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Holy Grail Pale Ale - Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant

Holy Grail Pale Ale
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.17%

Brewed by:
Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This light copper-colored ale has a floral aroma from dry hopping, medium-high bitterness, medium body and finishes slightly malty.

(Beer added by: marc77 on 09-07-2002)
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Photo of Thorpe429


3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub in August 2009. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance is a moderate copper color with a white head. Some lacing. Nose brings some floral and pine hops as well as a pretty good amount of caraml malt. Taste is slightly bitter with the floral aspects dominaing. Slightly dry in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium with a fairly heavy dose of pale caramel malt. Drinkability is pretty good. Not a bad pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2010 11:14:40 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of zeff80


3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured an amber/copper color with a tan, two-finger head. Left tons of great lace.

S - Smelled of toasted maltiness and grasses.

T - Tasted very malty and sweet. Also, a good level of hops added a little bitter kick.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A medium-bodied beer.

D - Next to the Maibock, their PA is one of the best Blind Tiger beers that I have tried.

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2007 16:56:45 | More by zeff80
Photo of Mebuzzard


4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ok, so being from Topeka, I had to stop in a get some of this stuff. Didn't have much time, so I tried the Holy Grail.
Bright copper color, nice soft billowing head. Looks good, but thought a hand craft could use a bit more haze.
Anyway, smell is great. Soft pine and citrus mix in well with the raw caramel and herbal notes.
Tastes great as well. Nothing overpowering. The floral hops start out and are replaced by the soft pine, caramel and finishes a bit sweet. Temperature was just below room temp. A good brew. Easy drinking, couldn't stay for more.

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2007 04:05:27 | More by Mebuzzard
Photo of GnomeKing


3.13/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The strong tastes of berries and tart and sour fruit overwhelmed this beer, rendering the hops almost indetectible. The moutfeel is a little weak. It's pleasant and worth a shot, but the taste is relatively bland except for the fruit flavors, which tasted out of place. I like sour and tart tastes in many beers, but here they made the beer less drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2005 14:34:09 | More by GnomeKing
Photo of beernut7


3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark golden-red color with a light spicy and sweet aroma. The body is not too light and not too heavy supporting a decent amount of spice with a lighter malt presence. The malt flavor follows right through to the finish.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2002 16:36:39 | More by beernut7
Photo of marc77


4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy light copper hue. The creamy, dense, well retained head ivory white head leaves intrucate lace. Citric hop nose upfront, followed by light caramel and pleasantly mellow butterscotch. The low carbonation accentuates the malt profile, which is comprised of buttery non - diacetyl caramel and light biscuit malt. Hop bitterness is a touch above norm for style, and fully counters malt sweetness, leaving this brew skewed towards hop bitterness. Creamy, full mouthfeel lent by the low realtive carbonation. The well rounded citrus hop flavor is not at all sharp or grapefruity in nature. Finishes with clean hop bitterness quickly fading. Holy Grail is flavorful, clean and highly drinkable. Cask conditioning does wonders to pale ales!

Serving type: cask

09-07-2002 12:49:46 | More by marc77
Holy Grail Pale Ale from Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant
83 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.