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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Scottmc21 (5) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 27, 2013 does not count
One of the best. Beers that I have ever tasted in my entire life. Can’t wait to sample more!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6482) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottled, amber color with white foam, aroma is malty caramel and pine. Flavor of red licorice, caramel, cherries

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
commonmac (1011) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1012) - 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 doesn’t stack up vs the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wxman (1727) - O’Fallon, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (9709) - 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 don’t 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (9936) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmm635 (983) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.7
   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 I’ve had. I liked it.


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