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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17473) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Draft at Lui Lui’s - West Lebanon, NH. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. The nose has some caramel, bread, candi sugar. Medium sweet flavor with Belgian yeast, ripe citrus, orange, light pine. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes sweet and bready with lightly aged toffee, ripe fruits, candi sugars, light bitter toasty hay. Very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1683) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Tap. The description of “playful” was well chosen for this beer. It seemed to bounce all over the place with its flavor. Yes, it tasted like a IPA and yes it tasted like a Belgian Ale. Actually was pretty good. Good in color with a really nice head. Aroma was spicy and sweet. Same with the flavor but with a bitter after taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (621) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (696) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (1196) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (1057) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5882) - 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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1503) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (605) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2015 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1471) - 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.

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