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Grace And Grit - Great Raft Brewing

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11 Reviews

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Reviews: 11
Hads: 63
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 21.34%
Wants: 13
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Great Raft Brewing
Louisiana, United States | website

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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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 63
Photo of donspublic
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque cloudy dark gold. Nice head when poured from bomber. Reduces to a nice pool of foam with a little lacing. Really getting the citrus/grapefruit smell going on with this. Very good balance of malt. This is a little on the sweet side but the bitterness reigns it in control. The mouthfeel on this is great, very luscious on the palate. I really like this beer, picked it up when I was visiting home in Louisiana, but couldn’t bring myself to splurge for more than one bottle. This reminds me of drinking Sucks but with some nice grapefruit thrown in. So I can’t justify grabbing more bottles of this. I would really like to see this in a 4 pack of cans, that would be great

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Photo of bfranks
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A very nice DIPA from Louisiana. Doesn't have the Ghost in the Machine hype but it's excellent still and way more accessible. The amarillo and citra really come through, very well balanced.

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap at Great Raft brewing.

A - 4.25 - Nice amber color, not much in the way of a head.
S - 4.5 - Wow, lots of resinous pine, hops and dankness.
T - 4.75 - Can't believe how great this is. Extremely dank, was not expecting this. Reasonable amount of bitterness and pine along with that mary jane flavor that few IPA's are able to brandish. Really tasty.
F - 4.5 - Nice medium bodied mouthfeel.
O - 5 - I was extremely impressed with this IPA. Any IPA that manages to retain it's bitterness and not fall victim to the syrupy sweetness that so many doubles do, gets a high score from me.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber. Pours clear copper color. Smells of sweet malt. Taste is resiny, dank pine hops, balance is good with sweet caramel malt. Mouthfeel is semi slippery. Overall this is a big flavorful DIPA. Great job by Great Raft.

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Photo of BayouBengal1537
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap poured into tulip at Lager's Ale House in Metairie, La. Pours a nice clear golden copper color. Smells of pine, citrus and bready malts/sweetness. Taste is big citrus, tropical fruit, piney resin hops, yet balanced with a decent malt base. Mouthfeel is medium, smooth, and went down very easy. Overall this is a great DIPA brewed in Louisiana. Big hops, balanced, great beer.

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Photo of Jason
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Grace and Grit is an exceptional DIPA. I can honestly say that I did not expect this brew to be this good. Pours a nice, golden,darker, copper color with a 1 finger head that dissipates quickly. You get a lot of pine needles, sap, and resin on the nose with some sweet alcohol at the end. Taste is a lot of the same. An excellent bouquet of pine and dankness cover the palate. Medium mouthfeel. An outstanding beer from a brewery that is doing great things.

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Photo of Foxybrau
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of robear
3.23/5  rDev -22.5%
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.

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Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
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.

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Photo of cynicgiraffe
4.38/5  rDev +5%
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
89 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.