Monkeynaut IPA | Straight To Ale

Monkeynaut IPAMonkeynaut IPA
BA SCORE
72.4%
Liked This Beer
3.85 w/ 562 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:
#9,966
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
562
Liked:
407
Avg:
3.85/5
pDev:
12.21%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
139
Trade:
5
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 562 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of Prost76
3.53/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of AngusOg
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
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 -8.1%
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 -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.94/5  rDev +28.3%
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 +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jamison85
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shortbusstop
4.9/5  rDev +27.3%
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 +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Georgedisrespectful
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%
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 -4.7%
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 -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MurfreesboroPope
4.51/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JoshuaWilkins-38
4.28/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of clemsonalum11
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Squire123
4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
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 +0.8%
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 +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Monkeynaut IPA from Straight To Ale
Beer rating: 72.4% out of 100 with 562 ratings
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