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Grassroots Legitimacy IPA - Grassroots Brewing

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Grassroots Legitimacy IPAGrassroots Legitimacy IPA

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Reviews: 60
Hads: 516
Avg: 4.34
pDev: 19.35%
Wants: 48
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: 321jeff on 05-28-2013

India Pale Ale brewed with 2-row malted barley, oats, and citrusy hops from the Pacific Northwest. Dry hopped copiously with Simcoe. Its sessionable drinkability belies its true IPA nature.
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Photo of jlindros
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Growler picked up at the bottle release on Thursday, drank Friday. shared with rudzud.

Pours a light creamy head that fades fairly quickly, touch of lacing, super hazy whitish yellow color.

Nose is great, fresh hops, nice citrus with tangerine and bit if stone fruit, mild resin, little earthiness and rich of a grassy almost chewy hop, touch of grapefruit pith and just a touch of tropical fruit.

Taste is like hop water, malt is very light and light feeling, little watery. Hops are fairly bitter, floral grassy almost dandelion like floral, little resin and hint earthy like hop. Citrus like little tangerine, nice grapefruit, juicy citrus light generic tropical fruit. Fair bitterness that overpowers any malt. Finish is dry with little resinous hop character, hint of mint and grapefruit lingering, little watery malt.

Mouth is thin and watery, decent carb.

Overall ok, nice hops but very lacking on malts, so too watery. I expected more from a Shaun Hill IPA.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a growler into a shaker pint, the beer is an opaque, pale, lemon yellow coloring with a frothy, foamy, clingy, bright white head. Aromas of lemon, tangerine, pepper spice, grass notes, a bready backbone, and subtle piney highlights. Flavors are insanely balanced, with a grassy and lemon sweet blend forward, followed by tangerine, orange rind, pine pitch, and subtle pepper spice. All of these characteristics are riding on a bready backbone. The body is smooth and light, with a subtle crisp and dry feel at the end. The aftertaste is grassy and bitter, with the citrus notes being subdued slightly. Smooth, slightly dry finish with a lingering bitterness. Great beer.

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Photo of Damian
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 750 ml (25.36 fl.oz.) growler purchased at Hill Farmstead Brewery, Greensboro Bend, VT
Best consumed by OCT 17 2015
Served in a pint glass

Cloudy straw yellow appearance. Almost golden. The body and was topped by frothy, inch-plus tall, bone white crown. One huge drippy ring of lacing trickled down the top portion of the glass. The head fell to a lasting bubbly cap.

The aroma was hoppy and rather dry. Super dank and musty. Very weed-like. Grapefruit was quite noticeable. Lots of pine needles too. Crisp and lemony. Fairly tart. Nice overall but a bit more subtle than most Hill Farmstead IPAs.

Lemony notes also came through strong in the flavor profile. Really tart and dry. Loads of white grapefruit. Slightly grassy. The finish was pithy and dry and contained intense lemon and grapefruit rind-like notes. Crisp, clean and refreshing.

The mouthfeel was super soft and frothy on the palate. Creamy and smooth. The liquid contained a fine, subtle effervescence. Lighter bodied for the style. Solid, yet perhaps a touch thin.

Grassroots IPA is a solid take on the style. Although this may not be one of the better hoppy beer made by the folks at Hill Farmstead, it is definitely worth trying.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this fresh from the growler purchased at Hill Farmsted in a goblet chilled.

The color is golden peach with medium haze and thick white head with fine bead and thick lace pattern. The smell has a lot of simcoe with grapefruity dank and herbal with slight floral aspect and zesty with a little sweetness from malt and light tropical fruity/orange rind note. The feel is tangy with fruit aspect and moderate carbonation with moderate bitterness and semi-dry finish.

The taste is good with juicy flavor with slight citrus and simcoe-ish grapefruit and dank herbal quality with mild yeast and lemongrass type fruity/earthy element with a slight sweetness from the malt and almost tea-like herbal and dank character from hops with a semi-tropical finish. Overall this is a great IPA, love the simcoe flavor in this smooth with great drinkability one of the more standout IPA's I have had recently!

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4.21/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of SkiBum22
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of freshflesh
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of thetommo
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of pja786
3.92/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of doremite
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BranfordBound
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had at the Hill Farmstead brewery on Saturday, 9/26, poured into a wine glass. Pours a hazy straw color with not much head on it, some bubbles leave lacing. Smell is a nice gentle breeze of fruity hops, some back end sweetness. This is a bit confusing for me, it's an IPA at 6.7%, but it looks and feels like a Pale Ale or Blonde Ale. Super drinkable, but the overall flavor is a bit light. It's a dry IPA with a nice citrus flavor from the hops, slightly bitter. Overall I think this would make for a nice summer IPA but I was a bit let down by it.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of LXIXME
3.58/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Guess2814
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Certainly a Hill Farmstead formula. Great beer! Up there with the best..

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served at Fool's Gold NYC.

A- Cloudy straw and lemon body. Foamy head and lace. 4.25

S- Tropical burst. Mango, melon, passionfruit. Mellow and seductive. I could sit and smell this. 4.5

T- Melon carries to the flavor, graint, malty sweetness with a pithy and grapefruit-like zest, light sugary lemon and bubblegum. Lovely array of flavors. 4.25

M- Great light mouthfeel and refreshing quality. Too easy to drink. Understated as I find most HF beers to be. Sweet and minerally with a tingly carbonation and gently bitter finish. 4.5

Lovely easy-drinker. Tons of fruity flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Grassroots Legitimacy IPA from Grassroots Brewing
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