Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by RonaldTheriot:
4.49/5 rDev +34%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA has a thick, creamy, off-white head, lots of thick lacing left on the glass, and a hazy, orange-yellow-gold appearance, with bubble streams and a descending cloud after one swishes the bottom contents of the bottle. Some tiny brown specs are seen floating about. The aroma is of a full, piney, bready hop oil, and the flavor is of pine, hop oil, sugar, bread, bread crust, light brown sugar, toffee, grapefruit, and light caramel. Mouthfeel is medium, soft, and slick, and Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA finishes dry, bitter, and fairly drinkable. Overall, this is an outstanding beer! Get some soon!
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2013 15:19:40 | More by RonaldTheriot
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3.2/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
This poured hazy and darker orange with a fat head of off white foam that fell slowly enough and left some lace. Nose is pungent and bitter herbs with some dankness like marijuana. It had some sweet lemon peel very deep within it but the stiff herbal was dominant in the nose. The malt came across with a little sweetness in the nose and some nuttiness as it warmed . Bit of orange finally came out and some muted earthy pine.
Taste is bitter and grassy, pungent herbal with only a faint touch of spice. The dominant fruit is grapefruit and the pine is earthy and muted. Earthy all the way with some grapefruit pith and bitter, the rind of that fruit and some tart citrus overall. The malt never realized a significant caramel sweetness but did offer a bit of nutty flavor that seemed sour to me. There is orange but only as the beer warms quite a bit. The mouthfeel is good. A nice bit of malt to give some moderate mouthfeel, good carbonation to tickle and excite the palate and a bit of hop oil and resin to coat the palate . There is a bitter on this that is actually medium but appears pretty sharp because there is not any sweetness to contrast it.
This IPA had a balanced approach to it's body that was noticeable. The malt did it's best to stand firm against the powerful hops character but the hops won.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 13:48:01 | More by utopiajane
4.1/5 rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Wow! This is hands down one of the best smelling beers I've ever come across. Well done and worth a try just for the sake of its aroma. Very bright citrus with a nice musky sweetness. Sexy.
Good looking too. Moderate head gives way to a heavy film that provides very nice curtainy lace. Slightly hazy orange amber in colour.
Solid citrus to taste, very nice fruity hops, bitterness offset by firm malty sweetness. Lingering dry bitterness. Well made.
Quite impressive overall. Everything hangs together beautifully. Definitely worth a try.
Serving type: can
02-22-2014 03:35:08 | More by TerryW
Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 527 ratings.