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Alt-eration Ale - Hops and Grain Brewery

Alt-eration AleAlt-eration Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

115 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%


Brewed by:
Hops and Grain Brewery visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wagenvolks on 12-02-2011)
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Reviews by Hoptometrist:
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Hoptometrist

Oregon

4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap into a nonic glass.

A- Poured a dark brown with off-white frothy head that left minimal lace.

S- Pretty faint aroma of bready malt and caramel notes.

T- Big bready malt, juicy fruit notes, toffee, toasted malt, and some light chocolate notes.

M- Very smooth and creamy, soft carbonation, refreshing, and semi-dry finish.

O- Altbiers don't seem to be a very popular or trendy style. Most that I have had have been drinkable but not too exciting. This is absolutely the best I have had in the style.

Serving type: on-tap

02-02-2014 05:02:50 | More by Hoptometrist
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Davideo

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-04-2014 05:25:26 | More by Davideo
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Bearman13

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-30-2014 03:16:15 | More by Bearman13
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shigg85

Japan

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-29-2014 17:57:54 | More by shigg85
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big head topped a lightly hazy auburn brew.

Aroma and flavor are spot-on altbier, I could smell it as soon as I opened the can. Malt forward, caramel malt, bready, biscuit, grain, maybe a hint of chocolate with a nice but indistinct hop bitterness that balances well.

Body is medium-thick and drinks like it's bigger than it is.

I'm a big altbier fan and now I have another choice, made better in that it's a local brewery (as local as we can get here in Tx). One more plus is that it comes in cans. Very nice job hops and malt!

Serving type: can

03-21-2014 22:24:43 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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Karibourgeois

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

03-08-2014 23:13:51 | More by Karibourgeois
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Pug

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-26-2014 02:09:47 | More by Pug
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Heretic42

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-23-2014 02:11:50 | More by Heretic42
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Sazz9

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

02-22-2014 02:18:38 | More by Sazz9
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nick0909

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-15-2014 03:58:52 | More by nick0909
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blastoderm55

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

02-02-2014 03:19:36 | More by blastoderm55
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-26-2014 00:55:20 | More by mikeincharleston
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PaulUH

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-20-2014 20:35:50 | More by PaulUH
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afluentturtle

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

01-20-2014 00:01:00 | More by afluentturtle
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PhatAtUT

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-17-2014 16:40:07 | More by PhatAtUT
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darthvohn

Texas

3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass Used: Nonic pint

Appearance: A dark cloudy pretzel brown with a tan index finger thick head. Lacing stays right above the surface, making sure to not trail too far behind.

Smell: Toast, brown bread, malt and some sweetness. A bit of spice at the end.

Taste: Malt, toast, brown bread. A faint hop bitterness in the finish. This might be my new session choice.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, very low carbonation with a medium body..

Overall: Never had an Alt before but this was quite tasty. I really liked H&G's Zoe and wanted to give this a shot. So far, I like what they are doing there in Austin. I would be more than happy breaking this out during any get together.

Serving type: can

01-04-2014 22:42:02 | More by darthvohn
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wreckem8010

Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Texas

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Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

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Texas

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Texas

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Texas

4/5  rDev +5%

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-28-2013 19:17:32 | More by HookemHops13
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Alt-eration Ale from Hops and Grain Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.