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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
coldbrewky (1667) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Mer. Bottle from well formed 12 pack of sammies ipas. I am torn. I like ipas and i like belgians ales. this here critter does have elements of both, but its kind of like wearing two shoes of separate sizes that dont at all match. You may be able to walk. but in the end you look like a doofus. One or the other please.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Clear amber color with ivory head. Nice earthy hop, dry hay, light toast, spicy yeast aromas. Smooth medium body. Toasty, spicy yeast, herbal, dry grass, earthy flavors---nicely bitter finish____tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
badpuppy69 (320) - orange, California, USA - DEC 27, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2016 Pours a clear copper with huge frothy head. Aroma is malty bananas. Taste follows the aroma with some hop zest. For Belgium beer it?s very good. It has a medium mouth feel. For a Belgian beer this is one of the better ones I?ve ever tried

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2517) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber body, off-white head. Belgian yeast spice aroma. Clove, light mustiness, toasted grain, pine, citrus. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Yeah, it’s an IPA with Belgian yeast. Taste of clove, banana, pine. Light lingering bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DWestrick (616) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2015
bottle. meh. very average ipa. Had at random, figured it would be average and was right

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (1255) - - DEC 3, 2015
amber color; citrusy hops and funky Belgian yeast aroma; Belgian yeast with lots of bitter hopswith citrus and pine notes; medium bodied, bready malt base

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (751) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2015
Citrus and pine sweet aroma. Decent ipa underneath good malt weight and sweetness. Hop flavours balanced. Belgian notes very light but overall quite drinkable

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (10789) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2015
Draught @ Doyle’s Cafe, Jamaica Plains, MA
Pours clear deep golden with a off white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits, citrus and yeast. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long slightly dry, fruity, yeasty, malty, caramel and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16392) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2015
On tap at Doyle’s, Boston. A clear, dark amber colored beer with a small, beige head. The aroma is malty, with dark dried fruits, some alcohol and a bready touch. It’s full bodied, lightly warming and soft on the palate, quite bitter. Prunes, bread notes, raisins and bitterness in the flavor. Lasting warming, bitter finish. Quite nice this one, but a tad dry I think. 150608

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emeister84 (1984) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Piney, floral, fruity aromas, berry-like. Hazy bronze with a fairly lasting off-white head. Pretty dry, hoppy. Medium bodied.


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