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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

655 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 655
Reviews: 326
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.33%
Wants: 9
Gots: 28 | 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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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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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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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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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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fox227

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

02-10-2014 00:11:58 | More by fox227
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 11/7/13.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, tea, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a slightly better citrus hop presence in the aroma.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 04:40:55 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Minnesota

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev 0%

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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with bottled on date 02/13/2013, so this beer is approaching it's birthday. No fear, for this is a 6.00% abv, bottle conditioned beer. A new beer to me from Grand Teton.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a dark muddy mahogany / caramel brown colored body with some faint red highlights when held to the light. Three big thick fluffy fingers of tan head. Nice thick ribbons of lacing. Wonderful head retention. Looks very nice!

S - Funky musty yeast really seems to have taken over the aroma. Some brown bread / caramel malt, and some green apple buried in the background. Faded floral & earthy hops. Raisins & some soapiness as it sits.

T - Taste is nice, but it's not exactly where I was hoping it would be at. Brown bread, caramel malt, some dark fruity raisin, hints of chocolate & roast. Sweet, sugary tea leaf earthiness and some green apple skin on the finish. Just a hint of piney hop presence remains.

M - Finishes sticky, and slightly resinous. Sticky green apple skins & some bready caramel malt. Medium bodied with slightly high carbonation.

Overall, a nice beer, but I wouldn't go out of my way to try it again. Interested to see what the Grand Teton XX Bitch Creek is like, and definitely interested in trying more from Grand Teton, though.

Grand Teton Bitch Creek ---3.5/5

Serving type: bottle

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.7%

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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

12-24-2013 21:37:50 | More by jaswilson2
Bitch Creek ESB (Extra Special Brown) from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 655 ratings.