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Monk In The Trunk - Inlet Brewing Co.

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75
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148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 19.14%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Inlet Brewing Co. visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bluegrassbrew on 09-02-2007)
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YumYumGumGum

Virginia

1/5  rDev -69.1%

12-19-2012 15:52:29 | More by YumYumGumGum
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ale1

Florida

1/5  rDev -69.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

prior to purchasing we noticed this from the Inlet Brewery of Jupiter ,Fla . which actually not quite true it is actually brewed/bottled in North Carolina. ....read on I thought we were were going to rewarded with another Belgian style ale this resembles a poor Amstel light at it's best
poured into a Pint glass, medium carbonation,then settles quickly.lacings well..not much really
Amber color more like orange , hops noted but minimal and appears to be almost artificially carbonated .
Very poor and was dissappointed in smell ,taste,finish and an extremely high price for a six pack. They have some learning to do if they want to stay in business and call this a Belgian ale. see my review of Palm ales corp brewer crap

ale for dead parrots and budweiser fans,it's from a trunk alright,someone's swimtrunks
rubber bizkit swill from dead parrot's water bottle
this stuff is good for weed control and small rodents

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 21:15:55 | More by ale1
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Ryandey


1/5  rDev -69.1%

08-30-2012 08:02:00 | More by Ryandey
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impoliticeye

Virginia

1.63/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

There was an overpowering fishy taste to the beer. I lost the Belgian-y esters and the malty notes I was hoping for. I remember catching the off-flavors on an earlier bottle I'd picked up, but nothing as strong as this. After three sips, it was a bottle dump. And that's rare for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2010 22:45:00 | More by impoliticeye
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DuffDaddy

Florida

1.75/5  rDev -46%

03-21-2014 15:00:48 | More by DuffDaddy
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Brotton

Florida

2/5  rDev -38.3%

02-02-2013 21:15:22 | More by Brotton
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -38.3%

11-22-2012 12:55:59 | More by jaswilson2
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khargro2

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -38.3%

06-30-2013 12:03:46 | More by khargro2
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CMOrak

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

04-10-2013 01:44:36 | More by CMOrak
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Kurmaraja

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

02-26-2014 06:19:57 | More by Kurmaraja
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vfgccp

New York

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

11-13-2013 07:03:02 | More by vfgccp
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rumbero83

New York

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

07-07-2013 20:32:07 | More by rumbero83
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

12-28-2012 07:41:25 | More by RandyBoBandy
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Nolen12

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

05-13-2013 15:51:46 | More by Nolen12
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sevenmoist

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -22.8%

02-02-2012 01:25:48 | More by sevenmoist
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rhultstrand

Florida

2.55/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into a glass.

A - Looks like a nut brown ale. Not much of a head, but was poured, by the waitress, from the bottle into a glass.

S - Not much to it. Smells like a pilsner with more malt.

T - Tastes like it smells. Definitely does not taste like a red ale, but I've been spoiled by Cigar City's red (Tocobaga) for quite some time. Tastes like a pilsner with more malt and a strong nutty flavor.

M - Very, very light for a 5.5%. A very drinkable beer - not what I was expecting - in fact, I was hoping for something much heavier.

O - Worth a try, but I won't be having another.

Intersting note: Outsource brewed. Made by Inlet Brewing in Jupiter, FL, but brewed in NC...

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 00:55:42 | More by rhultstrand
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ElGeordie

Virginia

2.6/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tried a pint of this local brew in Rooney's in Abacoa, Jupiter. To be honest I wasn't too impressed.The beer had a slightly watery funky flavour to it. Visually it looked good; clear and with a thin head. There was no offputting smell but from the first mouthful something didn't click and I switched back to Bass.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2008 22:25:52 | More by ElGeordie
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Chaney

District of Columbia

2.73/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Special thanks to Pittsky who sent me this as an extra.

A: Hmmm... For an amber, the color is not very amber... more orange in nature actually. It is crystal clear in transparency and the head was about 2-3 fingers.

S: No floral notes or hoppiness of any kind. I smelled rusted metal and a bit of yeast. A bit of Belgian funk, but no fruitiness to balance it out.

T: The taste is a bit better, but not much. Thin-bodied with a very faint fruit (pear or apple?) and hop presence that tried its damnest to poke through the yeast and malt.

M: Very thin, not creamy in the slightest, and carbonation seemed (and looked) a bit on the flat side.

D: I decided to stick it out and finish the bottle, but I won't be getting this again.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2010 01:03:13 | More by Chaney
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mojo525

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

09-24-2012 12:49:56 | More by mojo525
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rickcrip76

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

06-29-2014 03:14:49 | More by rickcrip76
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Bloodbuzz99

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

08-10-2013 16:50:01 | More by Bloodbuzz99
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Bartos

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

01-16-2014 16:31:55 | More by Bartos
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SFLpunk

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to dimenhetfield for this one!

12oz brown glass pry-top bottle. Shoulder stamped "Monk-138 BA" or "Monk - 138 8A" (can't tell if the second to last character is a B or 8).

Appearance: Pours an amber gold with tall creamy head that falls down rather quickly with some spotting.

Nose: Big Belgian yeast nose and some spicyness. Something a little acrid or off-putting. Maybe a weird interaction between yeast and malts/hops? I've smelled this before but am not certain what it means. Smells like there might be some rye in there and some faint whispers of heavily toasted oak chips.

Palate: Crisp and fruity. Some caramel and dark candi sugar chill out underneath the fruity Belgian yeast. That weird over-toasted oak chip flavor is there and something odd I just don't care for.

Notes: Worth my trying once, but don't think I'd return for another one.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2010 02:18:46 | More by SFLpunk
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ScottyC

Florida

2.83/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear brown. Would have like to have seen more reddish color. Head dissipates after about 2 minutes.

Smell: Malty scent with earthy tones. Barely floral. A hint of fruit (banana?). Not very strong aroma.

Taste: Mild. Slightly sweet. Malty. Grains have that taste like rice/sorghum (see also: New Grist from Lakefront Brewery). The main drawback of the taste is an "earthy" flavor that hits the roof of your mouth. . Slightly bitter aftertaste.

Drinkability: Really pretty good, despite that slight funk in the aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2010 13:40:50 | More by ScottyC
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aubuc1

Florida

2.88/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured in to a goblet.

Pours a clear amber with a nice thick white head.

Smell is a crackery and yeasty.

Taste is slightly tart and bready. Pretty poor.

Mouthfeel is good.

Drinkability is very average.

A big let down. I guess the east coast can't keep up with the west coast of florida.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 00:01:28 | More by aubuc1
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Monk In The Trunk from Inlet Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.