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:
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Added by jzeilinger on 04-15-2012

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Photo of Osirus
4.45/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served out of the 12oz bottle at room temperature.

Appearance. Great head retention. Off white head, tight bubbles with lots of retention and belgian lace. Light amber, dark yellow color. It look great in a glass. Belgian lace sticks throughout the entire drink!

Smell. Banana smell, spice, citrus aroma, like a hoppy heffe. Smells great.

Taste. Spicy, light caramel, citrusy aftertaste that sticks for a long time.

Mouthfeel. Nice, full mouth fee;. Fizzy, full carbonation.

Overall. Underrated beer. Complexity in smell, taste, and a phenomenal aftertaste. Wonderful!

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Photo of MadScientist
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: A pale amber having good clarity and an off-white head. The head is long lasting and made of compact bubbles that leave a light bit of Belgian lace on the glass.

S: Moderately-strong Belgian yeast aromas of oranges, peaches and clove with moderate hops aromas that are mostly earthy and pine with a light note of citrus. I want the hops to be stronger and dry hopped myself.

T: The flavor is fairly balance between the hops, malt and the yeast character with a moderate hops bitterness and earth hops flavor with a lower amount of citrus and pine hop flavors. The yeast brings mostly a peppery though slightly clove spiciness to the beer along with some fruitiness that is again orange and peach with maybe a bit of banana. There is a moderate malt sweetness that is almost stronger than the bitterness with a light caramel flavor. The balance is moderately bitter. The finish is off-dry and the aftertaste is of citrus and hops bitterness.

M: Notably creamy with a medium to medium-full bodied with a moderate-strong level of carbonation.

O: There isn't as much hops as I'd like for an IPA but it is balanced and malty whereas I like them a with an assertive amount of hops and somewhat unbalance so I can't knock it on points because it's still well with in style.

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Photo of AdamBear
3.41/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-amber with a creamy stable head

S-fake Belgian sugars and pale Belgian malts. Smells like a micro brewpub's attempt at a Belgian.

T-comes in with an okay flavor of slightly bitter and slightly raw pale Belgian grains and sugars. It's a simple but decent flavor. After-taste is grainy and a bit aged. It works.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a watery finish

O-I would say this is an okay attempt at a Belgian pale ale, though I wouldn't apply the term IPA to this. I've noticed Samuel Adams doesn't attempt Belgians too often, but I'd say this is a fair start. Go out and try this.

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Photo of Flatlands
3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I had high hopes for this beer as it has a fantastic name. It's a decent brew and I lean more toward the high good rating. If you are a fan of this style, this is a good brew that I would recommend as an everyday brew. It is not to the standards of Pirate Ale but it is also not at that price point.

It really looked great in my Sam Adams Perfect Pint. Great color and decent lacing. Smell is piney but could use more hops in smell and taste. This is a B-IPA that improves as it warms. It's much more balanced a bit warner. I would also prefer some more carbonation for the mouthfeel.

I'm glad I tracked this down and if they offered it in a 6 pack, I'd buy it from time to time. I'd love to have a poster of this label. Kudus to Sammy for keeping their stuff interesting and putting out different brews.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of Samuel Adams Grumpy Monk in their Hopology pack last week for $14.99 at Meijers. It's been a while since I've had a Belgian IPA and it's sounding pretty good tonight, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but I think it's fairly fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- The label looks nice and it has a picture of a grumpy burly monk starting at an empty glass, it goes nicely with the name. It poured a fairly clear and nice looking golden yellow color that took on a slight amber hue when held to the light with three fingers worth of fluffy slightly off white head that died down to a thick layer that stayed till the end and it left lots of nice and sticky lacing behind. This was a pretty good looking beer, I have no complaints at all.

S- The aroma starts off with higher amount of sweetness and is followed by a lot of Belgian yeast that imparts a nice aroma with some spices, mainly cloves sticking out, and some nice banana and bubblegum like aromas. The hops barely show up and are pretty overpowered by the yeast and only impart a light earthy and slightly citrus like hop flavors. This beer had a nice aroma, but i wish that the hops showed up more then they did.

T- The taste seems to be very similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness that has some slight honey and toffee flavors to it and it followed by some slightly bready malts and loads of Belgian yeast that impart a heavy spiced clove flavors followed by some nice banana and bubblegum flavors. On the finish the hops barely show up and impart a light earthy and slightly citrus hop flavor with a lighter amount of bitterness and a Belgian yeast like aftertaste with cloves sticking out the most. The beer tasted ok, but the Belgian yeast was a little too dominating and I wish the hops added more flavors and bitterness to this beer.

M- Pretty smooth, a little creamy, medium bodied, with a higher amount of medium carbonation that was slightly prickly. The mouthfeel was good and it worked well with this beer, I have no complaints.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer, but I didn't think it was a great example of a Belgian IPA, the Belgian yeast was just too dominating and it didn't let enough hoppy flavors and bitterness come through for this beer to live up to it's name. This beer had good drinkability, it wasn't too filling and the flavors did a decent job at holding my attention, If I was in the mood for Belgian beers I can see drinking a couple of these, but two would probably be my limit. What I liked the most about this beer was the appearance and the mouthfeel, they were both good and worked well with this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was how weak the hop profile was, this beer needs more hop flavors and aromas and more bitterness to live up to its name. I might buy a single of this if it's released on it's own, but I wouldn't buy a six pack and I would recommend it to anyone who like beers with Belgian yeast. All in all I liked this beer, but I was let down that it wasn't as hoppy as I thought it should be, if your going to call your beer a Belgian IPA then there should be a good amount of hops in it. With some work and more hops this could be a good beer but as it stands now it's not the best Belgian IPA, better luck next time guys.

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Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.05/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours the color of a gold brick, with a one-finger off-white head. Small patches of lacing.

S - Whoa...a lot more "Belgian" than I would have expected from an SA product. The yeasts really stand out. Nice blend of banana, clove, spicy hops, and a hint of toffee sweetness. Nice.

T - Starts off with a toffee malt underbody, some citrus fruitiness, but...then a really bad oxidized mineral taste kicks in and obliterates every other taste characteristic. Finishes with sort of a tangy/moldy bleu cheese flavor along with some residual fruitiness and a hint of barnyard. All flavors harsh and jarring rather than smooth. The oxidation really ruined this for me.

M - Pretty light bodied, with standard Sam Adams prickly carbonation. Finishes dry.

O - What could be a good beer here is buried by strange oxidation. Nowhere near the finer examples of the style. Not a fan.

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Photo of StaveHooks
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into St Bernardus chalice.
Best by June 3013

A - Pours a clear orange copper with a creamy eggshell head. Below average head retention.

S - Yeasty, spicy medicinal phenolics, citrus hops, cloves, banana, bubblegum, sweet malt.

T - Spicy yeast, peppery bitterness, bubblegum, pine and herbal hops coat the tongue. Tangy oranges, hints of lemon, earthy wood, the malt has a light candy-like sweetness to it. Finishes herbal and spicy with clove on the aftertaste.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation,

This one doesn't hold back on the spices. Good Belgian yeast strain provides lots of character. Nice mix of hops as well. A nice addition to the lineup.

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Photo of ktblue22
4.54/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm surprised this beer has gotten such a low rating - I wonder if it because it is Sam Adams its held to different standards? I think that this beer is top notch - its an IPA that is extremely palatable as well as complex

The mouthfeel is beautifully smooth with citrus and earthy hops combined with the Belgian yeast that gives it a good spicyness. It's rounded out with a heavy hand of hops for an IPA (perhaps more traditional European IPA than what we in the states view as IPA). I really enjoyed this beer and highly recommend it, especially if you are looking for a beer with a lot of flavor and complexity.

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Photo of jwc215
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by June 2013:

Pours orange-ish amber with a thin, off-white, lasting head. Thin sheets of lacing stick.

The smell is of caramel candy, hint of bubblegum and spicy peppermint with a hint of alcohol.

The taste is of caramel, a touch of honey, lemon/lime, and a hint of bubblegum. Bitter mixes with sweet and sour. It has a refreshing, long finish.

The carbonation "works", though it doesn't quite have the "Belgian" effervescence. It has a solid, medium body.

It seems to go in different directions at first, but comes together nicely as it progresses. It's an interesting, enjoyable brew!

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Photo of andrewjraab
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear golden amber with a 1/2 inch of creamy white head.

S: Hop notes, fruity, spicy, caramel.

T: Smooth and creamy with citric notes, yeast, bread, biscuits, banana peals.

O: Well crafted fusion of belgium and an IPA, but it falls flat of me wanting to buy a sixer. I tried this in the SA hopology mixed pack.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: BevMo in La Mesa, Calif. (San Diego)
Price: $18.99 for the Sam Adams IPA Hop-Ology 12-pack
Purchased: Feb. 8, 2013
Consumed: Feb. 9, 2013
Misc.: Best by June 2013 on the bottle

Poured honey copper clear color with two fingers of white frothy head. Good amount of lacing on the sides. Pretty good retention as well.

Smelled wet Cascade hops up front, giving way to spicy Belgian spices. Some light lime and pine, but also light cloves, banana and unknown spices. Got a bit of honey caramel or toffee as well.

Tasted a bit raw compared to the smell. Couldn’t really put my finger on it. Got light pine and light lime, and a lot less Belgian spices (cloves, bananas, spices) than the smell. A little bit of floral notes, but not overpowering. Bitter finish.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively (above average) carbonation. Abrupt bitter finish.

Was hoping for a bit more. Not the greatest Belgian IPA.

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Photo of bump8628
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep amber with a couple of fingers worth of white foam. Herbal hops dual it out with Belgian yeast character - some banana and pear, black pepper, coriander, clove, thyme, bay leaf, bit of citrus rind. Malt gives some biscuit flavor and a kiss of honey sweetness. Plenty going on, a little bit more in the way of hops would take it from just a hoppy Belgian ale to a true Belgian-style IPA. Still it's a nice addition to a variety pack.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy By JUN2013 notched on side of bottle

A: Pours a golden color with a fingers worth of head that retains at a tiny cap for a while

S: A decent amount of Belgian yeast that imparts clove, banana-like penolic notes, and a strong bubble gum presence. Also get some fruity and piney hops

T: Follows the nose. Strong Belgian presence with that strong bubble gum note that comes through from the aroma. Also get some spices and earthy, fruity hops. Finishes moderately bitter

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Soft and smooth

O: A solid Belgian IPA with plenty of Belgian and American character. A little too much bubble gum for my taste, but its not bad when combined with the hops. Certainly not the highlight of the pack, but a nice part of it

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Photo of Jadjunk
2.73/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

"A Spirited Reinvention of the Belgian Tradition: The long held brewing traditions of Belgian monks aren't meant to be broken. Yet, to the monk's dismay, the distinctive character of Belgian yeast with its spicy clove and fruit notes can be reimagined when combined with the brazen hop character of an IPA. These hops impart a citrusy, piney, and earthy flavor that's balanced by a roasted malt sweetness for a complex and playful brew." Grumpy Monk is brewed in the Belgian IPA style. Date ticked on the bottle is Mid-September 2012. This was available as a part of last summer's IPA hop collection.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 48º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a billowing frothy head of a golden cream white tone. Retention is pretty nice and lacing is substantial. Body color is a golden amber-orange with relaxed carbonation and high clarity. Nice head quality and pleasing lacing makes for an attractive-looing beer. 4.5

(Smell) Belgian pale bread malts with notes of light fruit and a spiced background. Citrusy hop notes have faded a notch but are still pleasing. Slightly musty overall aroma and balance is slightly bitter but the alcohol is quite detectable through the aroma and the yeast profile prevails as well developing a bready malt profile. A bit phenolic in places. 3.25

(Taste) Even worse off. A very limited malt profile sweetness is mostly to blame for this. Bitterness is still on high, although without a malt base to match, it comes across as intensely bitter and the beer falls sharply out of balance. The finish is strikingly dry. Hints of lemongrass and coriander are on the wane. Notes of green apple tartness and chemicals are also prevalent, results of possible yeast contamination. A painfully abrasive and dry flavor profile. I am unsure of whether this is a good batch or not, but this beer was not at all easy to drink. It needs a significantly increased malt body to balance out the bitterness. 2.25

(Mouthfeel) A distinctly dry finish. Carbonation is mostly crisp and textures are oily and resiny with a touch of biscuit. Body is light for the style and light overall. Alcohol presence is medium. Again, the malt body is too shallow to compare, so the crispness of the carbonation doesn't help pacify the bitterness or the dryness of this brew. The true fix is in the flavors of the beer, so I can't be too harsh on the carbonation, but the alcohol presence is notably evident in spots. 2.75

(Overall) There were far too many imperfections in this beer to truly enjoy it. There were intense phenolic and tart sour flavors and little malt body to balance the hoppy bitterness. If I hadn't had such high hopes for this beer, I would have drain-poured this one, but I will attempt to enjoy the rest that i had. Recommend trying this beer only as fresh as possible, so that perhaps the malt profile will have somewhat more substance. Right now, it's a borderline undrinkable mess. 2.5

Boston Beer Company's
Samuel Adams Grumpy Monk Belgian IPA

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Photo of therica
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not sure whether to think of this as a spicy tart high-IBU IPA or an overly piney Belgian but it's about 10 degrees off of north for me.

Beautiful in a Sam Adams glass, slightly cloudy orange, modest off white head with plenty of rimming and pooling.

Nose seems modest, with citrus hops, malts amd typical Belgian spices. Clove seems dominant at times.

Slightly watery, to my surprise. Plentiful hops bite with citrus and pine. Nice malts. I'm not finding much of the Belgian flavor, though.

Bitter on the tongue, not much complexity there.

Overall, interesting but I'd rather have either a nice Belgian or IPA and skip the dysogeny of this beer.

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Photo of FreshHawk
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Gorgeous, golden apricot color with a thick, creamy, sticky, smooth white head. Great retention leaving a wonderful lacing. Very attractive pour.

S - Loads of spicy clove and some coriander. Touches of sweet bready malt and some bubblegum aroma. Not much for hops, hints of citrus. Some Belgian yeasty aroma.

T - Starts slightly sweet with some bready malt flavors. This gives way to a strong clove spice flavor. Some coriander as well. Hints of pine hop flavor which gets stronger toward the finish. Touches of citrus hops and a bit of bubblegum on the finish. Finishes with a dry sweetness.

M - Medium body with average carbonation. Fairly dry with a slightly spritzy feel.

D - Medium drinkability. Nice flavors but the body/mouthfeel along with the strong spice flavors detract from some of the drinkability. Not exactly refreshing but it's not bad.

Notes: Ok beer. Not a great Belgian IPA and a little spice heavy for me. Average beer but overall pretty forgettable.

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Photo of TMoney2591
2.7/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

No matter how much people rag on Sam Adams for their occasionally redundant variety-pack choices, I love that there's almost always at least one I've never had in every one of them. This example pours a clear sunset amber topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises clove, bright grass, coriander, lemon peel, light caramel, and a tiny pinch of black pepper. The clove is in-your-face, but it still hols back a little. The taste, on the other hand, leads with a blast of raw clove, followed by banana peel, vinyl, sweet caramel, harshly bitter greens, citrus rind (the waxy outer layer), and a drop or two of liquid smoke. It's the clove and vinyl that hit me most of all, the Bebop and Rocksteady of heinous flavors causing mischief and whatnot across my tongue. Honestly, it was so abrasive at times that it hurt a little to drink. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fluid feel. Overall, this beer just somehow turned out poorly. Speaking with my friends and coworkers, I was not alone in this assessment. There was just too much spicy vinyl for things to ever be well-received on my end. Quite the disappointment.

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Photo of WesWes
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark golden/amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a nice pale and carapils malt scent; light with a touch of caramel sweetness. The hop aroma is mild as best, providing a bit of piney/citrus notes. The Belgian yeast character is present, but not too bold. It's more of a complimentary character. The taste is decent as well. Again, there is a solid pale and Carapils malt base, along with a solid hop character; piney with a hint of citrus. The yeast esters are there, yet only a complimentary component. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a tasty brew, but not a top shelf Belgian inspired IPA.

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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams Glass.

Appearance: Cloudy gold color with a beige head and medium lacing.

Smell: Citrus, malts and hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium bodied. Sweet tasting with grains and hops.

Overall: Not the best Pale Ale I have ever had but glad I tried it. I personally dont't see anything special about it that might stick out.

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Photo of chefhatt
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this one into a Samuel Adams pefect pint. It has a nice amber color body with a nice 3 finger white foamy head that hangs around for a while but leaving a nice sticky foam on the side of the glass. The smell is not overpowering of anything, but light on the malts and i don't get any hops.
The taste is nice piney of hops up front, but not a "hit you in your face" taste like a regular IPA has. A little maltness on the back of the tongue then is covered up by slight bitter taste.
The mouth feel is really good, kinda perfect for me. Overall this is a good IPA and in my opion if you like IPA's i would try this one it is different.

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Photo of waldoiverson
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into nonic

A: nice hazy golden color with fine lacing that was an earthy toned offwhite

S: biscuits, dried grass, and a dark grapefruit zest. It smells pretty big and almost slightly alcoholic.

T: dried apricot, honey, and a slight graham cracker tone that gets put aside by a nice bitter grapefruit, directly tied to the smell

M: Clean and on the thinner side of smooth, not tannic and somewhat juicy on the finish

O: This is a reasonable effort. It doesn't blow me away but for the Sam Adam's IPA line-up, I think it stands out in a pretty mediocre crowd.

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Photo of ChrisPratz
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice deep amber coloring that pours to three fingers worth of head and dissipates to a very nice pillow of foam.

S: Nice malty complexness on the nose. Nice fruity citrus scents, coupled with the typical Belgian yeast aromas and a very very mild piney hop note, reminds me of the time i brewed by first home batch and opened the hop pellet bag. Has a nice spice note mixed in as well but thats very subtle.

T: Lots of piney hops right off the bat, but nothing that overpowers like an IPA. Flavor is bold and noticeable but it isn't a tongue splitter. Nice peppery and spice notes hold the palette throughout as well.

M: Light carbonation works well with the flavor tones and leaves a creamyness on the palette afterwards. Aftertaste has a slight dryness as well.

O: Not a bad brew but reminds me more of IPA then Belgian Ale. Piney resin hops flavors stick around thru out but don't destroy your taste buds like a stronger IPA or Imperial IPA. Would love to try this one tap.

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Photo of chinchill
3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served in a Unibroue snifter.

Pours a clear, deep amber color with visible carbonation and a decent bone-colored head that doesn't last very long.

S&T: The aroma is not particularly promising. It's malty and fruity but does not seem to have the hop load of an IPA. ... but then, does a Belgian "Belgian IPA"? The flavor is richer and better. There is a significant hop component in the taste (and a touch of Belgian 'funk'), but still not at the level expected for an IPA. Not quite as much yeast as expected in a Belgian style ale either. Ignoring these, I must admit this is a well-crafted beer.

M: smooth; medium-full body; nice bit of dryness towards the finish; excellent level of carbonation.

O: a fine semi-Belgian style beer, albeit less hoppy than one might expect given the IPA labelling. More of a Belgian PA.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light copper color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, Belgian yeast, caramelized malts, some fruit and some spice.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character and Belgian yeast. Then some sweet flavors of caramel, fruit and a little spice come in. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly bready.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I can see why the monk is grumpy - there are only two of these in the sampler.

I picked up the sampler thinking most of these were new to me but as it turns out, three were and three were not. This is the newest of the bunch and it's a nice Belgian IPA. It's not overly hoppy like a lot of Americanized ones, but it also isn't especially yeasty, and I think this is a drawback.

The appearance and aroma are very good - lacey, interesting smell. The taste and aftertaste are a little tame, but well balanced. I don't need to drink this again, but there is no reason to avoid it either.

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Grumpy Monk from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.65 out of 5 based on 712 ratings.
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