Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA | Shipyard Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shipyard Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
shipyard.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,040
Reviews:
152
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
15.07%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
291
For Trade:
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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.3%

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3/5  rDev -13%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: 2 finger off white head on a deep crimson hazy body. Nice lacing.

S: caramel malts, with hops providing a mild citrus and earthy hops.

T: very piney with earthy and a slightly grassy hop flavor. Malts are mild but nicely represented.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: typical piney IPA but full flavored. Well balanced.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Best before 1/2013.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, and some citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but basic in my opinion.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

decent ipa. pours clear and orange, with a big white head that leaves hefty lacing. the nose is sweet hops, some floral notes and some warm fruit as well, but hops are the dominant aroma. the flavor too is on the sweet end of the hop spectrum. light pale malt profile comes in beind the hops. the flavor would be better without so much residual sugar, this beer felt way too sweet and not enough bitter to be a good american ipa, but it isnt bad, just sort of fruit juicy. feel isnt as crisp as id like it as a result, but the carbonation is good and the body is a sticky medium. nothing special here, but its priced cheaply and the abv makes it a good bang for your buck beer. people hate on shipyard, but i dont think any of their beers are that bad.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a clear golden color with a white head on top. The lacing is sticky and had a decent retention. The smell of the beer is hoppy, with a bit of malt on the nose as well. The taste of the beer has a sharp hop bitterness to it, with just a touch of malts in there too. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. Overall this IPA was more impressive than I expected it to be. Probably one of Shipyards best beers I would have to say.

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2.25/5  rDev -34.8%

Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is very hazy yellowish amber in color. It poured with a quarter finger high head that died down and consistently left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: There are aromas of yeast and caramel malts in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is quite yeasty and has flavors of caramel, toffee and malty sweetness. Only a light amount of bitterness is present. Hints of alcohol become perceptible as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly sticky on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to taste a little more like a Belgian IPA compared to an American IPA as it is maltier and has more yeast.

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3.35/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle, part of the Shipyard mixed IPA pack. Hmmmm...maybe this is the reason Big Rock changed the name of their Monkey's Fist Royal IPA.

This beer pours a clear, medium copper amber hue, with three pudgy fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly beige head, which leaves some splotchy streaks of sudsy lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of sharp lemon and orange citrus rind, pine needles, earthy yeast, bready, crackery caramel malt, and further leafy, sort of perfumed hops. The taste is rather bitter muddled citrus pith, acrid pine tree detritus, gritty pale and caramel malt, a still existent yeastiness, and earthy, weedy, leafy, and floral hops, the alcohol now manifesting more straightforwardly.

The carbonation is fairly edgy in its tight frothiness, the body a staunch medium weight, and not particularly smooth - hops, yeast, and alcohol alike ganging up as such. It finishes mostly dry, the same smoothness-killers lingering on for a spell.

A so-so Yankee IPA, the acridity not very well balanced by any malt attributes, and sort of too bitterly floral to be all that enjoyable. Eh, if that's your thing, great, but me, I'm happy to have procured just the single serving.

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can: Poured a deep amber color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of bitter citrus hops with dry caramel malt notes. Taste is also dominated by dry and bitter hops with light citrus and earthy notes with some dry caramel malt notes also noticeable. Body is average with good carbonation. Not bad bit a bit too strong on the bitterness front. I think this would have been a great IPA back in 2006.

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2/5  rDev -42%

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3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a one-finger, off-white head of foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of pine and burnt toast maltiness.

T - Very malty and sweet. Some toasty notes with a strong piney bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied IPA.

O - This is okay. A little too malty for my taste.

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/25/2015. Pours slightly hazy orange/copper color with a 2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pear, pineapple, pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops, fruity yeast, and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pear, pineapple, pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pear, pineapple, pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, compelxity, and balance of citrus/pine hops, fruity yeast, and dark/bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a very nice English IPA style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/pine hops, fruity yeast, and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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