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Monkey Knife Fight - Rubicon Brewing Company

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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 6
Gots: 13 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

rudedude985, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of dman0628
4/5  rDev +13%

dman0628, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Raziel313
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Raziel313, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of MarioM
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.

MarioM, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of Paccamacca
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Paccamacca, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Eustisfirestone
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Eustisfirestone, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of KennyBallone
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.

KennyBallone, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of nealbert
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

nealbert, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

avisong, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Oaktown2017
4/5  rDev +13%

Oaktown2017, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of Hopster916
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Hopster916, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

trevordglenn, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of bwgassman
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

bwgassman, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of ISmith87
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - 4 - Nice orange amber color with a thick film of white bubbles on top that stick forever and leaves a nice lacing. Awesome name. Over carbonated.
S - 3.5 - Nice citrusy/flowery hop smell from the hops, a little soapy though.
T - 3.5 - Nice refreshing pale ale taste. Flowery hops, bready grains. A little yeasty/grainy at times.
M - 3.5 - A little yeasty and grainy, but otherwise light MF. Alc completely covered. Aftertaste is bready/toastey.
O - 3.5 - It's alright. The name is probably the best part. Meh.

ISmith87, Dec 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

GRG1313, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Unchi
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Unchi, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Monkeyknife
3.95/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 acurtis
3/5  rDev -15.3%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

sansho, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of JackieTH
3.81/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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
Photo of John_M
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub last night.

The beer pours a copper amber color with fairly decent head retention and light lacing. The nose is simple, but attractive, consisting of some light sweet malt and some leafy tobacco. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, but the finish is fairly dry, with some refreshing bitterness. Mouthfeel is pretty light, as you would expect with the abv., but this beer is very easy drinking, has no off flavors, and delivers a decent amount of flavor with good bitterness. This is a pale ale I would have happily drunk like crazy 20 years ago, but today it seems pretty tame and pedestrian (no one is going to mistake this for zombie dust of the boneyard pale ale). Still a decent and eminently drinkable pale ale that I would happily quaff with some of the always delicious wedge fries at the Rubicon.

John_M, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

MattSlem, Sep 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

Taylor_Boggio, Aug 27, 2013
Monkey Knife Fight from Rubicon Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.