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RATINGS: 293   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
commonmac (901) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2013
An attempt by Sam Adams to be crafty and not exactly a success. Main issue is a lingering unpleasant aftertaste like someone left a hop on the floor and then deposited it at the end of the beer. Overall some decent bitterness but falls short of Belgian IPA expectations.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (921) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Nice aroma and appearance. Good lacing. A bit soapy, low flavor in middle and ends a bit flat. Good, but doesnít stack up vs the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1689) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2013
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a pale gold/amber with a thin white head. Aroma is bread and spice. Taste is sweet caramel malt and mild hop bitterness. Quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9242) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Bottles from half a dozen places. Pours clear medium copper with 1-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, orange marmalade, somewhat sweet, with peppery dusty yeasty floral esters. Tastes funky, yeast, sweet, with notes of florals, hops, mango, orange marm, and a sweet somewhat cloying finish with some tannins and a finish that reminds me of Boston Ale, whch you donít see much anymore. This one makes me grumpy, because it is formulaic, you can taste the preservatives, and I need Jim Koch to really kick it up a notch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (9636) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2013
On tap at South OKC Old Chicago. Pours a hazy orange gold with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of light fruits with a bit of citrus, sweet grains and underlying grass notes. Flavor has a good amount of clove with light citrus and grass as well as a strong sweet grain backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmm635 (978) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Dull, clear orange color with a thin but lasting head. Aroma of soggy orange peels and light Belgian yeast. Sweet up front but the middle and back end is bitter. Citrus flavor lingers. Stronger Belgian qualities would improve this best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tortman18 (174) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
American Beer Classic. Pours Opaque brown/orange. Small white head with a lot of lacing. Aroma is very spicy and salty. A lot of yeast and banana. Mouth is very bitter and spicy. Hoppy, nutty and a good amount of yeast. interesting taste for an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Had it on tap. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a finger length, frothy white head. Lacing is immediately apparent. Nose is piney, with spices and banana. Strong yeasty flavors come out on the tongue. Decent hop bite, much more malty and yeasty flavors stand out. One of the lighter bodied Belgian IPAs Iíve had. I liked it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2682) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 9, 2013
12oz bottle (6.5% ABV per label on bottle - enjoy by 06/2013) - pours medium amber with ivory head and decent lacing. Nose is grassy, slightly floral and yeasty. Flavor adds banana sugars similar to that of a weizenbock. Complex in taste department if not chaotic. metallic aftertaste. a strange brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedevilsfan (225) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Nice white head, lacing immediately apparent. Aroma, strong banana, hint of hops. Tastes of banana and hops with some pine on the back end. Definite hop presence but not overwhelming. Very nice beer. Better than the 86 rating! Love it

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