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Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA | Shipyard Brewing Co.

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Shipyard Monkey Fist IPAShipyard Monkey Fist IPA

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Maine, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by puboflyons on 04-25-2012

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Photo of DukeRanger17
5/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dam this tastes good after long crazy day at work

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Photo of tfsimpkins
4.75/5  rDev +40.9%

Photo of cloudydoug
4.75/5  rDev +40.9%

Photo of mfl620ks
4.75/5  rDev +40.9%

Photo of Campodog
4.56/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had it on draught. Really tasty!

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Photo of Bali_hi
4.53/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle of monkey fist drank.

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

Photo of Apollo98
4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

Photo of Soumya
4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.49/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA has a thick, creamy, off-white head, lots of thick lacing left on the glass, and a hazy, orange-yellow-gold appearance, with bubble streams and a descending cloud after one swishes the bottom contents of the bottle. Some tiny brown specs are seen floating about. The aroma is of a full, piney, bready hop oil, and the flavor is of pine, hop oil, sugar, bread, bread crust, light brown sugar, toffee, grapefruit, and light caramel. Mouthfeel is medium, soft, and slick, and Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA finishes dry, bitter, and fairly drinkable. Overall, this is an outstanding beer! Get some soon!


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Photo of brunosmmm
4.44/5  rDev +31.8%

Photo of Whitesheep
4.44/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a 6 pack picked up at a Circle K in Bedford NH. Decent price of $8.99. Didn't poor in a glass so no call on the look as I drank it from the bottle. Mine had a B.O. of 10.11.2016, which is "bottled on" not "bummer over" date, but why not just drink it as soon as you can anyway?

My kind of IPA. More like the West Coast style such as Stone and Lagunitas, but made in ME. Good bitter finish, nice citrus hints, good feel leaving you wanting more. I am sure I this will dehydrate me like Stone does, which is good for my BP and another good reason to open one more....

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4.4/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BobMessina
4.4/5  rDev +30.6%

Photo of J_Daytona
4.39/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Well done tasty IPA. Good body, flavor & a well rounded beer. *Enjoyed by draft

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4.37/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Excellent IPA. Has a great full bodied taste. Great smell. Medium color and smooth going down. You have to love the name and the label. Hop Hop

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Photo of plaid75
4.35/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell was dominated by a sharp peppery hop.

The taste was likewise hop driven with forceful peppery and balmy piney hops. Soft buttery malts detected as well Thankfully the house yeast did not dominate here.

The mouthfeel typical of the style.

Overall an excellent clean IPA. Substantial in body and flavor. Likely Shipyard's greatest beer to date. The name is a bit juvenile however.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.35/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, amber coloured body with a yellowish foamy head that pops up and down like cumulus clouds. The scent is heavy in pine and slight citrus rind, in particular, grapefruit and lemon. The taste is quite boldly bitter, with little notes of citrus coming through here and there, though not overpoweringly, as expected from an English IPA. The finish is smooth, with long-lasting freshness. This certainly wins the contest in terms of English IPAs for me.

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Photo of Johncnh
4.33/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopamaniac
4.31/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great IPA with a just right abv. I drink it in 32oz frozen mugs at Codys in Clearwater Fl...$2.50 a full pint! Love the look. Flavor, smell, hops, citrus flavors with a nice thick head that settles to a light rim for the entire time of your drink. Love this IPA but there are others out there that are better but the abv keeps you from drinking several and you if course pay more.

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Photo of Jameson44
4.29/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrianCuoz
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of bconsidine
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of Dwtucker90
4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

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Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA from Shipyard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 1,064 ratings
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