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Atwater Grand Circus IPA - Atwater Brewery

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Atwater Grand Circus IPAAtwater Grand Circus IPA

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BA SCORE
71
okay

230 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 230
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.02
pDev: 20.2%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrDoitchbig on 08-22-2011)
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Calculat0r

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +49%

03-02-2012 22:57:49 | More by Calculat0r
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RomeosPartyStore

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +49%

01-15-2012 18:03:50 | More by RomeosPartyStore
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pecokid

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +45%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I am really surprised with the low “71” rating on this beer. I only had a sample at O’Rielly’s in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania but I was impressed. There is a lot of complex hopiness going on with this beer. I got a nice spicy peppery front end then a solid sweet finish. For only 4 plus / minus ABV it has a good balance. Now, the bartender did say this was this first poor of the day but I can’t believe oxidation from sitting in the lines would have improved this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2013 23:56:44 | More by pecokid
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +40.7%

11-11-2012 19:34:51 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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MichaelBanyai

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +40.7%

04-03-2014 22:44:10 | More by MichaelBanyai
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Lauthaha

Michigan

4.05/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a beer mug. Beer was bottled in May of 2012, and it is now July of 2012.

Appearance: Kept the beer in the freezer for 10-15 minutes before pouring. Upon the first pour, beer cascades out of the bottle's mouth with a bright copper color. Head is super-thick, sticky, and creamily meringue-like. Highly active carbonation visible through the glass. Looks great!

Smell: A good balance of heavy hoppiness (mostly floral) and understated malt sweetness. Nothing overpowering, but not diluted in the least.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Light and crisp at first, the beer has a nice gentle hop bite to it. After a moment on the tongue (as the beer begins to warm slightly), it foams up and spreads across the palate. Aftertaste is very bitter, almost on the edge of decency, but I think I'll let that slide a little.

Overall: A good beer! Billed as their "Session" India Pale Ale, it's another positive offering from Atwater Brewery.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 01:22:58 | More by Lauthaha
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Atwater puts out some decent beers...this is no exception. The Grand Circus is a nive IPA. Pours an orange clear copper color with 1/4 finger head that is lacing. The smell has mostly bitter hops with slight citrus. The taste follows suite....very bitter towards the end that eventually zings hints of Grapefruit. The mouthfeel is mdeium to light body with good carbonation. Overall its good.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 00:19:09 | More by WoodBrew
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tgavrilos

Illinois

4/5  rDev +32.5%

03-14-2013 20:10:00 | More by tgavrilos
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TheSarge

Illinois

4/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in the can, so to speak, and poured it into a standard pint glass.

Produces a good two finger thick foam crown, and the body is hazy and copper color.

The aroma is caramel up front, a little mineral esque, lemons, and dry white toast.

In the taste, I detect hints of lemon, and caramel, with a little spruce.

Feels light in body, a bit thirst quenching (I just ran 4 miles), and wetting to the palate. Not bad for a lower ABV'd IPA. Quite sessionable.

Serving type: can

04-07-2012 19:23:59 | More by TheSarge
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Randle8281

Michigan

4/5  rDev +32.5%

08-07-2013 03:25:48 | More by Randle8281
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KerryCummins1977

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +32.5%

01-01-2014 03:22:38 | More by KerryCummins1977
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downeyj4

Michigan

4/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a case of this for a canoe trip. It's nice to have craft beer in a can. As for the beer, I think it should get a little more credit than it does. This is an outstanding session IPA. It has all the hop you want in aroma with a piney taste. Take it for what its worth. If your looking to get that hop flavor with lower ABV and price, this a good beer to pick up.

Serving type: can

09-20-2013 18:23:10 | More by downeyj4
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hgromadzki

Michigan

4/5  rDev +32.5%

02-18-2012 22:51:08 | More by hgromadzki
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +32.5%

05-11-2013 03:28:31 | More by Molson2000
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev +32.5%

07-06-2012 19:02:46 | More by dmorgan310
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KC9LDB

Illinois

4/5  rDev +32.5%

02-18-2013 21:05:41 | More by KC9LDB
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poopandabear


4/5  rDev +32.5%

06-07-2012 02:38:02 | More by poopandabear
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a decent enough AIPA. Very sessionable.

It looks good in the glass with nice color, clarity and lacing. The head cold is weak as is the aroma. The taste is very pleasant - not over the top hoppy but not wimpy either. I only have one of these but I could see drinking a bunch if I had them.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 23:05:08 | More by schoolboy
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Brenden

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is a hazed dark orange-brown, beyond amber but not quite copper, with a bronzed sort of darkness in the depth. A nearly pure white head grows to 2 fingers in height and shows stick, retaining one finger the entire time after it recedes and leaving lacing in broken sheeting down the glass.
A nice raw, leafy, green sort of hops bitterness with a citrus element is what greets the nose. Another sniff gives off more of the rich, raw, pure hops cone aromas.
The flavor is pretty good, but it seems more effort was put into hopping for the aromatics.
Crispness and smoothness are on par with a light carbonation in a medium body that sustains itself well.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 07:10:22 | More by Brenden
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tugdriver7

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

06-18-2014 02:07:17 | More by tugdriver7
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lumpy head with some webby lace. Rocky settlement. Cloudy, pale amber color.

Clean pale malt smell with a shallow level of hop--slightly off from the IPA expectation.

Interesting pineapple hop flavor, some pepper and grapefruit. Starts with a brief, neutral malt. Good bitterness swallow with a long aftertaste of pepper. Unremarkable body with a carbonation that is as expected.

Serving type: can

12-17-2011 03:25:20 | More by smcolw
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

11-17-2013 00:38:56 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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Bronson125

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

03-04-2013 04:01:33 | More by Bronson125
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AaronGreenman

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

08-06-2013 00:23:28 | More by AaronGreenman
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echophone

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

08-07-2012 00:26:25 | More by echophone
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Atwater Grand Circus IPA from Atwater Brewery
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