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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

673 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 36 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

unclejazz, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Iamjeff6, Jul 16, 2014
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Canada_Dan, Jul 15, 2014
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KAF, Jul 12, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter

A - mahogany colored pour with an initial two finger off white head. Lacing is good and retention is good.

S - dark fruit, chocolate, coffee, bread

T - taste is initially sweet in a caramel, toffee sort of way, with a bitter finish sort of the same taste as the corky stuff inside of a pecan

M - sort of thin, decent carbonation, not much aftertaste

O - good example of the style. It's at least as good as Honker's Ale.

Mojo, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

thatoneguymike, Jul 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

styleisking, Jul 04, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Brenden, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.