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Grove Stand - The Beer'd Brewing Co.

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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Beer'd Brewing Co. visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: PicoPapa on 08-22-2013

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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 3
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Photo of Roguer
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful bright yellow/orange brew, slightly cloudy. Small delayed head, decent lacing and retention.

Bright hop nose with tropical fruit and some biscuity maltiness; some alcohol, as well. Maybe a hint of rind, but mostly sweet, non-citrus fruit.

Extremely sweet: pineapple and mango come to mind. Huge malt presence, firming up as the beer warms: biscuit, some light caramel, but primarily felt through the feel.

A little too syrupy of a feel. However, that's my only complaint: medium overall, with no unpleasant aftertaste, and absolutely no burn, sting, or hint of the ABV.

This is an interesting DIPA that's worth trying. I don't like it as much as their previous DIPA, Realization. It's one of the most fruit-forward IPAs I've ever had, though, with a heavy emphasis on tropical rather than citrus fruit. The hops are really present in flavoring, rather than bitterness. If you're swinging by SE CT, give it a try, as well as Beer'd's other brews.

Photo of PicoPapa
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

64oz growler from the brewery. Pours a hazy burnt orange color with a half inch of head. Tons of lacing. Nice aroma of tropical and citrus fruits. Pineapple, grapefruit, and tangerine. Some sweet malts as well. Flavors of orange and tangerine, pineapple, honey, sweet malts, and floral hops. Slightly boozey. Hints of grapefruit. Floral bitterness at the end with some more pineapple. Lots of carbonation with a bit of an oily and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is probably their booziest beer to date and its another solid Imperial IPA from Beer'd.

Photo of CayseyW
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(Poured into a snifter from a counter-pressure filled growler within 24 hours after pick up)

Look: Really pretty body. One of Beerd's best in terms of clarity and color. However the head was a bit lacking and the foam itself was an almost-colorless white. Very little lacing.

Smell: The name says it all, it has the citrus aromas you'd expect—grapefruit, tangerines, lemon zest—but its all very faint. You'd think with this name you'd be overwhelmed with the smell of big citrus fruits. Not a ton of depth here, but its still very inviting.

Taste: Again, no surprise here: citrus. But it's not nearly enough. The first sip I tasted notes of clementine, but subsequent tastes shifted towards lemon zest and pithy grapefruit, all of which were subdued. Beer'd is so good at juicy, delicious IPAs but this one falls shorter than its other offerings. Just like with the smell, I'm expecting the beer to live up to its name. Its malt backbone confused me. At times I almost felt like I was drinking a lager. Nevertheless, it's still very drinkable.

Feel: This beer hides behind its ABV maybe better than anything in it's weight class, which is incredible considering how subdued the smell and taste are. The carb is spot on. Still, I wish the malt profile complemented the hop profile a little better and created more balance, because I think with a touch more sweetness and a a tad less bitterness this beer might come alive and become a juice bomb.

Overall: I felt like I was being hard on this beer, but that's just because I am such a big fan of this brewery. It's still slightly-above average, and definitely worth drinking again.

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Grove Stand from The Beer'd Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.