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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 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.

   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 didnít 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 (3466) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (4994) - 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 (4577) - 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 (11274) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
charule (2147) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Midwest Brewers Fest. Poured orange with white head. Light citrus aroma. Med feel and carb. Idk how monk this really is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jonwal1 (4) - tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 16, 2013 does not count
Bursting with flavor. Maybe too much flavor though. IPA drinkers should like, I however am not.

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