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Griffin Claw Grind Line Pale Ale - Griffin Claw Brewing Company

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Griffin Claw Grind Line Pale AleGriffin Claw Grind Line Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

64 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Griffin Claw Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chinchill on 08-09-2013)
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-30-2014 19:02:01 | More by tommy5
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bo82697

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

03-30-2014 02:32:54 | More by bo82697
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bigaddy

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-29-2014 23:14:55 | More by bigaddy
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jemarent

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-23-2014 21:54:19 | More by jemarent
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Tracker83

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-13-2014 23:26:44 | More by Tracker83
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amishbooze

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-13-2014 23:26:05 | More by amishbooze
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Eric85

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-10-2014 22:21:50 | More by Eric85
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

03-06-2014 22:35:16 | More by Zonian1
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Slay40

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-05-2014 02:43:01 | More by Slay40
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Doublicious

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

03-03-2014 01:07:07 | More by Doublicious
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ber12

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

02-09-2014 02:22:49 | More by ber12
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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +3.3%

16 ounce can into pint glass; no canning date, but was released pretty recently. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with bright hop presence and moderate malt balance; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange zest, citrus rind, floral, grass, light pine, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of bright citrus hops with moderate malt flavors; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good pale ale. Good balance of bright citrus/pine hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

02-06-2014 00:02:37 | More by superspak
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-31-2014 02:10:01 | More by Kerrie
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BoneyardBrewer

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-30-2014 15:10:18 | More by BoneyardBrewer
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weaverd33

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-28-2014 16:32:40 | More by weaverd33
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Giggy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-23-2014 00:10:52 | More by Giggy
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core42

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-22-2014 15:57:05 | More by core42
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

01-19-2014 13:30:17 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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TheBeerDad

Michigan

2/5  rDev -45.7%

01-17-2014 18:55:22 | More by TheBeerDad
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.76/5  rDev +2.2%

$2 16oz can poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance: A very nice orange color with some particles floating around inside. Two fingers of an off-white, soapy head sits on top and sticks around. Excellent looking beer.

Smell: Certainly a pale ale. A pleasant mix of hops and malts, with neither overpowering the other. Sweet malts with a bit of a citrus and tropical fruit vibe. Really nice.

Taste/feel: Comes in the mouth for a split second almost like water -- no instant tang, sweetness, bitterness, or even carbonation on the tongue. After a moment, the beer opens up to a surprising complexity for a pale. A very pleasant hop flavor without any serious bitterness or dryness that a typical IPA offers. Caramel malts are there to take away that bitterness and provide a sweetness that would probably make Grind Line appeal to the masses. Aftertaste is a nice toasty caramel flavor with a bit of pine that I didn't get in the initial sip. Very pleasant.

This would be an excellent way of introducing somebody to craft beer, or somebody who's into craft beer, but doesn't particularly have a tongue for hops yet. This is a very good pale ale at a fantastic price. It has a great look when poured into a glass, has a nice nose, and the beer has a nice flavor that makes it very easy drinking.

01-17-2014 16:46:00 | More by Alextricity
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Pat316

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

01-15-2014 13:21:36 | More by Pat316
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.76/5  rDev +2.2%

Poured from the can a deep clear orange-gold with two fingers of white head. Sheets of sticky lacing left behind.

Aroma of light citrus and floral hops along with sweet caramel malts.

Taste opened with floral hops upfront followed by light orange and a solid malty backbone. A tinge of earthy bitterness in the finish.

Medium bodied and dry with a light-to-moderate carbonation.

An easy drinking Pale Ale from Griffin Claw.

01-12-2014 21:20:51 | More by Monkeyknife
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-11-2014 02:18:59 | More by DMarlinJ
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GRFounder

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

01-04-2014 16:03:14 | More by GRFounder
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TasteTester

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-02-2014 00:48:02 | More by TasteTester
Griffin Claw Grind Line Pale Ale from Griffin Claw Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.