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Monkey Knife Fight - Rubicon Brewing Company

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81
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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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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ISmith87
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Unchi
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.95/5  rDev +11%
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. ;)

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of JackieTH
3.81/5  rDev +7%
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.

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.

Photo of MattSlem
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of scot959
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of mc4z
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of pin
2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of WizzardOfHops
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of chrisd73
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of Okayluh
3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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