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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 arenít meant to be broken. Yet, to the monkís 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 thatís balanced by a roasted malt sweetness for a complex and playful brew.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1301) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2014
12oz bottle shared. Poured big orange color with white head. Awesome Belgian aroma with malt and hops. The flavor almost punches you in the face of Belgian and hops was very tasty. Bold flavors throughout. Overall nice job

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonutSeducer (34) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2014
not very wild tastes. notes of spiciness to compliment the citrusy flavors that hit the middle of the tongue first. bubbly, with hints of earthy flavors up front.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joejames (128) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Pours amber, One finger head, very little lacing. Smells of clove, very ripe banana and funk. Taste sour fruits, licorice, earthy, sweet with a medium body. Finishes sour fruits, clove and spruce. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (794) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On draft at Taproom No. 307 in New York City. Pours an amber complexion with fading foamy head. The aroma is Belgian yeast, spice and hop blend. The flavor citrus hops and spices. Somewhat thin.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2003) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Draft at keg no 229 in the south street seaport . Pours and tastes like light Belgian style beer. Tastes nothing like an iPa as it's mentioned here ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopswagger (197) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
P: Clear golden body with minimal head that settles to a bubbly wake. S: Faint yeast, grains, pecan bread, toasted toffee malt and peaches. T/M: Apples, peaches, powdery yeast, honey cereal grain, lemon zest, buttered beer bread and oaky alcohol. Medium crisp body with a creamy carbonation with a dry chalky finish. Finished with dry cracked nuts. O: A decent beer but not a champion. I liked the sweet and chalky but didnít deliver the satisfaction I expected. The alcohol was almost astringent and messed with the flavor profile.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1955) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Draft at Peteís Place. Pours a clear amber color with a small foamy head that fades to a ring and leaves some good lacing. Aroma is a nice mix of Belgian yeast, Belgian spices, citrus hops, and pine. Taste starts off with fresh citrus and pine hops, a little fruitiness too. Finishes with a strong Belgian yeast and clove flavors. Pretty enjoyable Belgian IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (2181) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Amber and clear with a white head and moderate lacing. Aroma and flavor of spicy/earthy hops, Belgian yeast, herbs, roasted malts, citrus fruit and pine. Medium body with a crisp, thin feel and average carbonation. Lightly bitter and lightly sweet, it was OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (3753) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
On tap at WOB in Katy, TX. Amber in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of candy sugar, straw, citrus, and yeast. Taste is of candy sugar, caramel, light pine and herbal hops.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Draft. Light Belgian character -- some banana, cloves, mustiness. Citrusy, earthy hops; moderately bitter. Caramel, moderately sweet. Medium mouthfeel.


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