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Bitter Monk Belgian-Style Double IPA by Anchorage Brewing Company
Belgian Double IPA
9.00 % ABV

Ale brewed with Apollo, Citra, and Simcoe hops. Dry-hopped in the barrel with Citra hops. Triple fermented --- first in the tank with Belgian yeast, second in French oak Chardonnay barrels with Brett, and finally in the bottle with a third yeast for natural carbonation. 

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Review by tavernjef on 10/25/11  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
98 3 12 19 5 10 2011
Muted and heavy hazen pale pear, yellowy gold hue capped tight and tall with a white crown of crunchy foam. The cap slowly sinks to a heavy skim and patchy lacing grazing the goblet in globby shapes.

Very huge and dry aroma of white grape, lime, fresh wild flowers, lemon, white peach fuzz, white grapefruit, spritzy tangerine, and earthy basement yeast. Also packed in is a wonderful little touch of good Ol' 9% ABV.

Taste is highly complexed with lots of high ended dry citrusy flavors and yeasty actions mixing like a spiked fruit punch, minus the sweetness. There is, however, a bit of caramel sweetness poking about within a orangeified candied citrusy kerfuffle behind the drying citrusy hoppyness. It's delicately woven but nearly brutish in its punch as it stands tall and long across the palate with a tempered tone of lemon, lime, Chardonnay white wine, grapefruit, tangy tangerine, pineapple, and then lays out the yeasty funk with a wonderfully handled and smooth Brett-ish tang and wild flower zip of spice. Immensely yummy and excellently complex!

Body is smooth, bold, peppy, large, lofty, dry with a nice mild play of tang in the middle to keep it all in check as it takes over the palate with a great character of citrusy things and yeasty candy tartness.

Ummm...excellent stuff! Period.

Served In: Goblet

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