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RATINGS: 295   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (629) - 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 (1613) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryrpat (316) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thunderswine (4) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - MAR 27, 2014
I smell the sweetness of the malt and the belgian yeast. It almost smells like a candt. Its a clearish red amber color with not very muchwhite head. I taste the typical belgian flavor with an extra bitterness. There is a sweetness but is offset by a bitter lingering aftertaste. Its a mediumish bodied brew with tiny carb bubbles. For a combo beer like this i think sam did a good job. You get bitterness from the ipa but the sweetness and belgian flavor as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (2200) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joejames (473) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHopster (1041) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2565) - 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

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