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Grayton IPA - Grayton Beer Company

Grayton IPAGrayton IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

25 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 25
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.68%


Brewed by:
Grayton Beer Company visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A well balanced, yet hop forward IPA —Grayton I.P.A. effortlessly combines the hop essence with a surprisingly smooth body, balanced with a touch of malt. An invigorating taste that’s a perfect companion to an adventurous weekend.

(Beer added by: taylocd on 07-11-2011)
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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 25 | Reviews: 9 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by glid02:
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glid02

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Nathan – thanks!

Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a slightly off-white head that leaves decent lacing.

Smells of muted pale malts with slight grassy and floral hops. Also present are mild amounts of light citrus hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Grainy pale malts up front are joined quickly by grassy and light citrus hops. The light citrus influence fades midway through, allowing grassy and earthy hops to carry through to a moderately bitter ending. Mouthfeel is good, with solid carbonation.

Overall there was no real redeeming feature of this beer, not necessarily bad but a lackluster beer for the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 17:00:28 | More by glid02
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-12-2014 19:09:46 | More by grahamboudreaux
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JohnBender

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

11-23-2013 16:49:08 | More by JohnBender
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bzach

Indiana

3/5  rDev -15.5%

10-26-2013 21:20:38 | More by bzach
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-09-2013 17:01:24 | More by rorjets
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-01-2013 19:05:02 | More by harpus
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Mbpike

Arkansas

2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

07-10-2013 18:27:43 | More by Mbpike
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi-clear golden with a fine white head. Lovely and ornate lacing.

Nice pleasant citrus hops aroma, with a touch of grainy malts. Nice.

Taste is smooth and hoppy, with citrus and pine character and plenty of malts. This is an easygoing and enjoyable IPA -- nothing huge or noteworthy, but certainly well-done. I'd have another.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 14:09:37 | More by secondtooth
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navin

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

05-24-2013 13:18:51 | More by navin
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

4.24/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My brother picked this up for me during spring break ‘13 in Florida. This pours a semi-clear amber color with a frothy beige head. There is a mild scent of citrus and hops giving off a very inviting aroma. The taste is surprisingly good for the rating as it’s very hoppy and full of flavor. It’s perhaps slightly thinner than some of the best IPAs, but otherwise this is great! I think it deserves a rating in the high 80’s to low 90’s when compared to other brews.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 04:22:20 | More by Lemke10
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TheMarkE

California

3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good stuff. Brewed by Florida Beer Co. for a local company, this has a nice balance of hops and malt. Slightly floral and slightly citrus, but it does seem like a slight something is missing.

If you’re ever on scenic 30A stop by Bud and Allie’s for some Grayton Beer battered onion rings.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 23:30:21 | More by TheMarkE
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jopezu

Georgia

4/5  rDev +12.7%

10-14-2012 19:09:41 | More by jopezu
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gwalt

Alabama

3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear, creamy-like white foam, toasted straw color
S: Faint floral hoppiness with a touch of earthiness. The malt in the nose is sweet with light caramel and biscuit. (I can almost put my finger on the variety maybe Chinook?),
T: Firm hoppiness but not overly bitter. Enjoyable. The malt is reminiscent of the malt in the nose. The hop profile makes me think Chinook again. Spicy, but a touch of floral
M: medium body
Overall: Enjoyable. I would definitely consider this a well made clean beer. I look forward to trying the Pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 03:08:51 | More by gwalt
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3/5  rDev -15.5%

09-11-2012 12:15:59 | More by grumpygerman
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Cam0h5

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

08-25-2012 21:18:18 | More by Cam0h5
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wmc0005

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-01-2012 05:12:48 | More by wmc0005
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Zakk

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

06-17-2012 00:16:47 | More by Zakk
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #58 (November 2011):

LOOK: Bright golden orange

SMELL: Spicy, spearmint, citric zest, shortbread, wild herbs, bready grain, dried grass, ripe pears

TASTE: Malty front, smooth, bready, bitter, herbal, grassy, papaya, citric rind, dry crackers, bitter finish, warming alcohol

A pretty straightforward IPA, it talks balance and drinkability. The dryness toward the end really brings the hops to the palate, and they seem to stick there until another sip is taken … then it’s all repeated. A nice, sharp, aged cheddar would do well here, but it's still solid enough to hang on its own.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 03:49:54 | More by BeerAdvocate
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MichaelinFishers

Indiana

3/5  rDev -15.5%

04-06-2012 03:57:59 | More by MichaelinFishers
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bcal16

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-12-2012 21:00:51 | More by bcal16
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ezzell

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

02-20-2012 22:29:00 | More by ezzell
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dsauter

Indiana

3/5  rDev -15.5%

11-20-2011 23:11:08 | More by dsauter
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger thick eggshell colored head into a shaker glass that left good lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a bright and bubbly amber color.
s - very malt forward IPA. lots of toffee, toasted bread, grain with some floral hops.
t - taste is hoppier than the aroma. hints of pine with some floral hops as well. a little biscuity and spicy underneath.
m - medium and slick mouthfeel.
o - very nice, easy-drinking accessible IPA. i would have liked more of a hop nose but this is a nice offering from a new beer company.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 19:26:39 | More by GPHarris
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JayS2629

Alabama

3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It poured a clear golden color with a great white head that sticks around and leaves nice lacing.

The aroma is of caramel, toast with some grassy and floral notes with a touch of citrus.

Dry finish with a toasty middle, some nutty notes, and some sweet caramel balanced with some grassy and earthy notes and a dash of citrus peel.

Nicely balanced, mild, bitter and dry finish.

Overall, easy to drink, but nothing outstanding.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2011 04:37:55 | More by JayS2629
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taylocd

Alabama

3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 ounce bottle into pint tumbler. There was no clearly identifiable date code on label or bottle. The only marking was "FL136" on bottle.

A - The beer was a lovely and very clear copper color. The head was made with short (~1/4") with densely packed bubbles, but it did remain throughout the session and left respectable amounts of lacing.

S - There was little aroma from this sample after pouring. What smell I could distinguish was, disappointingly, that of corn, though there was a slight citrus scent. The smell from the bottle seemed to be mostly citrus. The beer's smell was not particularly bad, it just lacked for any.

T - While there was some citrus hop presence in the finish of the beer, the Grayton IPA was very light on bitterness. The sweetness of the citrus flavor was more prevalent than any bitter flavor. The flavor was very enjoyable, but not nearly as bitter as what should be expected from an IPA.

M - The feel of this one was very good. It struck a good balance of almost 'light' drinkablility with what was just short of sticky heavy feel. There was ample carbonation and bubbles rose from the bottom throughout the session.

O - The Grayton IPA had some incredible qualities, but lacked any powerful punch of flavor. It was a very tasty beer, but seemed out of place with the IPA label.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 00:50:02 | More by taylocd
Grayton IPA from Grayton Beer Company
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