Slap Fight
Monday Night Brewing

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #2,805
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,329
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 8.97%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
147
From:
Monday Night Brewing
 
Georgia, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  5
Gots
  44
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: Slap Fight will woo you in with a West Coast-style malt bill, but slaps you across the face with its tropical hop profile. Light in body, heavy in character, this IPA features Munich and Crystal pale malts for a clean, rich mouthfeel. Comet, Equinox and Mosaic hops lend a pungent herbal aroma, peppered with hints of papaya, orange and grapefruit. Present this beer to a friend. If he does not drink it immediately, slap him as hard as you can. Repeat.
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patre_tim from Thailand

3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light yellow with medium haze and 4 fingers of white head.

Smells of pineapple juice and grapefruit.

The taste follows the nose.

Medium body with moderate carbonation.

I got this in Atlanta and am drinking it in Redding July 20, 2020.

Jul 21, 2020
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kimcgolf from Georgia

4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured to a cloudy golden color with white head and lacing that last thru most of the drink. Nose is very hoppy grapefruit, lemon and mango, that carries over nocely into the taste. Mouthfeel is mdium bodied with some spiciness on the tongue. Aftertaste is long and pleasant.

May 31, 2020
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Rmiles from Georgia

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

Enjoyed it, def a west coast style IPA. Love the first taste but the after isn’t quite as nice, not bad though. Light and crisp in taste, solid 5.8% abv. Would def drink again.

Feb 01, 2020
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jjamadorphd from Florida

3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasty first try from this brewer...

I guess I'm starting off the year going with IPAs, saving my stouts for later in the weekend. This one was solid enough. Good looking beer with a good, juicy smell, and it was sessionable as well. Definitely something to have on hand for when the spring and summer rolls around...

Jan 04, 2020
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm trying this at the Water Tower Taproom in Montgomery, Alabama. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had nice citrus presence. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical fruit peel notes. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

Jul 30, 2019
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

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

Poured from 12oz can into glass. Can has stamped best by date of '12/01/2018'.
Slightly cloudy, pale gold colored body. One finger white head, dissipates to thin islands and ring. Leaves behind a spotty and oily coating of lacing.
Heavy hops in the aroma - lots of orange.
Taste has the citrus hops, along with a touch of dank hops. Mostly sweet at first but quite a bit more bitter at the end.
Medium mouth feel. Lots of tongue burn with each sip. Good carbonation.
The can lists the descriptive terms of "FRESH DANK JUICY", and these descriptors show up through the taste profile. This beer is not real bitter, but the dank does show up, and overall it is juicy.

Oct 18, 2018
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Buck89 from Tennessee

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: golden-amber in a snifter glass. Slight haze. Medium white head with good lacing.
Aroma: oranges, pineapple, some earthy resin, faint bready malt.
Taste: as expected, with bright and juicy citrus fruit. A nice herbal undercurrent and a restrained but balanced malt presence.
Feel: medium-bodied and carbonated - appropriate for style.
Overall: a nice easy-drinking "juicy" IPA.

Oct 13, 2018
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ZenAgnostic from Texas

3.64/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slap Fight

12oz can poured into Duvel tuplic. No discernable date.

Appearance - Medium offwhite loose pancake batter head with medium low retention, and strong irregular lacing and stick. 3.75

Smell - Citrus. Orange or lemon, slght grass. 4

Taste - Mild grass and citrus rind. Bitter cardboard aftertaste that dissipates quickly. 3.5

Mouthfeel - Medium kick and dry, mildly astringent finish. 3.5

Overall - Medium bodied IPA with a lot of bitter aftertaste, but not many other off characters. 3.5

Aug 27, 2018
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Raul_Yrastorza from California

4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this beer at the Airport in Atlanta, I was so surprised to have this quality of beer in the airport. Atlanta has come a long way. Well done! If you can trade for one, do it....solid performance

Aug 30, 2017
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ordybill from Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap into a 20 OZ mug at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is a clear light gold color with a small white head. The aroma is muld hops. The taste matches the nose. a very good beer.

Jul 14, 2017
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KalCal from Georgia

3.21/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had at on tap. Overall a "solid" IPA. Nice balance with a nice finish. The lower-ish ABV makes it a decent candidate for a session type IPA. Good hop profile and good flavor at all temperatures.

Jun 05, 2017
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap in Atlanta.

Smooth, medium body with medium carbonation.

Amber body with a very good white head.

Moderately hoppy with decent complexity. Floral, herbal and light citrus elements.

Overall: good, medium-bitter, exceptionally clean IPA.

Feb 04, 2017
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can poured into a Sam Adams glass

Clear golden liquid, big bubbles of carbonation , frothy two finger white foam cap quickly settles. Leaves some nice lacings

Spicy aroma, orange citrus, herbal

Malty biscuit over some spicy hops

Sudsy, slight lingering bitterness

Nice beer

Jan 15, 2017
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larryarms847 from Illinois

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

Pours a brilliant sun golden yellow with a touch of a light orange hue and a finger of off-white foam.

Tropical and citrusy notes of mango, pineapple, and grapefruit are prevalent, with a slight toasty malt sweetness.

Toasty and biscuity malt sweetness provides the perfect amount of balance and allows the sticky and resinous tropical and citrusy hop flavors to shine.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, very well balanced.

Overall, I purchased this on a recommendation from a liquor store owner while traveling through Atlanta and he hit it right on the nose with this one. I wish we could get this in the Chicagoland area as it would easily become a fridge regular of mine.

Dec 03, 2016
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JacobusFavier23 from Texas

3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L- Staw colored, nice thick foamy head that sticks around for a while. Bubbly .
S-Sweet, earthy and hoppy. I get notes of Mango, and papaya. This beer is faint.
T- The taste is peppery with slight hops first off. A bit watery, but the flavor is very well balanced. I also get a punch of citrus, and also an earthy undertow.
F-Rich and crisp. Nice hearty body that is very fresh.
O- Good IPA. It's defiantly more mellow than expected hence the name. Like I said, a good ipa that was enjoyable to drink. Give er a try.

Oct 28, 2016
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mothmanscott from Georgia

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

Pours a semi clear deep straw/pale gold producing 4 fingers of frothy/soapy, lasting, slightly off-white head that leaves webs & splotches of clumpy lace. Aroma is herbal, tropical fruit, grapefruit & orange with an unbalanced note of pale malt. Taste is a hop forward blend of tropical fruit, citrus flesh & pith, & herbal notes with a hint of resinous pine. The sweet pale malt is there but takes a back seat to the forceful hop profile. Bittering by mid-sip it finishes with a peppery spice & increased bitterness that rapidly transitions to a dominant & lingering bitter citrus pith aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, juciy & silky through mid-sip where a peppery prickle comes in, intensifying in the finish & dry aftertaste.

Oct 05, 2016
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Franziskaner from Missouri

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

Light copper in color and very hazy. Heavy lacing. The aroma is of tropical pineapple and mango. I taste citrus hops with a sharp but not overpowering hop bite. Light malt is also detectable in the back of the palate. The mouth is lightly sticky and resinous.

Sep 16, 2016
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diemilio from Georgia

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

Pleasantly surprised with this beer. Wasn't expecting much, but I found it to be very aromatic and well balanced. On the nose, mostly tropical fruit, some citrus and a decent amount of honey-suckle. Taste follows the nose; however, at 5.8% ABV it drinks more like a session beer; very refreshing though. Light-medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Overall, pretty decent, I would have it again if I want to drink an IPA that is on the lighter side.

Aug 20, 2016
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mschrei from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy gold straw with healthy carb and lacing with some nice particulates at the end. Hoppy bitter scent. Mild bitter forefront with a mouth filling hoppy taste.

Aug 05, 2016
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HopBomb515 from New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep orange with a thick white head and decent lacing. Aromas are soft. Notes of citrus, white bread, resinous hop, light pine and a bit of earthy dank. Lower end of medium body, crisp, nice bite of carbonation smooths nicely by the finish. Feels a bit more substantial than 5.8%. Decently done IPA, smooth easy drinking hoppy experience.

Jul 11, 2016
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Mitchmoore12 from Texas

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

Look - 4.25 – pale gold in color, inch thick white head. Almost no lacing in the side of the glass besides little circle specks.
Smell – 4.25 -Strong citrus hop smells, especially grapefruit. Very little malt smell.
Taste – 4.25 – Strong citrus hop bitterness, the pine flavor is crisp and refreshing. Just like the smell, little malt presence in the taste.
Feel- 4 – Medium bodied and great level of carbonation to make this brew light feeling over the pallet.
Overall- 4.25 – Great IPA if you like a nice bitterness to your brew without drinking down a 6-7% ABV beer. Lots of great bitterness, little malt flavor, crisp citrus and pine makes for a beer I would buy again and I'm glad I got in a sixer this week.

Jun 17, 2016
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weaselface89 from Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy and golden orange. Decent white head. Smells tropical and fruity. West coast style is right out front. Tropical fruits are the theme here. Tastes like it smells. Nice and medium body with a tangy fruity finish. Best beer I've had by Monday night by far. Another great beer Atlanta has to offer to addition the list.

Jun 05, 2016
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jopezu from Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

pours a cloudy golden amber with a small head that poofs. tons of sediment. nose; citrus hops, papaya, & fermented orange. taste; cracker/pale malt, citrus hops (mosaic & equinox), grapefruit/orange zest, papaya, & light pine. very odd/interesting spicy peppermint note on the end. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. almost like somebody dropped a piece of candy into a tropicalia. decently juicy & solid ipa.

Jun 04, 2016
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tsxu2000 from Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reminds me of Tropicalia without the delicious juicy fruit notes. Body and Feel are its best qualities IMO. Readily available in ATL which is a plus. By far the best brew of any kind from MNB I've had.

Jun 01, 2016
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wcu80 from Georgia

4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Finally, a beer worthy of a review from Monday Night. This is by far the best session IPA out of Georgia. Every bit as good as Pinner from Oscar Blues which has been my go to lately. Really dank hop profile and lovely carbonation. Body is on the light side but it's less than 6% so who gives a shit. I hope this is the start of something good from MNB because this one is a winner.

May 12, 2016
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