ï»¿Terrapin’s Monk Revenge debuted about a year ago as a part of the Side Project series. Monk’s Revenge was Belgian style Double IPA. Belgian double IPA’s are essentially DIPA’s with a Belgian yeast, instead of a conventional ale yeast. With Belgian IPA’s you the hoppy flair of an IPA, but with a flavors of a Belgian you have come to know.
If you missed Monk’s Revenge in the 22oz bomber bottles you will have a chance again soon — and 1 time each year. Monk’s has been added to Terrapin’s Monster Beer Tour, a seasonal series of Terrapin’s Big Brews. ( Includes Wake & Bake, Big Hoppy Monster, Rye Squared, to name a few.)
Monk’s Revenge is brewed with a malt bill like a Belgian Tripel, but with the hop content of an IPA. The Belgian yeast comes from one of the 7 Trappist breweries. Monk’s Revenge also uses dextrose, an adjuct was used to force carbonate Monk’s , and is the first time brewer Spike Buckowski has ever used it.
Hops — Magnum, Columbus, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo, Cascade, Simcoe
Malts — 2 Row, Pilsner, Munich Light, Aroma, Pale Crystal, Acidulated
Next up in the Monster Beer Tour is Rye Squared, slated for shelves this week. After Rye Squared – expected is Monk’s Revenge aka the “Big Nasty” by Terrapin insiders. (It’s a loving term, Monk’s is quite tasty.) Actual dates coming soon.