Monkeynaut IPA | Straight To Ale

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549 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
549
Reviews:
97
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.31%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
133
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 549 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of Shortbusstop
4.9/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Not like any other I have tasted! My goto beer! Golden orange with a white head! Perfect hoppiness!

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Photo of _ascags
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Georgedisrespectful
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Simply the best IPA. Beautiful amber color, perfect bouquet and every flavor in the rainbow. This stuff really has way more kick than it's 7.25 says it has.

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Photo of SoCalBeerBabe
3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good but not memorable. Retaste for full review.

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Photo of slipperysoup
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MurfreesboroPope
4.51/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JoshuaWilkins-38
4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sohearn
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of clemsonalum11
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy gold, very appealing. White cap, good lacing.

Aroma: Malt then a beautiful melange of almost tropical hop scents, I definitely get pineapple and something that's either mango or tangerine. Really smells good.

Taste: Echos aroma but exceed it in intensity. Sweet malt rolling around in those hops. It all works together rather well. Clean finish with malt and hops in concert.

Texture: Medium in feel and no more substantial than it needs to be.

Overall: I like this and I'm not especially a heavy IPA fan. At 7.5% perhaps it is the heft I find appealing. More stuff in there I suppose because the flavor is solid and the alcohol isn't apparent. One to having when you're having just one.

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Photo of Buck89
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy light orange-amber with a foamy white head. Fruity aroma with pineapple, orange, and pine with a little caramel. Taste follows with pineapple (!), grapefruit, pine, and earth. Muted malt presence. Dry finish. Nice IPA - this pineapple surprised me.

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Photo of 50StateBeerTour
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of reptile3141
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gamblebc
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drink with food

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the brewery. The appearance is a cloudy orange amber with a large white head. The aroma is hops and citrus. The taste matches the aroma. An excellent beer.

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Photo of bmeGT
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BMFR1811
3.37/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SPD656
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MDDMD
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CNoj012
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a slightly hazy golden amber color with a huge fluffy off white head. Retention is excellent and there are chunky spots of lacing. Smell is pretty bland. Some bready malt along with a bit of piney and floral hops and some hop spiciness as well. Taste is the same and kind of muddled with a good deal of bitterness on the back end. Feel is medium and slick. Overall not bad.

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Photo of psycHOPathy
3.44/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Clean orange pour, very fizzy khaki head
Orange, mango, biscuit, tangerine, apricot, grapefruit
Earthy malts and woody/piney hops underneath a light grapefruit juice
Lightish and very fizzy feel
Decent. A little bitter and earthy/woody for my tastes

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Photo of hockeypuck
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buschbeer
3.38/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden orange pour with a white one-finger head. Piney aroma. Taste has lots of pine and resin upfront backed by a good bit of bready malt revealing a slight sweetness. Finishes strong and bitter with notes of spicy pine.

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Monkeynaut IPA from Straight To Ale
3.9 out of 5 based on 549 ratings.
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