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Grumpy Monk - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
82
good

540 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 540
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.71%


Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jzeilinger on 04-15-2012)
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Duhast500

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3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The color is a copper/orange with a finger of foamy off-white head and some nice thin lacing.

The smell is fruity with some coriander and a sweet melon aroma that is also a little flowery as well. Bananas and some slight pear bring a candy-like smell in the nose.

The taste is spicy with some hops bittering things up. The bananas and peach flavor gets twisted into Belgian fueled IPA. Bitterness toward the end with some grassy hops.

The feel of this beer is smooth and goes down with a nice drinkable feel.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 04:37:25 | More by Duhast500
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Grumpy Monk from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 540 ratings.