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Monkey Knife Fight - Rubicon Brewing Company

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122 Ratings
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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 12.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rubicon Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Floydster on 11-19-2007

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Ratings: 122 | Reviews: 27
Reviews by chrisd73:
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3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Light amber/orange. Half-inch head quickly dissipates to film with some bubbles.

Mild smell of citrus and hops. Flavor is similar, but with less citrus and more hops. Slight bitter bite on the finish. mouth feel is okay.

Slightly above average. Not something I would drink a bunch of, but not interesting enough to be a sipper, either. I'd like to try it again with a meal rather than on it's own, as I can see it working well for that.

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.03/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of jj139
3.34/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of dougieboy
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of PaulWaters
3.15/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of trocketsauced
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of benshultz
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of Taylor_Boggio
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Nage37
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of mc4z
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of rhino54
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of jwerner23
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of troyvar
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Double_O
3/5  rDev -15%

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Monkey Knife Fight from Rubicon Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.