Spencer Monks' IPA (4-can pack)

Item #4647A
Shipping Wt. 6.00 lbs.
Availability: In Stock

Hazy New England IPA

Brewed by: Spencer Brewery
Country: United States
Style: India Pale Ale

ABV: 6.5%
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BeerAdvocate.com rating: 86

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Spencer Monks' IPA (ABV 6.5%) The Spencer Brewery -- the only Trappist brewery in the USA. This slightly hazy, New England-style IPA is made by the monks in small batches each month to ensure freshness. Brewed with Citra, Mosaic, Amarillo, and Simcoe hops, Spencer Monks' IPA is a mild, easy-drinking IPA with only 30 IBUs. 16 oz (1 pint) cans (4-can packs).

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Spencer Brewery at St. Joseph's Abbey: Spencer, Massachusetts

Spencer Brewery is a project born of tradition and necessity. For over 60 years, the monks at St. Joseph's Abbey have cooked and packed jams and jellies at their monastery under the Trappist Preserves label. This business has supported them, while providing wholesome monastic work and charitable assistance to persons in need. However, looking to the future, they saw a need for an additional enterprise that will support their community and charities in the years to come.

Just a few years ago, one of the brothers expressed interest in brewing and even did some training at a local craft brewery. Over time, his passion for brewing affected some other monks, who recognized that brewing was a very traditional monastic enterprise. Thus, when the time came to re-chart the economic path for the monastery's future, the idea of a brewery gained traction.

With the blessing of the abbot, they embarked upon a two-year data-gathering mission. They visited each Trappist brewery to learn everything they could from their European brothers. Beginning at the Abbey of Westmalle, they slowly made their way around Belgium, staying at the monasteries and making friends, receiving good advice and drinking some of the world's best beer. The final stop of their first trip was the Abbey of Sint Sixtus, brewer of the acclaimed Westvleteren ales. By the end of their second trip and more detailed discussions, they were confident that they had put together a realistic plan for a new brewery. Following monastic tradition, the monks voted and confirmed the project by an overwhelming majority to build America's first Trappist brewery.

Observing Trappist tradition, they named their brewery, and the beer, Spencer after their beloved town of Spencer, Massachusetts.
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4 reviews

Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Sep 19, 2020  |  By Laura G.
Heading to Massachusetts and will be stopping to get more IPA to bring home to NJ. I even have it shipped to us
Laura G.

Great IPA!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Aug 6, 2020  |  By Jody V
Very good IPA. Just the right amount of hoppiness and malt. Not too bitter. Me and my sister in law devoured the 4 pack. Will definitely get it again.
Jody V

Outstanding and crushable
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Jul 18, 2020  |  By B
This is a perfectly balanced NE IPA - just a bit hazy, and it it doesn't beat you over the head with the flavor of hops or fruit. Crisp aftertaste.

Really good
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon May 12, 2020  |  By Alexander
If you like full bodied IPAs this is really excellent beer.

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