Monk In The Trunk
Inlet Brewing Co.

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Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #1,153
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
76
Ranked #47,307
Avg:
3.32 | pDev: 18.67%
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
224
From:
Inlet Brewing Co.
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  67
SCORE
76
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Reviews by bluegrassbrew:
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3.95/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Food Shack in Jupiter Florida.
According to the brewer this is an organic Belgian Amber Ale.
Tasty beer. I know the brewer personally, so I will not give a formal review. I just wanted to add this beer to the database. Only available in kegs in South Florida. Available year-round.

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1.65/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I must have gotten ahold of a bad batch. This poured absolutely flat and syrupy. It had no nose whatsoever--very weird. No head. There was a slight root beer taste, but I wasn't interested enough to finish it.

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Uglylilpup from Maryland, Jun 24, 2015
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2.43/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not great. I feel duped by this beer. Apparently it's local but it's brewed elsewhere.

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tharper178 from Florida, Dec 25, 2014
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3.09/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, light, orange-amber coloring with steady carbonation action throughout and a thin, low profile, filmy white head. Aromas of caramel, candy sweetness, and a very light hint of toasted character. Flavors are bitter roast and cloying sweet forward, with a sugary caramel lead. Jumbled palate, and the carbonation only adds to the mess. Sharp and light in mouth, with a tangy, sugary sweet aftertaste. The finish is light and fairly clean, but also a bit limp. Lackluster beer, but drinkable if devoid of other options.

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3.67/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I saw this everywhere in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. I thought that it was a popular beer in the state. Now my vacation is done, and I am reviewing it on BA. I just saw that it is one town north of Palm Beach Gardens, and this is the only beer that they make. They have really good market penetration.

I got this beer on tap at the Yardhouse into a pint glass. It was very light brown with very minimal foam. The foam may have been due to a generous bartender pour... I didn't see him pour it.

The smell has a nice belgian presence over the typical smell on a amber/brown beer. You get some good malt with some sour. This beer was very drinkable, but it was very simple.

This makes for a good alternative to a typical lawn mowing beer based on the drinkability. They disguise a 5.5%, and it felt like a session.

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ummswimmin from New Jersey, Mar 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Riik3 from Illinois, May 17, 2014
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3.34/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

stortore from Illinois, Apr 09, 2015
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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1/5  rDev -69.9%

YumYumGumGum from Virginia, Dec 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ckk527 from South Carolina, May 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

tmm313 from Georgia, Aug 21, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

GTB from North Carolina, Jun 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

khargro2 from Tennessee, Jun 30, 2013
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3.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: clear translucent amber color. Good amount of head poured from bottle. Good amount of lacing.

S: smells yeasty. Not very strong though.

T: Citrusy. Slight hop, bit of a sweet aftertaste

M: crisp, hoppy, full feel. Covers tongue sharply

O: overall solid amber. Good flavor, fits nicely on the water or on the beach. Had it multiple times now and always enjoy it.

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PeeWee8 from Florida, Jan 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

zaptone from California, Jun 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Lare453 from Florida, Dec 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

rambleglitch from North Carolina, Feb 22, 2012
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3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On draft at Satchel's in Gainesville. Pours a hazy golden reddish with fluffy white head. The aroma is a sweet honey and bit of spice, maybe a little. The flavor is very similar to a mediocre tripel, with honey sweetness, some definite dry finish, and plenty of carbonation. Rather light on the palate and overall not bad. No need to seek it out, but worth drinking with some pizza.

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BMMillsy from Florida, Sep 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

yankeefan287 from Pennsylvania, May 12, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Lob from North Carolina, May 29, 2012
Monk In The Trunk from Inlet Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 224 ratings