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Grassroots Legitimacy IPA - Grassroots Brewing

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Grassroots Legitimacy IPA
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280 Ratings
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 6.88%
Wants: 38
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grassroots Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: 321jeff on 05-28-2013)
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3/5  rDev -31.2%

largadeer, Jun 23, 2013
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3.11/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Growler to vessel

Light hazy yellow with a solid quilt of whites. Smells of resin, grapefruit, some light malts, a little bit of orange zest. Some bits of peach also in the nose. Flavor is light malts, some sweetness, some grass and pear juice, some interesting chemical character. Really not seeing the appeal others are getting here; seems really simple and not really all that special. Medium on full bodied for the style with fairly hi carb and an off dry finish. Meh.

harrymel, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

leschkie, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

pjs234, Sep 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.68/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL growler poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

Appearance - Hazy pale orange. Small white head. Doesn't retain very well. Wispy surface.

Smell - Very grassy and herbal. Slight sweetness.

Taste - Grapefruit hop. Sweetness kicks in. The herbal and grassy notes hold off until the finish. Moderate bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Sweetness keeps it from being light. Medium bitterness and medium low carbonation.

Overall - Pretty good, but one dimensional. Very clean, but I'd go for a different hop profile.

Alieniloquium, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

Bumblebtna, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

JoninVT, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

bobv, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

Thing, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

djrn2, Jun 02, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour is hazed pale yellow with a tight white head. Nose is mango, citrus, and grapefruit extremely strong. Faint touch of pine and herbal hop. Taste is not as fruity and bright as the nose. Taste has a hint of malt up front, lightly toasted. Hops take over, more grapefruit and less tropical fruit. Light herbal tea hop in back with a moderate bitterness in the finish. Well carbonated and soft body.

cpetrone84, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

acurtis, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Roguer, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

MontereyBay831, May 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

waddellc2, Dec 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

wesley14, Oct 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Psychmusic, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

afrokaze, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Blackback Pub.

Opaque pear coloured, one of the more strikingly light beers I've seen for some time. Modest white head falls with decent lacing to a collar.

Crushed grass, lemon sherbet and passionfruit. Lovely roundness.

Similar flavours. Very clean leafiness and bright lemon notes. Nelson Sauvignon hops perhaps? Minimal malt bill.

Decent body, subdued carbonation and a light dreamy bitterness. Very easy.

Straightforward and delightful.

spicelab, May 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

jamvt, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

frankthetank86, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

anticipation23, Oct 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

morrowd3, Aug 01, 2014
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Grassroots Legitimacy IPA from Grassroots Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.