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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

665 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 665
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 32 | FT: 2
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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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

07-05-2014 17:29:44 | More by thatoneguymike
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styleisking

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-04-2014 19:44:03 | More by styleisking
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Brenden

Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +5.1%

Thanks, Benny (styleisking), for another nice brew from your trip west.

It's darker than most browns, and with a deep orange-red hue to it. The tan head is almost a full finger's height, with some pretty good retention and stick to it.
It smells like it's on the hoppier end for a brown, citrus and leaf with a dry, tea-like character against caramel and toasty breads.
The flavor really develops the hops, and this stands out in a style that's often too timid. It also has the balance, though, as plenty of bread and caramel balance the orange peel and herbal leaf. It adds some depth with roast and dark chocolate notes lingering, as well as developing flavors of dark fruits without too much tang.
The body is a solid medium with the balance of crisp and smooth that works for this brown ale, right in the median between sweet and dry.

07-04-2014 15:48:48 | More by Brenden
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

07-04-2014 05:39:19 | More by Beerlover
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LakerLeith

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

07-02-2014 09:39:26 | More by LakerLeith
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thetzeng

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-30-2014 18:52:04 | More by thetzeng
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split_element

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

06-28-2014 09:11:54 | More by split_element
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KSMONHNYIL

Illinois

3/5  rDev -20%

06-24-2014 15:10:33 | More by KSMONHNYIL
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zbjk02

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-21-2014 23:25:19 | More by zbjk02
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JohnF51

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

06-16-2014 01:44:27 | More by JohnF51
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paulys55

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-09-2014 13:58:13 | More by paulys55
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-08-2014 19:41:51 | More by HumanParaquat
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ambruns1979

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-05-2014 07:10:22 | More by ambruns1979
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KevMo84

California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-31-2014 06:52:03 | More by KevMo84
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev 0%

05-26-2014 22:39:07 | More by Latarnik
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woogie359

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

05-23-2014 18:59:19 | More by woogie359
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headyhardy

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

05-23-2014 18:20:51 | More by headyhardy
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +6.7%

05-22-2014 01:14:59 | More by afsdan
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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%

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.

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
Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.