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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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Ratings: 90 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by chrisd73:
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chrisd73

Arizona

3.29/5  rDev -7.1%

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.

03-03-2013 05:06:51 | More by chrisd73
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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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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
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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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Monkey Knife Fight from Rubicon Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.