Dismiss Notice
Get 12 monthly issues of BeerAdvocate magazine and save $5 when you select "auto-renew."

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join our email list →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.

5-Grid Imperial IPA - Schooner Exact Brewing Company

Not Rated.
5-Grid Imperial IPA
No picture.
Have one? Upload it now.
no score

Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 2
Hads: 2
Avg: 4.38
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Schooner Exact Brewing Company
Washington, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA | 9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RedDiamond on 03-23-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 2 | Hads: 2
Reviews by RedDiamond:
Photo of RedDiamond
4.3/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

5-Grid drives Schooner Exact's regular 3-Grid IPA into imperial territory. At least in name. I'm not sure how closely the two beers' ingredients are related, but 5-Grid is a genuine showboat beer.

It looks much like a typical golden IPA with a vivid flourish of lace and an otherwise routine body. But the hop flavor and aroma are brilliant and the beer projects muscular bittering with no tannic intrusion. I'd even call this one of the more Pliny-like DIPAs in terms of over-the-top IPA hop character that you'll find locally. The hops are sweet and flowery suggestive of a sugary hop nectar, making this beer over-hopped to near sublime satisfaction. A real contender.

 675 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.47/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice gold color with good carbonation and a nice white head. Nose is floral, pine, caramel, booze. Taste is very good. A IIPA that makes you say mmm mmm good immediately. Sweet, floral, pine and some orange peel, grapefruit from time to time. Caramel malt perhaps, booze is nice and keeps it biug, most of the bitterness is reserved for ther end. Very drinkable and very good.

 384 characters

5-Grid Imperial IPA from Schooner Exact Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.