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Monk's Indiscretion - Sound Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

79 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 09-06-2011)
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Reviews by IronDjinn:
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Purchased in Ponderay, Idaho. Comes in a 22 oz. brown bomber. Pours out a bright yet slightly hazed honey apricot hue, lots of carbonation visible, with a tall tight white foamy head that retains.

Clean grains and vibrant citrusy hops on the nose, pomelo, calamansi fruit, gooseberry tartness.

Light clean grains up front in the flavour, which are immediately enveloped by leafy citrusy hops, slight tartness. Forget grapefruit notes, this is more akin to pomelo, more tropical. Some dry yeasty spice provides a clean drying finish. It all does what it does well.

Light bodied mouthfeel, silky slick and effervescent texture, brisk carbonation.

One hell of a beer, what a great surprise, wish I would have picked up more. The label doesn't lie, this is deceptively drinkable, especially for the abv% which is hidden so well it's non-existent. Certainly more of a Belgian IPA than anything else, and well worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 03:49:41 | More by IronDjinn
More User Reviews:
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -26.8%

07-20-2014 14:49:44 | More by Howlader
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rand

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

07-18-2014 22:13:17 | More by rand
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Sound_Explorer

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-16-2014 23:56:43 | More by Sound_Explorer
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Hirshi

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-09-2014 14:27:18 | More by Hirshi
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C_S

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

06-30-2014 03:10:00 | More by C_S
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crankdatank

Washington

5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a top 5 beer for me. Loaded with citrus and tropical fruit throughout. I love the belgian ipa style amd this is an excellent examplem. Hides the alcohol very well. I could drink this all day. If you like citrus ipas find a way to get your hands on this beer.

Serving type: growler

06-25-2014 03:07:54 | More by crankdatank
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Pencible

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

05-18-2014 22:54:18 | More by Pencible
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uturn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-16-2014 15:43:35 | More by uturn
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

05-14-2014 01:32:05 | More by metter98
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Hubatch

Washington

4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I rated this one relatively high. I want to note (more for my future self) that I feel like this rating reflects my opinion of this beer considering what it is meant to be. There is a welcome sweet Belgian yeast flavor.

Side note, I dropped the appearance as I wrote this because I noticed some cloud and sediment. It still looks very much how you want it to look.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2014 01:27:35 | More by Hubatch
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed 12 oz. on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. Arrived in a tulip glass, a cloudy orange-yellow with a light dappling of white bubbles. Smells like underripe bananas and orange rind, well-spiced with phenols that run the gamut from allspice to light bandage, with a honey-sweet undercurrent. The first sip reveals a thinnish well-attenuated body with some residual sugars nevertheless providing a "coating" mouthfeel. Maybe just a hair chewier than the average tripel. Rich bready malts, honey, pears, sour lemon, allspice, and the aforementioned green banana all greet the drinker. This is less clean than a golden ale like Duvel and conveys a tripel-like sweet booziness, some yeasty funk, and a good measure of spicy and medicinal phenols. Finishes citric and tangy, with some pine-like hop flavors popping in to say hello. Very enjoyable Belgian that falls somewhere between a few different styles. Sort of comes across like a weightier, far more flavorful Leffe blonde.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2014 16:44:02 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-14-2014 04:42:16 | More by Coastal_Brew
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-07-2014 03:54:00 | More by Kurmaraja
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TheDrunkenDeer

Idaho

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-17-2014 06:27:32 | More by TheDrunkenDeer
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woodenbones

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-08-2014 08:59:08 | More by woodenbones
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Mphis

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-07-2014 05:38:07 | More by Mphis
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Braz

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

01-14-2014 18:31:36 | More by Braz
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DJMonroe

Washington

5/5  rDev +22%

01-02-2014 21:37:31 | More by DJMonroe
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thefluker

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

11-14-2013 02:13:22 | More by thefluker
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-06-2013 03:01:15 | More by lupercmda
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

11-04-2013 16:12:07 | More by PHBoiler
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured this with a decent off-white, foamy head and a little lace. Color is a slightly hazy, medium amber. Aroma is hop, malt, fruit. Flavor is like nose, hints of the gin. sweet is in front, followed by a hint of tang. body/carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, not that long and only a suggestion of the power. Decent stuff; I'd have more.

Serving type: growler

09-23-2013 01:45:12 | More by drpimento
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steinz

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-22-2013 20:54:40 | More by steinz
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-13-2013 05:29:32 | More by schopenhauerale
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Monk's Indiscretion from Sound Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.