Smarter Than Spock | Monkish Brewing Co.

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4.36/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double Dry-Hopped version of Spocket IPA w/ Galaxy hops.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 01-14-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
42
pDev:
5.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
6
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of Tazmon
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jstuart23
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlvinLin
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jbavi360
3.88/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
4.02/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Feel like it’s been awhile since I’ve cracked open a Monkish, looking forward to this.

This one pours beautifully, a hazy milky golden color, with minimal lace and a nice creamy white head of foam.

Nice fruity nose. Pineapple dominates, with some zesty citrus to balance it out.

After that awesome nose, I admittedly wanted more flavors here. Mild, slightly bitter, more pineapple. Some lemon lingers, with a decent pine presence.

Great mouthfeel, especially for a standard IPA. Juicy, creamy, pretty low carb.

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Photo of Eddiehop
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of littlestevie14
4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Canned 1/12/17; drank 1/24/17 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque yellow/orange appearance.

A violent pour yielded a huge, noisy off-white head; frothy lace.

Pineapple, lemon & orange peel notes in the nose; fruity & fragarant!

Soft, medium mouthfeel.

Orange citrus & mild lemon flavors up front; pineapple bite & soft apple notes on the finish.

A true citrus-gasm; about as good as IPA's get.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of A_Rad
4.77/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cfred371
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Pours a super hazy almost yellow color with a finger of head. Smarter than Spock looks like a pineapple juice. Just insane.

Smell: Fruit stripe gum/juicy fruit hits me with a burst of juicy hop aromas. Pineapple is what sticks out, with some dank notes deep down. A beautiful aroma.

Taste: Hops dominate the taste, which is no surprise. Orange juice, and lots of it, as well as some sweeter mango like qualities. A grapefruit and pineapple finish sticks with as well. Really solid.

Feel: I think my biggest hang up with the beer is the bitterness throughout this. Besides the bitterness, Smarter Than Spock finishes quite dry. Carbonation is ample, and helps give the beer a fuller body.

Overall: Nice, but not as mind blowing as expected. The aroma of this sucker is awesome, but the bitterness really limits my appreciation for the beer.

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4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skyfra
4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Badfish
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appear: looks like pineapple juice. Bright golden color with barely any head at all.

Nose: Aroma hits immediately upon opening. Huge notes of pineapple and mango. A twinge of sweet, biscuity malt on the backend.

Taste: Citrus fruits from the nose hit first, but way more grapefruit flavor than I picked up on the aroma. The finish has a bitter grapefruit astringency to it.

Mouth: Very creamy with low carbonation.

Over: This is a fantastic beer and the first I've had from Monkish. This beer is light and refreshing. I drank it late at night before bed but this is a beer that could easily be cracked in the morning and would go well with a hearty breakfast.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gumbo_gravy
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz can (canned 01/12/2017) into a RAR teku

Appear: straight OJ look. really light creamy straw color. hardly 1/2 a fingers worth of head that dissipated quickly.

Nose: BIG citrus and tropical fruits as I cracked the can. Mango peaches pineapple. doughy biscuity yeast malt note. slight herbal green onion note. really nice. smells like Galaxy.

Taste: ripe mango maybe a little citrus grapefruit peel that goes to ptih and hits the bitter hop note.

Mouth: perfectly balanced creamy silky mouthfeel. no EtOH note at all at 7.1% very sessionable

Over: Awesome Awesome NE style IPA. Would definitely trade for again. First stand alone Monkish I've had and it's really tasty and well executed. Solid brew.

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

Photo of smcel371
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Smarter Than Spock from Monkish Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 42 ratings