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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7826) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3120) - Montana, USA - AUG 15, 2014
On tap. Copper pour with a fluffy with top. Mild nose of spices and fruit. Taste is fruits, spices and yeast with a mild piney finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (907) - - JUN 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-16-12- Poured from bottle into tulip glass Appearance – Pours a golden color with a yellow tinted billowy head. The head has good retension and fades over time to leave a good deal of lacing. Very nice. Smell – The smell is big of yeast and biscuit with nice hints of banana, clove and some other spice aromas. There are ever so light hoppy aromas of an earthy and pine nature as well, but these are light and overall the aroma is mostly of a Belgain wit. Taste – A biscuit flavor with a good taste of yeast and clove are up front. These flavors act as a base for which others enter and leave from. Toward the middle, a light pine and a citrus flavor come to the taste. The citrus is largely grapefruit hop in nature. At the end the pine builds in strength as does the clove flavor and they mix with the nice bready and yeasty base to leave a pleasing, slightly bitter and yeasty flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is medium in thickness, but quite smooth due to the slightly lower then average level of carbonation. Overall – To me it is an easy drinking Belgian wit with a bit more hoppiness than the normal. It’s pretty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZacM612 (121) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Amber color with white head. Aroma of hops and pine. There is a Belgian character, but definitely an IPA. Not overly bitter, some citrus in the finish. Good one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Poured up on tap into a tumbler at Mackenzie River Pizzeria, Bozeman, where it has a clear copper body that supports a light tan head of foam. The mild aroma offers up some soft vague spiciness and faint echoes of hop character. The taste delivers sweet malts, clove spiciness and sweet red apple wedges. It then gets into more traditional IPA notes with malt sweetened citrus and a dash of mango along with a decent level of vague resiny bitter hops. The spicy clove and sweet estery red apple notes are just too forward and need to be knocked down a couple of notches in order to be a background supporting character rather than dominate as they are here. Has this brewery made a straight up kick ass IPA? Nope. Please make one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nike (964) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2014
120z bottle, amber pour with a thick white head and long lacing. Taste of spicy/earthy hops, Belgian yeast, spicy herbs, citrus hops. Medium body with a crisp taste. Lightly bitter, complex brew. I like the combination of ipa and Belgium taste. I thought it was higher than 6%abv. When I read Cheap’s ratings, I knew this was going to be a good one!!

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (4006) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2014
so my mouth has been recked by nike once again, go ahead, keep torturing me, i’ll get you a case of fru fru fuity beers. this is from a bottle. looks like its a somewhat viscous brew with a creamy head. smells like dull ipa blast. oh oh my, can’t be less than 8%, its so alky on the palate. on this site it say 5% but my bottle says more than 6. yes, medicinal medicine maniac. some fizz mouth coating oily. finish is bitter alky medicine. wew! not impressed, will ruin a lager lover.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10702) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Draft at Lui Lui’s - West Lebanon, NH. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. The nose has some caramel, bread, candi sugar. Medium sweet flavor with Belgian yeast, ripe citrus, orange, light pine. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes sweet and bready with lightly aged toffee, ripe fruits, candi sugars, light bitter toasty hay. Very tasty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tnkw01 (1082) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Tap. The description of “playful” was well chosen for this beer. It seemed to bounce all over the place with its flavor. Yes, it tasted like a IPA and yes it tasted like a Belgian Ale. Actually was pretty good. Good in color with a really nice head. Aroma was spicy and sweet. Same with the flavor but with a bitter after taste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (227) - HONG KONG - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle from QClub at home. Clear dark gold pour. Aroma is Belgian, yeasty, apples. Taste is big, fizzy, biting Belgian flavor. Bit of sweetness. Finish almost tastes like bananas. Very dry. Not a bad Belgian IPA, but would probably not get again.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mbgrayson (528) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAY 10, 2014
16 ounce draft at Mckenzie River Pizza. Pours Amber with a tan head. Aroma of Belgian fruits, with a note of hops. Taste is a little bitter, a little sweet in a complex way. Palate lingers with a blend of his and Belgian flavors. Interesting brew. Thumbs up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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