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Monkey Knife Fight - Rubicon Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | 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 TheSixthRing:
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TheSixthRing

California

3.24/5  rDev -8.5%

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.

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

Taste - Does not follow the nose. At All. Stale breadiness and distant citrus hop notes. Mostly watery. Finishes with nothing but disappointment.

Mouthfeel - Light and watery with light carbonation. Smooth in the least, but so is the water it vastly portrays. Easily the worst aspect of this beer.

Overall - Such a letdown after the aroma, because it was quite reminiscent of Bell's Two-Hearted. Not sure if this is an old bottle, because there's no date to indicate freshness, but Bel-Air recently got these back in stock, so I can't imagine it's old. Glad I went with the $4 bomber and not the $10 sixer, because I'd be kicking myself right now.

05-17-2014 03:03:26 | More by TheSixthRing
More User Reviews:
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.03/5  rDev -14.4%

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.

05-11-2012 00:11:30 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -15.3%

10-14-2013 20:54:22 | More by acurtis
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

06-06-2013 00:53:22 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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jj139

California

3.33/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

07-14-2014 16:27:53 | More by jj139
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dougieboy

California

4/5  rDev +13%

04-08-2014 20:08:56 | More by dougieboy
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

01-19-2014 05:42:31 | More by avisong
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%

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.

01-19-2013 05:15:35 | More by Fatehunter
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-24-2012 03:31:45 | More by jmccraney
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benshultz


3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-05-2014 01:18:05 | More by benshultz
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Taylor_Boggio

California

4/5  rDev +13%

08-27-2013 06:16:07 | More by Taylor_Boggio
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Nage37

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-28-2012 04:45:14 | More by Nage37
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mc4z

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

06-28-2013 23:49:52 | More by mc4z
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rhino54

California

4/5  rDev +13%

11-27-2011 21:45:16 | More by rhino54
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-19-2013 05:29:22 | More by GRG1313
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troyvar

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-23-2014 01:35:45 | More by troyvar
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jeffjeff1

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

04-02-2012 19:46:51 | More by jeffjeff1
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JTahoe

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

07-21-2011 04:11:33 | More by JTahoe
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Okayluh


3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-03-2013 03:51:13 | More by Okayluh
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allstar255

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-26-2014 23:24:33 | More by allstar255
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Beerbuddy21

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-23-2014 21:01:20 | More by Beerbuddy21
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pin

Australia

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

06-11-2013 23:00:58 | More by pin
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Ilovebeer1549

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-02-2014 02:32:53 | More by Ilovebeer1549
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Eustisfirestone

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-07-2014 23:58:10 | More by Eustisfirestone
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amndz1990


3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-12-2014 18:23:11 | More by amndz1990
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Monkey Knife Fight from Rubicon Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.