Shipyard Brewing Company released a new year-round beer in early May: Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA.
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. 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.
“It’s easy to load up on hops and create an American-style IPA,” noted Bruce Forsley, director of sales. “The trick is to draw out the subtle elements in the hops -- the aroma, the citrus characteristics -- and still maintain harmony with the malt. Our master brewer Alan Pugsley has done a magical job striking this balance with our unique interpretation.”
Monkey Fist IPA marks the third IPA offering from Shipyard. The two other IPAs in the company’s portfolio are Shipyard Fuggles IPA (English-style IPA) and Pugsley’s Signature Series XXXX IPA (Imperial / Double IPA). More about IPA styles can be found in the Brewers Association’s 2012 Beer Style Guidelines: Brewers Association.
More about Monkey Fist IPA can be found at Shipyard Brewing Company.