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Monkeynaut IPA - Straight To Ale

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Monkeynaut IPAMonkeynaut IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

427 Ratings
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Ratings: 427
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 30
Gots: 71 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 04-21-2010

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Ratings: 427 | Reviews: 73
Reviews by NODAK:
Photo of NODAK
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The aroma initially seems quite citric, but there's certainly a good candied malt sweetness there as well. It's sort of a tug of war between the two.

Pours a nice red color in my tall glass, darker than most IPA's are usually expected to be. Head is pretty nice and fluffy, and lacing is ample.

Initially, the citric hops that were perceptible in the nose are present and lead the beer off....but then there's quite a sweet, candied fruit sweetness that takes over. I definitely don't associate this taste with caramel or toffee....it's definitely fruit and just sweet. It's different for an IPA and I do enjoy it for a change up. The finish has a bit of astringent, citrus peel bitterness that ends the beer and lingers a bit afterwards.

This was really easy going down and due to the qualities listed above, it seems a bit different than most IPAs, which is a style where beers sometimes really do seem alike. I enjoyed it.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a standard pint glass a clear amber/copper with a nice one finger slight off white head atop that lasted for quite awhile.Aromas of citric hops over top of a hefty caramel/biscuit malt base,the hops win out with the deep citric and resiny notes.Grapefruit and a nd pine resin really hit nicely at the onset of the beer,the maltiness is pretty big holding up nicely to the hops and adding mild caramel sweetness.This is a "bigger" standard IPA,big hops with quite a malt base that hold up to it.

Photo of tbryan5
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Jayman931
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mverity
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Superb appearance. Head has staying power! Poured this beer into a tulip glass, walked away to put a pot of water on, pulled the veggies out of the fridge, the pasta out of the pantry, and fired up the laptop to write this review; when I walked back to the glass, the head was still as thick as when I walked away. I watched it for another two minutes and then poured the rest in carefully. Great amber color too. Aroma is of sweet grain and tangy hops. The taste is about the same as the aroma, with a bit more caramel flavor. Not great, but decent. Mouthfeel is pretty okay too. Good beer, but I wouldn't pick it up again. I must thank thatoneguymike for sending me this along with several other AL and SC brews.

Photo of JC333
4/5  rDev +4.4%

I think this is a solid IPA. I'm a bit biased because it is singled hopped with centennial and that is one of my top favs. Easy finish and good level of resin with a nice touch of malt backbone.

Photo of dankjohn
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of nasa60
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Golden32
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.37/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not to in depth I know . . . but not real sure what's going on with these Bama ipa's. Very malty for my taste. The can is this beer's best feature.

Photo of jmbraxton
2/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of cgaukel
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of MTMuth
1/5  rDev -73.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Cypress Street pub (ATL); revised Dec 2014 with a 12 oz can.

Deep amber; clear with a good, fairly durable head.

Aroma: fruity and wonderful, with a hint of bready malts.

Flavor: fruity; low bitterness for style. Fine, fruity/hoppy, mildly bitter aftertaste.

Photo of Ice_cyclops86
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of HopAttack3
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of dsauter
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
A-This beer pours a clear deep orange body with a slow microcarbonation that supports a thick creamy beige head.

S- The full aroma of dried citrus hops comes through even during the pour. There are some spice hop notes that are layered underneath.

T- The dry green citrus pith hops has a slight sweetness in the caramel malt that follows. There is a sweetness hint that lingers with the green spicy note to the hops, but little bitterness. The nice pungency stains the tongue after each sip.

M- The medium-full body has a creamy texture and no alcohol heat noticed. The tight little fizz enhances the hop flavor

O- The full big delicious IPA has a big pungent floral flavor with some nice spice character to add depth. The malt sweetness is just enough to keep this beer dry but support the hops flavor. Thanks to Coldchill for this brew.

Photo of Schlafly33
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of Zachb4au
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of JamesStreet
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of nickthegun12
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a light orange color body, with a full white creamy head

smells of aromatic citrus hops, not much of a malty smell, but fits the style

taste is bitter up front with medium alpha acid hops, not much of a lingering aftertaste

the feel is very dry, a little too dry but still fits the style

overall this beer is outstanding, from the best brewery in ALABAMA!

Photo of lcdawg
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Mecha_Terror
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Monkeynaut IPA from Straight To Ale
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