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RATINGS: 289   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (6335) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Draft poured a relatively clear dark amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma was some light citrus malts, some yeast character, a touch of pine in here. Aroma was some caramel, and some pine resin. Okay brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggiebob (521) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle. Amber with a cream colored head and lacing. Aroma spices, fruitiness and malts. The taste also had some pine in it. A very tasty Belgian ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2784) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of May 2016. The pour is amber-orange with a modest but lingering off-white head. Lovely aroma of Belgian yeast, Belgian toast, clove, and pepper. Light to almost medium body. Smooth. Decent sweet pale malt taste with a bite of clove and pepper while still being balanced. Easy drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Troupis (152) - - JAN 30, 2016
More Belgian than IPA by a lot. Low aroma and straightforward taste/palate. But really drinkable and of in the mood for Belgian but traditionally an IPA drinker it's a good go-to. Like a better Leffe. Bottle in variety pack in SoCal. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (631) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2016
A nice yeasty IPA with lots of classic piney hoppiness, fruity esters, and a solid malt backbone. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rjplumer (837) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2016
Soft banana spice aroma. Clear amber body capped with a two fingered white head. The bitter bite a balanced with smooth malt. As advertised itís alike a cross between and IPA and Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2473) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2016
a brew that starts out beery with some toffee and malt and then features the Belgian spice line and banana flavors. i like that approach. the palate is smooth and vibrant. like a golden with a bit of caramel. the beer doesnt have to hit you over the head. good malt aroma. i didnt get the overwhelming hop character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
coldbrewky (1567) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Mer. Bottle from well formed 12 pack of sammies ipas. I am torn. I like ipas and i like belgians ales. this here critter does have elements of both, but its kind of like wearing two shoes of separate sizes that dont at all match. You may be able to walk. but in the end you look like a doofus. One or the other please.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6571) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Clear amber color with ivory head. Nice earthy hop, dry hay, light toast, spicy yeast aromas. Smooth medium body. Toasty, spicy yeast, herbal, dry grass, earthy flavors---nicely bitter finish____tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
badpuppy69 (310) - orange, California, USA - DEC 27, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2016 Pours a clear copper with huge frothy head. Aroma is malty bananas. Taste follows the aroma with some hop zest. For Belgium beer it?s very good. It has a medium mouth feel. For a Belgian beer this is one of the better ones I?ve ever tried

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2461) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber body, off-white head. Belgian yeast spice aroma. Clove, light mustiness, toasted grain, pine, citrus. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Yeah, itís an IPA with Belgian yeast. Taste of clove, banana, pine. Light lingering bitterness.

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