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Monkey Knife Fight - Rubicon Brewing Company

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 6
Gots: 12 | 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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5/5  rDev +40.8%

TimCasby, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +40.8%

Rocketman8911, Aug 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

jco3rd, Apr 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Patrick777, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

WizzardOfHops, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

rudedude985, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of KennyBallone
4.04/5  rDev +13.8%

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.

KennyBallone, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of DoubleJ
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%

On-tap at the Yardhouse. Huh....how did that happen? On to the beer:

This has an orangish copper color with good fommration of the head, leaving a quality dose of lacing around the glass. The nose is fruity, and also offers some crisp hops. To taste, pale malts hit first, then comes a rush of sweet citurs and orange. Good biting action of hops. It's crisp, nearly medium bodied, and is an easy one to drink.

I can dig this. Keep 'em coming Rubicon.

DoubleJ, May 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

dougieboy, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Taylor_Boggio, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

rhino54, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Muggins25, Sunday at 05:57 PM
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Oaktown2017, Jan 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Conner, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

jmfales, Wednesday at 04:22 PM
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

jesus808, Sep 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

sevenshubby, Dec 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

trevordglenn, Jan 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

dave8910, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

dman0628, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%

Poured from the bottle a dark gold color with a massive, thick off-white head. So much sticky lacing left behind.

Aroma of grapefruit and biscuity caramel malts.

The taste matched the aroma. Grapefruit and orange rind along with biscuit and sweet caramel.

Medium bodied and crisp with a moderate carbonation.

I liked this one and not just just for the Monkey Knife name. I had to have it, though. ;)

Monkeyknife, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of JackieTH
3.81/5  rDev +7.3%

Appearance: Amber with a thinnish head and no lacing.

Smells of caramel malt and baked biscuits, slightly sweet.

Taste is lightly resinous, flowery, a little hay and earth, lightly spicy with a pleasant level of hop bitterness. Clean and not sweet. Wet and quenching. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel is medium light, crisp and holds together well.

Overall- it doesn't smell like much, but it's pretty tasty, easy to enjoy.

JackieTH, Sep 22, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +7%

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.

Fatehunter, Jan 19, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev +6.8%

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

TheSixthRing, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

avisong, Jan 19, 2014
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Monkey Knife Fight from Rubicon Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.