cracker and wheat malt. Flavor is moderate lactic grapes and pineapple, light cracker and wheat malt with a dry finish. Light body and carbonation.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Travlr
2.8
Monkey Paw / Social Kitchen Wheat Is Murder
Draft at the source. Clear yellow color. Earthy aroma. Taste is mushy peas.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Travlr
3.5
Monkey Paw Ol' Colo
Draft at the source. Clear golden color. Peppery caramel aroma. Taste is bitter with a malty backbone.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Travlr
3.6
Monkey Paw / Melvin This One Goes to Eleven
Draft at the source. Hazy golden yellow color. Aroma of pineapple and grapefruit. Taste isn’t too bitter or too boozy.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

BeerandBlues2
3.5
Monkey Paw Sweet Georgia Brown
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is moderate nutty and chocolate malt with light woody hops. Flavor is moderate nutty and chocolate malt with light earthy and woody hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Travlr
3.4
Monkey Paw / Bitter Brothers Foggy Tart
Draft at the source. Cloudy yellow color. Pineapple aroma. Taste is tart tropical fruit. Nice.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

BeerandBlues2
3.5
Monkey Paw Satanic Chimp
Draught at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a medium, bubbly off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate toast malt with dates and light earthy hops. Flavor is moderate toast and nutty malt, light earthy hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

BeerandBlues2
2.9
Monkey Paw / Social Kitchen Wheat Is Murder
Draught at the brewery. Pours cloudy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate sorghum and straw grains with light earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is moderate sorghum and straw grains with light earthy hops and medium bitterness and a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

TylerGreenDC
4.2
Monkey Paw / Pizza Port Fear the Underdog IPA
Draft. Big, beautiful marmalade aroma. Dense lace. Flavors of toast, bitter tangerine moderated by caramel and a kind of resinous tanginess that lingers in the best way. All wow.
Monday, May 15, 2017

bdleedahl
3.6
Monkey Paw The Big Smoke
The nose on this beer is outrageously smokey. It literally tastes like super strong smoked meat. The underlying beer is pretty solid though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, April 28, 2017

Tide
3.7
Monkey Paw Santa's Pet Monkey - S'mores Style
Draught at City Beer. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, dark fruits, toffee, coffee and a bit of licorice. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, toffee and a bit of vanilla. Excellent imperial stout.
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Marheb
3.9
Monkey Paw The Downs Family Irish Stout
(En fût à BLAH): Une base mocha riche et robuste, une croute généreusement rôtie et une finale bien sèche et torréfiée. Belle réussite, plus intéressante que beaucoup d’exemple sur le marché.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

anders37
3.7
Monkey Paw Dark Side of Paradise
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty nutty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty nutty vanilla chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty nutty chocolate vanilla finish.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

anders37
4.1
Monkey Paw Santa's Pet Monkey - Barrel Aged
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate vanilla flavor. Has a roasted malty woody bourbon chocolate vanilla caramel finish.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

anders37
4
Monkey Paw Santa's Pet Monkey - S'mores Style
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate vanilla aroma. Roasted malty chocolate vanilla flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate vanilla finish.
Sunday, March 19, 2017

anders37
3.8
Monkey Paw / Mikkeller Calaveras
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate spicy chili aroma. Roasted malty spicy chili chocolate flavor with weak smoky hints. Has a roasted malty chocolate spicy chili caramel finish.
Sunday, March 19, 2017