Relax Your Mind | Monkish Brewing Co.

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4.4/5
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Brewed by:
Monkish Brewing Co.
California, United States
monkishbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double IPA brewed with Galaxy, Nelson, and Simcoe.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 09-16-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,107
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
45
pDev:
6.59%
 
 
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10
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7
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0
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4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a 750ml growler, filled 12/17/18. Served in an IPA glass.

Pours a massively murky, dull orange with two fingers of fluffy, pouffy, dirty-white head. Retention is excellent, leaving fat wads of lacing hanging off the sides of the glass.

Smells like a bowl of proofing yeast. Or orange, lime, and vanilla sugar cookies. Or both.

Taste is reminiscent of some kind of cocktail made with fruit juice blend and vodka, not in a bad way, mind you, just that's what it reminds me of. So, mango, orange and pineapple, grapefruit peel, white wine and vanilla, low bitterness but spicy, ripe and composty, with a bit of hot booze.

Feel is thick and decidedly juicy, medium-hefty bodied with good carbonation. Some boozy warmth in the gullet.

Overall, nice. An archetypical NEDIPA, lightly sweet, chewy-thick and juicy.

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Photo of rspauldi
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of peterpunk15
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SpinSamzo
4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Goneflying87
4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nice citrus taste and smell to it! Had the opportunity to get it in growler fill! Really great citrus taste and smell to it!

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Photo of TossKing7
4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of agreenman19
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - first Monkish outside of a collab. Let's see what's what. Pours a thick, milky, pineapple juice haze. Has a warm glow to it. Thin, crackly white head that dissipates quickly.

S - sweet, bready, rindy peach-orange jam. Heavily zesty and savory. Lemon candy and what smells like mosaic, but I'm reading no mosaic here... very pungent and oniony.

T - huge burst of scallion and toasted orange peel. Surprisingly bright for these kinds of flavors, and exhibits a menthol cooling sensation which is probably just pure ethanol evaporating off my tongue. Pineapple creamsicle up front that develops into wintry pine, grapefruit spiciness, and warming grape as it starts to really open up. Vast, expansive flavor. Tastes like Asian purple grape candy in that it's sweet, but delicately restrained and "fresh" to elicit sip after sip. Throat-numbing bitterness to close it all out.

F - low carb with a thick, chewy body. Lots of lupulin residue and kind of a suffocating chalkiness. Am I having an allergic reaction?

O - color me impressed. The zest was at first a little one-dimensional, but this beer offers much more complexity the further we delve in. Lots of side quest flavors that leave every sip a new experience.

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Photo of SirBentham
4.29/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SierraFlight
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.01/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SDRedDevil
4.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dcisco44
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WickedBeer
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The second Monkish growler of the day. Filled 12/13/17.

Pours a foggy orange, similar to the Foggy Window series. Nice head of foam. Nice small head of white foam with nice lace.

Tropical, citrus, not getting really any impeding hoppiness or booziness. Really nice.

Nice hop bitterness balanced by tons of citrus and tropical fruit. Really balanced.

Great body. Smooth, nice carb and a bitterness to balance. Awesome.

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4.98/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of reebtaerG
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of J_Mueller
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jstuart23
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of littlestevie14
4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 9/21/17; drank 10/1/17 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque light orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice bright white head; frothy lace.

Fresh cut grass, pineapple & mild cane sugar notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Grapefruit & cane sugar flavors up front; dry grass notes on the finish. No booze heat.

A bit drier than the best Monkish has to offer, but still an above average NE IPA.

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Relax Your Mind from Monkish Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 45 ratings