The Monk The Chief
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Brewed by Monk Brewery & Kitchen
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Perth, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
The Chief is on tap! The Monks American India Pale Ale is a beefy 6.1% resinous fruity, hop monster. It screams of USA grown cascade hops that carries across aromas of citrus, pine and stone fruit. It has a good malt backbone from the golden promise malt which backs up the large amount of bitterness. The sharp strong hop flavour will match anything spicy, we recommend it with the goat balls!

Hop_Hedonist's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hop_Hedonist (345) - Perth, - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Retasted 1st Jan - hmmm, is this the same batch as I tasted last week (and highly enjoyed)? - seems less intense all round - good but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
whoisghost (122) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2015
Amber colour with a thick cream coloured head. Stone fruit atoma with oily and slight pine undertones. Quite a big bitter punch, not particularly big on any one flavour. Hints of pine and grass but none of the previously mentioned stone fruits. Nearly a four on the palate, quite thick but not quite there for me. Decent carbonation but much in the way of lingering mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (3026) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2015
Another goodie, big and bold hops, lots of resinous pine character. Tangy, spicy, with a bit of burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (4404) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2015
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique July 2013. Don’t see beer from these guys in my part of the world very often which is a shame because this is a really solid IPA. Floral and citrus aromas abound and th flavour sits pleasantly n the mouth long after the beer has gone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2013
Tap at freo beer fest. Deep amber/golden pour. Nose has pine needles and citrus. Loads of caramel malts too. Taste is a bitter pine explosion. Real well balanced stuff. Awesome WA ipa! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16880) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Draft at Beervana in Wellington. Clear deep amber color, thick tan head with solid lacing. Bright aroma of juicy fruit, orange, pine. Taste is bittersweet pine and citrus. One of my favorites at the whole festival, and my favorite of the Aussie beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2683) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2012
On draught @ the Monk Brewery & Kitchen.
Looks almost oily in appearance; a chestnut hued copper in body with fine carbonation and good clarity aside. A compact and tight head of foam lasts the length and manages some good lace. Vibrant, citrussy, piney and floral hop nose meets notes of biscuity, sweet malt and burnt toast. Hop fuelled, oily palate with a higher alcohol note late that adds a dredging warmth. Lasting pine and biscuity sweet finish with caramelised citrus and musk dominating the rest. Nuance of smoke and charred nuts comes out late. Meaty and rough overall with a bitterness that is both assertive and offers to break up the sweet malt and fruit esters. Thought this tasted as if the ABV had run away from the brewer as it seemed too boozy for a modest 6.1%. Has the hallmarks of a killer IPA, and with a little refinement I reckon the Monk will get there. Not bad!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
foles (45) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2012
Dark orange bordering on copper. Hoppy nose one dimensional blast of us hops. Citra hit on in the mouth and good bitterness without being overbearing. Solid ipa and this is fresh as! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7149) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
On tap at the Monk, Fremantle April 2012 @ 6.3% ABV. Amber, with a slightly off-white head. tropical pineapple and grapefruit, some balancing crisp malts and a prickly, dry finish. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brenhophead (665) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2012
Draught at the monk and i think it is a different recipe to the above as the version i had has cascade and citra and is 6.3% abv. Pours clear copper with a nice big creamy head and decent lacing. It has a huge pine/grapefruit aroma that follows through to the flavour and a nice sweet malt backing that hide the 75 IBU’s well. This beer surprised the hell out of me i loved it.. pitty i was driving otherwise i would of tryed the rest of there range.

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