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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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668 Ratings
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Ratings: 668
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 8
Gots: 53 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

Florida

3.56/5  rDev +6.3%

3.5 fingers head

Appearance - medium amber opaque

Smell- light hops lavender

Taste - hoppy, lavender, orange blossom honey, lemon

Mouthfeel - medium weight with smooth finish

This is the kind of IPA I like for hot weather, and Indian and Cajun foods.

08-28-2013 03:10:30 | More by otterbearfla
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Zakk

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

06-15-2012 05:29:19 | More by Zakk
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -10.4%

10-04-2013 11:23:55 | More by tbryan5
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MikeC144

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Maine

3.4/5  rDev +1.5%

Not a big Shipyard fan, but thought this might be worth a try.

In a pint glass the beer was a bright copper color with a thick off-white head. The head dissipated quickly, and left a lot of lace.

Hoppy aroma. Floral and grassy, some citrus. Sweet malt background.

The aroma didn't quite translate into the taste. Mostly a floral, perfumy taste. A tiny bit of grapefruit, and a little bit of sweet bread.

OK beer, a little bit better than average.

05-12-2012 23:34:23 | More by lordofthewiens
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SunDevilBeer

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.4%

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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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generallee

New York

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

10-08-2013 03:05:14 | More by generallee
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.2/5  rDev -4.5%

Pick up one of these as a local new beer to try.

Poured into my pilsner glass, not sure why i chose it but there you go. The beer is pale amber in color with a dense white head. As I move it around the head floats and remains.

The aroma is sweet spicy hops with hints of caramel malts. The aroma isn't over the top but very pleasant.

The taste is a a classic english style ipa. The flavor is an initial burst of earthy hops. The hops remain and there is a spicy flavor that pokes in as the beer finishes. The end is bitter but is smooth. Not my favorite ipa but a good example of the style.

05-04-2012 00:23:19 | More by bishopdc0
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

05-15-2013 02:09:28 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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Twifiter

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

10-20-2012 20:50:33 | More by Twifiter
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-30-2014 21:24:41 | More by Doomcifer
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

01-31-2014 01:47:14 | More by JakerLou
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Billolick

New York

3.4/5  rDev +1.5%

12 ounce bottle, "best enjoyed before" dating notched onto the side of the label.

Pour is clear and lighter amber, under a moderate eggshell head. leaves fine strands of lace on the glass.

Bready nose, I also pick up some nutty notes, tea and some herbal hoppy notes, quite the complex nose!

On the palate, its more tea, more herbal notes, some mint. Also a hint of soap and some vegatal slightly off putting notes.

Ehh, some thing definatly seems off here. With so many quality IPA's out there I doubt I'd go for this one again.

05-17-2012 02:44:01 | More by Billolick
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aquazr1

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

02-09-2014 00:21:44 | More by aquazr1
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -10.4%

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chudson1992

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

05-26-2013 21:52:36 | More by chudson1992
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -3%

09-17-2012 22:43:11 | More by NilocRellim
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +13.4%

Monkey Fist IPA opens to a bright, citrusy, hoppy nose, full of pink grapefruit, grapefruit rind, and lemon oil, with lesser bits of dandelion stem, grass, mint, and eucalyptus in the background. Good levels of brown and confectioner’s sugar add sweetness to combat the bitter hops, and fruit esters bring in touches of orange, berry, and apricot. There’s also a light toast crust and cracker backing, somewhat helping to earth the beer. As a whole, the nose is heavily geared toward hops, which are present in a good variety and potency, showcasing a good selection. But as a whole, the beer seems fairly tame, edging out slightly in the hops, but not necessarily distinguishing itself from the field, and the sugars could have used a boost, especially in the fruit esters.

On the tongue, the beer is immediately hoppy, with pine resin, grapefruit rind, dandelion stem, lemon oil, mint, anise, and eucalyptus first and foremost, the flavors here much more bitter than they seemed on the nose. Brown sugar helps bring the bitterness into perspective, joined by small touches of orange, berry, and apricot fruit esters. Toast crust, cracker, and Grape Nuts cereal notes from the grains add more earthiness. Towards the end of the mouthful, as the sugars die off, the taste is largely hops, coming across as tart and, because of the lack of other notes, simultaneously watery. The aftertaste is a continuation of this hop-only note, the sugars and most of the grains having completely died off. Mouthfeel is medium-light to medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, there are good hop flavors in here, and especially for fans of the more bitter side of hops, there’s much in here to enjoy. The beer as a whole, however, feels watery and weak, as if a truckload of hops had been added to a rather standard ale.

04-18-2013 19:33:26 | More by jondeelee
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virinow

New York

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

05-13-2012 03:47:36 | More by virinow
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Maine

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Maine

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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -3%

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far333

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Crystal clear burnished bright copper colored with an orangey off-white thick and dimpled head that lingers very long. Low aroma of grapefruit, mint, orange rind and honey.

Flavors of sharp hops, full of ruby grapefruit, orange pith, piney notes, and an understated malt backbone. Pine lingers. Assertive bitterness.

Full mouthfeel, tingly, slight warming. Overall a tasty beer, very hoppy without the typical fruity or buttery flavors lent by the house Ringwood yeast. Much cleaner profile than I expected.

05-21-2012 00:53:25 | More by far333
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Delaware

3/5  rDev -10.4%

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Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.