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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaTimBennett (111) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2013 Aroma: fruit notes on the nose Appearance: golden bronze Taste: Has some hop notes with a citrus favor. Bitter at the end Palate: smooth, drinkable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (8206) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Draft. Melon, orange and graprefruit peel aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet orange-melon and mildly bitter orange peel flavor. Unique - very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NachlamSie (2855) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Pint at Doyle’s. Pours dark amber with a tall white head. Aroma is citrusy and grassy, moreso than expected, but not crazy. Esters give it a banana and clove kick. The flavor packs plenty of yeast fruitiness with a zesty hop presence over it. Not over the top, but genuine and clean. Solid beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artmcd8 (1902) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2013
On tap at pgh beer Fest. Belgian aroma. Orange pour. Sweet taste. Not amazing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
12oz bottle poured into St Bernardus chalice. Best by June 3013 A - Pours a clear orange copper with a creamy eggshell head. Below average head retention. S - Yeasty, spicy medicinal phenolics, citrus hops, cloves, banana, bubblegum, sweet malt. T - Spicy yeast, peppery bitterness, bubblegum, pine and herbal hops coat the tongue. Tangy oranges, hints of lemon, earthy wood, the malt has a light candy-like sweetness to it. Finishes herbal and spicy with clove on the aftertaste. M - Medium body, medium carbonation, This one doesn’t hold back on the spices. Good Belgian yeast strain provides lots of character. Nice mix of hops as well. A nice addition to the lineup. Serving type: bottle 02-19-2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4322) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2013
Location: Draft at Doyle’s, 7/9/13

Aroma: It has some fruit, spice, and a bit of hop on the nose
Appearance: Clear orange color with a small off-white head and fairly heavy lace
Flavor: The taste is light sweet, with lots of spice and plus bitterness
Palate: It has a clean feel, average carbonation, and a medium body
Overall Impression: I thought that this was some pretty tasty stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Deep reddish amber color with a little white head. Aroma has a lot of woodtones. It tastes like redman snuff from the nineties" in other words, sweet and sticky tobacco. Finish has some wild yeast notes along with the occasional metallic note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Draft. A nice Belgium type IPA. A nice balance of bitterness and yeast. Nice job ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3066) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Draft. Sweet fruity caramel, funky Belgian yeast aroma. Clear copper with a small off-white head. Musty Belgian yeast, banana, caramel, musty orange and spice flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berniecarbo (148) - Holliston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Draft, poured a clear amber with off white head. Medium body, strong malts with nice hop kick, more of an east coast IPA. Not a big fan of Belgian style in general but this was pretty good, think the additional hops made it.

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