Saturday, November 23, 2013

Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA

This is a 6.9% ABV India Pale Ale from Shipyard Brewing of Portland, Maine. This IPA uses Warrior, Glacier and Cascade hops. 

The beer pours a deep orange amber, and lightly hazy. There is a short head of off-white to very light brown foam that dissipates fairly quickly. The aroma is a wave of citrus, grapefruit, over a very strong malt base, caramel, apricots and lightly candied oranges. The taste follows the aromas alternating malt that is heavy on the caramel with citrus, particularly orange. It has a moderate to strong bitterness with a clean finish. It is mostly an English style IPA, with a small American burst of hops.

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