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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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Ratings: 299 | Reviews: 62 | Display Reviews Only:
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Beerstorian

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-06-2013 23:44:19 | More by Beerstorian
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beerguy36

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-02-2013 01:14:11 | More by beerguy36
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Bartinator

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-27-2013 02:22:54 | More by Bartinator
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Bcarson7287

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-24-2013 04:01:53 | More by Bcarson7287
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aslamm75

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-21-2013 17:57:15 | More by aslamm75
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hardrock

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-21-2013 02:03:28 | More by hardrock
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hopjake

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

03-17-2013 13:03:46 | More by hopjake
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Mojo

Alabama

4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can -> World Market tulip

This one pours up a nice copper with a 1 finger fluffy off white head. Retention is good and lacing is amazing. Smell is primarily orange and lemon. Taste is where this really shines. Upfront there is a lemony sweetness followed by that wonderful grapefruit not and a hoppy bitter finish. Mouthfeel is nice with a decent amount of carbonation. This is worth giving a try if you come across it. I'm going to try this brewery's milk stout soon and hope it as good as their IPA.

Serving type: can

03-16-2013 04:23:19 | More by Mojo
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analienacorn

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

03-15-2013 04:43:37 | More by analienacorn
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bushwack

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

03-02-2013 19:43:58 | More by bushwack
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JoseR


3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-22-2013 21:12:07 | More by JoseR
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JayS2629

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

02-17-2013 05:47:11 | More by JayS2629
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theccc


3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-10-2013 23:15:40 | More by theccc
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Ajbradsher

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-08-2013 21:49:20 | More by Ajbradsher
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a really clear orange/amber, a bit of a head but not a huge one, nothing too exciting.

Smells of orange, citrus zest, maybe some lime. Moderate sweetness on the nose and pretty hoppy, smells like a really good IPA

Taste is a bit different, orange and lime again but considerably stronger bitterness, hints of grapefruit.

Very solid IPA, I hope Straight to Ale starts to distribute cans/bottles to Knoxville.

7.5/10

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2013 00:41:27 | More by AlexFields
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Bulbman for sending this one my way!! This poured out as a clear looking orange color. Tere is a nice looking white head on top. The retention is good and the lacing is scattered. The smell of the beer is bright and lively with hops. Really nice citrusy aromas on this beer. The taste of the beer has a nice hoppy flavor as well, subtle lemon and orange flavors with a sweet maltiness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, it's slick and kind of oily. The carbonation is good here too. Overall the beer is very good. Much better than I expected.

Serving type: can

01-29-2013 23:52:00 | More by Knapp85
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RoninTK3

New Hampshire

3.28/5  rDev -14.8%
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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bonSreeB

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-24-2013 22:45:06 | More by bonSreeB
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mecmd

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-19-2013 04:30:58 | More by mecmd
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
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.

Serving type: can

01-08-2013 16:05:50 | More by rhoadsrage
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match1112

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%
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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Soneast

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-30-2012 04:16:11 | More by inspektor
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cherotr


3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass; dark amber color, 1/2 inch head, some lacing

S- standard ipa aroma. nothing over-powering.

T- better than the aroma. good hops / malt balance, lingering bitterness disappears fast. alcohol content is hidden very well

M- creamy. lightly carbonated.

O- better than just a 'good' ipa... will have one more.. now?

Serving type: can

12-27-2012 04:41:47 | More by cherotr
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mattsdenney

Tennessee

4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a six-pack @ Midtown. A new arrival to the Nashville area and I've been looking forward to tracking it down.

This beer pours thick and heavy from the can with a quickly growing thick, frothy head. As the bubbles dissipate you're left with a dark orange, clear ale and a thin white head. There's definitely some lace remaining from the recession of the head. This thing looks tasty but not necessarily heavy. The first smell reveals heavy citrus and grapefruit essence that's punctuated by sweet floral hops.

First taste is essentially a hop explosion. Good strong, sticky hop bitterness accented with juicy grapefruit, floral undertones, and a nice piney finish. The flavoring of this beer is beyond impressive and I like that it's got a nice warming boozy feel to boot. The mouthfeel is more on the heavy side which is perfect for a thick, frothy higher ABV IPA. Definitely a beer to savor.

Overall, one of the better IPA's that I've sampled (it's reminiscent of Cigar City Jai Alai if you've had that). I will definitely purchase again.

Serving type: can

12-23-2012 21:46:42 | More by mattsdenney
Monkeynaut IPA from Straight To Ale
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