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Monkey Knife Fight - Rubicon Brewing Company

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Floydster on 11-19-2007)
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Reviews by womencantsail:
Photo of womencantsail
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad

The beer is almost amber in color with a white head. Mild grass aroma followed by citrus peel and floral hops. A strong toffee and toasted bread smell to it as well. Just decent on the nose, sort of bland. The flavor is somewhat sweet, but still a bit bland. Light hop flavors of citrus peel, grass and pine. A light bitterness on the finish.

More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
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 -15.7%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of jj139
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
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
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
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. 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 +12.4%

Photo of fthegiants
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
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 +5.3%

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of benshultz
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Taylor_Boggio
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Nage37
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mc4z
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of rhino54
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of jwerner23
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of troyvar
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Double_O
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of JTahoe
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Monkey Knife Fight from Rubicon Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.