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3-Grid IPA - Schooner Exact Brewing Company

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3-Grid IPA3-Grid IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.5%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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BrandonZp5

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

08-20-2014 06:07:17 | More by BrandonZp5
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kemoarps

Washington

3.81/5  rDev 0%

Pours essentially the quale of what a beer supposedly looks like. Saturated amber with just a hint of ruby/orange that fades to a pale straw yellow at the edges. Silky white head lingers over the top like lazy stratocumulus, leaving good lacing down the sides as I drink.

The aroma is an inviting blend of bready/caramel malts, and hops that are sweet and juicy and a hint of spicy.

While the aroma gave the impression of nectar/tropical fruits/sweet hops while the taste starts with an abrupt, bracingly bitter note. Piney, green bitter. Less nectar, more sap. There's some decent carbonation and enough of a body to support it, but personally I prefer a bit more structural and flavour support. The rich depth promised on the nose fails to manifest, with a thinner bread-bordering-on-watercracker malt instead of the warm caramel. The finish is dry and intensely bitter, and while you can find the hints of juicy fruits and citrus if you look, they are overshadowed by the acerbic piney elements.
All in all I'm glad to have picked up the six pack, and I can feel proud it came from my region, but I would not personally hold it up as a 'best of' for either the style or the region. Still and all, very drinkable, and there's nothing wrong with a solid respectability, right?

08-08-2014 03:23:45 | More by kemoarps
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warriorsoul

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

07-23-2014 01:04:50 | More by warriorsoul
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BeerNW

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

07-21-2014 15:14:15 | More by BeerNW
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-20-2014 15:06:03 | More by Howlader
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chossboss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-04-2014 21:56:49 | More by chossboss
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +5%

07-03-2014 03:05:13 | More by GClarkage
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ClimbingHi777

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Golden - Amber appearance. Slight fresh grapefruit / citrus, hoppy bread smell. Pours good with a decent one inch head. After the first couple mouthful left minimal lacing. Finishes very clean, with tastes of malt and bread. Flavors seemed to just disappear.

07-01-2014 04:35:13 | More by ClimbingHi777
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scottbham

Washington

3.55/5  rDev -6.8%

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.

06-21-2014 03:31:02 | More by scottbham
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marcellaproust

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

Spun tangerine gold color with tiny 1 mm lace edging that lasts. Smell - little if any to discern. Body: medium-heavy smooth and creamy but ample carbonation keeps hop bite. As for the hops -- perfectly balanced. Not too floral or estery or vegetal - I would say mellow vegetal tastes - hay, chamomile, dark leafy green. I've decided that the 3 grid is my go-to PNW IPA. It's just so good that I could do serious damage to the current wholesale stock! I'd have to taste Boundary Bay IPA and the 3 Grid side by side to decide which PNW trumps.

06-12-2014 03:17:04 | More by marcellaproust
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CaptainQ

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-25-2014 13:02:23 | More by CaptainQ
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danwho

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-11-2014 22:07:02 | More by danwho
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DOCRW

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

05-06-2014 15:53:23 | More by DOCRW
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woodenbones

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

04-29-2014 04:30:10 | More by woodenbones
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.96/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

04-27-2014 03:27:18 | More by LiquidAmber
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Kylemif

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-21-2014 06:25:52 | More by Kylemif
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Valley_Town_Sipper

Washington

3.35/5  rDev -12.1%

This is not something I would normally consider an IPA. . . The citrus notes do set it apart in its own way, but I expect more of that delicious bitter content that is not overridden by the fruit flavor. My cohort who is tasting this with me says he appreciates the slight sediment you get in the slightly murky orange color. I however am not a big fan of sediment, and while this is slightly off-putting, it is not what I consider a total deal breaker. The sediment plus the overly citrus punch for an IPA leads to the lower grades for Taste+Appearance. . . It is not a bad IPA, but not something I would seek out again. . .

04-16-2014 01:06:26 | More by Valley_Town_Sipper
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hoppyturt

Washington

3.74/5  rDev -1.8%

Served from a 22oz bottle

Has a nice golden almost light copper color, with a thick head.

Very subtle nose. Slight grassy and citrus smell. Not overwhelming

Has a very citrusy, weedy taste. None of which are very overpowering. Nice subtle flavors that emerge throughout the beer. Easy everyday drinker.

Overall this is a solid IPA, would like to try other types from Schooner, but for a first sample, I expect good things from the rest of the line

04-10-2014 21:00:49 | More by hoppyturt
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Beerme5

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-10-2014 17:28:34 | More by Beerme5
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Hoppy_McMalt

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

03-23-2014 19:41:34 | More by Hoppy_McMalt
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Bookseeb

Washington

3.84/5  rDev +0.8%

Appearance is a mid amber color supporting a fair head leaving nill lace. Smell has a nice sweet malt backbone with citric/piney floral hops. Taste mirrors the aroma having a good balance of the malt and hop leaving a mild bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. Not one of the better ones, but still a good one to try.

03-20-2014 01:34:13 | More by Bookseeb
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Daktah

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-25-2014 23:54:14 | More by Daktah
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shelby415

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-01-2014 04:27:48 | More by shelby415
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mactrail

Washington

3.79/5  rDev -0.5%

Handsome medium amber color with a decent foam in the Ommegang chalice. Plenty of carbonation and a nice sudsy mouthfeel.

A sweetness on the lips to start with some caramel taste. Some dark biscuity flavors emerge. Hops have a mineral taste and a subdued character. Overall, a warm and malty brew, but light bodied and quaffable. A salty tang with some leafy hops. Bitterness in the aftertaste but not strong.

This seems like the classic Northwest IPA with a more rounded flavor and less intensity on the bitterness. Actually a highly drinkable hoppy brew that pleases me more than the harsher IPAs. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Bottleworks in Seattle.

01-26-2014 05:05:42 | More by mactrail
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BigJYoungblood

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5%

11-10-2013 03:14:52 | More by BigJYoungblood
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3-Grid IPA from Schooner Exact Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.