Review: SweetWater Brewing Company Grass Monkey | Craft Beer & Brewing
SweetWater Brewing Company Grass Monkey
94 out of 100

Style: Hoppy Wheat

ABV: 5.4 IBU: 35

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

SweetWater Brewing Company Grass Monkey

What the brewers say

“A big stash of Lemondrop hops were added to the kettle and the dry hop, delivering a big citrus blast. Lemongrass herbs were added for a refreshing twist and exotic aroma. The light malt bill lets the piney, grassy, lemony notes shine.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Orange, grapefruit, and lemon undertones, and low herbal notes. Combined with rich piney and citrusy hops aromas, and late malt sweetness, it smells like sunshine. Strawberry and cherry esters, with lemongrass.”

Flavor: “Bright, citrusy hops flavors—grapefruit, lemon, tangerine—the lemony flavor lands first, coming across as real lemon. An herbal quality emerges next, with some sticky hops resin and floral essential oils. Fruity esters, wheat malt for medium body, and creaminess in the middle. The finish is dry, with some slightly bitter and sweet notes.”

Overall: “Such fresh hops flavors, as if it were brewed yesterday. The lemongrass blends in nicely, and the overall impression is lemony, but also surprisingly fruity—would’ve guessed there was actual fruit in this beer.”



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