Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by GoldHorde:
3.18/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
What expectations am I to steel myself for when opening a bottle of an IPA labeled "Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA"?
Googling "monkey fist" gives you four views:
a) rope knot used for lifting heavy weights
b) nautical 18th century rope knot used as a sailor's weapon
c) rope knot used in tavern/pub brawls
d) a marine lifeline between lifeboats; used as a unity symbol in the hobo community
Well ok, so it is not open to a diverse wide view definition. One can ONLY assume the soul of this beer lies withing the culture of navy sailors, merchant mariners, longshoremen and the corresponding hardy brawls fueled by rum are staked out somewhere in this beer. I picture Martin Scorsese's "Gangs of New York" staking racist hearts at Five Points here rather than Marlon Brando's union thugs fingering greedy labor monies in "The Waterfront".
And, oh yes, the beer...
POUR: Amber haze
AROMA: Musty malt
HEAD: Two fingers fading with respectable lace
FLAVOR: Musty, long held in a hold somewhere
AFTERTASTE: Hop kick hangs and rings thru the musty malt like a ship's bell calling for boarding.
Can't say I'll have it again - but I'll remember it!
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2013 06:47:19 | More by GoldHorde
More User Reviews:
4.16/5 rDev +24.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours a cloudy burnt orange, with a moderate white head.
Aromas are of orange peel, leafy greens, caramel and mint tea.
Tastes of tea with an orange peel bitterness on the swallow.
Overall a slightly different IPA than what I've normally had, but I find it's uniqueness to be quite refreshing.
Serving type: can
07-24-2014 22:48:54 | More by BeerWatcher
Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 638 ratings.