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Alt-eration Ale - Hops and Grain Brewery

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Alt-eration AleAlt-eration Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -28%

08-17-2013 01:32:18 | More by sendbeer
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-19-2013 04:26:23 | More by chebode2
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Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

07-04-2013 14:36:26 | More by Mortarforker
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-02-2013 00:27:58 | More by JamLand
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-01-2013 03:05:15 | More by obrike
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-16-2013 22:32:46 | More by Ted
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JMad

Texas

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a dark copper brown color with a solid off white head. I detected a nutty aroma with a bit of a caramel sweetness and a hint of tobacco. Some earthy hop flavor up front followed by a malty sweetness, slightly roasty with just a hint of chocolate. It's light/ medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a crisp, slightly dry finish. Solid beer all around, for $6.99 a six-pack I would go back to this one regularly.

Serving type: can

06-10-2013 03:25:30 | More by JMad
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backphish

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-10-2013 01:15:30 | More by backphish
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J_Dub

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-08-2013 23:23:07 | More by J_Dub
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Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-07-2013 04:43:39 | More by bmurray10
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Bubbydubby

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.5%

06-05-2013 23:22:40 | More by Bubbydubby
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yooper13

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

06-05-2013 15:19:27 | More by yooper13
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katan

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can into a pint

A - Pours a brown color with a few amber highlights. Head formation is fairly strong, well retained. Brown in color. A little bit of lacing.

S - A light to near non-existant nose. A bit of nuttiness.

T - Starts off smooth and sweet, lightly malty. Mid-stream gets more nuttiness and a hint of hops, and even a bit of chocolate. Finishes with a hint of retained sweetness. Smooth all the way.

M - Moderate body, moderate to strong carbonation. A bit sticky. Clean finish.

O/D - A good albeit a bit heavy altbier. ABV is manageable, and a bit filling. A good fall beer I would reckon.

Serving type: can

06-05-2013 01:19:54 | More by katan
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Abe_Froman

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

06-01-2013 07:25:37 | More by Abe_Froman
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Clonies720

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-27-2013 21:16:08 | More by Clonies720
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-25-2013 02:56:10 | More by Cvescalante
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

05-21-2013 18:47:16 | More by pauldevay
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

05-18-2013 16:11:44 | More by jl28r1
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Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-14-2013 16:51:44 | More by valkyre65
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goochpunch

Texas

2.39/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1.75

Appearance is typical brown ale-ish. Smells a lot like a mix of Shiner Bock and a brown. Taste just does not hit altbier on the head enough. I'm not too stuck on "style," but when you say this is an altbier, and I get my tastebuds ready for an altbier, it better be an altbier. This tastes like a Shiner Bock with hints of brown ale, which is cool and all, but I want a real altbier, dammit. Too toasty. Oh, TX brewers, this tastes like the "old ale" from Southern Star. I'm starting to think US brewers just like the NAMES of STYLES and like to tag them to their random half-assed homebrew concoctions. Mouthfeel is so-so. Can't really describe it, just kind of there. Not crazy about this.

Serving type: can

05-10-2013 00:43:35 | More by goochpunch
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-07-2013 00:53:36 | More by st9647v3
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Washington

3/5  rDev -21.5%

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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can pours a gorgeous brown color with good clarity and a thick froth of tan head. Decent retention and great lacing...swiss cheese-esque even.

Malts are nutty and roasty, maybe a kiss of grassy hops. It almost has even a smoky component to it that is nice. Pretty mild aroma overall.

Taste has some nice nut and coffee flavors and the mouthfeel is rich for an alt with barely a touch of sweetness. It is a tad on the astringent side though and just needs a bit more caramel and sugary malt to even things out. Not too shabby, I'll probably pick this up every once and a while, but I dont see it making it into the regular rotation.

Serving type: can

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Texas

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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Alaska

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-20-2013 22:01:27 | More by drinkAK
Alt-eration Ale from Hops and Grain Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.