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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
okay

623 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 623
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.52%
Wants: 8
Gots: 31 | 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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MikeyJ777

New York

1/5  rDev -70.1%

06-01-2013 04:00:40 | More by MikeyJ777
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fishguyac

Virginia

1/5  rDev -70.1%

04-12-2013 23:18:32 | More by fishguyac
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Horbar

Rhode Island

1/5  rDev -70.1%

05-06-2012 03:21:29 | More by Horbar
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Plissken

Massachusetts

1.25/5  rDev -62.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

As a few other have said it had a very medicinal taste, a mediocre IPA mixed with dish detergent water. I hope it was a bad batch. But then again some people have different palates than others and it may not agree with mine. Not for me but I will say that I love the label!

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 17:09:26 | More by Plissken
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

1.25/5  rDev -62.7%

12-14-2013 02:33:58 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

1.75/5  rDev -47.8%

05-25-2013 19:51:14 | More by ScaryEd
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largadeer

California

2/5  rDev -40.3%

08-22-2013 04:41:43 | More by largadeer
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carteravebrew

Colorado

2/5  rDev -40.3%

10-14-2013 20:08:32 | More by carteravebrew
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CameronLBell

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -40.3%

10-01-2012 23:14:04 | More by CameronLBell
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irv2424

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -40.3%

06-11-2013 03:47:41 | More by irv2424
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saiconotto

Maine

2/5  rDev -40.3%

05-10-2013 23:42:46 | More by saiconotto
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tizride

California

2/5  rDev -40.3%

05-30-2012 03:14:20 | More by tizride
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MonkeyStain

Florida

2/5  rDev -40.3%

10-16-2012 15:42:55 | More by MonkeyStain
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soroka24

Ohio

2/5  rDev -40.3%

03-02-2014 11:38:04 | More by soroka24
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jkermitj

Mississippi

2/5  rDev -40.3%

09-18-2012 02:13:05 | More by jkermitj
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twiggamortis420

Texas

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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DavidLosAngeles323

California

2.21/5  rDev -34%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

I bought 2 six packs of this brew. I will admit the reason was because of the picture, it's totally awesome come on a monkey... though I shortly did wish I would of have just gotten a couple beers instead. The smell is so strong of hops and berries it's not a good smell. The flavor was absolutely bitter more like a nasty wine than an ipa. Had it a bottle and glass both were bad. I would pass on this brew any day and go with a normal favorite.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 03:22:09 | More by DavidLosAngeles323
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braican

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

10-08-2013 19:47:46 | More by braican
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

12-09-2013 16:35:45 | More by Lebzilla
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HawkIPA

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

01-22-2014 10:59:07 | More by HawkIPA
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fpeleato

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

10-04-2013 21:43:26 | More by fpeleato
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

08-22-2013 04:42:19 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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zgunder

Vermont

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

05-11-2012 17:56:36 | More by zgunder
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starshockey9

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

03-03-2014 01:48:16 | More by starshockey9
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khooke

California

2.3/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From bottle, poured into pint glass.

A: golden orange/amber. pours with thin 1/2 finger head. leaves evenly dispersed lacing from head

S: pineapple, apple, fresh cut grass

T: malty, quite bitter, no aftertaste sweetness like from other American IPAs. Bitter lingers too much in mouth. Unplaceable funkiness in flavor, almost unpleasant - like just gone off sliced sandwich meat

M: bitterness is lasting from first taste through to aftertaste. lingers in mouth

Overall:ok, not great. Funkiness is kind of unpleasant. I wonder if the one I had had not travelled well? Would be prepared to try another one. The fruity notes in the aroma I loved, but the taste just didn't match up with the smell.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 05:12:17 | More by khooke
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Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 623 ratings.