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Grumpy Monk - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
82
good

581 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 581
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 15
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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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Metalaero

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-16-2013 20:24:35 | More by Metalaero
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Skramer

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-16-2013 12:45:09 | More by Skramer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-16-2013 06:05:47 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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kb2250

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

03-16-2013 04:12:50 | More by kb2250
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avisong

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-15-2013 02:25:04 | More by avisong
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip, the beer is a bright, caramel-copper coloring with a steady flow of carbonation bubbles and a thin, filmy, sparse, white surface coating of head. Aromas of Belgian yeast hit the nose first, with a good balance of spice and funk. Further sniffing around finds a semisweet caramel backbone hiding behind the clove and all-spice. Flavors are a bit more heavily spiced, with clove, pepper, orange zest, and tamarind fleshing out as you drink. You still get a touch of that yeasty funk, but as an accent, blending with some light citrus sweetness and a touch of resiny, slightly bitter hops. Very light and effervescent body, leading to a quick, bready and spiced aftertaste. Clean, quick finish, leaving only a subtle spice behind. Interesting brew, and definitely leans more towards the Belgian, almost Saison, than IPA IMHO, but tasty nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 23:15:25 | More by GarthDanielson
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jsanford

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-13-2013 02:31:42 | More by jsanford
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lionnusmb

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

03-13-2013 02:00:21 | More by lionnusmb
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wedge

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a mostly clear copper-orange color under an attractive, lumpy head. Tons of intricate lace on the glass. The smell is citrusy and floral. Belgian yeast, bubblegum, and melon too, all strung together with a candy sweetness. A bit more melon and pine from the hops in the flavor join the more flowery, orange-y characteristics. The finish is interesting and unexpected...the honey malt really comes through. Spicy phenolics blend with the bitterness; otherwise, the hops pretty much cover the Belgian characteristics. Medium bodied and crisp. I found this to be quite enjoyable...

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 23:54:21 | More by wedge
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attometer00

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

03-12-2013 23:49:52 | More by attometer00
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JoeLacy

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-12-2013 01:49:30 | More by JoeLacy
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ridglens

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-11-2013 22:27:02 | More by ridglens
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rgille2

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-11-2013 22:16:19 | More by rgille2
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-11-2013 20:23:31 | More by trevorpost
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-11-2013 17:28:30 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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Osirus

Tennessee

4.43/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served out of the 12oz bottle at room temperature.

Appearance. Great head retention. Off white head, tight bubbles with lots of retention and belgian lace. Light amber, dark yellow color. It look great in a glass. Belgian lace sticks throughout the entire drink!

Smell. Banana smell, spice, citrus aroma, like a hoppy heffe. Smells great.

Taste. Spicy, light caramel, citrusy aftertaste that sticks for a long time.

Mouthfeel. Nice, full mouth fee;. Fizzy, full carbonation.

Overall. Underrated beer. Complexity in smell, taste, and a phenomenal aftertaste. Wonderful!

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 20:00:53 | More by Osirus
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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tpauer

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-09-2013 23:28:12 | More by tpauer
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TEAMHOLT

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-07-2013 14:48:05 | More by TEAMHOLT
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nzerbe

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3%

03-05-2013 02:05:28 | More by nzerbe
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MadScientist

New York

3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
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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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-03-2013 13:37:46 | More by tzolandz
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

03-03-2013 04:26:43 | More by coz
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.8%

03-02-2013 20:22:43 | More by Cooper
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GFG

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-02-2013 16:04:29 | More by GFG
Grumpy Monk from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 581 ratings.