Monkeynaut IPA | Straight To Ale

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554 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:
554
Reviews:
98
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.31%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
135
For Trade:
5
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Ratings: 554 |  Reviews: 98
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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Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light coppery color with foamy white head. Pine, citrus, floral notes, and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with citrus, light pine, and floral tones.

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Photo of thirstywoodfin1
4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ryannotbryan
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sflanz03
4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
4.4/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of molasses
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Burkbom23
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OB1
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Krisp09
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
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

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Photo of MJ64
3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leroybrown10
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium amber-orange color. Some haze. 1 finger light tan head doesn't last long. Minimal lacing.

Citrus and tropical hops on the nose. Grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple. Some mango. Caramel malt. Spicy at the end.

Taste is more grapefruit hops. Lemon rind, mango, and a bit of pine. Doughy, caramel malt. Peppery spice. Some earthiness.

Medium body with medium carbonation. Quite bitter and it lingers. Flavors seem to get swallowed and overshadowed by the bitterness.

A decent IPA but one that could use improvement. The bitterness in particular is overpowering.

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Photo of MaMacK75
2.75/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of warpig372
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of batt6343
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jar0028
4.78/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dcotom
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from cold 12-ounce can into Spiegelau IPA glass.
A - Hazy, deep copper color; three-finger head of dense white foam that lingered for several minutes. Lots of sticky lacing. Particularly striking appearance when viewed in sunlight.
S - Hop forward, notes of grapefruit zest and pine resin. A little more maltiness came through as it warmed.
T/F - The flavor profile followed the aroma profile quite closely: hop forward, notes of citrus and pine at first, them some malt sweetness as it neared cellar temperature. Dry finish, bitter, somewhat resiny.
O - A solid, enjoyable IPA, right in the wheelhouse.

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Photo of jnorris404
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tyburczy
3.47/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rfoltz53
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barczar
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Monkeynaut IPA from Straight To Ale
3.9 out of 5 based on 554 ratings.
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