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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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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Msxmollyrose, Jun 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Patrick777, Jun 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

amndz1990, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
3/5  rDev -15.5%

KevMo84, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of inspektor
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

inspektor, May 23, 2014
Photo of TheSixthRing
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
Photo of arizcards
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

arizcards, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Jeysun23, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

dougieboy, Apr 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Ilovebeer1549, Apr 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Drop_Knowledge, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

troyvar, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

harpus, Mar 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Marco_Gtz, Mar 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

rudedude985, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

dman0628, Feb 22, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Raziel313, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of MarioM
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

MarioM, Feb 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Paccamacca, Feb 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Eustisfirestone, Feb 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
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

nealbert, Jan 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

avisong, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Oaktown2017, Jan 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Hopster916, Jan 05, 2014
Monkey Knife Fight from Rubicon Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.