Grumpy Monk | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

BA SCORE
83
good
718 Ratings
Grumpy MonkGrumpy Monk
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by jzeilinger on 04-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
718
Reviews:
161
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
79
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 718 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of 2ellas
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A solid if basic Belgian/white IPA. Not as sweet or prominent in the floral department as some of the better ones, but it's pretty solid. The hops are more expressive and bitter than what you normally find in the variety.

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Photo of Alpha309
2.99/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of CNoj012
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear honey amber color with a 1 finger off white head. The retention is excellent the whole way through and there are plenty of thick webbed sheets of lacing. The smell is mostly the belgian yeast, dark fruit, then some pine and citrus hops and a touch of sweetness. The taste is exactly the opposite. The pine and citrus hops are up front and most apparent with a good deal of bitterness. Then the belgian yeast shows up on the back end with the touch of malt sweetness. Feel is light side of medium. Overall a very nice beer. I am not normally a fan of Belgian IPAs, but this one is an exception. I really enjoyed it.

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Photo of twellerpe
3.34/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JDizzle
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of myteam24
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DavidST
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jugerascledat
4.82/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Package states 6.5 ABV.
Nice!

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Photo of Urk1127
4.67/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Semi hazy deep gold color. White soapy head. Smell is yeasty. Orange. Lemony. Slight funk. Taste is the same as the smell. Feel is medium. Frothy. High carbonation

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Photo of combatbootz
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good blend of Belgium wheat, and Bavarian hops. Too wheaty for me, but a beer I would recommend.

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Photo of RockRuler
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I pulled this from the "Hopology Collection" sampler 12 pack. It has a little too much yeast aftertaste for me. A bit bitter. Not a bad beer, just not my style. Has good flavor and finishes clean. Cheers.

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Photo of hermit990
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date April 2015.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, copper color with one-finger, off-white head that slowly dissipated until a thin, unbroken layer of small bubbles remained, there is significant lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: caramel, flowers, banana and Belgian funk.

TASTE: initially sweet roasted caramel, then a grapefruit citrus and metallic hop profile, some banana and Belgian funk.

PALATE: medium carbonation, somewhat creamy.

OVERALL: I don't have many Belgian IPA's, it's not a common style but, I enjoyed drinking this, it's a weird beer with citrus and Belgian funk but it worked for me, I would recommend to anyone who likes IPA or Belgian style beer, SA is getting more attention from me lately.

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Photo of HiWire
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear Amber. Looks gorgeous in the glass. 1 finger head with good retention. Smells of bubblegum. Tastes sweet with a small amount that of bite. Good lacing.

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Photo of BenderRodriguez
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of greenday_bjh
4.77/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sarge19
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of squack
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Domvan
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PJCarnell
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joeroma5
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of frio80
3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grumpy Monk from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.66 out of 5 based on 718 ratings.
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