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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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very good

328 Ratings
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Ratings: 328
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 5
Gots: 72 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Griffin Claw Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: TheBrewo on 07-30-2013

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Ratings: 328 | Reviews: 33
Reviews by RaulMondesi:
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Um, it's ok. Kind of like top ramen; yeah, I guess, but it sure isn't my first choice. Unlike a Kardashian, it's a lil too sharp. There is a bite in the taste - and not a good one like your freaky ex was into. Also, like Lamar Odom's ex, it's not the prettiest thang Raul has ever seen.

Let's finish things off, shall we? Like a good mother-in-law, it's not off putting, but you'd still rather not have it around.


More User Reviews:
Photo of JeffONeal
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First thing that hit me when I opened the can was a burst of fruity hops the was unexpected. If the amazin smell had lasted into the glass' this would be an epic brew. I love the pale yellow color. It's rare to find an India PALE Ale these days that is actually pale. Great lacing and a continuous thin layer of white foam. Aromas of pineapple, ginger, honey, and Sugar In The Raw. It has a toasted marshmallow front end malt backbone with a sweet mild ginger and pineapple finish with a perfect amount of hop bitterness. If I have any concerns it would be the mouth feel, it is not as full bodied as I would like. The beer is improving in aroma and flavor nicely as it warms up a bit.

Photo of oberon
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of schrutality
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikejonze
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of aboyd87
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mkrass
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of goast8127
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of cmwilliq
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richkrull
3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of dcbeers
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ors55
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of chuckgietzen
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of SerBennett
4.36/5  rDev +13%
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.)

Photo of king75
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of David-Jones
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of twitchku
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

Type: Can

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Norm's Raggedy Ass IPA from Griffin Claw Brewing Company
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