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Greybeard IPA - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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Greybeard IPAGreybeard IPA

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 13.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mc4z on 11-29-2013

Named for Black Mountain's highest summit, GreyBeard is an innovative IPA extracting its bitterness from massive doses of whole leaf hops utilizing a unique hop-back system to infuse extra lupulin resins into the body and aroma. Bold and adventurous, GreyBeard takes you to the top of the mountain.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Look: Don't know, drank it from the can.

Smell: It has a light aroma.

Taste: Not too hoppy or bitter, this is a fairly mild IPA. It is more on the fruity side of the IPAs I've had. Easy drinking for a 6.9%.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a sixer of this on my last trip through Asheville, NC.

Appearance 3.75: Poured out a hazy, golden color. OK head (less than 1/2") and very good lacing.

Smell 4.25: Fantastic nose on this beer. Spicy grains, lively hop blend. Just delightful.

Taste 3.75: Front is slightly sweet with some interesting corn hints. Middle is where a big wave of sweet malt comes rolling in along with a very distinct corn taste. I don't know what this is...strange. I guess corn is organic, right? As long as it is not GMO. LOL! Anyway, this is not bad, just strange in an IPA. Finish is where the hops come charging in: piney, slightly grassy, but a lifeline of sorts from the corn. Aftertaste is remarkably short and actually quite nice.

Mouthfeel 3.5: Far too watery in the mouth. Carbonation is slightly low, but this is not as distracting as the wateriness.

Overall 3.75: A very good IPA, but in a sea of them, does this one really stand out? Yes, it does! I would buy this beer again and intend to. It's just that what the consumer is receiving is not on par with the price. I paid $9 for a sixer of these at a store about 6 miles from where it was brewed! I know, I know, "running a business is expensive," etc., but give me a break! This is a good beer and should be priced as a good beer, not priced as some exotic, imported, five-star, groundbreaking brew. /rant

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A: Pours a lightly hazy golden apricot to honey orange in color with light to moderate amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and hints of peach highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall sudsy foamy beige head that reduces to small patch of thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the majority of the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of floral, citrus/grapefruit pith, and pine hops over light aromas of caramel malt sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of grainy and caramel malts with a light to moderate amount of sweetness. That is followed by light flavors of floral, citrus/grapefruit pith, and pine hops which contribute a light amount of bitterness that fades moderately quickly.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness.

O: This is a very light, very easy to drink IPA and is not as bold or in your face as some of the others in the style - the flavors and aromas are slightly more subtle.I found this one to be an easy drinker that pairs well with just about any type of food (in my case pork chops and spinach).

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Greybeard IPA from Pisgah Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.