Monkeynaut IPA - Straight To Ale
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2.85/5 rDev -26.2%
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.
10-09-2012 22:03:37 | More by NegligancE
3.16/5 rDev -18.1%
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.
08-29-2013 21:19:13 | More by jzeilinger
3.19/5 rDev -17.4%
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.
01-13-2014 22:37:00 | More by AUGRAD06
3.19/5 rDev -17.4%
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.
03-09-2014 05:49:56 | More by moneyturtle
3.2/5 rDev -17.1%
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.
09-06-2012 20:11:25 | More by tone77
Monkeynaut IPA from Straight To Ale
87 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.