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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

370 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 23
Gots: 52 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 370 | Reviews: 64 | Display Reviews Only:
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

cgarcer, Sep 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

TurdFurgison, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
3.34/5  rDev -13%
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.

WoodBrew, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of Jonbw
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Jonbw, Sep 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Chrash16, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

LarryMyers, Sep 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Gonzoillini, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of patre_tim
4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Copper filtered, a few particles suspended within, almost no carbonation, 3 finger of slight beige head.

S: Pine, pine sol cleaner, heated spice, slight tropical fruit in the background, floral, candy, baby powder, candy malt.

T: Tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus, quite sweet, candy malt, medium dull bitterness that comes in near the end and lingers.

M: Medium heavy syrupy body, low carbonation.

O: Love the can, great taste. Got this in Birmingham at Wholefoods when passing through. Pairs well with spicy food. Very drinkable and almost verges on a double IPA.

patre_tim, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Ivegotmule, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of TheBishopco
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

TheBishopco, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of richj1970
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz can into tulip glass.

A: Golden copper with generous 3 finger frothy head that left some sticky lacing.

S: Caramel and malts mixed with a hint of citrus. Grapefruit, lemon, maybe a bit of orange.

T: Combination of rich malts with some slight bitterness. Grapefruit and lemon.

M: Medium body with fairly heavy carbonation.

O: Fairly balanced IPA. Just enough bitter hops, but not overpowering. A nice complement to a Saturday night football game.

richj1970, Sep 01, 2013
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3.16/5  rDev -17.7%
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.

jzeilinger, Aug 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

eawolff99, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Boski
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from can into pint glass.

A: Nice golden copper color. Nice head retention

S: Slight floral and tropical smell

T: Big malt profile up front with a very aggressive bitter finish.

O: This one lived up to the hype I heard. Perfect amount of malt/hop balance IMHO. One of the better IPA's I have had in a while.

Boski, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

esteeze, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

paulgarrison, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Fusebuddy, Aug 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

pheelingIt, Aug 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

ercxi, Aug 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

firstlighthiker, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Rbroccoli, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Sampman, Aug 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

jkn09, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

haistbj, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Johnny_Duck, Jul 29, 2013
Monkeynaut IPA from Straight To Ale
86 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.