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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

427 Ratings
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Ratings: 427
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 30
Gots: 71 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Straight To Ale visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 04-21-2010

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 427 | Reviews: 73
Photo of kelsietate
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of zookerman182
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juzh12
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of senglish7
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlandy
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of JC333
4/5  rDev +4.4%

I think this is a solid IPA. I'm a bit biased because it is singled hopped with centennial and that is one of my top favs. Easy finish and good level of resin with a nice touch of malt backbone.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of WhoDatMatt
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of cgaukel
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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2.08/5  rDev -45.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of xtonytx
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Mnigro
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Not a terrible beer but not that great either. There are way too many IPAs that I'd rather drink. There is a very solid malt backbone which I liked but the single dimension hop profile just fell flat on me and did not do any justice to the IBU's present in this brew.

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4.4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of mcdsports
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of TerdulousFerguson17
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Very nice

Photo of Seeker_11
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Not bad, but tastes like a home brewed beer. Definitely not an 87 out of 100. I'd say 70/100

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

An aggressively-candied nose prepares the drinker for an IPA almost as whimsical as Straight to Ale's aesthetic choices, between the beer's name and its can-art. It's a fairly vibrant brownish-orange—almost a ruddy, unburnished bronze—but the color belies the loaded nature of the malting, which is deep and sweet, bold and robust, and to a non-trivial extent like a spoonful of oleo-saccharum and orange-oil with each sip. Indeed, there's very little bitterness with this beer: the brewers play the hops almost entirely for aroma and floral-candy flavors, with a hedge of bitter acids on a finish that's mostly sticky-sweet and only just a little citric. As it mellows, there's also a pleasant biscuity/bready note that emerges amongst Moneynaut's complex of sweet flavors.

It's thick, for sure, but it's a solid IPA: surprisingly drinkable for its heft, but otherwise neither amazing nor unsurprising—though perhaps it greets me with a modicum of disappointment, considering I'd heard a decent bit of ballyhoo down south about this beer. But it's good—even very good—despite being a bit different, and not necessarily as great, as I'd expected.

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Monkeynaut IPA from Straight To Ale
86 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.