Norm's Raggedy Ass IPA - Griffin Claw Brewing Company

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Norm's Raggedy Ass IPANorm's Raggedy Ass IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

296 Ratings
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 5
Gots: 52 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Griffin Claw Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheBrewo on 07-30-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had on tap at the Tigers game on Sunday.Poured copper with a thicker but quick to fade white head.Alot of malt in the nose with caramel/biscuit malts standing out,citric hops are present but not real big.The hops are a little more assertive on the palate giving some tropical fruit and citrusy notes,the malt base is still pretty hefty giving off some sweet caramel and breadiness.Not bad but not a big hop assertive ipa,still better than most of what you are gonna get at a ballgame.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.36/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Finally! Griffin Claw has launched their flagship beers in a 4-pack of 16oz cans!

A: Much lighter than one might expect from an IPA. Almost a pale-golden hue. Good lacing, but no head retention.

S: Ohhh my. Huge hop bitterness. Very piney. If you don't like piney IPAs, stay away from this one. I love them, however, so I think this beer smells fantastic. Almost no maltiness present. This is all about the hops.

T: Just with the smell, huge hop bite, both up front and on the backend of the tongue. Little malt presence.

M: Just fantastic. Slight stinging/tingling with a very crisp lightness to it. Makes me want to have another sip as soon as I finish the first.

O: Griffin Claw is an awesome brewery, and I'm happy that they have finally started to make their beers available in beer stores. If only some of the other great MI brewers did this as well... (I'm looking at you, Kuhnhenn.)

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

The Raggedy Ass IPA is quite nice....a bit sweet....but nice. The beer poured a golden clear with thin yet thick white head that is leaving a nice lacing. The scent carries fresh hops and a subtle hard candy sweet scent. The taste starts sweet with almost that clearish opaque tropical fruit life saver type sweetness then comes a nice and not overpowering bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a solid beer and I would highly recommend trying it.

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Norm's Raggedy Ass IPA from Griffin Claw Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.