Water Balloon Fight Club
Monkish Brewing Co.

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Monkish Brewing Co.
California, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #63
Ranked #751
4.43 | pDev: 4.97%
Nov 04, 2022
May 05, 2017
Water Balloon Fight ClubWater Balloon Fight Club
Notes: Water Balloon Fight Club is a double dry-hopped version of our Water Balloon Fighters DIPA w/ Mosaic, Citra, & Simcoe hops!
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Rated: 4.24 by nataku00 from California

Nov 04, 2022
Rated: 4.62 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Oct 29, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by Chilmer from Iowa

Apr 30, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Jan 30, 2021
Rated: 4.64 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Jan 06, 2021
Rated: 4.39 by Cubatobaco from Virginia

Nov 15, 2020
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Reviewed by lucius10 from California

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Sweet orange/tangerine citrus, tropical hoppy, and tropical dank nose on this one! Taste follows with a hoppy and orange/grapefruit citrus bitter swallow...some dry, earthy/grassy notes show up at the end of the swallow. This has decent depth and mouthfeel...the dry earthiness interferes a bit.
Nov 13, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Nov 11, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Aug 20, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by AlvinLin from New York

Jul 12, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by JonB25 from Delaware

Jun 07, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

May 07, 2020
Rated: 4.44 by TimG_0913 from Delaware

Apr 26, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Dec 01, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by grahuba from Connecticut

Jun 22, 2019
Rated: 4.77 by lovindahops from New York

Apr 27, 2019
Rated: 4.56 by M_chav from New Mexico

Apr 21, 2019
Rated: 4.71 by 7irondave from Massachusetts

Apr 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Zythophile from Washington

4.52/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bottle Date: growler 4/7/19
Palate Contaminants: none

The look is thick. Not a lot of carbonation, but what's there is fine. Very light orange color.

The nose is both sweet and astringent. The main fruit scent is peach, with white grapefruit taking the silver. There's also a good amount of freshly cut grass. What really pushes this one up the ranks though is the intensity. Finally, one that doesn't fade and stays strong.

There's more bitterness in the taste than the smell, but plenty of sweetness is still present. The sweetness that had been connected to the fruits is much less so, and it hits me as more connected to some tropical fruit like guava. The grass is still there, but transitioning from common lawn to lemongrass. That goes along with more vegetation like arugula. It's a bit... varied in covering the flavor spectrum, but the intensity makes whatever I decide to focus on in the moment pretty delicious.

Weight is medium-heavy for the type. Carbonation is somewhat prickly, yet medium-fine. Aftertaste retains some of the bitterness, and the flavor is mostly vegetation.
Apr 14, 2019
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Reviewed by FLima from Brazil

4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Hazy amber peachy color with a thick head with decent retention.
Aroma with notes of fresh pine, lots of stone fruits, some mango, a bit of passion fruit, lemongrass, pineapple and bread.
Flavor with notes of piney resin, pineapple, stone fruit, earth, ginger, lemon, grapefruit, melon and bread. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Positively, it is more hop pronounced than its Juicy counterparties
Bordering full smooth body. Alcohol of 8.4% is absent.
Feb 28, 2019
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jan 21, 2019
Rated: 4.27 by BeerMeCJS from California

Dec 02, 2018
Rated: 4.75 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

Nov 12, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

Oct 29, 2018
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Reviewed by BltByKrmn from New York

4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My first Monkish experience, underwhelmed to say the least. A solid NEIPA with a great mouthfeel, but both the smell and taste are like every other muted fruity ipa.
Oct 16, 2018
Rated: 4.49 by Beers-es from Virginia

Oct 08, 2018
Rated: 4.71 by durlta from Iowa

Oct 06, 2018
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Reviewed by TheBrewsky from California

4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Canned 8/29/18. Been holding onto cans of these for a while to see how they have aged.
L: Pours hazy golden yellow in color. About a finger of a bubbly white head which dissipated quickly. Minimal lacing.
S: So much fruit on the nose. A lot of tangerine, orange, pineapple and mango with a little bit of melon. Slight hop presence on the nose.
T: That hop bitterness is there initially, but then it slowly fades into this juicy cascade. Very very enjoyable. Flavors are lemon, orange, mango, pineapple, and peach. There is a bitterness to this beer, which I am actually enjoying. Hoppy bitter initially, and lingering fruit sweetness on the finish. Can't detect the 8.4 abv on this one.
F: Full in body and with a nice heft. Carbonation is moderate for the style. Not as pillowy as other NEIPAs, but it has a great feel.
O: Very enjoyable. It was great on tap and stellar from the can with a tad bit of age. The age took off that harsh finish that it seemed to have when I had it fresh on tap. Monkish knows what they're doing as far as NEIPAs go. I am very grateful to have tried. Cheers!
Sep 27, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Aug 05, 2018
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Rated by DaMacAndCheese from Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had on draft a Trillium Field Trip.

Delicious on all fronts.
Aug 05, 2018
Rated: 4.49 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Aug 04, 2018
Rated: 4.69 by SDRedDevil from California

May 01, 2018
Rated: 4.11 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Apr 08, 2018
Rated: 4.6 by bouncepass from California

Mar 24, 2018
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Reviewed by qrazvan from Romania

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Golden-yellow, hazy, milky colour. Medium foamy head.
Fruity and hoppy smell.
The tasting starts with a very intense hoppy flavour, becoming sweet in short time, like a honey aftertaste. Elderflowers, lime, exotic fruits (guava, passion fruit), apricots and dried fruits. Reduced bitterness, just enough to underline the herbal notes and the hops.
Full bodied, offering a complete tasting sensation, filling your mouth.
An excellent American double IPA!
Mar 16, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by Mthenry7 from Massachusetts

Mar 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours out very hazed, bright white head. Aromas of tamgerine orange, grapefruit pith, lemon and some sweetness. Palate is much the same - getting grapefruit, orange, and peach up front, some lemon and bready malts throughout and a hit of green on the fishish. Mouthfeel is soft and overall this is super smooth and tasty!
Feb 26, 2018
Rated: 5 by chuckgietzen from Michigan

Feb 06, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Feb 06, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by jaydoc from Kansas

Feb 03, 2018
Water Balloon Fight Club from Monkish Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 64 ratings