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Grace And Grit - Great Raft Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

41 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 7.6%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Great Raft Brewing visit their website
Louisiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: EgadBananas on 12-09-2013

Formerly Ermagherd Hops
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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 5
Photo of Jason
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz brown bomber, sample bottle from the brewery.

Creamy white lacing, brilliant copper clarity. Juicy throughout, big aroma and flavor of fresh citrus with a prickly bitterness. Hefty malt base show some bready and nutty undertones. Warming fruity alcohol in the middle. My palate knows there is 90-ish IBUs in this beer but again the malt does something ... balance. This is what and double IPA should be, its not just about the hops.

Photo of Foxybrau
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great Raft is making North Louisiana proud. Not exactly a craft beer bastion, Shreveport is quickly upping the competition or Abita in terms of quality. Grace and Grit is bright orange in look, aroma, and taste. Velvety smooth and moderately hoppy. Love the brew, love the label, can't wait to grab another.

Photo of robear
3.23/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Copper, dark golden hue. Head dissipates quickly. Little lacing.

Smell: Balanced- this won't be a hop bomb. A touch of diacytel.

Taste: Better than the aroma. Lots of citrus. Still some diacytel, especially as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Very drinkable. Maybe the best attribute of this beer.

Overall: Not sure if it should have fermented a bit longer to knock out some diacytel (and bump up the ABV a half point or so). Very glad I tried it, and probably one of the better Louisiana IIPAs.

Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: poured into a tulip to a nice and clear golden orange with a three finger slightly off white head that is very dense and leaves excellent lacing with decent retention
S: smells of pine and citrus with some tropical fruits and a slight sweetness
T: taste is oily piney hop with some tropical fruit and a little citrus. Malt plays a good supporting role with the slightest amount of caramel sweetness. swallow is slightly toasty with another blast of oily piney hop.
M: this beer is medium on the mouth with soft but adequate carbonation and a resinous finish that coats the mouth and keeps things from drying out.
O: Well crafted with superb balance and great flavors. Not up to par with Ruination, Dorado, Sculpin, Pliny or Myrcenary but it's still a good beer.

Photo of cynicgiraffe
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is more of an east coast DIPA than a west coast. Lots of caramel gives this a firm backbone to balance out the generous hopping upfront. At the tasting I was at, someone referred to this as a "session DIPA." I think that's fair. This will satisfy (most) hopheads, but if you're looking for something over-the-top west coast, this is not it. This is a nicely balanced DIPA with something for malt fans as well.

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Grace And Grit from Great Raft Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.