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Monkey Knife Fight - Rubicon Brewing Company

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rubicon Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Floydster on 11-19-2007)
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Reviews by JTahoe:
Photo of JTahoe
3.48/5  rDev -2%

On tap at the brewpub.

A - glowing amber, head is minimal, but clinging ring and patchy lace persists. Not overly impressed.

S - nice bready base with fragrant hops...hopes rising.

T - solid for an APA, nice flavor of grain, malt, and hops with citrus and light pine. Reminds me a bit of Saranc's pale...that to say, not quite as Weat Coast in flavor profile as I exepected.

M - crisp for sure, nice moderate-high carbonation. Feels good on a warm Sacramento night.

O - this is a well made pale ale. Enjoyable to be sure...perhaps not special, but worthy, no doubt.

JTahoe, Jul 21, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%

A darker yellow pale ale, about 1/2" head on it, poured at beer revolution. Aroma was just a soft meld of hops and mild malt tones. Pedestrian.

Sessionable pale ale, really seems to be something that is made to be plenty easy to drink. Not a hop heads dream. Adequate bitterness, not much in the way of a specific hop flavor though.

Rubicon can make some assertive stuff, this isn't one of them, this is the beer I order for people who don't like beer. Or for myself if its like, 102 degrees outside.

Beerandraiderfan, May 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

RBassSFHOPit2ME, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of jj139
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%

A - Rusty-orange with a beige head. Long lasting lacing.

S - Very shy nose with hints of tropical fruits and orange. Slight toast aroma as well. The nose was very nice just wish it was more forward.

T- Taste was quite similar to the nose, tropical fruit and toast.

M - Medium/Light body with a very clean finish

O - I was expecting more from this beer and in many ways somewhat disappointed. While it was very drinkable, I don't think I'll be buying any more.

jj139, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%

Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy golden orange with an off-white, 2 finger head. Fair retention, leading to a broken layer of surface suds. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass with nice stick. 3.75

Smell - Nice bouquet of orange and light tropical character backed by a healthy amount of caramel and butter toffee notes. I could stand to smell this all day. 4

Taste - Not as prominent in flavor as the nose suggests, but what's there is cohesive. Lightly toasted bread and hints of butter toffee backed by a moderate citrus undertone. Finishes with traces of orange pith bitterness and caramel. 3.75

Mouthfeel - Light in body with fair carbonation. Smooth with slight silkiness, but nothing special. 3.5

Overall - Much better my second and third go-around with this beer. Is it $10 a sixer worthy? Probably not. Might buy the occasional $4 bomber though. 3.75

TheSixthRing, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

dougieboy, Apr 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

avisong, Jan 19, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +7%

Off the tap at the brew pub. Thin head with medium straw colored body.
The aroma is great: grapefruit and lemon.
The taste is smooth with a good dose of malt and moderate bitterness.
The texture is crisper with moderate carbonation and medium body.
It's a nice, easy drinking ale and flavorful.

Fatehunter, Jan 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

jmccraney, Dec 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

benshultz, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Taylor_Boggio, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Nage37, Nov 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

mc4z, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

rhino54, Nov 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

GRG1313, Nov 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

troyvar, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of jeffjeff1
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

I had this yesterday at Pete's Brass Rail and Car Wash.

Appearance- copper color, thin head, nice lacing

Smell- slight aroma of hops

Taste- bitter hop flavor, probably did a lot of dry hopping

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- I thought it was pretty good. From the lack of hops that I smelled, the timing could have been off on the aroma hops but maybe they wanted it that way. Either way it was still good and I did enjoy it. I would definitely drink it again.

jeffjeff1, Apr 02, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Okayluh, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Muggins25, Sunday at 05:57 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

1424IpA, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

allstar255, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Beerbuddy21, Aug 23, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

pin, Jun 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Ilovebeer1549, Apr 02, 2014
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Monkey Knife Fight from Rubicon Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.