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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 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 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 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (4688) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5773) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3856) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2013
Sampled at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield. This had a really nice Belgian slant to it. The IPA and hop notes are definitely there but it did not overpower the Belgian yeast and sweeter notes. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigbish (688) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
This is a nice little IPA. I like the belgian flavors coming through with a nice hops flavor. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UnDecaf (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Pours out a medium amber color with an off-white head. Strong yeasty aroma, but nothing overpowering. Kind of a spicy taste, maybe some hints of caramel. Decent for a Belgian, but not hop-forward at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thome50 (1285) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle. Best by June 2013 so it must be fresh!! (end sarcasm) Aroma is belgian clove, spices and banana. No real hop presence. Taste is much more belgian than anything else. Banana, clove, slight old hops. Malty to a small degree but overall, more of a belgian pale at this point.

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