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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
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285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 20.46%
Wants: 4
Gots: 33 | 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:
Beer added by: DrDoitchbig on 08-22-2011

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Photo of Winston3737
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jared326
3.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured into pilsner glass, provides for a couple inches of delicate, bubbly head that's here and gone, settles to a centimeter white, frothy cap with good retention. Some spots of lacing, but not much to write home about. Color is a gorgeous, glowing amber copper. If appearance were everything, this would be one of the best.

Aroma is grass, citrus, bread. Taste is not much. There's a hoppy bite, but otherwise, the plot is stretched thin. Mouthfeel is thin, too. I see why this one is sessionable, but there's other session IPAs that pack a bigger taste punch. If it wasn't part of a variety pack, I wouldn't have bought this one.

Photo of misternebbie
3.24/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JDelder
2.58/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bushbeer75
3.14/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz brown bottle

Atwater Grand Circus IPA poured into my mug a deep gold hue producing a foamy 1-finger head that faded slowly leaving behind very spotty lacing. The aroma is one of citrus and smells fresh. The taste is hop dominate with [very] light caramel and bready notes. Mouth feel is light to light-medium bodied [at the best], has medium carbonation, that is crisp but almost watery - a little disappointing.

Overall, if it wasn't for the hops Grand Circus IPA would not have much flavor. However, this thin flavor does make the IPA not filling and easy to drink. The flavor is a little thin for me. There are better American IPA's.

Photo of brewqueno
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaswilson2
2/5  rDev -34%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer sucks. No explanation needed.

Photo of Roybert
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of soupyman10
3.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Fargrow
3.59/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jocques
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

For a session it's pretty damn good!

Photo of superspak
3.48/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 10/2014. Pours slightly hazy orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/floral hops and moderate dark/bready malt balance; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice complexity and robustness of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt balance; with a good malt/bitterness balance and minimal cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately resinous/chalky mouthfeel that is okay. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a solid IPA. All around good robustness, balance, and complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A fairly enjoyable offering.

Photo of RAC81
3.76/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of jiggidy
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of irish6174
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of zachgroves
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Sir-Buddly-Longfellow
1.25/5  rDev -58.7%

Kept it in the fridge til a buddy traded so he could try it. He thought it was "ok" at best. In my opinion, it wasn't drinkable. But I have high expectations when I see an IPA label.

Photo of 6d7073
4/5  rDev +32%

Photo of jtslankard
3.68/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of Brown1647
2.6/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Tone
3.72/5  rDev +22.8%

Pours hazy, copper color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of caramel malt, sweet malt, hops, slight pine, and a hint of biscuit. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, caramel malt, pine, hops, hint of biscuit, and a hint of metallic. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3/5  rDev -1%

Photo of ESchweers
3.64/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of DujuanB502
3.3/5  rDev +8.9%

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Atwater Grand Circus IPA from Atwater Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.