Sweetwater Brewing Grass Monkey

Happy Sunday Funday ya’ll! This weekend the lady friend and I made an impulse buy on some Jimmy Buffett tickets that were on flash sale 2 hours before the concert. It’s safe to say we were “wasted away in Margaritaville”. Needless to say if you haven’t seen him, it’s a must if you get the chance. On a side note, when we were perusing the beer aisle I found a beer that’s name caught my eye: Grass Monkey. The first thing that came to my mind is that Beastie Boys hit “Brass Monkey,” so of course I bought it. Anyways, here’s the review!

Appearance: This looks like a classic lager with a solid 1 finger head. Since it is a hoppy wheat ale, it looks par for the course. But man, does this look awesome after spending time in the scorching Florida summer sun!

Smell: I’m getting notes of lemon, which is in part due to the lemon drop hops and the other part is the lemon grass added in. It’s like a sweet tropical breeze that’s light and just the right amount of refreshing.

Taste: Just like the aroma, this is a light and tropical taste. The hops add a juicy citrus with the perfect amount of bitterness to balance out the sweetness. This is one of those beers you could drink a ton of by the pool or at a tailgate and not realize you’re doing it.

Mouthfeel: This is a nice smooth beer with a touch of tartness at the end which helps cleanse the palate.

Value: At $1.69 for a single, even Scrooge McDuck couldn’t complain.

Overall: I’d give this an 8/10. This is a great summertime beer that everyone can enjoy. It’s easy on the palate along with the wallet. Next time you’re buying beer, I’d definitely recommend it.

Until next time, tight lines and cheers!

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