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RATINGS: 268   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 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 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 haven’t been impressed with any of their "Belgian" styles

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beaver (1274) - 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 (2401) - 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 (245) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear dark orange and gold with a 3-finger fluffy beige head that leaves patchy lacing. Aromas of sweet candi sugar, Belgian yeast, and fruit (orange and coriander, peach, plum); some cereal notes. The flavor is slightly tart yeast, spices, and peach. The finish is bitter citrus and cereal grains (corn and rice; like Chex cereal). Low/medium carbonation and body, dry. Good. [1074]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ESBob (355) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4 oz. sampler.on tap. Pours a golden orange with off white head. Nice fruity and malt aroma. Taste is citrusy, yet balanced with banana notes and belgian flavors. A nice IPA, will look for this in a growler!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Sampled on 7/19/2012. This India Pale Ale pours a medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Medium to large sized white foamy head, with nice retention and good lacing. The aroma is fruity and sweet, touch of banana, some spices and citrusy. A medium bodied India Pale Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, with a touch of banana and clove. The hops are citrusy and grapefruity. Lively carbonation. Definitely has that Belgian yeast and malts character, and then it has some spices and a whole lot of hops. The hops stick around a while, in the aftertaste and on your teeth. Nice beer. Hope this one make it out to a somewhat regular rotation. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6365) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours cloudy golden with a rocky off-white head and a banana aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with lots of yeast-imparted spices and esters and a citrus finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
emacgee (3986) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Shared by turdferguson. Pours a clean soft golden amber with one finger of white head. Vegetal nose, creamed corn and bready and yeasty notes. Very little hop character. Bitter and astringent. Not likin this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2012
amber with small head. quite bitter hops balanced well by belgian spice. this is pretty solid for the style, but not as good as the north peak burly imho.

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