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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

229 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 229
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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TheBeerDad

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

07-07-2014 00:38:52 | More by TheBeerDad
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Chris77McGrath

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +24.2%

06-30-2014 16:46:47 | More by Chris77McGrath
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

06-29-2014 20:40:48 | More by Knapp85
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JMasserang

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-29-2014 15:13:36 | More by JMasserang
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DuffBeer14

Michigan

3/5  rDev -0.7%

06-25-2014 03:32:52 | More by DuffBeer14
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-22-2014 03:59:55 | More by crowsnest
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DavidRandall

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-19-2014 02:28:05 | More by DavidRandall
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cbuckl14

Virginia

2/5  rDev -33.8%

06-18-2014 21:52:41 | More by cbuckl14
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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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Jenessa

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

06-14-2014 00:01:21 | More by Jenessa
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JVoyager

Michigan

3/5  rDev -0.7%

06-10-2014 21:02:24 | More by JVoyager
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

06-08-2014 15:14:30 | More by bacher468
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wrightst

Maryland

3/5  rDev -0.7%

06-06-2014 02:21:13 | More by wrightst
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Localdrinklax

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -0.7%

06-05-2014 03:55:17 | More by Localdrinklax
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pottergator

New York

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

05-26-2014 23:45:40 | More by pottergator
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jheezee

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -25.5%

05-14-2014 23:03:22 | More by jheezee
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +15.9%

05-13-2014 02:02:15 | More by kmos27
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BSuter

Indiana

3/5  rDev -0.7%

05-12-2014 15:21:01 | More by BSuter
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matthewwarner

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -8.9%

05-12-2014 01:32:22 | More by matthewwarner
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amalburg

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

05-01-2014 22:35:37 | More by amalburg
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

1.68/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Wow, it has been a while since I have felt so compelled to write a negative review.

Firstly, if you are going to have your "IPA" weigh in at 4.2% ABV, do us all a favor and have the basic decency to label it so that people like me don't waste our time and money on a light beer that has little flavor. I was suspicious because of the low price at my local beer store, but it said IPA and was something I had never tried before, my curiosity and adventurous nature kept me from just getting a standby pack of DFH 60 Minute IPA. Woe betide my decision, this is truly a terrible beer.

This is not an IPA, this is some sort of weird session pale ale, and not a good one at that. The basic appearance is lighter than ?I expected. The head is a lovely shade of white, which kept it from losing points there. The smell is weak and faintly pine scented. The taste is an unsurprising follow up to the smell. Water with Pinesol, slightly astringent. I have tasted first try's from home brewers that are leagues ahead of this piss-water. Mouthfeel was thin and watery.

Overall this is a very poor offering. Bad enough that I will not be throwing any money at these guys in the future. I tried to rate this beer fairly and still the results are not pretty. I would rather take a PBR any day over this stuff.

Do yourself a favor and avoid this offering. There are better and smaller breweries who could use the business and which would actually provide you with a beer worth drinking.

Serving type: can

04-29-2014 02:39:15 | More by razorsdescent
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barczar

Kentucky

3.03/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy deep golden with an ivory head that dissipates fairly quickly.

Aroma reveals vegetal and diacetyl notes. May have some DMS issues.

The flavor confirmed the vegetal/DMS notes, along with grapefruit pith underpinnings, which helped to distract, somewhat. The finish is fairly bitter.

Body and carbonation are moderate.

Fairly weak in malt character, and the DMS notes are unfortunate. The balance was more toward bittering hops than flavoring, so it doesn't really suit my palate.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 20:27:26 | More by barczar
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atrocity

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

04-25-2014 15:21:41 | More by atrocity
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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev -0.7%

04-24-2014 00:32:12 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -17.2%

04-23-2014 22:47:11 | More by Texasfan549
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Atwater Grand Circus IPA from Atwater Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.