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Retro IPA - Grateful Hands Brewing

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Retro IPARetro IPA

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82
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grateful Hands Brewing visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ElGallo on 03-14-2013)
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Reviews by LittleDon:
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LittleDon

Texas

4.31/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a bomber purchased at Beverage Warehouse, Burlington, VT in or around 8/3/13

Where's the love? A very fine IPA. Not an in your face West Coast kill ya with the hops beer, but certainly closer to West than East style. Lighter than expected, a click darker than golden with lace ghosts. Aroma is right there. A confluence of toasted malt and catty hops. The flavor is where this beer shines. Well balanced, albeit hop centric. Pine, earth, cat, decent caramel backbone and some alcohol. Medium bodied. Not all day, but still quite sessionable. Reminds me of the IPAs from about ten years ago, before over the top was the style. I was fortunate enough to get a fresh bottle, as I'm not sure how it would be a month from now.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 22:16:04 | More by LittleDon
More User Reviews:
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judkinst

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-11-2013 15:36:59 | More by judkinst
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hopley

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

11-02-2013 00:58:54 | More by hopley
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jeff1973

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-27-2013 00:36:16 | More by jeff1973
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-26-2013 22:27:02 | More by petermethot
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dgilks

Australia

3.43/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy pale golden colour with a big, foamy, white head. Fair head retention.

Resinous aroma. Very piney. Not all that fruity or citrussy. No malt. Not bad but not popping.

Slightly harsh bitterness with moderate intensity. Resinous and lacking fruit. Okay.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Okay.

It isn't a bad beer but it doesn't amaze me like some others I've had. Straight forward IPA which is okay.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 07:17:11 | More by dgilks
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rjp217

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-02-2013 20:03:41 | More by rjp217
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Varkias41

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

10-01-2013 15:23:52 | More by Varkias41
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

09-09-2013 23:39:16 | More by DaveHack
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

08-15-2013 14:36:37 | More by DrunkinYogi
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-15-2013 00:39:58 | More by BRYeleJR
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle purchased as a single from somewhere in the Middlebury/Burlington area.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" off-white head over the cloudy golden amber brew. Head holds on pretty well, with etched lasting lace. Aroma is citrus, oranges and tangerines.

Taste starts moderately sweet, juicy fruit citrus in the middle, closes with moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is easy. Doesn't quite come together as well as it could, but the abundant citrus makes it a pleasant brew for sure.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 17:11:41 | More by ppoitras
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rgilbert

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-19-2013 12:54:05 | More by rgilbert
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nh2032

New York

3/5  rDev -15.7%

07-04-2013 01:51:46 | More by nh2032
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

06-29-2013 19:44:39 | More by Rochefort10nh
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.61/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

(3.75) A: Hazy golden colour with a thin head that recedes to a bubbly ring where it lingers for a while. Streaky lacing down the glass.

(3.75) S: Dry pine, some tropical elements (pineapple & mango), tart grapefruit, lemon zest, and grasses. Fruit qualities are there but this may be a bit one-dimensional with a focus on the pine.

(3.5) T: Similar to aroma with certainly more citrus than tropical fruit present in the taste. A nice dry woody flavour with a lighter bready malt base. Solid dryness with equal bitterness.

(3.5) M: Medium-lighter bodied with moderate carbonation. Fairly creamy and smooth.

(3.75) D: This is a nice traditional IPA and worthy of a try. Good things come out of Cabot- I’d like to pair this with some Cabot cheddar.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 01:27:10 | More by Digimaika2
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-25-2013 11:58:54 | More by InspectorBob
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jbeervt

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-19-2013 16:49:26 | More by jbeervt
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-16-2013 22:56:39 | More by SPRichard
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Rheaume17

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-04-2013 02:01:17 | More by Rheaume17
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aapp

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-30-2013 21:11:46 | More by aapp
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-27-2013 19:34:32 | More by dunix
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Brad007

Vermont

3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a mild gold with a huge head into my glass. Definitely within the IPA territory. Not as bright as the prior IPA I sampled.

The label mentions the use of cascade and centennial hops. Whoo! Stinks like a pine tree here and it's not much easier to describe otherwise. Must be really fresh.

The taste brings out citrus notes in addition to the pine. I'm not sure if I've had a beer with cascade and centennial in the same batch. It makes an interesting combination on the palate.

It's "juicy" in other words. The malt is very light and crisp too, allowing the hops to shine as they should.

Well worth a try. Definitely beats out their black ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 00:52:43 | More by Brad007
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-06-2013 05:52:55 | More by chippo33
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.7%

03-27-2013 22:11:52 | More by rondufresne
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Retro IPA from Grateful Hands Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.