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Commotion - Great Raft Brewing

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very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Great Raft Brewing visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ldhughes3 on 12-05-2013

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Ratings: 49 | Reviews: 4
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Photo of SHODriver
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: poured into a nonic pint glass to a slightly hazed light orange with a finger of soapy white head that has decent retention and lacing
S: smells of citrus and pine with a little sweetness
T: taste is light maltyness that is slowly replaced with a piney and floral hop character that's a little citrusy. swallow is more maltyness with a little piney and citric hop
M: fairly light on the mouth with slightly prickly carbonation and a refreshing finish
O: Pretty solid and a well crafted offering. Not as good as some but better than most.

Photo of Mikecap
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a nice fluffy white head that fades to a nice lace.

S: Lots of spice, pine and resin, some caramel sweetness, maybe a hint of citrus. More herbal and floral in the aroma than citrusy.

T: Flavor is good with citrus notes, pine, and a bit of spice. Malt provides a good balance with just a touch of sweetness to counter the hops.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and mild bitterness. Easy drinking and smooth.

O: A real solid pale ale here from Great Raft, my first beer from these guys. Thanks again for the can Evan!

Photo of EagleTalon
3.27/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours to a pretty head and copper color. Hoppy aroma with spice, pine, citrus, mint and dill. Some caramel and fruit esters in the nose. Flavor is clean and light with a Belgian spiciness in there to mix it up with the malts and American hops. Good balance. Crisp finish. Mouthfeel is thin and CO2 is appropriate. Nothing really wrong with it--sure captures the zeitgeist of today's American craft beer tastes (Belgian character... Check. Piney west coast hops... Check.). Personally, it does not excite me much and does not stand out.

Photo of a0lbudman
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L-very clear gold with an off white head that leaves a lace and fades quick
S-a dose of hops with a pine resin base
T-you get a watered down version of hops that all the sudden hits you hard in the aftertaste with the pine resin taste that stays with you til the end
F-light body and medium body
O-a very drinkable APA that had flavor and a hop punch

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Commotion from Great Raft Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.