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Grassroots Legitimacy IPA - Grassroots Brewing

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96
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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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3.75/5  rDev -14%

djrn2, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Thorpe429, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

acurtis, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Texasfan549, Apr 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

kjkinsey, Apr 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

spycow, Jun 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Knapp85, Sep 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jun 23, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Mark for sharing, and to Dan for hosting :thumbup:
Quick review from written notes.

Pale pastel straw yellow, canaries on a yellow submarine. Thin ring of spotty lace haloes the glass with a thin veil across the surface.

Soft aromas of lemon zest, pale malt, and citrus.

Flavors of tangerine and passionfruit, hop forward and moderately bitter. Dry grassy green finish. Light bodied and supple, ultimately where HF excels, never too heavy or sticky on the malt side of things. Not all that far off from other iterations of HF IPA's though.

emerge077, Mar 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -31.2%

largadeer, Jun 23, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

jlindros, Sep 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

oline73, May 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

mendvicdog, May 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

oriolesfan4, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

InspectorBob, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

yourefragile, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

orangesol, May 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

drewone, Dec 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

duceswild, May 30, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul!

The beer is hazy and yellow with an inch or more of pure white head. The aroma brings fresh hops, lemons, oranges. Lots of citrus in the flavor. Cracker, malt, biscuit character as well, with some lingering toasted bread in the finish. A tad tart, with a hoppy lemon bitterness. A solid beer and easy to drink, albeit less refined and amazing than my favorite Hill Farmstead IPAs.

Huhzubendah, Jan 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Gonzoillini, Jul 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

mdaschaf, Nov 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Zaphog, Jun 25, 2013
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Grassroots Legitimacy IPA from Grassroots Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.