Monkeynaut IPA
Straight To Ale

Monkeynaut IPAMonkeynaut IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,371
ABV:
7.25%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,987
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 12.4%
Reviews:
115
Ratings:
605
From:
Straight To Ale
 
Alabama, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  38
Gots
  155
SCORE
87
Very Good
Monkeynaut IPAMonkeynaut IPA
Notes: 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.
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Reviews by Krisp09:
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Krisp09 from Virginia

3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: clear orange to gold in color with 2 finger thick white head. Aroma: a little citrus with sweet malt and candy smell. Taste: Orange up front and then pine on the finish. More sweetness from malt than expected. Mouthfeel: crisp with medium body. Overall: fairly well balanced tasting IPA that could use a little more hop aroma

Nov 24, 2015
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costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange color, head lingers throughout drinking, nice lacing not he glass. Hop smell is present along with some malt. Hop flavor pops through at the front and finishes with some malt sweetness. Smooth feel, very enjoyable. Nice offering from the folks in Alabama!

Aug 09, 2015
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corby112 from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to PALMEJ1 for sending this one.

Pours a slightly hazy, dark copper color with burnt orange edges and a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Good retention with large streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy floral hop aroma with grass and resinous pine followed by subtle citrus and a sweet malt backbone. Hints of grapefruit, orange peel, biscuit, caramel and toffee provide sweetness that counters the dank, sticky hops. Nice balance in the nose but the malt character is a bit stronger than I prefer.

Full bodied with a blast of dank, sticky hops providing a decent amount of dry bitterness that lingers over the citrus fruit and sweet malt notes into a dry finish. Fresh juicy hops with earthy grass, bitter pine needle and resinous oils followed by a prominent grapefruit presence before the caramel malt sweetness comes on in the back end. A little bit of bread, biscuit and caramel rounding things out in the finish. Very faint boozy sweetness but the high ABV is well masked. There's a bit more malt flavor than I prefer, but this is an extremely drinkable beer with good hop flavor.

May 06, 2013
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Jamison85 from Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 01, 2016
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immobileman from Alabama

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Apr 19, 2013
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jmsedgwick from Mississippi

3.25/5  rDev -16%

Jan 24, 2014
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teamwiggum from Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 03, 2017
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HopsForBrains from North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 30, 2016
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paulish from New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 09, 2020
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wethorseblanket from California

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

Sep 09, 2014
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Washuffizi98 from Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Sep 15, 2014
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abar22 from Alabama

4.27/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer release event notes...

Dark and cloudy with a solid creamy white head.

Hoppy nose. Grapefruit, orange peel, and pine.

Taste mirrors nose. Grapefruit, orange peel with a splash of lemon and a piney bitter finish. Great beer for a first run.

Solid body and carbonation.

Better than most IPAs and this was its maiden voyage.

May 01, 2010
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HiWire from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Jun 15, 2013
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Nov 11, 2014
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Volsdawg10 from Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Mar 23, 2014
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thecheapies from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Amber brew with foamy head. 4.0

Pine and resinous citrus. Toffee malts. Pretty dank. 4.0

Moderately bitter. Orange, pine, and grapefruit. Toffee malts make for great balance. 4.0

Smooth, yet brushy. Excellent feel. 4.5

Tasty sample I had from my buddy's growler. An oily hop wonder without all of the extra sweetness or bitterness.

Jun 14, 2012
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TonyJ815 from Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Jun 15, 2014
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jeffthepony from Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Oct 22, 2014
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jdarp from Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Jul 05, 2013
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detgfrsh from Texas

3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a can. Orange color with fluffy white head. Malty smell with some citrusy hops in the background. Medium feel. Tastes of sweet malts mixed with some citrus and pine. More malt-forward among IPAs.

Jun 14, 2019
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leefx from Arkansas

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Aug 07, 2017
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Schlafly33 from Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -16%

Apr 11, 2014
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jkermitj from Mississippi

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Oct 06, 2013
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Pidzik12 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

May 30, 2013
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

12 FL. OZ. can
Served in an IPA glass

This beer pours a hazy amber with burnt orange highlights. It is topped with three inches of beige head that leaves some nice lacing.

It has a sweet honey aroma. I get some caramel malt. I smell some faint floral hops. It appears this can is not as fresh as I'd hoped.

The taste is sweet as well. I can clearly taste the malt. The hops must be completely faded.

Medium and creamy mouthfeel

A friend gave me this beer to try. I was looking forward to it but am disappointed that it is old. I will revisit if the opportunity presents itself.

Feb 03, 2016
Monkeynaut IPA from Straight To Ale
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 605 ratings