16th & F
Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery

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Pale Ale - American
3.51 | pDev: 16.24%
Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery
California, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: The latest addition to our 16th & F series is a Farmhouse/Saison style ale brewed in a radical fashion. It is a simple recipe that only includes Pilsner Malt and Hallertau Hops. The complexity of the beer comes from the yeast and fermentation process. Fermented at 95+ degrees, the yeast went ballistic in on the sugars. Dryness from the yeast attenuation is accented by a high carbonation level, adding to the refreshing properties. The aroma includes the classic white pepper and wine notes we enjoy so much in classic saisons, such as DuPont.
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GarrettB from Colorado

2.03/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

May 18th, 2015 - Monkey Paw is my favorite gem in San Diego, putting out incredible beer but without fanfare and much of a social media presence. But the 16th and F Pale Ale is a notable exception. In the glass it is cool, calm and collected, and features a bright straw color and with almost no carbonation. The aroma is timid, but shows off some corn, a little glue, and grassy notes too. But the flavor is like thin, gruelish cereal interrupted by extreme grass licking hop bites.

Jun 09, 2018
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HopHead84 from California

3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5


On tap at Monkey Paw. A double dry hopped pale ale.

A: Hazy yellow with an inch of white foam.

S: Orange accompanies tangerine and grapefruit. Resinous pine suffuses the senses. I get some grassy lemon notes and a whisper of mint.

T: Grassy and earthy with notes of orange and grapefruit. Bitterness is at a moderate level. The finish is a little muddled and astringent.

Overall: A good hoppy Pale Ale but I found it to be a step down from Pineapple X-press. Not as bright and not as clean.

Jan 15, 2012
16th & F from Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 13 ratings