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Grampus Hoppy Golden Double Mash - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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Grampus Hoppy Golden Double Mash
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BA SCORE
86
very good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 14.66%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
American Strong Ale, according to the brewer.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 02-14-2014)
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

A- Poured from the 22oz to a large tulip glass with a slightly hazy dark red body, hardly any light makes it through the beer. A creamy, frothy cap builds up to about two fingers with very nice retention but eventually falls to a thick bubbly ring. Lacing forms thick rings at the top and spottiness below that.

S- Hmm, a unique fruitiness I suppose from the yeast makes up much of the aroma for me, it is like a mix of apples, white grapes and dried pineapple. Malts back that up with caramel and sweetness.

T- Flavor backs up what I found in the aroma with a heavy light fruits bouquet. Grape, apple and pineapple juices hit my palate first with a malt complexity finishing it off. Reminds me of an American Ale yeast that was stressed while fermenting but the alcohol is non-existent. Malts are fairly sweet with caramel, biscuit, rye, wheat and cereal grain notes. Slight hop feel of earthy and floral hints.

MF- Moderately thick bodied with a creamy, frothy texture. Carbonation is medium and silky smooth. Finishes with a faint bitterness and some major sweetness lingering on the taste buds.

By the end of my glass I just keep getting more and more apple, grape juice feel and it is a bit off-putting. I love me some Pretty Things but this beer confuses me a bit. It has a lot of yeast flavors, not much hops and some great malts but the finished product just doesn't blend together that well.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 02:16:24 | More by cbutova
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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.

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Grampus Hoppy Golden Double Mash from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
86 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.