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RATINGS: 271   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (243) - HONG KONG - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle from QClub at home. Clear dark gold pour. Aroma is Belgian, yeasty, apples. Taste is big, fizzy, biting Belgian flavor. Bit of sweetness. Finish almost tastes like bananas. Very dry. Not a bad Belgian IPA, but would probably not get again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (538) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 10, 2014
16 ounce draft at Mckenzie River Pizza. Pours Amber with a tan head. Aroma of Belgian fruits, with a note of hops. Taste is a little bitter, a little sweet in a complex way. Palate lingers with a blend of his and Belgian flavors. Interesting brew. Thumbs up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (557) - Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Tap. I’m still getting used to Belgian IPA’s, but this is a good beer. Pours clear orange with small white head. Nose is fruit and spice. Taste is cloves and hops.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (635) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours a reddish gold with a creamy, off-white head that lingers. Thick lacing. Nose is typical Belgian barnyard, apple butter, spice. Taste is well-balanced. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5149) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2014
On tap, Barley’s, Knoxville. Reddish orange, with a lumpy beige head. Smells yeasty and hoppy. Taste is grassy hops and some yeasty, bubble gum notes. Some earthy malts in the finish. Pretty tasty...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (923) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium white head. Malts and floral hops aroma. Wheat, clove and mild hops flavor with a slight card board finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
kidobutai (371) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
A Belgian IPA, eh? Impressed right off the bat by the brilliant golden color. Smells like cloves, but the grapefruit comes through. Unusual taste, and unusual is good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (676) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Aroma of cloves, hops and fruit. A good looking beer, clear amber colour short lasting bubbly head. Taste of cloves and fruit. A bitter spicy palate.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryrpat (124) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
Great appearance. Love the color of this beer. Taste is a little sweet like most Belgians. Overall not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thunderswine (3) - Alabaster, Alabama, USA - MAR 30, 2014 does not count
Very surprised by this one. Tried as part of the hopology variety pack. Great blend of traditional Belgium and IPA styles.


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