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Monkeynaut IPA - Straight To Ale

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Monkeynaut IPAMonkeynaut IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

288 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 21
Gots: 38 | FT: 4
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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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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
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 -15.8%

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

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

05-21-2014 14:07:01 | More by Canti4341
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strohme2

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

06-11-2014 23:04:13 | More by strohme2
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bifrost17

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

12-02-2012 05:40:29 | More by bifrost17
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JHendu

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

06-09-2014 00:19:35 | More by JHendu
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durlta

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

05-27-2013 04:07:05 | More by durlta
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jmsedgwick

Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

01-24-2014 11:11:44 | More by jmsedgwick
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

09-25-2013 01:14:25 | More by TurdFurgison
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ubenumber2

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

04-28-2014 18:15:10 | More by ubenumber2
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-21-2014 13:27:46 | More by garuda
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Brockpellegrin

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

07-01-2014 01:21:23 | More by Brockpellegrin
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RoninTK3

New Hampshire

3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A - Translucent orange with a couple fingers of thick head.

S - Spicy hops, a bit herbal, and a touch of citrus fruit. Pretty typical hoppy IPA.

T - Biter and hoppy with a touch of maltiness to balance it out. Piney/spicy hops dominate this one. The 7.25% ABV shows a bit, but it's fairly well masked.

M - Pretty full bodied IPA with just a bit of carbonation. Resiny finish.

This is a solid IPA, but nothing that stands out among the herd. Perhaps I've become desensitized by bigger DIPA's but I expected a bit more from this one.

Serving type: can

01-27-2013 01:07:46 | More by RoninTK3
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.34/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Monkeynaut....to me...is more of an English IPA and an American PA. It is very bitter. The beer pours a nice clear copper with thin white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is mostly bitter hops...maybe hints of pine and citrus....but not much. The taste is bitter with a bready type malt for balance. The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this isnt a bad beer....but its not one that I would session. The ABV and bitterness keeps it from being a all night beer.

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2013 03:43:37 | More by WoodBrew
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.39/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours amber in color, semi translucent body and an eggshell head.

S - Citrus/tropical nose, herbal and a good hop bitterness aroma.

T - Bitter through and through. Piney hops , herbal, slightly vegetable and a bit of maltiness.

M - Medium bodied/carbonation. Not cloying by any means.

O - It's decent but nothing really to make it stand out from the herd of IPAs already out there.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 23:54:41 | More by cvm4
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match1112

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a: translucent copper body with three fingers worth of thick creamy off white head. head retention is about average for an ipa and lacing is spotty.

s: pine needles and bread.

t: nice bready malt body up front, then turns to dry bitter pine needles.

m: starts out with a medium feel thanks in part to the pine resin, but finishes with kinda thin watery feel to it.

o: decent and easy drinkin but far from something i would want to keep stocked all the time.

Serving type: can

12-30-2012 19:59:11 | More by match1112
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a golden orange color with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap

S: Plenty of citrus and flowers with a big blend of bread and caramel.

T: Caramel malt and breadiness hosts citrus notes with a light pine needle, light booze and hop bite to remind you it is an IPA. The finish is moderatley bitter but sweet, sticky and syrupy like extract

M: Nice, balanced,a little to sweet, what seems to be faded hops, caramel and orange zest sit on the palate

O: Clean it up and balance it out a bit

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2012 12:22:06 | More by barleywinefiend
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RuckusDu

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A cool extra, nice to get to try some AL beers. 12oz can into Funkwerks tulip.

A - There is maybe a finger or so of light beige head. Body is a little cloudy and straight up amber.

S - Light notes. A little more woody on the pine aroma. Very smooth.

T - It starts off with a great malty backbone before the hops hit your palate. Bitterness lingers for a while on this one. Seems to be so balanced at the start and then goes crazy. So you get that woody/biscuity flavor and then some harsh hops. Grapefruit rind.

M - Pretty average. Nice carbonation and body. The presence is good.

O - A nice little beer. Good to try a new state. I could see this being a good little barleywine if one was to let it sit for a few years.

Serving type: can

08-03-2012 00:33:30 | More by RuckusDu
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Ice_cyclops86

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-16-2014 16:07:38 | More by Ice_cyclops86
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HopAttack3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-26-2014 13:42:04 | More by HopAttack3
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sunofneurot

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

03-29-2014 17:41:19 | More by sunofneurot
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

05-04-2014 19:33:49 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-04-2013 02:57:39 | More by TheBishopco
Monkeynaut IPA from Straight To Ale
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