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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%
Beer Review by Beer
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.
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.
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.