Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Monkey Fist IPAShipyard Monkey Fist IPA

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BA SCORE
77
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898 Ratings
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Ratings: 898
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 9
Gots: 178 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: puboflyons on 04-25-2012

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Photo of 50marathons
3.44/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice beer. Seems a bit more like a strong ale than an IPA. Needs more hops to contrast the malty flavor.

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.83/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No idea why all the low ratings...good but not top-notch IPA but way better than just an OK rating in my opinion. Loosen up BA raters...you being influenced by others ratings?

Photo of Mikeszab
4.1/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasty brew on a hot summer evening. Better than expected based on the scores.

Photo of Ravenrick
3.62/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Love malty, but this may be a bit much. Overall I I enjoyed it, although don't believe I could drink too many and I love craft beer.

Photo of stickydankhop
2.44/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Ordered on tap from Seadogs Orlando. Flavor profile is too malty dumped with bitter hops enough to cause a gag reflex. My inexperienced friend took one drink and lost all ambitions to drink beer that night.

Photo of DukeRanger17
5/5  rDev +49.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dam this tastes good after long crazy day at work

Photo of liverbird17
2.42/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

This beer was pretty malty

Photo of Campodog
4.56/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it on draught. Really tasty!

Photo of QSJag
1.66/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Couldn't finish a bottle. Tried again a month later on tap, and gave it back to the server.

Photo of thomawalk
1.38/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

From the bottle is flat, I suspect it was old

Photo of OrestesMethuon
2.81/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very, very malty; quite bitter; fairly uncomplex, and not very satisfying. Also probably not much of an IPA, by contemporary standards at least.

Photo of sjones5045
3.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

4/17/15 Tampa

An all around avg beer at best. Note that I did have this after a rather bad beer so this beer may have tasted better than it it by default. King of bland and pretty unremarkable.

Photo of Romerojo
3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Wow, sad to see bad on this, overall good clean hoppy and smooth. Just a little after taste

Photo of TBCE
2.43/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tried this brew a couple times. Just plain don't think to highly of it. Very hoppy and dry, not necessarily a bad thing, but it got a burnt flavor to it that lingers.

Photo of RockAZ
3.74/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bitter IPA, piney, burnt wood or dried pink grapefruits someone set fire to. Kind of a gritty dirt taste afterwards that lingered a long time. Did not really like this beer much, but it is hoppy, it is an IPA and some will like it. Not for me.

12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass, tasted within 90 days of bottling.

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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 : It's like chewing an orange peel, interesting taste but way too bitter.

Photo of 31Sam13
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very, very hoppy, without much else to be said. A very bitter, dry--almost burnt--aftertaste that left me scratching my head. Not bad but not a keeper.

Photo of PorterPro125
3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 500mL Can

A- Pours an Orangey Red colour (think cedar) topped by a 3 finger head that quickly dissipates to a think skim. Tons of lacing on the glass.

S- Citrusy Hop notes that are a classic representation of a West-Coast style IPA. Mild Pine notes.

T- This IPA is a hopbomb for sure. Not much other than citrus hops (lemon/grapefruit). Little bit of pine comes through

M- Medium mouthfeel with low carbonation.

O- Solid IPA and one of the better beers I've had from Shipyard. Tasty even with the high ABV.

Photo of ssmack
3.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Celar reddish amber colour with half nche of yellowish head. The carbonation streams has 2 different speeds. Excellent lacing that almost covered the the side of the glass and great retention.

Mild aroma of citrus and fresh paint.

The taste is a burst of hops. Fpra; amd cotris (grapefruit and lemon) bitterness with an extra lick after about 30 seconds. More piney in the aftertaste. Left with a pit of bitterness at the very back of the mouth. Lingering taste hours later.

Medium feel.

A well-made American IPA with a variety of hop flavours.

Photo of tekstr1der
3.21/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Draught. Pours deep amber with big clingy white head. Mild hoppy nose is matched by rather boring, slightly skunky taste. Underwhelming hoppinessess.

Photo of J_Daytona
4.39/5  rDev +31%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Well done tasty IPA. Good body, flavor & a well rounded beer. *Enjoyed by draft

Photo of Blackpond
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Very well done ipa. Unsure of lower ratings. Will definitely but again.

Photo of Archy
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

A drinkable IPA with plenty of grapefruit punch - not overly aggressive, but certainly present. Not too shabby.

Photo of JParlow
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Very easy drinking IPA. It doesn't try too hard to be a West Coast IPA.

Photo of Jeffo
4.2/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one at the LCBO this past summer.

From a 16oz can into a snifter

APPERANCE: Pours a two finger, medium looking, creamy white head with very good retention. Clear burnt orange with lower levels of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a creamy foam cap and clings to the sides of the glass. A splotchy wisp and ring remain leaving dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Pale malts, caramel, lots of grapefruit, honeydew melon and pineapple on the nose. Lots of fruity notes for sure. Could be a touch bolder, but this is really hoppy and fruity. Nice stuff.

TASTE: Pale malts, caramel and some honey sweetness up front, then some bitter hops and grapefruit at the swallow. Bold and lingering finish of lemon and grapefruit bitterness, honeydew melon, pineapple and piney bitterness as well. Very flavorful and bitter-sweet, with plenty of hop character all over the place. Great stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. Good feel as well.

OVERALL: Either this batch turned out like a gem or they've overhauled the recipe, because this is far, far better than the scores here would suggest. Or maybe canning really does make that big of a difference. Either way, I’m surprised it only scores a 3.34 here. Very good stuff. Solid malt backbone with lots of flavor and hop character here. A nice, creamy and smooth feel to support it all as well. A quality IPA that I would gladly drink again.

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Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
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