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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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 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.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fattybladdy (628) - 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 (1390) - 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 (1072) - 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 (312) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (4035) - Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Comes out of the tap a lovely clear amber with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled pale wheat head. Aroma is more fruity than hoppy, and does have hints of malt and cloves. Flavor, however, is decidedly hoppy and resiny, with woody, fruity and malty notes and hints of pine and clove. Full, robust texture has plenty of fizz and sass. How could anybody be grumpy after one of these?

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (6850) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2013
i’m the all time leading wicket taker! .. . draft and nobi .. 10oz snifter .. . pours a deep yellow .. medium head, great lacing .. . good amount of belgian yeast, touch of caramel and grain .. . light mouth .. mild bitter finish .. . pretty good, would have liked a bit more depth .. . .
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pineypower (2737) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours out an attractive, clear golden color with a small off white head. Aroma is lots of spices, banana, clove, light floral hops. Taste is light fruity Belgian yeast, spice, banana, lingering grassy notes, floral bitterness. light fruity sweetness. Not bad, but I’d like more hops.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1503) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Pours a very clean, deep orange color with a very nice pillowy head with lots of sticky lacing left behind. Aroma has a strong clove, modest amount of banana with a strong earthy and citrus hops character. Flavor starts off with a strong banana and clove mix with a quick bitterness working in the middle that contributes a lot of earthy hops with some light orange. Body is light/modest in feeling with very low and fine carbonation and a light dryness mainly from the hops. Overall a pretty good brew. The hops really provides a nice bitterness that helps to break up the slightly dominant banana/clove combo in this brew. Would definitely drink again if I had the chance.


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