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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Grumpy Monk is a Belgian IPA. The long held brewing traditions of Belgian monks aren’t meant to be broken. Yet, to the monk’s 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 that’s balanced by a roasted malt sweetness for a complex and playful brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
badhack (507) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
First thing I noticed was the Belgian yeast character. It is quite hoppy for a Belgian ale, but nothing like a west coast IPA. The spice was evident as was some malt/bread crust and citrus hops. A small amount of fruit. An interesting beer but nothing to write your parents about.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2013
Light copper color, white ring. Aroma of flower blossoms, perfume, malt. Smells dry underneath all of the hop aromas. Flavor is very dry, zero sweetness. All of the flavor is hops. Bitter tree bark, earth, pine wood, citrus rinds. Very harsh on the bitter glands of the palate. Finishes with a touch of clove flavor and a spicy tingle. I like it. (3660)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2895) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2013
Medium copper pour, off-white colored head, good lacing. Bubble gum aroma with a hint of molasses. Flavor is bold with some prominent sweet caramel notes, a strong fruit presence reminiscent of apricots. Finish has some sweet dates and molasses. Thickish mouthfeel. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilnatp (663) - Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2013
Tap. Aroma of spice, fruit, city’s and pine. Taste is slightly bitter. Different than other Belgians.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (5855) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Blairgus (4121) - 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.

   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.

   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

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