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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Grumpy Monk is a Belgian IPA. The long held brewing traditions of Belgian monks arenít meant to be broken. Yet, to the monkís dismay, the distinctive character of Belgian yeast with its spicy clove and fruit notes can be reimagined when combined with the brazen hop character of an IPA. These hops impart a citrusy, piney, and earthy flavor thatís balanced by a roasted malt sweetness for a complex and playful brew.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3681) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Draught. Pours a clear darker amber color with a moderate white head. Nose is a little bit hoppy and ends up being floral and light. Taste has a subtle bit of sweetness in there, but is pleasantly bitter from the hops. Good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9726) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle from sonnycheeba. Pours clear copper with a large, frothy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is grassy, herbal, spicy, and minty hops with light citrus notes, honey and pale malt with peach and apricot fruity esters, and an earthy Belgian yeast nose. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with supporting dry malt, medium fermentation fruity esters, and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation with light alcohol warmth, and no creaminess or astringency.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (4000) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours clear copper with a tan head. The aroma has cotton candy, spicy hops, earthy/fruity Belgian yeast, mushy malt and candy sweetness. It has a medium / full body with lots of frothy fairly sharp carbonation. The flavor starts out with medicinal and medicine traits, earthy spicy hops, cracker malt, earthy Belgian yeast and is much drier than the aroma. The finish has a touch of fruit and dry hoppiness. Good Belgian pale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (2622) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
27 Mar 2013, bottle. dark yellow, clear, some bubbles. nose is spiced banana bread and belgian ale yeast. full body and fizzy. banana bread, golden ale, very metallic. not that great.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
esoxangler (100) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2013
I guess i now know that this is what belgian IPAs are supposed to taste like, but I really dislike it. Very bready, yeasty aroma with no hop presence. good color and head. Taste is a little bit of an artificial bitterness like what pills taste like when you put them in your mouth. yeasty, bready taste, kinda twangy. very little hop presence in the taste, either. No thanks, but am enjoying the other beers in this sampler, which i will never buy as it was a gift.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Has an impressively creamy head when poured from the bottle. Amber colored, some expected Belgian fruitiness on the nose. Decent, sessionable, and exactly what I'd expect from a "Belgian IPA". ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2165) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2013
From a bottle. Pours clear light brown with a light foamy head. Smells like hops and apricots, with a little funk. Tastes slightly bitter and like peaches, pears, bread. Medium body and medium carbonation. Slight funky aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (3568) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear amber with average, frothy off-white head; decent retention and good lacing. Aroma is citrus fruit, Belgian yeast, cereal and bread malts, light caramel, and figs. Flavor is dry, bready malts forward with supporting pine and grassy hops, light yeast, some citrus esters, and light candy sugar; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1955) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Clear copper pour with a 2 finger, creamy beige head that has great retention and leaves nice thin sheets of lacing. Tons of belgian yeast character in the aroma, sharp fruity notes, stone fruit, mineral, wet limestone mineral funk, a little banana, fruity, citrus, spice and light pine hops, and toasty, cereal, Pilsener-like malt. As it warms some pine and more spicy hop notes come out in the aroma and, to a lesser extent, the flavor. Flavor starts off with lots of toast, light nutty notes, mineral, spicy hops, light caramel, stone fruit and under ripe apple esters, wet limestone, hints of grass and tea, light vegetal notes, a little caramel and decent citrus to the finish. Palate has a light to medium body, oily entry, lighter, thinner and pretty dry finish, and medium strength, sharp and blanketing carbonation. Good stuff overall, could use a bit more American or Pacific hop influence to really make it great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nickls (1853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle. Straw yellow orange with a white head. Candy sugar, cotton candy, small citrus and sweet fruits in the aroma. Flavor has slightly more bitterness in the aroma and still too sweet. Lighter to medium body. Iíll take a Raging Bitch sided over this any day.


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