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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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640 Ratings
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Ratings: 640
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 8
Gots: 36 | 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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SSSBR1509

Florida

4.1/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell: Very hoppy floral notes, Quite a bit of citrus notes following, not too much malt but its still there slightly

Mouthfeel: Slightly thick for an IPA, medium carbonation

Taste: very earthy and strong citrus notes, it has a slight maltness to it but the hops are defiantly on the forefront of the pallet

Overall: I like the strong hoppyness from this IPA i wish there was a bit more malt to balance it all out and make this beer more session-able. Its most definitely not my favorite IPA but its not the worst . Still a good beer over all

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 23:42:47 | More by SSSBR1509
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BierJager89

California

4.1/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy opaque golden with an off white head.

S: Nose is all papaya and tropical fruit, though a bit faint.

T: Grapefruit peel, papaya, tropical fruit and orange rind. Maybe a bit of pine.

M: Medium bodied and smooth for an IPA.

O: I love the tropical fruit, and wish it were a bit stronger. I also wish the nose weren't so faint, but I'd definitely recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 05:37:25 | More by BierJager89
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

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
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Jree261

California

4.09/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance-Foggy amber to gold on the edges with a tight eggshell foam.

Smell-Cool red and blue fruit with a hoppy grass aroma that isn't overpowering.

Taste-Bitter candy that gives way to raspberry and lemon citrus.

Mouthfeel-Hefty beer. Very filling but has a medium long finish that is quite nice.

Overall-Nose is exceptional. Flavor is good. Not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 01:11:29 | More by Jree261
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TheSixthRing

California

4.08/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy, orange amber with an off-white, 2 finger head. Excellent retention, resulting in a lace that's incredibly thick and with supurb stick.

Smell - Notes of apricot and citrus hops, with a subtle caramel undertone.

Taste - Starts with citrus and floral hops with a strong caramel malt underbelly providing an even balance throughout. Midtaste a touch of orange pith creeps in and tilts the the balance toward hop bitterness all the way through the finish and into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full body, but soft and smooth on the palate. Almost creamy, and entirely drinkable.

Overall - Drinks much closer to a hybrid American/English IPA or maybe even an ESB, with a soft mouthfeel and a good balance of malt sweetness to hop bitterness. Frankly, I'm miffed by the cumulative score this beer gotten here on BA. Yeah, it's not your classic American hop bomb, but it displays excellent balance, a nice, layered flavor profile, and a smooth, soft and entirely drinkable mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 23:39:07 | More by TheSixthRing
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ChickenBugg


4/5  rDev +19.4%

10-08-2012 00:23:51 | More by ChickenBugg
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tugdriver7

Maryland

4/5  rDev +19.4%

07-23-2012 00:42:08 | More by tugdriver7
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coopdog1000

Florida

4/5  rDev +19.4%

03-17-2014 21:49:11 | More by coopdog1000
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DragonHead

Georgia

4/5  rDev +19.4%

11-04-2013 03:45:40 | More by DragonHead
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javahead71

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +19.4%

10-29-2012 19:13:53 | More by javahead71
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GinDC

Virginia

4/5  rDev +19.4%

06-09-2013 18:49:13 | More by GinDC
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RussBeercier

Illinois

4/5  rDev +19.4%

05-14-2014 12:41:07 | More by RussBeercier
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sarajayne


4/5  rDev +19.4%

11-18-2012 21:48:38 | More by sarajayne
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donmonkey1

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy orangish-copper, great thick foamy off white head, great lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit/citrus

Taste: Same as smell but with floral and a little pine added.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, would like a little more carbonation.

This is a fantastic beer. This would satisfy anybody with a hop cravin'.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 19:55:04 | More by donmonkey1
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bcuz7

Florida

4/5  rDev +19.4%

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

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +19.4%

03-07-2014 20:12:14 | More by brutesdad
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dking1525

California

4/5  rDev +19.4%

06-21-2013 17:05:15 | More by dking1525
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Chinaskifan1

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +19.4%

02-03-2013 12:57:17 | More by Chinaskifan1
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Spencer1607


4/5  rDev +19.4%

09-10-2012 21:11:09 | More by Spencer1607
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Beer4Baltimore

Maryland

4/5  rDev +19.4%

07-18-2012 21:27:24 | More by Beer4Baltimore
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doof116

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +19.4%

10-05-2012 23:25:16 | More by doof116
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DCH

New York

4/5  rDev +19.4%

06-12-2013 22:34:54 | More by DCH
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Jtyler379

New York

4/5  rDev +19.4%

09-02-2012 02:14:38 | More by Jtyler379
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tripdout

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19.4%

09-03-2013 00:39:22 | More by tripdout
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HiWire

Florida

4/5  rDev +19.4%

03-29-2013 02:54:35 | More by HiWire
Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 640 ratings.