Monkey Fist
Shipyard Brewing Company

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Shipyard Brewing Company
Maine, United States
English IPA
Ranked #117
Ranked #27,989
3.38 | pDev: 14.79%
Apr 21, 2023
Apr 25, 2012
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Don't call it a comeback, the English IPA has been here for years. An original take on the hoppy, caramelized British style finds new home at Shipyard brewing showing that in the era of haze and fruity, everything old is new again.

Monkey Fist IPA pours with a ruddy amber hue and with a fine mesh haze. With a firm off-white cap building on the rim, the nose is a classic fruity scent of grapefruit, orange, botanical grasses and a hint of marmalade. Much of that malty sweet flavor makes its way onto the early palate with caramel, toast, graham cracker and granola.

As the malt sweetness lessens to a near honey floral and fruity flavor, the middle palate starts to favor the hops and its citrusy, stone fruit and light tropical presence. Trending bitter to overtake the fledgling malts, the late taste is firmly bitter with peppery pine, citrus peel and fresh grass clippings.

Medium bodied, firm yet brisk, the session falls solidly on the bitter side of bitter-sweet and with a drier track on malty-dry with a long and bitter linger of citrus, pine and grasses once more.
Apr 21, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jul 15, 2022
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Reviewed by BradMacMullin from Massachusetts

3.64/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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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Reviewed by mickyge from Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.9 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts

Aug 04, 2021
Rated: 3.18 by Sinister from New York

May 22, 2021
Rated: 5 by Dalkri from Massachusetts

Feb 28, 2021
Rated: 3.25 by mpenske from California

Dec 12, 2020
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Reviewed by 1009 from Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 3.33 by Tcsox from Massachusetts

Jul 25, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by atlbravsrno1 from Maine

Jul 18, 2020
Rated: 4 by rugbyallen11 from Massachusetts

Jun 19, 2020
Rated: 4 by David19457 from New Jersey

Mar 08, 2020
Rated: 3.38 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 3.85 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Nov 17, 2019
Rated: 3 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania

Aug 30, 2019
Rated: 3.4 by O-Meg from New York

Jul 22, 2019
Rated: 3.02 by Arg914 from New York

Jul 22, 2019
Rated: 3.48 by Magilla60 from Pennsylvania

Jun 20, 2019
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.83/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Monkey Fist from Shipyard Brewing Company
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