My First Canning Line IPA | Monkish Brewing Co.

My First Canning Line IPAMy First Canning Line IPA
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Average: 4.46 | pDev: 6.5%

Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 39

American IPA

ABV: 6.00% | Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Monkish Brewing Co.
California, United States

Notes: This beer is retired; no longer brewed. 
My First Canning Line IPAMy First Canning Line IPA
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 39
Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Super cloudy orange/yellow color
A: some citrus, smells sweet
T: citrus with some slight bitterness in the finish.
F: fairly thick, bitter and dryer finish than I prefer.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My First Monkish beer!

L - Murky, hazy, glowing yellow with a finger of white head

S - Dank hops, lemon, and some grass.

T - Orange and lemon zest all the way at the front of the tongue. Transitions to superb dankness and a touch of floral notes. Pure hop juice in the middle with some bitterness on the end that is helped out by the citrus.

F - Perfect body (like me) and no alcohol. A little bit of drying, but it's forgivable.

O - First Monkish IPA was a success. Immediately reminded me of Trillium Congress St. These guys have the New England style nailed down on the West Coast.

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Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy opaque orange. Looks just like orange juice. Had a finger of egg white head that left just a ring. Spotty racing.

Smells like a massive fruit bomb. Very floral, with copious amounts of grapefruit, mango, pineapple and orange. Smells very juicy. Balanced and tasty.

I really enjoyed the mouth. Bitter grapefruit with a solid dry finish.

Solid brew. Going towards the east coast bombs, but staying west coast. Great beer

Has a slight hop kick, backed with a mellow juice finish. Taste of grapefruit, mango and orange zest with a nice juicy finish.

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Photo of avas
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned 9/27/16. Consumed 10/11/16.

A: Beer comes in a very hazy, pale/straw yellow color with about three-quarters of finger of fluffy white head, which dissipates rather quickly. Pretty noticeable lacing and even a bit of alcohol legs despite the low ABV. Extremely appealing appearance, definitely representative of the NE-style Galaxy bombs.

S: Super fruity, a mix of sweet citrus and ripe tropical notes. Passionfruit, mango, and pineapple are dominant, but lots of underlying ripe grapefruit, orange, and tangerine. Tiny hint of grassy herbaceousness on the backend, but it's really subtle and almost completely overshadowed by the fruit up front. The nose doesn't quite burst out of the glass; it's actually moderate in terms of intensity. But the search is well worth the reward.

T: Wow. How the heck is this 6.0%???? This beer packs a ton of flavor that pretty clearly follows the nose. There's passionfruit/mango/pineapple Galaxy combo, but the sweet, super ripe navel orange really shows up mid-taste. As with many of my favorite Galaxy-hopped IPAs, the citrus notes on this aren't astringent or pithy at all.. Rather, they're sorbet-like, creamy, almost giving the illusion of a 'vanilla' or 'Juicy Fruit bubblegum' sort of flavor... Quite similar to what I've picked up on Tree House IPAs. As this warms, the mid-taste flavor becomes increasingly grassy, and the bitterness comes through a bit more. This is not a bad thing; it just gives a more 'green' character to the fruit notes.

M: Mouthfeel is well beyond almost any other beer in this ABV range. It has a medium-minus weight, but it's incredibly smooth and lightly yet effervescently carbonated. This accentuates the 'sorbet' flavor and really makes this one drink like a melted orange creamsicle. On the finish, the sweetness from the citrus lingers, but a medium-light bitterness right on the middle of the tongue damn near perfectly balances it out to offer an extremely pleasant aftertaste that tingles the tongue and sticks to the sides of the mouth.

O: Was totally not expecting this one to blow me away as much as it did, but wow... This might be my favorite Monkish beer yet. At 6%, it's the lightest IPA I've had from them, but it packs more flavor and aroma than every other single IPA of theirs I've tried. And the profile of that flavor--the ripe, slightly spicy pineapple, the passionfruit, the overly sweet navel orange, and that awesome creamy bubblegum--is absolutely delicious. There's nothing thin or watery about this, even though it's right at the border of IPA/pale ale. Heck, this one drinks with more weight than some DIPAs I've had recently. Overall, it's

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4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a completely opaque golden yellow that looks like OJ. There is a one finger bright white head with excellent retention and many small webs of lacing.

The smell is a straight up passionfruit, as well as some tangerine, orange creamsicle and grapefruit.

Taste is similar. Very good, but a little too heavy on the creamsicle flavor for my liking.

Feel is very light and soft with a moderately bitter finish (I'd say 3.75 out of 10 on the bitterness scale). Very crushable.

Overall a very good beer. Not my favorite by Monkish, but still pretty damn good.

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Photo of Beer_Line
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours orange with a white head. Looks like OJ. The galaxy hops shine through on this one. Grapefruit and lime zest. Monkish is doing an amazing job on hazy hop game.

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My First Canning Line IPA from Monkish Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 39 ratings