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Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.

Shipyard Monkey Fist IPAShipyard Monkey Fist IPA

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BA SCORE
77
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560 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 560
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.87%


Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co. visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: puboflyons on 04-25-2012)
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bcuz7

Florida

4/5  rDev +19.8%

05-19-2013 21:56:07 | More by bcuz7
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sfprint

Germany

3.06/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Reddish orange, little rising carbonation or head. transparent
S: Amber warmth but mild to moderately hoppy, there's also a weird molassas/cough medicine sort of smell
T: Bitter tang in the aftertaste, it's mostly just bitter with a semi dirty hop flavor (german style). Not sweet, piney or citrusy. :(
M: Mouth puckering with little carbonation.
O: Okay. Lacks most of the qualities I like in an IPA, but still okay

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 00:06:51 | More by sfprint
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RobbDogg

New Hampshire

3.19/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark amber. Starts with a creamy feel and mild hop fruit. Ends with a long bitter aftertaste. My wife didn't hate it, which usually means it is not a spectacular IPA. A solid, drinkable offering that I would try again in the absence of better draft offerings.

Serving type: on-tap

04-20-2014 22:16:37 | More by RobbDogg
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.2%

04-19-2014 21:33:44 | More by DerekMorgan
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

04-19-2014 01:06:17 | More by Morey
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with a two finger head of an off white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading to leave a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is big of a grapefruit citrus hop, mixed with some tropical fruit aromas of tangerine and mango, giving a nice fruity aroma to the brew. Along with these smells are some cracker smells as well as a bit of a grassy and earthy smell, which mix with the fruity aromas to produce a quite nice smelling IPA overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a rather drier bready flavor mixed with a bit of a grassy and earthy hop as well as some flavors of a tropical fruit nature. The tropical fruits are heaviest of a tangerine flavor with a bit of a papaya and mango mixed within. The sweet flavors decrease as the flavor advances with some light caramel taking their place. With the transitioning of the sweet, so too comes some changes with the hop flavors. While some grassy and earthy hop are present upfront, these are lost rather quickly at the expense of a moderately bitter grapefruit taste. The grapefruit really dominates the end of the taste profile, with it leaving a rather bitter citrus flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. A bit more carbonation may have been nice for the big blast of unbalanced grapefruit citrus hop that hits the tongue at the end of the taste, but while this may be so, the nice chewiness was good for upholding all the more subtle flavors at the front of the taste, producing an overall decent feel for the flavors of the brew.

Overall – A decent IPA overall with a mostly grapefruit citrus taste that seems to linger far after the beer has been swallowed. Nothing super fantastic, but still rather easy drinking and likely deserving of a better rating then most give ( at least in my interpretation of the brew).

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 01:38:07 | More by Darkmagus82
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RIKIM

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

04-13-2014 23:52:21 | More by RIKIM
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jmlewisjr

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

04-13-2014 22:09:04 | More by jmlewisjr
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lsummers

California

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

04-12-2014 22:24:27 | More by lsummers
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

04-11-2014 18:25:13 | More by ZEB89
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charlesjwinkler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.2%

04-11-2014 18:17:56 | More by charlesjwinkler
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SB_Brewmaster

California

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

04-11-2014 03:47:05 | More by SB_Brewmaster
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krampert11

New York

3/5  rDev -10.2%

04-10-2014 06:25:05 | More by krampert11
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MikeC144

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

04-09-2014 17:47:15 | More by MikeC144
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dtivp

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

04-07-2014 21:03:44 | More by dtivp
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

04-07-2014 11:45:35 | More by Burkbom23
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

04-06-2014 22:36:18 | More by OnryAndMean
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tylergoov

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

04-05-2014 14:45:43 | More by tylergoov
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Masters514

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

04-05-2014 05:19:59 | More by Masters514
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-05-2014 02:57:10 | More by JamieDuncan
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longisland1983

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

04-02-2014 02:21:50 | More by longisland1983
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tjdrewry

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

04-01-2014 02:07:30 | More by tjdrewry
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-31-2014 14:00:09 | More by DrinkSlurm
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SDL1911

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

03-30-2014 22:58:05 | More by SDL1911
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-30-2014 20:40:44 | More by buckyp
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Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.