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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 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
horto008 (158) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rocbyter (1895) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (1909) - 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!

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1327) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3483) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2017) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Clear medium amber pour with long lasting moderate off-white head. Fair amount of visible carbonation. Aroma is of somewhat muted Belgian yeast and some piney hop notes. Taste reveals a bit more of the Beglian traits - banana, clove and other spices mixed with some lightly bitter hoppiness. Not a great IPA or a great Belgian, but a fairly decent blend of the styles. I probably enjoy New Belgium’s Belgo a bit more as it focuses more on the Belgian aspects, but this one is still enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
smashweights (29) - Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2012
12 Oz bottle. Pours clear amber with thin off white head. Hints of pine, citrus, vanilla, orange, in the nose and they seemed to open up as you drink, but start off a bit weak. Soft, velvety mouth feel that’s thicker than it looks. Initially tastes very much like a Belgian Trippel (like the La Fin du Monde), lots of fruity, vanilla, crisp, sweet refreshment but follows shortly after with bitter pine hops on the back of the tongue that finishes like a traditional IPA. Very neat fusion of flavors with a complimenting transition. Though, I prefer the Dark Depths porter/IPA fusion.

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