Monkey Fist
Shipyard Brewing Company

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Shipyard Brewing Company
Maine, United States
IPA - English
Ranked #124
Ranked #28,536
3.38 | pDev: 14.79%
Mar 23, 2022
Apr 25, 2012
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3.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BradMacMullin from Massachusetts

I am in the middle of my no-alcohol week, so even though I had a drink last night, I thought I’d reward myself with a beer. Had this at Hub Pub in Boston on tap. This was disappointing - I usually like the brewery, but this was an underwhelming IPA that I found a little thin and far too piny. Piney? Whatever. I guess it is like Chris Truskey, underwhelming and disappointing. As soon as I am done this, I am going back to my no-alcohol week for at least the next few days.

Mar 23, 2022
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3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by mickyge from Massachusetts

poured on tap at Sea Dog Brew Pub into a shaker glass
Clear orange amber color thin head, no lacing to speak of
Faint aroma of caramel, orange and hops
Mouthfeel is on the thin side slightly sticky to slightly dry finish. Medium carbonation
Overall it’s not a bad beer, kind of middle of the road

Jan 06, 2022
3.9 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts on Aug 04, 2021
3.18 by Sinister from New York on May 22, 2021
5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Feb 28, 2021
3.25 by mpenske from California on Dec 12, 2020
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3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by 1009 from Massachusetts

This is a great IPA. The monkey just hit me in the face with his fist. It pours into a nice golden glowing liquid with a frothy white foamy top. The froth doesn’t go away. This drinks a little hoppy so it’s not a fast crusher but it for sure is delicious. A good option if you want something hoppy.

Oct 22, 2020
3.33 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on Jul 25, 2020
3.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Jul 18, 2020
4 by rugbyallen11 from Massachusetts on Jun 19, 2020
4 by David19457 from New Jersey on Mar 08, 2020
3.38 by Wrigfen from South Carolina on Feb 22, 2020
3.85 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Nov 17, 2019
3 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on Aug 30, 2019
3.4 by O-Meg from New York on Jul 22, 2019
3.02 by Arg914 from New York on Jul 22, 2019
3.48 by Magilla60 from Pennsylvania on Jun 20, 2019
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3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by patre_tim from Thailand

Orange golden with a light haze, moderate carbonation and a finger of beige head.

Smells of caramel, oranges, and hard water.

Tastes of honey, hard water, biscuit, caramel and a long, dull, bitter finish.

Medium, chewy body with moderate carbonation.

I got this in Redding, CA where I am enjoying it Feb 22nd, 2019. Decent English IPA.

Feb 23, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Precisiondigital from Maryland

Almost looks like a lager, or an american pale ale with how it pours. Very thick tall head and superb lacing. Hints of malt. Brown amber look with haze. I poured mine from a can. Overall not bad but not my favorite.
Now that I read some other reviews, I do get some wood flavor. But dont know about people saying its sweet or tropical.

Feb 22, 2019
3.5 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Jan 20, 2019
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3.61/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by PMakowski from New Hampshire

12 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - Gold amber color with a medium foam head and some minor glass lacing
Smell - Very sweet and tropical, papaya, sugar cubes, pineapple, and resin.
Taste - Kind of sour upfront which is unusual for an IPA. Similar to the aroma with the tropical fruity hops except a lot more bitter grapefruit. The finish is somewhat bitter and woody. There's no information on the label as to how this is made and if it is bottle conditioned. It seems rather raw like it hasn't been filtered but not sure about that. Carbonation is medium-high.

Overall, there are certainly worse IPA's. I give my honest opinion of all beers without any biases but I have yet to have a beer from Shipyard that was exceptional or stood out in a good way. Grade is a B

Jan 05, 2019
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3.22/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25
by Tone from Missouri

Pours a clear amber color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of piney hops, strong citrus hops, tea, caramel malt, and cane sugar. Fits the style of an English IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. Tastes of piney hops, citrus hops, tea, caramel malt, and cane sugar. Overall, good appearance, but too carbonated, off-blend, and oxidized.

Dec 09, 2018
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3.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Reef from South Carolina

On tap at the Shipyard Brewport, Providence RI airport.
Hazy copper golden hue with a finger's white head, full curtains of lacing.
Bright citrus aroma, grapefruit, bread yeast.
Taste is a much less prominent citrus and light malts.
Light, approaching watery body; dry bitter finish, lasting carbonation.
Nice with food but not one I'd pick up bottled.

Nov 25, 2018
3.5 by Georgiabeer from Georgia on Nov 09, 2018
3.37 by npendres from Wisconsin on Oct 19, 2018
3.49 by robotic_being from Florida on Sep 24, 2018
3.06 by Bryant1985 from North Carolina on Sep 16, 2018
4.01 by Nunya from Ohio on Sep 03, 2018
3.92 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania on Aug 11, 2018
3.15 by alexsergio from New York on Jul 27, 2018
3.58 by brewnme from Maine on Jul 21, 2018
3.33 by AleManDan from California on Jul 17, 2018
3 by VivaTheHate from Massachusetts on Jun 27, 2018
4.29 by crackerjack57 from Pennsylvania on May 24, 2018
3.52 by Mxsluis from Michigan on May 19, 2018
3.52 by edthehead from New York on May 10, 2018
3.84 by BrewMaven from New York on Apr 30, 2018
3.31 by Tjb14 from Michigan on Apr 08, 2018
3.53 by GClarkage from California on Feb 17, 2018
3.06 by BenMorse from Maine on Jan 17, 2018
Monkey Fist from Shipyard Brewing Company
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 1109 ratings