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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
76
okay

707 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 707
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.87%
Wants: 9
Gots: 66 | 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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Pours a deep bronze orange color with a gigantic eggshell head that lasts forever. Masses of lace and foam patches coat the glass on the way down. The smell is dominated by banana, fruit yeast esters with some bakers yeast and some citrusy hops. A bready, butterscotch, fruit ester flavor dominates the hops in the taste. Green apple with some grapefruit, The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and moderately carbonated. Light bitterness and fruit esters in the shortish finish.

This is a very low hopped American IPA using something other than a California ale yeast (absolutely no info on the can, not even hop verities used). Lots of esters, not much hop presence. A pass unless you like an English type IPA.

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Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 707 ratings.