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3-Grid IPA - Schooner Exact Brewing Company

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3-Grid IPA3-Grid IPA

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86
very good

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Schooner Exact Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 04-09-2009)
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Reviews by ccrida:
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4.28/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On cask at the Hilltop Alehouse, 3-Grid IPA is a dull, dirty gold with creamy off-white head that leaves heavy, foamy lace, really nice swiss cheese pattern early on the the glass, of course thinning a bit as it works down.

Smell is pretty pungent for a cask IPA, a nice mix of skunky weed and bright citrus.

Taste is good, robust IPA with a fair amount of hop flavor and a firm bitterness. Not quite as bright as the nose, it's obviously dry-hopped, probably in the cask. Malt is on the back seat her, some toast character mostly, the cracker / bread accentuated by the bitterness of the hops for a touch of char, in a good way, or perhaps more akin to wood/stem - sometimes this comes across as chocolate peanut butter cups on the finish to me, as it does a bit here.

Mouthfeel is soft and light bodied.

Drinkability is very good, a tasty PNW IPA that shows well on cask, very smooth. I could use a bit brighter of a hop flavor to match the nose, but I'm a fiend for that and really can't complain too much about the way pours on cask. Well done.

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on-tap, $3 pint at the tasting room

appearance: shaker logo pint, clear orange body, lifeless off-white head with no retention

smell: aggressively hopped, bright citrus, bitter and simple

taste: extremely hop forward, but a bit too bitter - citrusy, bitter pine, cracker malts. Good, but could be rounded out a bit to provide a cleaner hop profile

mouthfeel: bitter

overall: good, but not without flaws noted above

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Tap
Appearance: Orange. Clear. Thin, fuzzy head. Nice, sticky lacing.
Smell:
Taste: malty-grapefruit.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Medium body. Dry'ish.
Overall: well balanced. Clean IPA. Will buy again.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a tulip (thistle?) glass.

A burnt brown amber slightly cloudy, with a good three finger head off white in color with thin bubbles. Good scattered lacing on the glass. Quite nice looking.

Dry grain. Husky, and ripping barley sensations. Not so much hop presence going on here, but quite nice though.

Palate hits with much of the same flavor sensations on the nose. Dry, husky, ripping grain. Strangely feels a little burnt. A strong pine hop bitterness but not flavorful. Not much sense of sweetness to go along with this, it feels like a dry grainy hopped up brew. Mouthfeel is full with moderate carbonation, perfectly fine.

Overall though not much to say here, not recognizing and tropical or citrus fruit hop angle on this whatsoever as advertised.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy medium golden amber with a two finger off-white head that dissipates to a thick cap leaving light lacing. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus hops, mild pine and mild bready malt. Flavor is piney and citrus hops, biscuit malt, finishes with lots of pine and citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied. The malt takes a backseat to the hops, but gives sufficient support. I couldn't help wishing for a bit more malt to preserve the tropical fruit components in the aroma, which would have made this more balanced for me, although I do lean more towards malty IPAs. Nice hop bill and well balanced, a well made IPA now available in cans.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Acquired via trade from Donkster46 so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large dense off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains piney hops, fruity citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character. Then some sweet flavors of caramel and citrus come in. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering and provides a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes quite easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style, this is a very nice IPA worth pounding down for whole evening.

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I heard they changed the recipe on this one. I don't remember trying this in the bottle before but now there are cans out there and it's worth picking up if you see it. It's not as hop forward as some other NW IPAs and the malt isn't assertive either but it really comes together nicely for a thirst quenching brew.

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3-Grid IPA from Schooner Exact Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.