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

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:
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(Beer added by: beertunes on 04-09-2009)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.67/5  rDev +22.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

Photo of JaredGolia
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kemoarps
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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?

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ClimbingHi777
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of scottbham
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of marcellaproust
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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