La Schmoove
Monkish Brewing Co.

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #186
Ranked #1,730
4.36 | pDev: 7.57%
Monkish Brewing Co.
California, United States
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Notes: La Schmoove is a Double IPA with Mosaic and Galaxy hops.
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

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

Once again, this was a beer that I traded for a while ago as the date on the bottom of the can read 7/26/17 with MONK FU written underneath that. Even though I haven't rated many of their offerings on here, this was on par with what else I've had from Monkish as it was incredibly smooth, juicy, and easy to quaff. At the end of the day, isn't that what we're looking from the beers that we drink?

This had a solid pour to it as the liquid was muted, gold, and topped off with plenty of soft head. Most of the lacing left behind was concentrated along the top third of my pint glass with a few scattered splotches below that. Loads of citrus and tropical juice in the nose with peach and apricot underneath that. The taste was just as smooth without any overt hop bitterness and only an underlying dankness that meshed in well with everything else that was going on. Basic, doughy malt made this full-bodied but short of being heavy. Ripe rind and a subtle slickness emerged fully before I finished this off...

There was enough booze in this but this was so nicely crafted that you'd hardly notice it. Not weak nor strong, this was on the money and so enjoyable from the first sip. A lovely IPA that was only imperial by category, as this left me wanting another can on hand!

Aug 05, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 11/29/16; drank 12/10/16 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dull orange/yellow appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge, noisy eggshell head; thick, frothy lace.

Melon, orange peel & fresh cut grass notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Melon & mild banana flavors up front; orange peel & dry grass notes on the finish. No booze heat.

A balanced, juicy DIPA that lands a bit too far on the dry side for me. Still above average & enjoyable, though.

Apr 29, 2019
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Per Monkish usual, a smooth creamy pour. Hazy yellow, no lace, half inch of foamy head.

Awesome tropical pineapple , hints of mango, so pure and hardly any bitterness or presence of pine.

Again, tropical and great, but with more of a light hop presence. The flavors die off a bit quicker, leaving me wanting just a little more in the finish.

Creamy smooth, a tad thinner than most Monkish I’ve had but not in a bad way. Still great.

A DIPA from Monkish I’ve really been looking forward to. Awesome as usual but I’ve had better from them.

Dec 06, 2017
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mothman from Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the source. Hazy burnt yellow. White head with lace.

This one is straight juice. Tons of orange. Grapefruit citrus, papaya, melon, and mango. Soft. Earthy hops but not bitter. Very enjoyable!

Jun 10, 2017
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avas from New York

4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 11/29/16. Consumed 12/7/16.

A: Pours out light orange almost straw yellow color with a finger of eggshell-colored, super pillowy head. Full haze on this one; don't let the light hue fool you into thinking there's much of any light penetrating through the liquid.

S: Peach and pineapple dominate the incredibly tropical yet somehow balanced nose. Very sweet, overly ripe pineapple along with sticky drippy peach. Maybe a hint of pithy grapefruit and just the right amount of resinous, chemical dankness that I get from some Mosaic-hopped beers. As it warms, a bubblegum yeast aroma comes out and adds a 'candied' aspect to the fruit notes,

T: Follows the nose, showcasing its two hops working in harmony with one another. Up front, I get rich, sweet pineapple juice along with some yellow peach flesh, grapefruit pith, and a hint of blueberry. Doughy malt backbone isn't too assertive, but provides a sturdy backbone for the intense hop flavors. The finish features some of that resinous dank quality I got on the nose, but it's offset by a lingering sweetness and a pithy, orange peel bitterness that sits on the tongue just enough to provide some drying balance to the juice.

M: Maybe the best part of this beer. The feel on this is pretty damn perfect. Velvety smooth carbonation of the tiniest bubbles makes this almost drink like nitro beer. It's soft and delicate yet incredibly flavorful with a medium-plus weight that coats the palate. Excellent bitter vs. sweet balance for the style offers both sippability and crushability (as your circumstances/preferences dictate). And, of course, not even the slightest hint of alcohol.

O: Freaking killer entry from Monkish starring a hop that I'm typically not crazy about. This beer offers the best of Mosaic along with just enough Galaxy to win my affection. This may be the most 'pure' NE-style DIPA I've had from Monkish, with less pithy dankness on the finish than I'm used to from them. And the mouthfeel on this perfectly complements the flavor profile and rivals the best I've had in the style (*cough* Tree House *cough*). Extremely well done.

Dec 08, 2016
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socon67 from New York

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

Murky orange pour with a frothy foam. Scents are earthy and of rich hop resin. A very easy drinking IPA for a big beer. Glad to enjoy the release of this, and a great example of LA prowess.

Dec 01, 2016
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