Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA - Shipyard Brewing Co.
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4.49/5 rDev +34%
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!
01-20-2013 15:19:40 | More by RonaldTheriot
4.35/5 rDev +29.9%
Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.
The smell was dominated by a sharp peppery hop.
The taste was likewise hop driven with forceful peppery and balmy piney hops. Soft buttery malts detected as well Thankfully the house yeast did not dominate here.
The mouthfeel typical of the style.
Overall an excellent clean IPA. Substantial in body and flavor. Likely Shipyard's greatest beer to date. The name is a bit juvenile however.
05-25-2012 01:31:41 | More by plaid75
4.25/5 rDev +26.9%
I like this. I really, really liked this. A sessionable, real, IPA. Aroma of hops, cut flowers. Color of copper and unfiltered hazy. Taste rises to the occasion. A malty start, with the bitters follow up. Does everything simply right. Good work.
06-26-2014 02:16:53 | More by Fernans
4.23/5 rDev +26.3%
A: Clear and copper in color. Two fingers of off white head with spotty lacing.
S: Pretty big smell of caramel malt, buttery biscuit, and pine. A hint of booze in the smell.
T: Very similar to the nose. Some hints of floral and earthy notes as it warms. Good hop bitterness that is balanced out by the malt.
M: Medium body and medium carbonation. A little bit oily. Hoppy bitterness sticks in the mouth after it goes down.
O: Lots of times, beer can be about the price point. I would love to drink $3 dollar 12 oz.'ers all the time, but sometimes a $1 dollar beer can be enjoyable. For the approximate $1 price point this is a great beer and beats most of the competition.
11-19-2012 23:35:05 | More by mpedara429
Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 670 ratings.