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Monkey Knife Fight - Rubicon Brewing Company

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81
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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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 chrisd73:
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chrisd73

Arizona

3.29/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Serving type: growler

03-03-2013 05:06:51 | More by chrisd73
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benshultz


3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-05-2014 01:18:05 | More by benshultz
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Mike-Harms

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

06-29-2014 23:33:27 | More by Mike-Harms
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Msxmollyrose

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

06-27-2014 16:21:10 | More by Msxmollyrose
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California

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

06-22-2014 04:02:47 | More by Patrick777
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amndz1990


3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-12-2014 18:23:11 | More by amndz1990
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

06-08-2014 07:35:02 | More by KevMo84
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inspektor

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

05-23-2014 16:03:25 | More by inspektor
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TheSixthRing

California

3.24/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 03:03:26 | More by TheSixthRing
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arizcards

Arizona

3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single from Total Wine in early March for $1.99. No freshness date.

Beer poured orange with a soap bubble head that dissipated quickly.

Nose has hints of tropical and citrus hops.

Taste is pretty well balanced between pale and crystal malts and citrus and mango hops. Light lingering grapefruit rind in the after taste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and decently carbonated.

Overall a pretty tasty brew that is worthy of a try.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 22:20:18 | More by arizcards
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Jeysun23

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-28-2014 20:24:10 | More by Jeysun23
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dougieboy

California

4/5  rDev +13%

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

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-28-2014 03:22:00 | More by Drop_Knowledge
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Minnesota

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03-20-2014 20:13:52 | More by harpus
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-08-2014 05:51:05 | More by Marco_Gtz
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California

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

03-07-2014 22:51:31 | More by rudedude985
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dman0628

California

4/5  rDev +13%

02-22-2014 03:47:55 | More by dman0628
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Raziel313

California

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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MarioM

California

3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Nice Ligt orange pale color with a soapy foam white head.

S: Nice pine character and slight dankyness to it as well.

T: Nice and dry with a good balance of hops and maltiness. Piney hops come thru in the taste but not much else. Tasty tho.

M: Very dry and medium bodied. Bitterness lingers with the dryness and leaves you wanting more.

O: A great sessionable pale ale with a nice clary crisp finish that satisfies the craving for a refreshing dry and hoppy but not sweet pale ale. Will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 04:50:26 | More by MarioM
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Paccamacca

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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Eustisfirestone

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Nevada

4.04/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

This is my first time trying a brew from Rubicon Brewing, from Sacramento, CA. I like this beer, it's a good Pale Ale, IMO. Nice color, good thick head when poured, good lacing. This brew has a floral and honey aroma when you give it a good long sniff in a glass. Fairly high carbonation. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 16:32:02 | More by KennyBallone
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California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Monkey Knife Fight from Rubicon Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.