Monkeynaut IPA | Straight To Ale

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Monkeynaut IPAMonkeynaut IPA
BA SCORE
3.85/5
Very Good
574 Ratings
Monkeynaut IPAMonkeynaut IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Straight To Ale
Alabama, United States
straighttoale.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.25%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Albert. Able. Gordo. Miss Baker. Bonny. Goliath. Between 1948 and 1961 these primate pioneers and others bravely went where no man had ever gone before, paving the way for manned U.S. spaceflight. This hoppy little monkey of a beer is a tribute to those Simian heroes of yesteryear. It has a citrusy, floral hop aroma, a strong malt body and a crisp finish.

Added by Todd on 04-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,962
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
574
pDev:
12.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
148
Trade:
5
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Ratings: 574 |  Reviews: 103
Photo of TomEfiller
3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours like an IPA with a hazy orange color and a thin lacy head. That’s as good as this one gets. Flat, dank malty smell makes me wonder what I have here. Tastes pretty good but I’m expecting some citrus that never comes around. Malty feel instead of that citrus bite I’m looking for so overall this is a very drinkable beer but an IPA ?......not so much

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

Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trojanpony
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smanders
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Had to try some local stuff my first time in Huntsville. This was much more a malty pale ale than an IPA, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. It was definitely good enough to sample other offerings from the brewery.

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Photo of rorjets
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Malty. Hoppy. About as close to perfect an IPA as I’ve had

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Photo of jdduffie
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of timmy2b
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can. Strong malt body is an understatement.

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Photo of Choppin-Banana
2.38/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

No overwhelming smell, tastes more of a brown ale than an IPA, Taste is ok and color is a copper look to it... not a favorite of mine and wouldn’t get
Again

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Photo of fiveomp
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have the pleasure of living in Huntsville so Monkeynaut is my go to beer. Such a great beer 7.25% ABV!

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Photo of Turtle_Stampede
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass, orange pumpkin spice color and had about an inch of head, which disappeared slowly but never faded completely. The smell is nice and sweet. The taste is hoppy and complements the smell but not as sweet. Overall a very good IPA.

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Photo of tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of T-34-85
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leefx
3.7/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

This is a classic American IPA. Lots of fruit/mango up,front and nice smooth finish. Great AL beer!

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Photo of Kbret
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very well balanced with hops and malt. This is the third time I have had this brew now. Smells and taste of citrus and malt. For 10 dollars a six pack a very solid brew. I could see myself buying a sixer of this every year on my way to my dad's in mobile. Easy to pick up st the walmart down the road without going out of the way to my favorite liquor store the Crown Package Liquors in Mobile Alabama. Will visit the craft beer store tomorrow to dig alittle deeper....

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Photo of Dieseltech1982
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Dang fine IPA. Malt and hops blend together smooth. Bitter but not overly so. Tastes like an IPA should. I've had better, but had much worse beer!

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

Photo of coombski
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JintheHam
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 574 ratings