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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hondajunkie (89) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2013
12 oz. Bottle from Hopology 12pk pours a light amber with a off white head with lots of carbonation. Aromas of candied sugar, clove, banana. Tastes of Belgian yeast, clove, hint of banana with a hop bitterness on the finish. Was expecting a little more hops being forward as itís an ipa, but itís another great brew from Sam Adams nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2258) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle from Mariís Pours clear copper with a small white head and tons of carbonation. The aroma is dominated by candied sugar and Belgian yeast.. not much of a hop aroma at all. The taste has a little hop bite but is not overly bitter. There is a sweetness, slight spice, light citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cleverlobo (318) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Bottle; clear orange with small white head; aroma-grapefruit, yeast, floral, coriander; taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter finish. Very decent

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2013
12oz. Bottle. Belgian IPA? Did they make that up? Certainly smells distinctly like Belgian ale and pours similarly - orange gold (Lovibond 15) colour with small head. Fizz lacing. Taste is also Belgian. Not sure where the IPA comes in, as I'm not really appreciating the piney, bitter taste associated with American IPAs. This is Belgian earthy, malty alcoholic tasting with subtle hops to balance it all. Very good beer though!

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fattybladdy (617) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with white head. Aroma of bready malt. Taste is bread, caramel, light spice, hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slatermcs (61) - - FEB 24, 2013
Daft at restaurant. Nice white head, with sticky lacing. Aroma of clove and coriander. Not nearly enough hop presence for an IPA, even a Belgian style IPA. Drinkable however

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowe1983 (1363) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet with the caramel malts and banana from the yeast. Flavor is strong of banana, lemon, and done caramel malts.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighlanderOne (1024) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Poured from bottle. Aroma of hops, pepper and spice. Golden with lasting head. Piney and floral hops with a good amount of pepper are the lead flavors. Toasted malt, spice, grass and citrus as well. Dry feel. Nice stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbrock81 (308) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours dark gold, with a medium white head. Aroma is all Belgian yeast, and maybe a hint of hops underneath. Flavor is sweet malt and citrus hops, withalong sweet/bitter finish. Palate is ok, fine carbonation but a bit too much. Decent, but not all that special.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Tulip. Clear copper, thick head, cobweb lacing. Odors of pine, spices and citrus. Complex tasting, starts thick but ends clean.


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