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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (756) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Pours a clear red with a white head. Aroma is malty with some spices. Contains bread, a bit of cinnamon, and plenty of banana. The taste is more like an IPA, although it still has a good amount of malt. There is a blend of pine and grapefruit that is lighter, with the bready and banana flavors still noticeable. Aftertaste is pine and banana. Medium bodied, with a smooth, medium texture if that makes any sense. Lighter in carbonation. This one isn’t terribly exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2013
12 oz bottle from Sam Adams IPA Hop-ology 12 pack. Amazing deep orange pour with a fluffy white head. Perfect clarity in the glass. Sweet nose of clove, banana and hay. Medium, light mouthfeel. Sweet malt with some grass and fruit. Nice hops finish, not at all overpowering. Dry with a lingering bitterness. Nicely balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bright orange/gold pour, white head. Straight up citrus hops, resin and very little malt that I detected. Hoppier than almost any sam beer I have had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2013
(bottle) orange gold with white head. Aroma of yeast, clove, sugar. Flavor is Belgian yeast, clove, slightly sweet with earthy hops in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1914) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Golden with a bit of white head. Aroma is clove and pear esters with some resinous bitterness. Taste is the same, and a bit sweet, with more Belgian then IPA, with a hop extract type bitterness into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - MAR 1, 2013
amber pour with off white head - aroma of cloves and bubblegum - flavor is definitely belgian with spicy clove and lots of fruit/bubblegum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hondajunkie (90) - 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 it’s an ipa, but it’s another great brew from Sam Adams nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boxofrane (2446) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle from Mari’s 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cleverlobo (319) - 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

   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!

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