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

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very good

673 Ratings

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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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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

carteravebrew, Jun 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

elec, Jun 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

WhiskeeTango, Jun 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

abcramer, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

wcl113, May 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

6demonbag, May 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Piason, May 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

bpfrush, May 10, 2012
Photo of jar2574
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown with a tan head and excellent, beautiful lacing. Smells is excellent - malty, caramel, cinnamon, and butter. Taste is quite bitter up front. Loaded with both malts and hops imparting powerful flavors. The sweet caramel smell doesn't come through in the flavor, it is much more bitter, toasted, earthy, grassy. A very interesting beer, haven't had many like it.

jar2574, May 09, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Dark brown, purple-ish color with a nice tan head.

Smells like plums or raisins and dark chocolate

Taste is coffee, then burnt caramel sweetness then hops. A touch of raisins at the end.

Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, a little chewey.

Overall this one is good. It's not my favorite style, but I found it to be very drinkable.

searsclone, May 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

TicoCali, Apr 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

zchops, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of IPAsteveCO
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer in Worland Wyoming as I was traveling through picked up a 22oz bomber at liquor store. I had heard some really good things about this beer so I was excited to try it.

A=A little sediment in bottom of bottle but was careful to pour lightly and avoid stirring up. Nice color and pretty good clarity

S=nose had a light malty biscuity, sweet hint to it pleasant

T=this is were this beer shines a really nice balanced flavor that is complex but yet very easy to drink

Overall a really nice ESB, not quite as blown away as I thought I might've been (could be the bottle age) but really enjoyed the beer

IPAsteveCO, Apr 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

mecmd, Apr 24, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -53.3%

KristaHall, Apr 24, 2012
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

flayedandskinned, Apr 24, 2012
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2/5  rDev -46.7%

rah1734bones, Apr 24, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

funkel81, Apr 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

Irrationalist, Apr 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

macrosmatic, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of iammatt
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an awesome translucent deep garnet. A nice finger high tan head slowly shrinks to leave a small cap on the beer that leaves behind lacing all down the glass. Brown sugar, a bit of bread and tons of caramel hit the nose. Taste is rich malt, a lot of toffee flavors coming through. A good hit of coffee comes in towards the end, while being balanced out by some citrusy hops. This is a malt forward beer, balanced wonderfully by the fairly high IBU for the style. This stands out as an American Brown/Amber instead of an ESB.

This is a great beer that is extremely drinkable with it's 6.0% ABV and 54 IBU. A great place for someone looking to start with craft beer, or a very pleasant American Brown.

iammatt, Apr 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

amir, Apr 08, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a sampler shaker. Poured ruby red with a minimal brownish off-white head. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, sweet malt, and nutty. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, nutty, dark chocolate, subtle coffee, and citrus. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. I was really quite surprised by this one based on the flavor. There was really a lot going on in this one that I usually don’t find in this style that was a very welcomed change. The aroma on the other hand could have used a little work as it was quite simple. Nicely done brew that I wouldn’t mind having again in the future.

thagr81us, Apr 06, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got a bottle of this from a friend. Cloudier dark amber color, a slightly hoppy/metallic aroma. Initial wet mouthfeel with a nutty/malty profile that then moves into a dry hoppier finish. The 6% alcohol is present but not overpowering, overall a nice beer.

deepseacatfish, Apr 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +20%

ChiBeerGuy, Apr 01, 2012
Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.