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RATINGS: 297   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 14/20
TheHopster (1044) - 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 (2593) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopswagger (199) - 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 didn’t deliver the satisfaction I expected. The alcohol was almost astringent and messed with the flavor profile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (3490) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Draft at Pete’s 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (5068) - Denver, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwalking05 (4587) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Draft. Light Belgian character -- some banana, cloves, mustiness. Citrusy, earthy hops; moderately bitter. Caramel, moderately sweet. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2013
On tap. Darker pour. Belgian yeast well balanced with mild hoppiness; definitely more of a Belgian presence than American hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atjeff (18) - - SEP 25, 2013
Spicy with a great piney aftertaste. It has the rare virtue of being both bold and smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11551) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle. Poured a golden color with an averaged sized head. Citrus, fruity, some spiciness, and floral hops. Lightly earthy as well.

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