Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by twiggamortis420:
2.04/5 rDev -39.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75
22 oz bomber pours a hazed copper color with a frothy khaki head. Nice retention and lace...pretty good looking brew.
Nose is toasty malt, astringent alcohol and toffee. Not a good combo, IMHO. The hops are herbal to the point of medicinal.
Taste is a watery toffee maltiness blended with grassy, herbal hop bitterness that belies an almost eucalyptus-esque medicinal flavor...and it lingers. Who from Shipyard thought this was a good idea? That is the ultimate question...it tastes like caramelized nail polish remover. Ridiculous that Shipyard can make a buck off this, shame on me for not doing any research before dropping $3.99 on this abomination. Terrible. Drain pour...and I dont do many of those.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2013 02:21:31 | More by twiggamortis420
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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 524 ratings.