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Grumpy Monk | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jzeilinger on 04-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,066
Reviews:
161
Ratings:
719
pDev:
12.74%
Bros Score:
3.83
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
80
Trade:
0
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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.29/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.06/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with an expiration date of May 2016. Sampled on February 5, 2016.

Orange-amber pour under a modest off-white head.

Excellent aroma of Belgian yeast, Belgian toasted bread, clove, and pepper

Light to medium body.

The taste has many of the traditional Belgian characters I like with the sweet and toasted biscuit and big clove, coriander, and pepper spice finish.

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2.48/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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3/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.29/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle to a tulip. Best before April. Hopology pack.
Dark orange to copper color, no floaties.
Smells like bananas and malt and spice.
Taste the bananas right off. Hop bitterness.
Feels soft on the tongue but with carbonation. Dry.
First time for this beer. Hopefully not the last. Would be nice to be able to buy sixers.
Very good beer. At 6.5% I can drink a few.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely some Belgian yeast taste including funky banana with some bitter aftertaste. Somewhat sweet. Quite Amber for a Belgian IPA. I am slowly developing a real enjoyment for the taste of Belgian ales, and this unique version is no exception.

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3.64/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Grumpy Monk from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 719 ratings
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