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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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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!

4.4
Da314man (17) - LONGMONT, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Straight out of the HopOlolgy box this brew was the first to grace my lips. Outstanding in flavor. The pairing of IPA with a Belgian is nothing new. Coul be a little stronger.

4.4
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 21, 2012
THOUGHTS: Very nice beer. I’m a sucker for a well-made Belgo-American beer. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a sparkling, medium orange with beautiful carbonation and an average, creamy, off-white head that mostly lasted and nearly fully lasted leaving excellent lacing. The aroma could have been stronger and contained moderate caramel; light to moderate pine, resin and citrus hops; and light to moderate earthy, spicy and funky yeast. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and moderate to heavily bitter with an average to long duration. There was caramel, citrus hops, pine hops, burnt caramel, spicy yeast, slight funk, slight roasted malts, mango and peach. The light to medium body was slightly creamy and then dry with fizzy carbonation and a dry finish.

4.3
onceblind (10589) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Clear dark golden with a foamy head that leaves good lace and lasts a little while. Great aroma of peppery belgian yeast, doughy biscuit, sweet golden cereal grains, a light light touch of bubblegum and a nice pleasant peppery herbal hop tone. Taste is as delightfully belgian as anything coming out of Belgium. There’s some big golden malt sweetness with a backing dose of pepperiness and some doughy biscuit, as well as a balancing and lingering herbal hop bitterness, which finishes back on a bready, doughy, peppery, dusty, sweet, golden cereal grainy maltiness. How come this Belgo-IPA has the most complex malt profile out of any malt-centric styles I’ve had recently?

4.3
Cybercat (6153) - Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Comes out of the tap a lovely clear amber with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled pale wheat head. Aroma is more fruity than hoppy, and does have hints of malt and cloves. Flavor, however, is decidedly hoppy and resiny, with woody, fruity and malty notes and hints of pine and clove. Full, robust texture has plenty of fizz and sass. How could anybody be grumpy after one of these?

4.3
jehoesefat (372) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Doughy aroma. Looks clear copper, good creamy head. Not too bitter or sour, a good mixture of flavors to make up this IPA! Light body, lively carbonation.


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