Grumpy Monk | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Grumpy MonkGrumpy Monk

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by jzeilinger on 04-15-2012

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

About a finger’s worth of fairly dense foam, good retention with only moderate dimpling, the lacing is pretty thick as well if of average stickiness. Deep bronzed color, as close to light brown as orange, huge amount of particulate floating throughout the liquid, the bubble beads are few but when present they are active, looks on the “serious” side on the whole. Grainy and herbaceous nose, to the point it cloaks the sweet spices, yeast and fruitiness, minor white citrus tones, as it warms turns more floral and allows for notes of banana and cherry. Medium-bodied, it is on the dry side which takes a good bit of fluffiness out of the otherwise soft carbonation. Peppery, cut grass, dried pine sap, more dried flowers than yeast, has a vinous quality from white grape accents, supplemented by cherry and apricot fruit, the banana remains muted. Manages to cling to your mouth pores well through the finish, extending its presence. There’s nothing actively wrong with this beer but little exciting about it and it does not possess an easy, seamless flow which would make it a candidate for simple pleasurable drinking.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Tap House, Huntington WV

A- Served in tulip, pours clear amber color with a two-finger creamy white head that reduces to leave thick lacing down the glass

S- Slightly phenolic Belgian yeast aromas with some subtle grassy and herbal hops

T- Herbal and grassy hop flavors follow the aromas, mid-palate kicks in with some classic Belgian yeast flavors and transitions into a dry finish with some fruity esters lingering

M- Medium body with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- a well balanced beer, nothing extreme, which is true to Sam Adams style. Not the best Belgian IPA I've had, but certainly worth a try

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Grumpy Monk from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.66 out of 5 based on 717 ratings.
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