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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

299 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 299
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 21
Gots: 41 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Straight To Ale visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 04-21-2010)
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MTMuth

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -74%

05-11-2012 21:54:44 | More by MTMuth
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Golden32

Alabama

1.75/5  rDev -54.5%

02-23-2014 01:36:41 | More by Golden32
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jmbraxton

Alabama

2/5  rDev -48.1%

08-19-2012 01:45:31 | More by jmbraxton
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Sazz9

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

03-15-2014 20:08:39 | More by Sazz9
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

07-10-2014 03:59:54 | More by jaswilson2
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

06-23-2014 14:23:17 | More by Rekrule
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fredmugs

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

01-05-2014 03:55:08 | More by fredmugs
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Soneast

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

12-30-2012 19:11:12 | More by Soneast
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

01-30-2014 01:41:45 | More by thegerm87
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NooseJustice

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

12-01-2013 22:47:27 | More by NooseJustice
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NegligancE

Alabama

2.85/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Initial aroma lacked any great amount of hops. Tasting followed suit, nice malt characteristic however lacking in overall hoppiness. Not a bad ale, although I think this can might have been subject to improper handling. Unsure as to whether I will buy again.

Serving type: can

10-09-2012 22:03:37 | More by NegligancE
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.1%

09-11-2013 00:38:17 | More by Gonzoillini
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MCDub

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-10-2013 14:35:42 | More by MCDub
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krl2112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-09-2014 01:54:25 | More by krl2112
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himynameisping

California

3/5  rDev -22.1%

06-27-2014 06:49:08 | More by himynameisping
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.1%

09-19-2012 00:12:51 | More by jenray
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Roxie_B

Alabama

3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-12-2014 19:41:04 | More by Roxie_B
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.16/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to richj1970 for this one!

A - Pours a dark copper color with a soapy looking head and sticky lacing, carbonation is active and constant.

S - The aroma is mostly caramel toasted malt with a hint of citrus and herbs.

T - Herbal caramel toasted malt with a bitter lemon and grapefruit finish. Malt up front with a little bit of hop presence and just the opposite on the back side. Moderate lingering bitter finish.

M - Full medium body.

O - Balanced.

Serving type: can

08-29-2013 21:19:13 | More by jzeilinger
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AUGRAD06

Alabama

3.19/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I've had Monkeynaut twice, once in a can and then on tap. On tap it was definitely better. It's a darker IPA that kind of feels like a mix between an IPA and a Lager. It can be a little harsh on the pallet, but if you let it warm up just a touch it brings the more subtle flavors out. It's a good one to try, it's just not one of my personal favorites.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2014 22:37:00 | More by AUGRAD06
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moneyturtle

Florida

3.19/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Served in a large (15.5 oz) brandy snifter.

A - Pours a brown-orange color with a half-finger of creamy white head that dissipated after about a minute. Moderate lacing. It seems a little dark for the style.

S - Popped open the can and was greeted with more malt than hops (canned 1/2, drank 3/8; that shouldn't be long enough to cause so much hop dissipation). Poured into my glass; the hops are there, just not very forward. Picking up a slight bubblegum smell, as well as something like carrots. Very unique. There's an underlying component of the smell that's frankly a little like vomit; it's not highly pronounced, but it's unappetizing when you pick up some of that.

T - Pineapple, orange rind, perhaps even a little brown sugar. Finishes slightly bitter, but not overwhelmingly so. Slight alcohol burn that's right in line with its 7.25% abv, though I've definitely had higher alcohol IPAs that mask it a little better. The aftertaste is actually quite good and makes you want to reach for more; it's just comparatively disappointing on the front end.

M - Right in line for the style. Slightly creamy, very smooth.

O - This was my first beer from Straight to Ale. It's nothing particularly special. The smell is a bit off-putting. Overall, a decent beer. I wouldn't go out of my way to get it, but I'd probably give it another try if I saw it at a restaurant since it seemed like it would balance nicely against pizza or a burger. It's just not all that good on its own, though it does leave me curious to try some of their other offerings.

Serving type: can

03-09-2014 05:49:56 | More by moneyturtle
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another in a long line of beers provided by the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has an orangeish color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of piney hops. Taste is piney hops, bitter up front, malts kicking in towards the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but I was not blown away by it.

Serving type: can

09-06-2012 20:11:25 | More by tone77
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-11-2014 02:34:27 | More by Schlafly33
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seavercm

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

07-09-2014 23:13:47 | More by seavercm
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TheBeard89

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-29-2012 09:40:17 | More by TheBeard89
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Canti4341

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

05-21-2014 14:07:01 | More by Canti4341
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Monkeynaut IPA from Straight To Ale
86 out of 100 based on 299 ratings.