Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by jzeilinger:
4/5 rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a clear copper color, nice white head, low carbonation.
S - Light tropical fruit rinds (oranges, mangos, pineapple), some pine, light peppery spice and biscuity malt.
T - Light tropical fruit underneath a sharp earthy, grassy, pine bitterness. Biscuity malt is buried all the way to the bottom as this is a very hop forward beer without that dominating buttery flavor that Shipyard is known for. The buttery aspect is indeed there in small quantities but is beat down by a hefty dose of hops.
M - Medium body and leaves a coating of earthy, grassy, pine on the tongue that lingers for a good long time.
O - This is one of the hoppiest Shipyard beers I've experienced and is quite enjoyable. IMO, MF deserves more love than the current overall score of "81". It slightly loses some of that hop edge as it warms up but overall, this is a beer that should satisfy alot of hop heads. I would have no qualms keeping this one on hand in my beer fridge.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2012 23:02:08 | More by jzeilinger
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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
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
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
Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.