Grumpy Monk - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by MadScientist:
3.81/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
A: A pale amber having good clarity and an off-white head. The head is long lasting and made of compact bubbles that leave a light bit of Belgian lace on the glass.
S: Moderately-strong Belgian yeast aromas of oranges, peaches and clove with moderate hops aromas that are mostly earthy and pine with a light note of citrus. I want the hops to be stronger and dry hopped myself.
T: The flavor is fairly balance between the hops, malt and the yeast character with a moderate hops bitterness and earth hops flavor with a lower amount of citrus and pine hop flavors. The yeast brings mostly a peppery though slightly clove spiciness to the beer along with some fruitiness that is again orange and peach with maybe a bit of banana. There is a moderate malt sweetness that is almost stronger than the bitterness with a light caramel flavor. The balance is moderately bitter. The finish is off-dry and the aftertaste is of citrus and hops bitterness.
M: Notably creamy with a medium to medium-full bodied with a moderate-strong level of carbonation.
O: There isn't as much hops as I'd like for an IPA but it is balanced and malty whereas I like them a with an assertive amount of hops and somewhat unbalance so I can't knock it on points because it's still well with in style.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2013 00:48:43 | More by MadScientist
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3.5/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear gold with beige foam, decent head retention and some lacing. Light aroma overall -- bread and fruity/citrusy hops, light clove character. Moderate bitterness that lingered on the palate, spicy cloves, grassy and fruity hops, slight resinous quality. Medium body and CO2, decent texture with a bit of dryness. Kind of a tame beer. Decent overall with some yeast character and bitterness, but would be better if it was a bit bolder.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2014 13:23:46 | More by DrJay
Grumpy Monk from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.