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Monk In The Trunk - Inlet Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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172 Ratings
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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 19.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: bluegrassbrew on 09-02-2007

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Ratings: 172 | Reviews: 58
Photo of Shaler_Tate
2.68/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Not very good.... Kind of skunky and not very much fun to drink. Cool label though.

Photo of PvtSnowball
3.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cburcky
3.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SierraFlight
3.12/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into shaker pint. Crystal clear copper in color with a foamy white two-finger head that recedes to a thin cap. Aroma is of fruity yeast, caramel malt, bread, and grass. The taste is sweet with caramel, bread, apple, and biscuit. Only a slight bitter grass note comes through in the swallow. Medium-light body, thin texture, above average active carbonation, sweet finish.

Photo of barfootbandit
3.24/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had this beer from the bottle at a bar. It was decent but nothing special. Good malty-spicy flavor balanced by a slight bitterness and by no means a bad beer. However I wished there was a higher ABV as well as overall flavor either from the malt or hops.

Photo of Jacob_Hawk
4.05/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Delicious beer. Nice hoppy flavor without the bitterness of an IPA. A nice cross-over between styles (between an Ale and an IPA).

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.16/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Inlet Brewing "Monk In The Trunk"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, coded "MOFL-290BE"
$1.67 @ Trader Joe's #766, Tampa, FL

I was so intrigued by this brewery because they only make two beers, only to learn that it's contract brewed by Thomas Creek in NC, which makes more sense; and if they've got a client like Trader Joe's they're pretty much set.

The second thing I found interesting was that it was an organic amber ale. Organic is great, especially when it only costs $1.67 per bottle, but who buys "amber" ales anymore? Alas, it's a Belgian-style "amber" ale!

Its clear deep copper colored body is topped by a short head of off-white foam that unfortunately drops rather quickly and leaves only minimal lacing behind. The aroma expresses a combination of fruits including apricot and fig along with some clove. All of those components return in the flavor along with more fruit (plum/prune, black cherry), a touch more spiciness, some grassy hops, and a caramelish, gently sweet malt. It's moderately bitter but balanced with the spiciness from the yeast lending a hand. It finishes drying with a drop of residual malt and swirling notes of leaves, grass, clove and 'spice'.

Photo of mrebeka
2.65/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tharper178
2.43/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not great. I feel duped by this beer. Apparently it's local but it's brewed elsewhere.

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Monk In The Trunk from Inlet Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 172 ratings.