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Bitter Monk - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Ratings: 782
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 264
Gots: 95 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Belgian style double IPA with Brettanomyces. this ale is aged in french oak chardonnay barrels. Brewed with Apollo, Citra, and Simcoe hops. Dry hopped in the barrel with Citra hops. Triple fermented- First in the tank with a Belgian yeast, second in french oak chardonnay barrels with brett, and finally in the bottle with a third yeast for natural carbonation.

100 IBU

(Beer added by: sprucetip on 08-26-2011)
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Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-22-2013 18:44:13 | More by bobv
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Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

01-22-2013 16:24:08 | More by oregone
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

01-22-2013 07:15:33 | More by oglmcdgl
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

01-22-2013 00:20:16 | More by Luk13
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patm1986

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

01-21-2013 16:26:35 | More by patm1986
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Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +10%

01-21-2013 14:52:40 | More by jampics2
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Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

01-20-2013 14:11:36 | More by BeerThursdays
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.4%

01-19-2013 20:04:33 | More by jjheinrichs
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SkiBum22

New York

4/5  rDev -7.4%

01-19-2013 16:33:50 | More by SkiBum22
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unclekeith

Alaska

4.75/5  rDev +10%

01-19-2013 16:01:51 | More by unclekeith
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

01-18-2013 01:53:01 | More by yourefragile
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SeaOfShells

California

5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-16-2013 01:05:03 | More by SeaOfShells
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -7.4%

01-14-2013 13:27:50 | More by thebigredone
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iKrystin

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

01-13-2013 21:26:44 | More by iKrystin
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.4%

01-13-2013 20:11:19 | More by spycow
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dav

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +10%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +10%

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daledeee

Iowa

4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A 750 ml bottle.

Poured into a chalice. Great bright yellow or gold with lots of bubbles. Nice white head and lacing.

Nose is yeast and citrus. Nice and fresh smelling but yet funky.

Taste...well taste treat. Plenty of grapefruit. I specially like the mix of grapefruit, brett and Belgian yeast. This beer is truly unique. The tastes are not overpowering and in your face like some IPA but the flavor lingers for some time on your palate. Mouth feel is beautifully crisp and clean. I would never guess this has 9%.

Truly a fine beer. I am sad they are only brewing this once. Everything I have had from these folks has been a taste treat. I can honestly say this brew is unique to anything else I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 01:45:53 | More by daledeee
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from Beer Heaven in Philly

Appearance: Glowing cloudy golden orange with a perfect thin white head

Nose: Grapefruit jumps out of the glass followed by some caramel and farmyard undertones. Candied oranges and toasted bread are present as well.

Taste: Grapefruit juice flavor is up front followed by toasty bread, peaches, funky rotten apples, and a creamy vanilla note. Finishes with butterscotch oak and astringency like eating fresh grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: Very full and creamy, maybe a bit too much so.

Overall: Extremely delicious, drinkable, original, and unusual brew. Grapefruit forward hops, brett, and Chardonnay oak is a weird and wonderful combination. Definitely makes me want to try more from Anchorage.

Serving type: bottle

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.4%

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ccrida

Oregon

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Bitter Monk is hazy gold with a huge white head leaving sticky lace.

Smell is very musty, very herbal, with sweet tropical fruits, marmalade.

Taste is bitter, herbal hops and lots of pineapple notes from the Brett. More must, a sharpness. Oranges. Pretty good, big BIPA, similar ABC profile.

Mouthfeel is oily but dry, very rustic, medium body.

Drinkability is pretty good, big flavors, but not as complex as the recipe and and barrel-blending suggest - as i often find with Brett.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 05:06:21 | More by ccrida
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.4%

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Vermont

4/5  rDev -7.4%

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Vermont

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Bitter Monk from Anchorage Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 782 ratings.