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RATINGS: 272   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 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 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fidemaster (282) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
It has an earth aroma. Yellow hue. The taste is bitter and rough. It feels really watery. Just sort of MEH...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andyhwcinc (1602) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2013
Purchased at Binny's in Chicago as part of a 12 pack mix, enjoyed at home on the first warm night of the season after a hard workout while watching playoff hockey. Appearance is a dark amber gold with a slim white head that laces to the glass. Aroma is mostly malty with a bit of clove / spice and not really much for hops. Taste goes down lightly bitter and the clove comes through a bit more. Decent stuff, nothing too crazy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1018) - Texas, USA - APR 30, 2013
Pours clear copper with a medium white head. Smells fruity, citrusy, and a little earthy. Taste is bitter, a little bit of citrus, like grapefruit, a touch of pine, and a subtle kiss of spruce and clove. Medium-bodied with a wet texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Grumpy Monk finishes with a light dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 27, 2013
From AC beer Fest 2013. The aroma is fruity, peppery. The appearance is clear amber, white head. The flavor is fruity, peppery. The finish is sweet, light pepper. Medium in body. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
I loved this one. Came in the Hopology 12-pack. My favorite by far. Pours a creamy off orange color with a beautofil, fluffy and thick head that leaves plenty of thick lacing. Aroma is like a great Belgian ale with clove and some banana notes as well as the citrus notes of an IPA. Taste is fantastic. Love the mellowness of the malt that shows through but doesnít overpower the hops that make it an IPA. Very drinkable and worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2013
bottle; Color: roasted amber, with a pillowy head: Aroma: sweet candy, bread notes. Flavor: Bitter creamy profile with a tangy pine finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2013
Golden pour with a white head. Great aroma, yeast, spice and cloves dominate. Doesnít really smell like your typical IPA but it is great non the less. Flavor is also great, the spicy yeast and cloves are noticeable still but there is a good deal of pine hops and a peppery finish. Great and imaginative beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
finn1918 (218) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2013
Pours a clear muddy orange with a 2 finger white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, banana, and grapefruit/pine hops, albeit all very weak. Taste is complex and fruity, and only very slightly bitter from the hops. Nice refreshing mouthfeel. This is nothing to blow you away, but is a nice take on the IPA style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2344) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 14, 2013
Pours a clear-copper color with whispy white head. Boozy, cherry, spiced aroma. Moderately sweet with a defined cherry, booze edge and a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
12 oz bottle from mix pack. Pours a clear copper color with a medium off-white head that has fair retention. The aroma is mild with Belgian style yeasts and spices. The taste is dominated by the yeasts with a bit of clove spiciness and some pine accentuating a bready malt backdrop. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. The finish is long with lingering yeast. Overall: This beer is probably better than I am rating it, but Iím just sort of burned out on the whole Belgian IPA thing. Give me a dubbel or give me an IPA , but please stop stop this nonsense.

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