Monkeynaut IPA - Straight To Ale
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4.28/5 rDev +10.9%
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.
03-16-2013 04:23:19 | More by Mojo
3.75/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
02-05-2013 00:41:27 | More by AlexFields
4.16/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
01-29-2013 23:52:00 | More by Knapp85
3.28/5 rDev -15%
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.
01-27-2013 01:07:46 | More by RoninTK3
4.38/5 rDev +13.5%
(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.
01-08-2013 16:05:50 | More by rhoadsrage
3.48/5 rDev -9.8%
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.
12-30-2012 19:59:11 | More by match1112
3.75/5 rDev -2.8%
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?
12-27-2012 04:41:47 | More by cherotr
4.3/5 rDev +11.4%
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.
12-23-2012 21:46:42 | More by mattsdenney
4.03/5 rDev +4.4%
12 oz. can delivered from Alabama to Portland by none other than unclejedi ~ thanks again, Jim! No dating on the can, but I received it on 11/30 & figure it was pretty fresh.
Label shows a screaming 'monkeynaut', a tribute to our poor primate friend/'space explorer' who's still stuck in an endless orbit, I suppose. NASA meet PETA. PETA, NASA... whatever. That Straight to Ale hails from Huntsville (Rocket City!) is cool nonetheless...
A: Lovely caramel/copper with a superb head of stocky cream (soap suds) and endless lacing, sticking top to bottom. Pour is almost clear, exploiting a lazy carbonation.
S: Grassy aroma of green hops, but not a thrilling/inviting - just a 'pleasant' one. Somewhat flowery and honey-like. Grassy and citrus fruit. Good strength.
T: Citrus orange and a mango/pineapple fruitiness. Cakey and lots of caramel, all covered with piney & spicy hops, pithy bitterness lasts a while. Slightly metallic in the finish.
M:Started a little thin but filled out nicely. Smooth, not overly carbonated - even a little heavy/sticky in the finish.
O: One of those beer that's good on all accounts and somehow garners an even better overall score. Would I drink this frequently if I lived in Alabama, I'd be having this... ALL. THE. TIME.
12-17-2012 17:19:40 | More by msubulldog25
Monkeynaut IPA from Straight To Ale
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