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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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272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 6
Gots: 49 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheBrewo on 07-30-2013)
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Reviews by lochef81:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on a recent stop at Griffin Claw. It pours a very clear golden copper color with a small white head that leaves a nice film and lacing. The nose is a well balanced blend of citrus and pine hops and bready malt. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a decently sticky resin quality. Carbonation is perfect on tap. The flavor is a bit hoppier than the nose but still quite well balanced by a backbone of bready malts. This is quite good on tap, not so mu h in cans. If you get a chance to stop at the brewery. ..please do, you won't regret it.

lochef81, Jun 03, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
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.

oberon, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

DanGeo, Apr 07, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

tectactoe, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

warnerry, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

mikejonze, Feb 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

mkrass, May 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Dinkel, Jul 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

richkrull, Aug 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

acurtis, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Ors55, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of SerBennett
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.)

SerBennett, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

king75, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Sammy, Jul 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

David-Jones, Oct 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

twitchku, Sep 14, 2014
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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.

Type: Can

WoodBrew, Oct 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

beergorrilla, Nov 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Gidyup, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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scottlerok, May 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Stu_Grimson, Apr 01, 2014
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Norm's Raggedy Ass IPA from Griffin Claw Brewing Company
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