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Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown) - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

642 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 642
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 27 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bitch Creek perfectly balances big malt sweetness and robust hop flavor for a full bodied, satisfying mahogany ale. Like the stream for which it is named, our Bitch Creek ESB is full of character... not for the timid.

54 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-04-2003)
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-17-2014 23:14:46 | More by brandoman63
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neckbeered

Montana

3/5  rDev -20%

05-12-2014 18:14:37 | More by neckbeered
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-11-2014 20:17:19 | More by Georgiabeer
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henryclay_

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-10-2014 18:11:52 | More by henryclay_
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-05-2014 01:49:28 | More by Smarty_Pints
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oh Yes...I like hoppy alternative beers such as black IPAs or India Browns....this is in that category or "nice"! The beer pours a hazy brown with thin off-white head that is leaving a lace. The scent has fresh hops that lean towards pine with hints of bitter citrus. The taste is even through the entire drink....there is presence of sweet malt with bitter hops with touches of pine. The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall I would try this again and it would be a great fall session beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 23:43:13 | More by WoodBrew
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troyvar

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-03-2014 20:46:25 | More by troyvar
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rudedude985

California

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

05-02-2014 21:21:14 | More by rudedude985
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robotiks

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

04-23-2014 01:28:15 | More by robotiks
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dizztracted

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

04-22-2014 00:07:55 | More by dizztracted
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

04-17-2014 21:54:51 | More by SkinniePost
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ToddKehoe


4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

04-14-2014 00:17:06 | More by ToddKehoe
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Sweffin

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

04-11-2014 06:08:36 | More by Sweffin
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Brisket

Idaho

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Deep red/brown with 2-3 fingers of light brown head. Leaves heavy lacing on the glass.

S- Mostly piney hop aroma, not much else.

T- Flavor is overwhelmingly hops, well balanced, not too bitter, but you don't get much malt backbone for a brown. Some caramel and bread from the malt is all I get. That being said it is tasty.

M- Smooth over all, it's fairly heavy-bodied for the taste.

O- Overall a good beer, not really a brown, but I imagine they were aiming for their own style. I buy it from time to time and will drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 00:33:57 | More by Brisket
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archyquaffer

Montana

3.05/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce stubby longneck into a sampler. A moderate pour easily overflows the glass with foam. I get about 1/2-3/4 inch of very pale brown head, which could easily transpose into about 1 1/2 inches in a shaker. The beer is a hazy, deep ruddy brown with probably about average carbonation. The head is fluffy and quite sticky, contributing to a nice mouthfeel that reminds me I need to trim my beard...

I get definite citrus and pine hop aroma in the nose, with accentuated hops in the flavor. This is quite hoppy for a brown. Really really tough to get malt flavors here. You can see and feel them in the overall feel, but they are tough to detect on the tongue amidst all those hops. Probably some caramel and perhaps some dark fruit but very indistinct.

I really feel lately like american brewers are on a hop suicide run. Too much of a good thing is simply too much. The hops are overdone and the probably delicious malt flavors are hidden. Too bad. A common complaint with my fellow quaffers. A weird score for me, with high marks for everything but overall TASTE, and also not very true to the style.

Dammit, a lot of potential wasted for love of a dank green bud. There are worse faults I guess...Save it for the pale ale boys!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 07:32:49 | More by archyquaffer
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20%

03-29-2014 07:40:33 | More by AdamBear
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UncleAddie

Arizona

3/5  rDev -20%

03-27-2014 21:41:12 | More by UncleAddie
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zenithberwyn

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-27-2014 07:44:16 | More by zenithberwyn
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wellsnb

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-24-2014 01:22:05 | More by wellsnb
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TooGood

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -46.7%

03-16-2014 12:44:04 | More by TooGood
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sdonegan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-14-2014 10:13:48 | More by sdonegan
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chefbigjon

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-10-2014 01:34:02 | More by chefbigjon
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Chrixsus

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-05-2014 01:27:49 | More by Chrixsus
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thsSAMO

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-03-2014 00:36:58 | More by thsSAMO
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THEOPTIMATOR88

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev 0%

02-25-2014 02:04:04 | More by THEOPTIMATOR88
Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 642 ratings.