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Monkish Brewing Co.

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IPA - New England
Ranked #45
Ranked #247
4.52 | pDev: 5.75%
Monkish Brewing Co.
California, United States
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Notes: Double dry-hopped Double IPA with Citra, Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin hops.
Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 272 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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bret27 from California

4.62/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Can courtesy of Hopelessly0.
About 2 weeks old.
L: pure orange juice with moderate thick white head.
S: Stonefruit, grapefruit, pine.
T: nectarines, orange juice, grapefruit, Whiff of hop burn.
F: juicy and fairly thick. DDH like crazy. But has a dry balanced bite that rounds it out
Overall: A signature monkish and/or trillium style ipa. A really good balance of citrus bitterness, crispness, bit of burn, and soft tropical flavors.

Apr 01, 2021
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pants678 from California

4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque yellow with white foam.

Sweet cuts is musty in the absolute best way.

Nelson's a crisp back end to pervading OJ of Citra and Galaxy -- in that way more complex than other Monkish IPAs. Nelson doesn't read as usual, like a weak basil. Odd mix comes off very well.

Fine bubbles, under carbed. The Nelson makes a hard finish.

Oct 03, 2020
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 6 weeks ago.

L -- Orange juice haze in the glass with two fingers of off-white head produced with moderate pour. Pretty quickly dissipating but leaves some nice lacing
S -- Big, dank tropical and citrus aromatics. Has a good amount of garlicy spiciness and weedy dank character as well. Punchy. Also a decently prevalent biscuity malt note
T -- Oily, pithy yellow grapefruit and unripe orange. Some nice spicy herbaceous notes also, and again a rather prevalent biscuity malt character. Very flavorful
F -- Medium mouthfeel, medium carb. Definitely more on the hop-saturated prickly side (Trillium-style) than the soft and fluffy side (Tree House/Hill Farmstead style)
O -- I can definitely see why Monkish and Trillium have become such collab pals over the past few years. They make remarkably similar IPAs


Sep 13, 2020
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q33jeff from New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Super hazy Yellow. Small white head. Very good retention.

AROMA: citrus, grass. Simple, but strong and pleasant.

TASTE: super juicy, grapefruit, then pineapple, then maybe hint of lemon and/or orange. Bittering finish, similar to Trillium Vicinity (previous beer), but this one is more mellow. A little peppery.

FEEL: Clean and smooth. Light to medium body.


Aug 21, 2020
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TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Foggier Window from Monkish. A DDH DIPA clocking in at 8.1%. Thick yellow haze with mango nectar accents. Aromas of gooseberry, pinot grigio, orange peel, pineapple, spruce tip, and peppercorn. Taste follows with additional layers of mixed berries, tropical fruit, and kiwi. Texture is soft & creamy up front, and slightly chalky & bitter on the finish. Another well-executed beer from Monkish.

Aug 08, 2020
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lucius10 from California

4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sweet, white wine grape, tropical hoppy, and orange citrus aromatics on this one! Taste follows exactly! This is very well-balanced between the different hop profiles...finishes with a nice orange/grapefruit citrus bitterness. This has really good depth and a juicy mouthfeel. This is great!

Apr 06, 2020
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap

Hops: Citra, Galaxy, Nelson

Never really thought I'd get to try a Monkish beer, especially one with a reputation as this. This was pure mango juice. Soft as a cloud.

May 13, 2019
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Radcpa from Washington

4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very cloudy straw color with minimal white head. Aroma is a very prominent grapefruit that is very smooth. Taste is also a prominent grapefruit that is tangy and very nice

Apr 13, 2019
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FLima from Brazil

4.61/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Opaque orange whiteish color with a thick head with decent retention.
Wonderful tropical aroma with notes of mango, pineapple, peaches, melon and oats.
Flavor with notes of peaches, mango, pine resin, passion fruit, hop powder, melon, grapefruit, white pepper, ginger and oats. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Bordering full smooth body. Alcohol of 8.1% is absent.
I am in heaven, this is an outstanding DIPA, even after previously drinking some top-level brews. Tropical, green, citrusy, white, dank and bitter! I like the fact that this has a bit more hop character than the average NEIPA. Some still has to fill this gap between the kick ass IPAs and the juicy guys.

Feb 16, 2019
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives cloudy and goldenstraw colored with a one finger head; a shard or two of lacing

Smell: Pineapple, passionfruit, guava, lychee, lime and grapefruit tones; somewhat grassy and herbal

Taste: Tropical flavors forward, with the pineapple, guava and lychee making an appearance; through the middle, pithy grapefruit bitterness emerges along with passionfruit and lime, producing a rather bitter finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Elements of both NE and West Coast in this solid IPA

Feb 06, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked-up two cans in a trade with california slim. Have heard of this brewery before, but they do not distribute to MA. Excellent beer, stands-up well to the behemoths of NE (Tree House; Hill Farmstead; Bissell Brothers; Alchemist; Trillium etc.).

Feb 01, 2019
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pmarlowe from Virginia

4.46/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 1/19, about a week and a half ago.

A: Pours like orange juice—an impenetrably hazy medium orange with a cap of bright white head. Excellent retention and generous swaths of lacing.

S: Bright hop aromatics of mango, pink grapefruit, and guava. Medium-light background honied malt sweetness and dried flowers.

T: Dense, thick mango juice, with light floral background providing some complexity. Moderate sweetness accentuates the juice aspect.

M: Medium-full body, chewy and fairly creamy, with medium-light, tingly, carbonation.

O: Another superb DIPA from Monkish that ticks all the NE IPA boxes.

Jan 31, 2019
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Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.07/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On-draught at Monkish - a brewery I haven't been to since 5 years ago, when they were adamant about only brewing Belgian much for that.

$9 for 12oz.

Looks like pulpy stale juice after pouring, lacking much vibrance or life. No head at all. Looks a bit drab...I eye this the way I eye most nightclub drinks, wondering why I paid so much for so little, and fearing it won't taste all that special.

AROMA: Vague fruit juice. Pulp. Mango. Passion fruit. Citrus. Generally appealing, but it seems like hop pungency and bitterness are taking a backseat to the India Odwalla Ale fruit juice aromatics. Pale malts, probably some wheat malt, 2-row.

TASTE: Yup...this is an India Odwalla Ale. Lacks any hop pungency at all and fails to deliver in terms of depth of flavour. Mango, fruit creamsicle, citrus, pulp, orange juice, Odwalla.

Lacks intricacy or subtlety. It's more alcoholic juice than beer proper.

TEXTURE: Creamy, soft, smooth, wet, acidic. Not too thick in spite of its pulpiness. Refreshing. Medium-bodied.

OVERALL: It boggles my mind this is currently in the California Top Beers list... it's tired India Odwalla Ale fare that I'd maybe pay $10 per sixer for. I've had beers in this Johnny come lately substyle with far more hop pungency and depth...its drinkability is remarkable but that's about it. If your view isn't from the hype train, you'll see clearly that this is one naked ass emperor. Still, it's likeable and enjoyable so long as you don't mind a purported imperial IPA with less hop pungency than Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. It's only a matter of time until breweries start pouring sunny delight in the mash...


Sep 02, 2018
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Amguerra305 from Florida

4.08/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It looks absolutely divine in the glass. Glowing orange cloudy yellow. Tropical fruit with a dank back end. Taste follows the nose and is somewhat dry with a dank back end. A touch too dank and bitter for my taste. It feels somewhat heavy. Monkish definitely makes good juice bombs but after having a few different ones, I can’t help but feel they are a tad too dank and a touch too bitter. A west coast style New England ipa.

Sep 02, 2018
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DaMacAndCheese from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Everything about this offering looked, felt, and smelt amazing, but was a little bitter for my liking.

I am sure some people will find it an amazing offering.

Aug 21, 2018
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yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

4.77/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: pours thick, cloudy orange with a finger of white head that fades
S: huge tropical fruit juices, orange, pinapple, grape fruit. Sweet aroma but not sugary. Awesome aroma
T: big oranges with grape fruit on the finish. Not overly sweet but not bitter at all, an awesome balance.
F: Very easy drinking, thick and smooth. The finish starts to dry with the bitterness cutting in to balance the sweetness.

Feb 10, 2018
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned on 1/03/17, ‘Year of the Fog’.

Pours a creamy pale yellow, a familiar color for those who have had anything from the Foggy series. Hardly any lace, with a nice lace of frothy white foam.

The aromas here are a combination of stone fruit, melon, and pineapple. Slightly tropical, but not as in your face as many other juice bombs of the same style.

A perfect melding of hop varieties here. More stone fruit, hints of passion fruit, and a pretty dry finish. Honestly a lot of similar qualities to a dry white wine.

Smooth, creamy, medium carb and medium body.

A true a Monkish classic.

Jan 10, 2018
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BucannonXC5 from California

4.54/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Type: 32-oz. growler
Glass: Clear kitchen glass
From: Monkish Brewing Company in Torrance, Calif.
Price: $15.00
Purchased: Nov. 22, 2017
Consumed: Nov. 22, 2017
Reviewed as: New England Double / Imperial IPA
Misc.: Crowled on Nov. 22, 2017

Made the stop at Monkish before a trip to Manhattan Beach for Thanksgiving. I was 23rd in line, but it actually moved pretty quickly. Picked up this, Xylophone Tones and a Tripel for my father-in-law. Board called it a “Double-dry hopped DIPA with Citra, Nelson and Galaxy.” I called it a New England Style with Citra, Nelson and Galaxy. Was really looking forward to it.

Poured a pale hazy color with one finger of fizzy off-white head. Average lacing. Decent retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled Nelson, Galaxy and Citra in order. Also floral, peach blossom, stone fruit, melon, guava, mandarin, cantaloupe and dry pineapple. (Smell - 4.50)

Wow on the taste. So damn good. Nelson, Galaxy and Citra blended perfectly. Also apricot, peach blossom, stone fruit, guava, melon and passion fruit. (Taste - 4.75)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, juicy finish. (Feel - 4.50)

This was world-class. Probably the best New England Style beer I’ve tried. (EDIT: Statistically it was). (Overall - 4.50)

4.54 | 100 | A+

Dec 28, 2017
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 9/21/17; drank 9/28/17 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dull yellow/orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small, noisy off-white head which quickly dissipated; no lace.

Pine, fresh ganja, grapefruit & dry grass notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Dry grapefruit & ganja flavors up front; dry grass & dry pine notes on the finish.

Dry, dry, dry; not really juicy at all. Drinkable, I suppose, but the worst of the fog series unquestionably.

Oct 05, 2017
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ThrewRedButter from Massachusetts

4.62/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

L - Golden orange with murky body and less than a finger of white head

S - Bouquet of hop juice and tropical juice. Dankness, oranges, mango, peaches, grapefruit, white wine, sherbet, pine.

T - Flood of dankness up front. Onslaught of tropical and citrus follows. Great bitter bite with citrus acidity.

F - Full, soft, and creamy.

O - An example of Monkish being better than New England when it comes to IPA's.

Aug 23, 2017
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rabbott2 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

fresh can (7/21) drank on 7/27/17

pretty heavy DIPA but this is truly spectacular. A tropical bomb with slight bitterness. Complex and flavorful, drinkable too. Will seek future batches out as well

Jul 31, 2017
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mdlb44 from California

4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My oh my. So many hops! Smells like a tropical dream, taste is in all honestly a bit over the top. Foggy already has a ton of hops and this takes it to 11.

Jun 20, 2017
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barsonthetrak from Massachusetts

4.77/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful beer. I felt like the most recent release of Foggy was an out of the park, walk off homer. Foggier is a walk-off double (no pun intended.) It's very close to being a straight up 5 but lacking some complexity. Despite that, a phenomenal offering from Lord Henry!

Apr 21, 2017
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MFMB from Idaho

4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

4.5 across the board. Pours a hazy light yellow with minimal head. Nose is slightly tropical with citrus and floral mingling in. Taste of fresh cut pinnaple, orange juice and light grapefruit pith. A bite dank with notes of floral a subtle hints of pale malts. Medium body with a slight bitter dry finish.

Apr 10, 2017
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OHbeertraveler from Ohio

4.92/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

First glance this is a beautiful hazy beer with next to no seidment. Poured with minimal head. Smell of tangerine and pineapple with subtle dankiness. Taste was wow. Incredibly balanced juice bomb with perfect bitterness. Feel was very soft with a crisp finish. The slight dry bitterness on the backend left you longing for more.

Apr 08, 2017
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