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Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA Brewed by Shipyard Brewing - Portland, ME

Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA Brewed by Shipyard Brewing - Portland, Maine  

Monkey Fist is the genesis of a new generation of IPA. The traditional elements of classic English IPA have been redefined by American craft beer innovation. Like the images suggests, Monkey Fist is edgy, aggressive, and unique in style. This beer is brilliant copper in color and exploding with Warrior, Glacier and Cascade Hop character but able to maintain a beautiful balance. Malt: Pale Ale, Malted Wheat, Munich, Crystal, Caramalt. Hops: Warrior, Glacier, Cascade. ABV: 6.9%

Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA

Beer Review by Beer Advocate:
Appearance: Pours a hazy light golden, clear color. Lots of little bubbles rising up from the bottom. Relatively aggressive pour leads to a big 2 finger head that sticks around and leaves sticky lacing all the way down the glass.

Aroma: Malty nose hits first, some hoppy bitter hits next, biscuity nose follows next, followed by a nice little whiff of blueberry. It's not an incredible smelling beer but it's definitely nice.

Taste: Follows the nose, good malt backbone, nice lingering hop bitterness and a really nice little blueberry twist comes in and out of the taste on this.

Mouthfeel: Creamy feel, perfectly carbonated.

Overall: Really solid beer. Easy drinker, nice blueberry flavor. Can see myself putting a bunch of these away on a hot summer day or during a camping trip.

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Shipyard Brewing Company
The Shipyard Brewing Company has been making award-winning, hand-crafted beer in Maine for nearly 20 years. Now one of the largest craft breweries in the country, the company has its roots in the picturesque seacoast village of Kennebunkport Harbor, where, in 1992, entrepreneur Fred Forsley and master brewer Alan Pugsley started Federal Jack's Restaurant & Brew Pub, the birthplace of Shipyard ales.
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The craft brew industry was just starting in Maine and Alan had recently moved here from England where he'd learned to brew under the legendary Peter Austin at the world-famous Ringwood Brewery in Hampshire. The launch of Federal Jack's coincided with the birth of America's craft beer industry and, just two years later, demand outpaced the brewing capacity at the pub and Fred and Alan opened the Shipyard Brewing Company in Portland in 1994. By 1996, the company was the fastest growing craft brewery in the country.

Shipyard beers are all about drinkability, consistency and balance and every batch is brewed by hand in small batches using only the finest ingredients, including top-fermenting, multi-strain yeast from Ringwood Brewery. Try it and you'll see why it's the taste that sets Shipyard's beer apart.

In 2011, Shipyard Brewing Company shipped 1,781,260 cases (129,285 barrels) of our award-winning, hand-crafted ales.



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