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RATINGS: 270   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmerig (1246) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Pours a golden orange with a thick creamy off-white head. Very good retention and lacing. Aroma is clove spice and banana. Taste has a nice blend of esters from the Belgian yeast offset by the spicy bitterness of the hops. The Belgian influence wins in the battle for your taste buds. Well balanced and interesting ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1268) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle from the ipa variety case. Poured a beautiful copper color with a medium head. Aroma of spice, fruits, citrus hop. Medium bitterness, slight sweetness. Medium bodied, creamier texture. This a real solid beer, the description on bottle does a good job describing this. I would get again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Sweety spicy aroma. Light amber color. Sweet taste with sort of spicy finish. Drinkable good beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
horto008 (161) - Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Enjoyed it. On tap at a local beer fest. Slightly strange in that it had some of the sweet bubblegum/bannana flavors from a belgian ale but the hops added the piney bitterness on top. Not my favorite Sam Adams creation but one that is interesting enough to enjoy.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rocbyter (1898) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Sweet hoppy aroma. Clear dark golden color with a large white head. Sweet throughout with a light tangy bitterness in the middle and finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1911) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle thanks DalzAle (Greg)! Pours clear bright amber with a tight soapy white head that slowly fades to a sudsy film and lacing. Aroma is bright citrus orange peel and pine with yeast and malt all around. Taste is bitter orange peel and bread like yeast with malt mixed in well. Palate is slick chalky and finishes dry. Very nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Nice IPA. Somewhat light, Thin foam, nice citrusy hoppiness. roasted malt, pours a dark amber. Very refreshing. From the Hop-Ology sampler

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1359) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Nice aroma with hints of caramel, light fruit, and a touch of pine hops. Pours a clear orange-amber, with a full white head. This is a very well done beer, with a sweet beginning, the spiciness of a good Belgian beer, and a nice crisp hop finish. This beer does have a fuller mouthfeel that I was expecting, especially with the low(er) ABV. Hopefully this beer will start being distributed outside of the 12 pack.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3664) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Pours clear medium copper with a chunky,craggy off white head. Scent is banana and cloves. Taste is the same, plus more spicing...malt. Rich, mildly bitter hops. Creamy and velvety. A very nice blend.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2159) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Tap at Foley’s Sam Adams tap takeover. Pours orange with fruity hoppy nose. Tastes of yeast, banana, vanilla, and little plastic. finishes with a bitter hop presence. i thought it was refreshing.


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