Grampus Hoppy Golden Double Mash - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
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4.43/5 rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Served at 60F
Golden , great mouthfeel. Potent but blunted hops ( not astringent ). Warm citrus orange malty' spice without bitterness
Yum. Akin to Burton BAton, Oaked Bastard or a mellowed aged bigfoot.
Balanced , complex & satisfyingly slick, viscous without weight on palate. Sweet? Yes but the malty backbone is large and omnipresent
Very good barleywine style/ American Strong golden without the pucker. Nicely done. bordering on greatness to big, big beer advocates
Do I like cellar aged plain double bastard? Yes. Does this compare? Yes with some added sweetness
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 03:58:29 | More by Jjski
3.35/5 rDev -12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25
A - Poured into a tulip glass. The beer is a deep amber copper like color with some ruby highlights. You can tell it's thick even from the pour. The head is thick and sticky, retains well, and leaves nice chunks of lacing on the sides of the glass.
S - A little fainter than I expected. I'm mostly getting sweetness with a bit of alcohol. I'm actually surprised that the alcohol isn't more prevalent considering the 10.5% level.
T - Not for me. It's extremely sweet. I would even say cloying, and I'm not used to throwing that word around. There is a bit of a hop taste, but it doesn't lend enough bitterness to even hint towards balance. If this is a "hoppy" double mash, I won't be trying any regular double mashes. The alcohol was surprising subdued in this beer. Just some heat associated with it.
M - Sets the new bar for full-bodied. This beer is almost too thick to the point of being syrupy.
O - Not for me. I loved certain components, and it is perhaps the best looking beer that I've had in a long time. But it reminded me of the Lagunitas Undercover Shutdown Ale, and the overwhelming sweetness of each really makes them no-goes for me.
Serving type: bottle
06-14-2014 15:59:57 | More by Andrew041180
Grampus Hoppy Golden Double Mash from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
86 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.