Foggier Window
Monkish Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #46
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
99
Ranked #239
Avg:
4.53 | pDev: 5.74%
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
251
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Monkish Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  58
Gots
  17
SCORE
99
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Notes: Double dry-hopped Double IPA with Citra, Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin hops.
Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 251 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
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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avas from New York

4.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned 10/21/16. Consumed 11/21/16.

A: Beer pours a thick straw gold color with about a finger of soft white head that very quickly fades to a thin ring of tiny bubbles. In the glass, this thing is full on hazy. Not that semi-translucent, some-light-coming-through kinda haze... I'm talking milky, turbid, pineapple juice in a glass. Murky as hell.

S: Tons of grapefruit and overripe peach up front. It's juicy as hell, not astringent at all. Little bit of lime, pineapple, passionfruit, maybe some more exotic fruits like guava, lychee. Beneath the intense bouquet of fruity goodness, there's a delicate earthy character, something grassy, herbal, but not particularly bitter or pithy.

T: Holy crap, that is delicious. This might be the most balanced NE-style DIPA I've had, perfectly straddling the line between the east coast juice bomb and the pithy, bitter west coast take on the style. Up front, I get loads of fresh peach, grapefruit, and passionfruit with some sweet lime juice squeezed on top. It's intensely explosive on the flavor, almost overwhelming in how fruity it is. It's not overly sweet or candy-like; more like ultra fresh, farmer's market fruit juice. I also get a bit of that vanilla-creamiscle note I sometimes pick up from Galaxy. Underlying all that is a very light white bready malt--almost like the white fluffy inside of French bread--just enough to carry the beer along and deliver those hops. On the finish, this awesome pithy grapefruit note emerges and just dries the juicy sweetness right out, perfectly balancing the overall taste and leaving you ready for another sip, despite the overwhelming assault of flavor.

M: Ultra creamy and thick, truly juice-like. This is one of the fullest mouthfeels I've had on a DIPA. Comparable to some of the Tree House DIPAs, but full in a different way--it has more weight, less effervescence, and more oily slickness. Carbonation is there, but very muted--light and very soft. Oh, and that 8.1% is completely hidden.

O: This is one of the best Monkish beers I've had so far and a wonderful showcase of what they can do with three of my favorite hops. The Galaxy and Citra are really the stars of the show here, offering a tremendous assortment of tropical and citrus fruit that perfectly complement each other. There's an awesome balance of juicy sweetness and pithy bitterness that--along with some dryness from the Nelson maybe?--makes this supremely drinkable. The flavor profile actually reminds me a TON of One from Sand City, but Foggier has a slightly thicker and slicker feel. The fact that this beer is this explosive on the nose/flavor at 1 month in makes me seriously question how good beer can be...

Nov 22, 2016
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jensenmoon from California

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jan 21, 2019
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TallGuyCM from California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 10, 2020
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Dismembered_MC from California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 26, 2018
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vutoq from Washington

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 02, 2018
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Warren2621 from Indiana

4.7/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 31, 2016
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lemmy187 from Missouri

4.49/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 01, 2020
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Priesland from California

5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is about as close to perfection as it can get. Pours a hazy yellow light orange with anew amazing danky funky aroma. Taste has an amazing dank burst with a great citrus and funky hop balance. Outstanding mouthfeel. Overall an amazing beer that surpasses very high expectations. Definitely holds up to any IPAs from not only NE but around the world.

Nov 01, 2016
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SierraFlight from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 25, 2017
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chuckgietzen from Michigan

5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Feb 06, 2018
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ale_addin from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sep 23, 2017
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poliwhirl from California

5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Foggy window on steroids.

Nov 15, 2018
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Virby44 from Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jun 22, 2019
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Stefko from Ohio

4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 16, 2018
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Beerbom from California

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 24, 2018
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Mrthetank from Virginia

4.47/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Aug 27, 2019
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swanfungus from California

3.88/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jul 29, 2017
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rabbott2 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
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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cshafer7 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 08, 2021
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TBonez477 from Vermont

4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dec 14, 2016
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MFMB from Idaho

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
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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ThirstyHungryLife from California

4.78/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Nov 06, 2016
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erjaq from California

4.71/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nov 06, 2016
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hoyagus from California

4.78/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

No words. This beer is phenomenal.

Apr 02, 2017
Foggier Window from Monkish Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 251 ratings