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Super Monk IPA | SanTan Brewing Co.

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Super Monk IPASuper Monk IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States
santanbrewing.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Rampage1 on 09-17-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
24
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
37.06%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 24
Reviews by Auraan:
Photo of Auraan
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a beautiful clear amber with a thin, yet fluffy head, reminiscent of a witbier. Quite nice to look at. Scents of grapefruit pith, pine and some fruity esters. A good IPA nose, with a bit of an estery, Belgian air. Quite nice. Flavors of grapefruit pith, grapefruit, pine resin, some Belgian yeast funk, citrus peel, some slight sweet malt backbone and a nice wheat cracker finish with a bitter hop aftertaste. Quite a nice bit of IPA flavor, with a little bit of that Belgian yeast character adding some depth to the American IPA flavors. Mouthfeel was lightbodied with moderate carbonation and a slick finish. Easy to drink, and surprisingly sessionable. Overall this is a very good beer. It's got the nice American IPA flavors but with a slight undercurrent of Belgian yeast. It's not as overt a Belgian IPA as say, Rayon Vert or Chainbreaker, but just enough to give it a nice complexity. Give it a try.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
2/5  rDev -49.2%

Photo of FMetzger
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of LXIXME
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big off white head, maybe a light tan head settles to a quarter inch or more of frothy foam covering a clear bright golden colored beer that seems to have a touch of copper within it.

Light caramel malts mixed with light fruits like grapefruit and lime and to a lesser dergee some light pine sneaks in the aroma of this Supermonk.

Decent plend of l;ight caramel malts and citrus style hops make for a pretty tasty beer.

A dry aftertaste that brings along some of the light caramel notes and lighter citrus style hops tagging along with this medium bodied beer.

A decent tasting drink, I think I'll have another.

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Photo of bcaine
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Geuzedad
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Eustisfirestone
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of jadler16
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of chefbigjon
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of grubefresh
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of ISmith87
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Hazy golden amber color with a nice head on top that sticks around for a while. Leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

S - Nice grapefruit, piney, garlic, onion smells from the hops. Breadiness/cereal in the background from the wheat.

T - With the combo of the Wit and IPA it almost comes off a little "dirty' tasting. I say this mostly because I'm getting distinctive onion and garlic off this one, along with some other earthy tones I don't really like that much. The grapefruit pine from the hops is definitely there too. Bready/cereal taste balances it out.

M - It has a little bit of a dirty/gritty mouth feel. Alc mostly covered. Aftertaste is bitter hops.

O - I do this all the time - go into the store with a clear idea of what I want and end up picking up something else that I haven't seen before. Sometimes it turns out to be awesome, other times not so much. This one not so much.

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Photo of Rampage1
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is a hybrid Belgian Wit/IPA. The hops come through and provide a excellent uniqueness for a Belgian wit. The smell is definitely light citrus hops followed by a little biscuit like quality. Has a darker golden color with not much haze to it. Does not look like a Belgian wit. Very light and refreshing on the palate with a pretty bitter after taste. Perfect Arizona end of summer beer. I'm a fan and when I get a little more time will add more favor notes. This is the closest I have seen San Tan come to a west coast style IPA. . Definitely more of a IPA than a wit beer. I will let it warm and add some more notes later. After tasting it after it warms up a little I am getting some Wit qualities like clove and some pepper. Pretty unique beer and possibly my new favorite from San Tan. Will buy again.

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Photo of guldseth
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of MSandahl23
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Camjmorton
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of IreRican
3.72/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of mkh895
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of rphx88
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Photo of dozier77
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of arizcards
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of yemenmocha
3.07/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Super Monk IPA from SanTan Brewing Co.
3.94 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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