Really Real
Monkish Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #205
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,995
Avg:
4.39 | pDev: 5.01%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
54
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Monkish Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  9
Gots
  5
SCORE
94
Outstanding
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Notes: Brewed with Galaxy and Amarillo
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 54 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Mehinaman from Washington

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 05, 2016
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smartassboiler from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 01, 2019
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BucannonXC5 from California

4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Type: 32-oz. growler
Glass: Pure Project 14-oz. Teku glass
From: Monkish Brewing Company in Torrance, Calif.
Price: $13
Purchased: April 19, 2019
Consumed: April 19, 2019
Reviewed as: New England Style
Misc.: Growled on April 19, 2019

Picked this up along with 2-1 & Lewis on my way home from vacation. Was looking forward to having another awesome Monkish beer. Their website called it a “Double IPA with Galaxy and Amarillo.”

Poured a medium yellow-to-gold hazy color with three fingers of frothy white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the sides of the glass at different speeds. World-class layered foamy lacing. World-class retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled dank pine, Amarillo, tangerine, orange, Galaxy, black pepper, melon, sugary pineapple, passion fruit, peach skin and earthy grass. (Smell - 4.25)

Tasted at least as good as the nose. Got Amarillo, dank pine, orange, tangerine, Galaxy, black pepper, sugary pineapple, passion fruit and peach. (Taste - 4.50)

Medium body. Oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Dry, spicy finish. (Feel - 4.50)

Went back and forth on a few different categories, and I think I actually underrated this just a tad overall. World-class though. (Overall - 4.50)

4.34 | 96 | A

May 02, 2019
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stereosforgeeks from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 07, 2016
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RaulMondesi from California

4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Out of a 750 ml growler and poured at the homestead.

You know Norma Jean? Yeah, her. Well, imagine the moment that she became Marilyn Monroe, then bottle it and this is what you get. Curvy, buxom, sleek, platinum...

This is called ineffable. I just... I’m trying... But I can’t...

It’s just so damn good.

Jan 01, 2019
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pkalix from California

4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 12, 2017
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billab914 from Virginia

4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 25, 2017
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joemochas from Florida

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Mar 21, 2017
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GRG1313 from California

4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 05, 2017
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bobv from Vermont

4.16/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Canned 02/07/17
"For Realsies"
stamped under the date.

Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch white head over a cloudy, murky body with some lacing. Since this can is almost 5 months old I didn't pour the bottom of the can until later as I knew there would be an ugly mess down there. ;) Wonderful nose of tropical fruit (peach, mango, orange, pineapple; you know, all the good stuff!) Flavors follow aromas to a "T." Feel is where this, and other juice bombs like it, fall short. After a little while the carbonation seems to be replaced by some sort of gritty feeling which doesn't agree with my taste buds. That being said, I think from this juice bomb forward, a "3" for feel is all any of these JB's get. For real!

Jul 03, 2017
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UCLABrewN84 from California

4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Apr 02, 2017
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Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sep 13, 2016
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Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 31, 2017
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aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

4.51/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mar 04, 2017
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chewy6935 from Michigan

4.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 30, 2016
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 17, 2016
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my_knew_craft from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 08, 2017
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Kurmaraja from California

4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 08, 2018
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HopBomb515 from New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden, big white head, and tons of lacing. Fruity aromas. Notes of pineapple, underripe mango, white grapefruit flesh, bubblegum and meyer lemon. Soft, velvety, medium body and dry. Lovely fruity hop driven DIPA.

Apr 23, 2017
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injectr from California

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aug 29, 2016
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Vissla from California

4.63/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Feb 08, 2017
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Raziel313 from California

4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Aug 01, 2016
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SimcoeKid from California

4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jul 17, 2016
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Moses_Malone from District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 14, 2017
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fthegiants from California

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 01, 2016
Really Real from Monkish Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 54 ratings