Founded in 1992, Shipyard Brewing Company is the largest brewery in Maine and is available in 40 of the 50 states. Shipyard began brewing for Federal Jack’s Restaurant and Brew Pub in Kennebunk, and soon demand became so large that a standalone brewery was built, nestled along the Portland waterfront. Shipyard’s pledge “to brewing the freshest, most flavorful, full-bodied ales available using only the finest, all natural ingredients” still stands today. Get out and grab yourself some and experience it for yourself!
Appearance: The Monkey Fist IPA pours a deep amber gold color with a nice large head that compacts as the beer sits. Good amount of lacing as it is enjoyed
Aroma: Rich malty aromas that are combined with a pleasant amount of hops and citrus flavors. Almost bitter smell
Taste: Mild hop presence and not too bitter. Notes of pine and citrus along with toasted malt. Fairly dry for an IPA. Easy to drink, slightly sweet at the end with a hint of plum. Traditional English IPA
Mouthfeel: Light to medium amount of carbonation. Suits the beer nicely and leads to its drinkability. Bitter and dry at first and slightly sweet at the end.
Overall: The Monkey Fist IPA is a solid traditional English IPA. Decent amount of bitterness with a dry taste that is balanced with malt, citrus, and pine. Easy to drink as the alcohol is masked well by the combination of flavors.
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