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RATINGS: 274   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2012
12oz bottle-pours gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is spice-coriander, light malt. Taste is floral hops,spice-coriander, yeast, light malt. Drying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2012
Name: Grumpy Monk
Date: June 08, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: clear copper, frothy white head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, light fruity esters, lots of phenolic spicyness along with floral hops
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, sticky sweetness, lots of phenolic spicyness along with floral hops, medium bitterness, fruity
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ron (2906) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Golden pour with a white head. Aroma is fruity, citrus, lemon, some pineapple. Flavor is mild. Sweet malts with some fruit. Light hop finish. A very mild IPA. Decent (I had given my 1st one to my brother at the Islands last weekend. Good thing I left one at home for me to come back to)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (5688) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle, many thanks to coldbrewky. Dark golden color with medium white head. Grapefruit, oranges, floral hops, lemon zest, coriander in aroma. Taste, grapefruit, pines, soapy hints, orange, belgian yest, floral hops. Nice floral hops bitter finish. Tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3717) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2012
bottle - Pours deep gold with a lasting head and good lacing. The aroma is of citrus and spicy Belgian yeast. The flavor features moderate hops bitterness, spicy yeast, and well balanced malt sweetness in the background. Itís medium bodied and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcb (36) - - JUL 27, 2012
Sam Adams may make the best Tripel IPA, but I do not think I am a huge fan of this style. Not that belgium beer and hops canít coexist.......just think that american hops just dont mesh well with belgium yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DogfishFred (36) - - JUL 27, 2012
Another Samuel Adams rarity. Definitely an American brewer because I havenít been impressed with any of their "Belgian" styles

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beaver (1420) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours clear light golden orange with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is some soap (rosemary) with some sweet bready malt and a little piney hop.

The flavor is sweet sugary soapy malts with a big harsh bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an odd sweet soapy spicy IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a clear dark orange with about a finger of white head. Aroma is mostly clove with a little pulpy citrus and pine. Taste is medium bitter. Clove, spicy Belgian yeast and some pine. Medium bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, great. I would gladly drink this again. Another homerun by BBC

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle pours a nice golden color with nice head and lacing. Flavors I noticed are Belgian yeasts, fruits, citrus, and a nice tartness.

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