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Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery

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IPA - Imperial
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3.84 | pDev: 11.2%
Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: First things first - Open this beer now! Thank you - You who have supported us in our battle against the lumbering giants. You who have defended the values of community and quality. We show our gratitude with this ale filled to the brim with the finest of hops. Drink fresh, it will not be better tomorrow.
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BucannonXC5 from California

3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: .25L draft
Glass: Panama 66 snifter
From: Tiger! Tiger! in North Park (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $7.00
Purchased: Jan. 5, 2017
Consumed: Jan. 5, 2017
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial IPA
Misc.: N/A

This was going to be a very quick review unfortunately due to being rushed. Haven’t had as many Monkey Paw beers as I would have liked, but wanted to have this one, maybe the final one brewed by Cosmo. Didn’t know much about it going in, only that it was a big IIPA.

Very dark in this place, but appeared to be a straw gold-to-deep gold yellow color with 3-to-4 fingers of rocky white head when I got it. Light bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass from what I could tell. World-class foamy layered lacing. Excellent foamy retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled tropical, citrus, floral, dank, honey, pine and resin. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted boozy up front. Rather spicy as well, guessing Centennial and Simcoe for hops among others. Also floral, tropical, resin and somewhat malty overall. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Boozy finish. (Feel - 3.50)

Not as balanced as I’d hoped. Pretty good, but not great. (Overall - 3.75)

3.83 | 86 | B+

Jan 20, 2017
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johlac66 from California

4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy yellow gold with a very frothy off-white head that left dots and streaks and rings of lacing.
Sweet grassy aroma. A nice warm hug of citrus tropical stone fruit on the palate.
Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Slightly bittersweet finish.
Quite tasty.

Jan 20, 2017
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Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 4 ratings