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Grassroots Legitimacy IPA - Grassroots Brewing

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327 Ratings
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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 6.88%
Wants: 40
Gots: 14 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

natbarr, Yesterday at 02:15 AM
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4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Phigg1102, Wednesday at 08:59 AM
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4.52/5  rDev +3.7%

fureousangel, Monday at 06:36 PM
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

DrunkAl, Monday at 10:16 AM
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4.44/5  rDev +1.8%

CraigMack61, Monday at 04:10 AM
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4.8/5  rDev +10.1%

Jmonah3, Nov 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

kvgomps, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Split with angrybabboon.

Appearance: Hazy golden yellow. Head is bright-white and fluffy to start. Drops to a small clump of a cap with a small collar and some splotches of lacing. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Simcoe. Pine needle and a deep oily resin. Some solid punches of citrus. Orange, grapefruit, and pith. Malts are light and bready. Some cracker, and a slightly sweet bready element. Pale malt sweetness as well. Grass. Sweet and juicy citrus. Clean malt base. Mango, grapefruit, and some peach and pineapple. Balanced on the nose. Simcoe pushes to the front as it warms. Leafy pine needle. Soft fluffy yeast. A touch of cereal grain.

Taste: Citrus rind. Grapefruit zest and pith. Orange peel. Oily pine needle. Bitter resin. Peach, pineapple, and tangerine. Malts run as a slightly sweet balance to a solid hop bitterness. Touches of fresh biscuit and honey graham cracker. Some oats as well giving it a slight cereal grain finish. Balanced. Leafy. Slightly grassy. Tropical fruits abound. Tons of pine needle. Slight lingering bitterness. Slight pale malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy medium to lightish body with a moderate carbonation. Slightly dry on the finish with a slick sip.

Overall: Straight up yo.

Solid. Simcoe dominates the nose and the back of each sip and that's ok. Drinks like all Hill Farmstead related pale ales and that's ok.

Goblinmunkey7, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of angrybabboon
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Split with Goblinmunkey7, growler filled about 3 hours ago

Consumed 11/15/14

A: Hazy, golden tangerine, with some yellow and burnt orange - pours with a fluffy, medium to large head, fades to a wispy cap, leaves some streaks of lacing

S: Not surprisingly, very hoppy - fresh, ripe tangerine and orange flesh - ripe, ruby red grapefruit - some pith and some zest - resinous, very herbal, very floral - stone fruit, maybe even a touch of apple, hint of earth - pale malts, with some pale grain

T: Well rounded, if not mind-blowing - ripe orange slices - some tangerine, and a big, fleshy, ruby red grapefruit flavor - some pith and lightly sticky zest, oil - resiny with some pine - floral, herbal, grassy, and earthy - pale and lightly caramel malts - light touch of oats - stone fruit and hints of tropical fruit

M:Medium body, nice carbonation, distinctive smoothness from oats

O: Legit indeed

This is not my favorite IPA from Hill Farmstead, but that is not an insult. The use of Simcoe is great, but overall I could like the hop profile more. Regardless, this is lovely. More breweries should utilize oats for IPAs.

angrybabboon, Nov 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Nov 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Heavy-G, Nov 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

linnymtu, Nov 14, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

timotao, Nov 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Schlais, Nov 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

GRG1313, Nov 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

DrunkyBuddha, Nov 10, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +2.1%

straightlambic, Nov 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

GlassHound, Nov 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

ricecracker420, Nov 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

djbrown13, Nov 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

On tap at Beachwood Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Good, but thin. Sexy and all that shit, but you're like, "Babe, you need a 5 dollar foot long." Great stuff, but not top tier. Light yeast, light citrus flavors...

RaulMondesi, Nov 08, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +10.1%

- 2014 vintage
- Off tap @ Beachwood (LBC) on 7-Nov-14
- 10 oz. pour into a wheat beer glass

Tasted against Abner, Double Citra, and Nelson Single Hop. Of the four, I ranked this one 2nd.

Not so much in-your-face hops. Very balanced in profile, body, and finish.

Rollzroyce21, Nov 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

freshflesh, Nov 08, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -3.7%

EB1, Nov 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Raziel313, Nov 07, 2014
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Grassroots Legitimacy IPA from Grassroots Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.