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 SaCkErZ9
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid IPA. Served on draft at Pretentious Beer Company in Knoxville TN. A beautiful day outside so I am enjoying this on the outdoor patio.

Served in an 18oz customer glass that is mother ducking sweet as hell. Kind of a snifter shape with some blown rings around the bottom, resembling one of those wooden sticks used to serve honey. If I weren't so principled, I would put this in my pocket and take off.

Arrives clear and golden hued with a solid white head of food girth and substance. I am enjoying the look of the lacing in the custome glass.

Aroma is the only thing lacking in this one. It's slightly hoppy but it definitely needs more. I can tell it's an IPA but it has hints of Pilsner (maybe Saaz) hop aromas that are subtle.

Great flavor too. Very well balanced with the bitterness, not sweet, quite enjoyable. Very nicely done.

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Photo of jlshields
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce can dated 2/17/17.

The pour is a very nice amber color with tons of floaties. There is a thick, fluffy white head that left a ton of lacing.

The smell is very malty up front with some orange and pine on the background.

The taste follows the nose, although the citrus balances the malt better than on the nose. There is a nice bitter pine finish

The mouthfeel is very thick and smooth with low to medium carbonation.

Overall this is a very nice beer, although a little more piney and malt forward than I usually like.

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Photo of ManWithNoName
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MAJ85
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bigedal60
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StevenMilligan
3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Broseph1617
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prost76
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of dbrauneis
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a relatively clear golden copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate honey + ruby red highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy light beige head that reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring a the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of herbal, pine, and floral hops over the top of slightly less than moderate aromas of slightly sweet caramel malts.

T: Upfront there are moderate to slightly stronger than moderate flavors of caramel malts with light to moderate amounts of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of pine, herbal, and floral hops which impart a moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Initially lightly creamy with hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable with a decent balance between the malty sweetness and the hop bitterness without losing out on the hop flavors + aromas. Easy to drink. I would definitely have another one of these.

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Photo of tlema1
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: deep gold color,lacing off white head
S: slight citrus pine and trop fruit, but not a ton of nose
T: maltiness up front, hop bitterness on the back end
F: medium body, bitter
O: not a bad beer, nothing really stands out

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

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.94/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love this beer reminds me of arrogant bastard but sweeter milder and just tasty wish I would of bought more when I drove through Alabama. This is a must try

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Photo of rblackwood
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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